Reduced Tuition Dual Credit
About Reduced Tuition Dual Credit
the 2014 Legislative session, the Legislature supported Governor
Daugaard’s budget request to provide base funding to offer reduced
tuition dual credit courses in South Dakota through the “High School
Dual Credit Program.” Students have the opportunity to enroll in
coursework at the rate of $40 per credit hour that meets the System
General Education requirements at all six Regental institutions. (Starting with the Fall 2016 semester, students will pay $48.33 per credit hour.) These
courses are offered face-to-face at the on-campus locations, via
distance, as well as at the three University Center locations. Starting
with the Fall 2014 semester, current high school juniors and seniors
enrolled at public, private and tribal high schools whose schools have
signed an MOU with South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) are
eligible to enroll. More information from DOE regarding the Dual
Credit program can be found on SDMyLife.
Summer 2017 will begin on February 21, 2017. Applications must be received by the first day of the summer session in which you are enrolling. The first day of the Summer 2017 Semester is May 8, 2017, but the start dates and length of sessions throughout the summer vary by institution & course.
Registration for Fall 2017 will begin on April 17, 2017. Applications are due on the first day of classes for the semester, which for Fall 2017 is August 21, 2017.
Applications must be received by close of business on the date of the deadline. Applications received after that time will not be considered.
Dual Credit Guidelines
The Board of Regents Guidelines for Dual Credit can be found here. These include the eligibility requirements below, as information on credit waivers and continuing eligibility.
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
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;
School junior or senior eligible to enroll in a high school in South
Dakota who meets all of the following Undergraduate admissions
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 (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.
Forms & Course Lists
SDBOR Dual Credit Program Application Summer 2017
SDBOR Dual Credit Program Application Fall 2017
SDBOR Add/Drop Form
DOE Dual Credit Course List Dashboard