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The University of South Dakota is proud to serve our student veterans, current military members and the families of military members. We are committed to supporting those who have served our country and want to make your transition to college life as easy as possible.
At USD, you'll find a welcoming environment with globally-recognized academic programs designed to prepare you for a successful career in your chosen field. You also will benefit from all of the prestige, resources and opportunities available at larger universities, but with the personal attention found at smaller schools.
Military Admissions Application Options
- First-time Undergraduate Student. If you are first-time college student who has never been enrolled in post-secondary study, you should apply as a first-time undergraduate student.
- Returning Student. If you were enrolled at the University of South Dakota and are returning after a deployment, you will need to complete the freshman student application for admission.
- Transfer Student. If you are a student who was or is currently enrolled in post-secondary study at another college or university and are now interested in undergraduate admission at the University of South Dakota you should apply as a transfer student.
- Graduate Student. If you have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree and are looking to continue your studies as a graduate student at the University of South Dakota, you should apply for Graduate School Admission.