University of South Dakota: Admission & Tests

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Below is a brief overview of University of South Dakota general admissions procedures, application policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
University of South Dakota admission criteria are rather easy - in 2015/16 this college accepted 74 percent of the applicants.

The school recommends you to submit reference letters with your application and doesn't require admission test scores.

University of South Dakota normally will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • credits for life experience
    (for example, learned through independent study, non-credit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$20
University of South Dakota requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at University of South Dakota is $20.00. The graduate application fee is $35.00. The first-professional application fee is also 35 dollars.

SAT Test Scores

Scholastic Ability Test is a rare component of the application. Only 2% of applicants at University of South Dakota completed the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 420 to 540 on Critical Reading, from 440 to 630 on Math, and from 430 to 610 on Writing. It looks like if you got above 510 in SAT Critical Reading, 580 in SAT Math, and 570 in SAT Writingthen it should get you accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
390
480
510

SAT Math
410
540
580

SAT Writing
400
520
570

ACT Test Scores

Submitting the results of American College Test is a necessary step of the application procedure at University of South Dakota. 95 percent of applicants took the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 19 to 26 on Composite, from 18 to 26 on English, from 18 to 27 on Math, and from 9 to 13 on Writing. Thus, if you got a score above 24 in ACT Composite, 24 in ACT English, 25 in ACT Math, and 12 in ACT Writing, that will be good enough to get accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
18
23
24

ACT English
17
22
24

ACT Math
17
23
25

ACT Writing
9
11
12

Contact Admissions

Phone
(605)
677-5301
To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at University of South Dakota, please contact this college directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (605) 677-5301

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