SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES & TECHNOLOGY - [SD MINES], RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA - ADMISSION

Rapid City, South DakotaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1885Established Year
  2778Enrollment

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT) accepts admission in Spring, Fall and Summer season. The university has over 2800 students enrolled in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) courses. SDSMT has an acceptance rate of 84.5%.

  • To be considered for merit-based scholarships, you must be ADMITTED by January 15 and complete the scholarship application - international.
  • The minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for admission.
  • A minimum Math sub-score of 590 in SAT or 25 in ACT is accepted for admissions
  • Application for all the courses are accepted online through the official website of the Institute
  • For making an application, a non-refundable application fee of $20 is to be submitted by the applicants

Highlights

Application Portalhttps://www.sdsmt.edu/apply/
Application FeeUG - 20 USD
PG - 35 USD (MS)
Intake SeasonsSpring, Fall, Summer
Payment ModeCredit/Debit card/Cheque
Average GPA2.75
Acceptance Rate84.5%
SAT/ACT590/25
Email ID for international studentsinternational@sdsmt.edu
Work Opportunities for International StudentsAvailable
Institutional codeACT code: 3922
SAT code: 6652

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Admission deadlines

The general deadlines for admissions are given below -

CoursesDeadlines
UndergraduateJanuary 15
Graduate
Fall (August)February 15th
Spring (January)August 15th
Summer (June)January 15th

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology International Admission

Applications from International applicants are managed by the International Admission office of the Institute. The institute provides all the necessary assistance required to the International applicants in regards to enrolment in the courses.

The requirements for International students are listed below:

  • Complete application form (to be filled online) along with the submission of application fee
  • Official Transcripts: Issued by official school/university. Copied documents must have government or official seal marking it original. Documents must be in a sealed envelope with University or Government seal as originals or certified copy
  • Electronic Transcripts: Transcripts in electronic mode are to be submitted through eSCRIP-SAFE, the Global Electronic Transcript Delivery Network. Transcripts sent through E-mail would not be accepted.
  • International applicants would have to undergo a third-party foreign transcript evaluation.

Language Requirements for International Students

English Language TestMinimum ScoreUpper-Level Score
TOEFL-iBT (Internet Based)6883
TOEFL- PBT (Paper-based Test)520560
IELTS5.56.5
PTE4756

Conditional Admission - Applicants who are planning to attend an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program in the US prior to attending the School of Mines may be eligible for conditional admission.

An intensive ESL program is not offered on the SDSMT campus. Conditional admission may be granted if the applicant meets admission requirements with the exception of the minimum English score as indicated above.

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Undergraduate Admission

The university offers UG courses in the field of engineering and science. To apply for admission the applicants have to fulfil the following requirements.

Admission requirements -

  • Official transcripts
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75
  • SAT or ACT score
  • Applicant’s personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation
SAT (Composite)1030
SAT (math subscore)520
ACT (Composite)20
ACT (math subscore)20

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Graduate Admission

Application Portal: Graduate Application Portal

Application fee: 35 USD

Admission process and requirement varies from course to course (except for the general minimum requirements). The details regarding admission requirements for the graduate programs are listed below.

CourseAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS Civil and Environmental Engineering4-year undergraduate degree or it's equivalent;
Minimum GPA of 3.0; GRE/GMAT; Resume; Statement of purpose
GPA 2.75 with relevant work Experience
TOEFL-iBT: 68
TOEFL-PBT: 520
PET: 47
IELTS: 6.5
MS Computer Engineering4-year undergraduate degree or it's equivalent;
Minimum GPA of 3.0; GRE/GMAT; Resume; Statement of purpose
GPA 2.75 with relevant work Experience
TOEFL-iBT: 68
TOEFL-PBT: 520
PET: 47
IELTS: 6.5
MS Electrical Engineering4-year undergraduate degree or it's equivalent;
Minimum GPA of 3.0; GRE/GMAT; Resume; Statement of purpose
GPA 2.75 with relevant work Experience
TOEFL-iBT: 68
TOEFL-PBT: 520
PET: 47
IELTS: 6.5
MS Material Engineering and Science4-year undergraduate degree or it's equivalent;
Minimum GPA of 3.0; GRE/GMAT; Resume; Statement of purpose
GPA 2.75 with relevant work Experience
TOEFL-iBT: 68
TOEFL-PBT: 520
PET: 47
IELTS: 6.5
MS Engineering Management4-year undergraduate degree or it's equivalent;
Minimum GPA of 3.0; GRE/GMAT; Resume; Statement of purpose
GPA 2.75 with relevant work Experience
TOEFL-iBT: 68
TOEFL-PBT: 520
PET: 47
IELTS: 6.5

Applicants who submit all documents before the deadlines will generally receive a decision within 1 month or less of the stated deadline. Decisions will be communicated via email and postal mail.

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