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​Apply for High School Dual Credit


There are two ways to register for HSDC courses, depending on your prior participation in HSDC. Read below to find out which is right for you:

 

METHOD #1: Online Application

  Use this method if you are:
  • A first-time HSDC Student
  • A student who has previously participated in HSDC, but took the most recent semester off (applies to Fall & Spring only)
  • A student who has previously participated in HSDC, but withdrew from all of your courses during the previous semester (applies to Fall & Spring only)

Application Links:

Students will need to create a login for the application system. If students have previously filled out an undergraduate application online, they will use that login for the HSDC application.

     Black Hills State University

     Dakota State University

     Northern State University

     South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

     South Dakota State University

     The University of South Dakota

 

METHOD #2 (New for Spring 2020!): Continuing Registration Form

  Use this method if you are:
  • A student who has previously participated in HSDC and who has been continuously enrolled since starting the program

The Continuing Registration Form is a time-saving form that includes only the basic information needed from students who have already participated in HSDC and who are currently in BOR's student information system. (Note: Students who have not been continuously enrolled in all Fall and Spring semesters since starting the program are no longer in BOR's student information system, and will need to fill out the online application above.) This form includes the signature page for students, parents, and school officials to sign electronically via Docusign, as well as the Financial Terms & Conditions form, which is standard for all BOR students.

Continuing Registration Form Links:

Note: Students should only fill out one form each semester for their primary university, even when registering for courses at more than one university.    

     Black Hills State University 

     Dakota State University

     Northern State University

     South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

     South Dakota State University

     The University of South Dakota

 

     Printable .pdf Form (For rare instances when the online form is not an option for students or parents/guardians due to lack of internet access.)

 

 

 

Additional Submission Requirements:

Once you have completed the online application or continuing registration form, you will need to submit additional materials in order for your registration to be processed. Materials should be submitted by email, mail, or fax to the primary institution that the application was submitted to. You will not be registered for courses until these materials are received by your primary institution. Campus contact information can be found here.

Additional required materials include:

  • Form signed by student, parent or guardian, and a school official. This form will be available to print after the online application is submitted when you click on the "Finalize Your Application" link.
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Score report (if taken)*

*Registration for Math will require placement via Math Index Score, Accuplacer, or Smarter Balanced. Registration for English will require placement via ACT/SAT Subscore, Accuplacer, or Smarter Balanced. See BOR AAC Guideline 7.6.

 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate, students must be a qualifying junior or senior eligible to enroll at a high school in South Dakota. To qualify, students must meet one of the requirements listed under either Sections 1 (for juniors) & 2 (for seniors), OR all of the requirements under Section 3. Students not meeting the requirements in Sections 1-3 may take and meet the required scores for an exam listed under Section 4 to qualify for the program.

     1.      High school junior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets one of the following requirements:

              a.      earn an ACT composite score of 24 reflective of the 70% percentile; or

              b.      rank in upper one-third of their graduating class; or

​              c.      earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale;

     2.    High school senior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets one of the following requirements:

             a.      earn an ACT composite score of 21 reflective of the 50% percentile; or

             b.      rank in the upper one-half of their graduating class; or

             c.      earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;

     3.    High School junior or senior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets all of the following Undergraduate admissions requirements:

            a.       ACT score of 18 (or 21 for USD & SDSM&T); and

            b.       Successful completion of coursework Requirements

                      • Four Years of English

                      • Three years of advanced mathematics

                      • Three years of laboratory science

                      • Three years of social studies

                      • One year of fine arts

     4.    Take one of the assessments below and meet the required score(s):

             a.      10th Grade ACT Aspire Summative Assessment – (Score 434 or higher)

                      Students may contact their high school for more information on the ACT Aspire Assessment.

             b.      ACCUPLACER Classic (Sentence Skills – Score 86 or higher AND Elementary Algebra – Score 76 or higher)

                      Students may contact a Dual Credit Campus Contact for more information on the ACCUPLACER Exam.

             c.      ACCUPLACER Next Generation (QAS (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics) - Score 255 or higher AND Writing - Score 263 or higher)

                      Students may contact a Dual Credit Campus Contact for more information on the ACCUPLACER Exam.

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