SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, BROOKINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA - ADMISSION

Brookings, South DakotaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
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South Dakota State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

South Dakota State University has an acceptance rate of 91% and a total enrolment of 12,527. The university has more than 200 academic programs to offer which include 82 majors, 92 minors, 35 specializations, 36 master’s degree, 15 PhD, and two professional doctorate programs. It also offers various off-site and online programs as well.

  • It takes applications for Fall and Spring sessions.
  • Undergraduate students must submit their SAT or ACT scores.
  • The university accepts TOEFL iBT and IELTS scores.
  • International students must check the academic requirements for specific countries.
  • Applicants must apply online for admission through the university self service admission portal.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline
Application Fee$65 USD
Acceptance rate91%
Average SAT score950
Average ACT score18
Mode of PaymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SessionsFall, Spring, and Summer sessions
Work ExperienceRequired for specific programs
Financial AidWork-study, scholarships and grants

South Dakota State University Admission Deadlines

Undergraduate
FallJune 15
SpringNovember 15
Graduate Session
FallApril 15
SpringOctober 15

South Dakota State University International Student Admissions

The international applicants must meet some additional requirements and are instructed to read the student catalog carefully. The admission process is, however, is the same as the native applicants.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • True copies of the academic official transcript.
    • If the transcripts are not in English, certified translations are to be attached.
  • Non-native English speaker must submit their English proficiency test scores
  • Undergraduate applicants must submit their SAT or ACT scores.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.6 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates.
  • A letter of recommendation
  • An updated resume validating your professional experience and educational qualifications.
  • Departmental requirements: Some departments have their specific requirements other than the general admission requirements such as portfolio, interview or audition, higher GPA, work experience, etc.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students 

International applicants who are non-native English speakers shall submit their TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores to demonstrate their English proficiency. Departments may have specific score requirements, applicants need to check that before applying.

General test requirement for international applicants is:

TestMinimum required score
TOEFL iBT61
TOEFL PBT500
PTE44
IELTS5.5

Visa Process for International Students

  • Applicants can get I-20 form from the university and is mandatory for all international candidates.
  • Upon request, the university will send the I-20 and application documents via courier.
  • Students are needed to send their immigration documents via courier:
    • Copy of passport
    • Financial certification form
    • Bank statement or bank letter
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Once the form is complete, pay the SEIS I-901 fee
  • Next, apply for the student visa and schedule the visa interview

South Dakota State University Undergraduate Admissions

The South Dakota State University offers an undergraduate in more than 180 areas of study. The basic undergraduate admission requirements and the process is given below:

Where to Apply: South Dakota State University Undergraduate Application Self Service Centre

Application Fee: 65 USD

Admission Requirements: Following documents must be provided with the application

  • Academic transcripts
  • All upper secondary school work needs to be shown
  • English proficiency test scores
  • SAT scores, is not required but strongly recommended for freshman applicants
  • Financial certification form

South Dakota State University Graduate Admissions

South Dakota State University offers more than 53 graduate programs in seven academic colleges. The admission requirements for each program may vary, while the general admission requirements are the same for all.

Application Portal: Online Portal

Application Fee: 65 USD

CourseAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS Computer ScienceGRE: Not required
Comprehensive written test with a minimum score of 40 or higher
Oral Examination
TOEFL PBT: 525
TOEFL iBT: 71
IELTS: 5.5
MS Data ScienceBaccalaureate Degree
GPA of 3.0
STAT 410/510
CSC 150 or INFO 101
TOEFL PBT: 575
TOEFL iBT: 90-91
IELTS: 6.0
Master’s in EngineeringSTAT: 541
GE 569: Project Management
GE 685: Management and Leadership in Technical Organizations
GE 750: Capstone
OM 660: Operations Management
TOEFL PBT: 550
TOEFL iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
MS in Biological ScienceGRE not requiredTOEFL PBT: 525
TOEFL iBT: 71
IELTS: 5.5

The admissions at the university are not selective. Students are suggested to apply at the university with a higher GPA, SAT/ACT scores to increase chances of admissions.

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