Transfer to SDSU

No matter where you started, you can finish strong
at SDSU and graduate a Jackrabbit.

There are many paths to SDSU.

Maybe you’re finishing your 2-year degree and want to move into a bachelors program. Or maybe you started someplace else and just couldn’t find your friend group or you want to get closer to home. Either way, welcome. We’re here to make transferring easy.

We know that in these uncertain times, the next steps of your college process might feel like a big question mark. And with schools and businesses across the country adjusting to current events, you might have some questions of your own about how South Dakota State University  is responding to the current health crisis.

Rest assured our team is here to answer those questions—whether it be about enrollment steps, registering for classes or upcoming postponed or canceled events in the time of COVID-19.

Planning a successful transfer.


Review Academic Programs

7,000+ courses. 200+ academic options. Seven degree-granting colleges. Whatever you want to be, this is where to get started.

Degree Explorer

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Explore Your Cost

You’ll find SDSU to be among the best values out there for higher education. Our Cost Calculator shows your estimated investment to help you plan.

Explore Cost

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Visit Campus

As a precaution during the COVID-19 crisis, campus is closed to tours until April 13 —but our team has an excellent virtual tour ready for you to experience from the comfort of home.

Visit Campus

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Are you ready to be a Jackrabbit?

Don't wait. Start your application today.


Why enroll @ SDSU?

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Potential Majors
U.S. Colleges 2019*
More Affordable**
College Town in the U.S. ***
Study Abroad Programs in 70 Countries
*Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2019 **2017 College Board, Avg. Tuition Room & Board for In-State Public 4-Year University  ***

We make getting started easy.

Do you have questions about programs, admissions or how the South Dakota State University campus is responding to the current health crisis America is facing?

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Great Academics

With hands-on learning opportunities from world-class faculty, you’ll be prepared for what comes next.

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Incredible Value

SDSU made the list of Top 20 Most Affordable Colleges according to a 2018 survey by College Consensus.

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Get Involved, Stay Involved

With over 240 clubs and organizations, it’s easy to make friends and feel like you belong.

Calculate your credits


"SDSU helped a lot with the transfer process. Once I got here, I found it easy to get involved because students are always reaching out to include you. It's a very different culture that feels like home. I also like how the professors are willing to work with you to help you achieve more."

Jennifer M.

SDSU Transfer Student

"After I transferred here, I found a sense of community–both on campus and in Brookings. It's really comfortable here. I really didn't understand 'Jack Fever' until I got here. It's a strong and instant connection you just can't describe."

Taryn M.

SDSU Transfer Student

All the support you'll need.

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Wintrode Student Success Center

In one building you'll find tutoring, advisers to help with academic and career goals, and other programs to help you move forward with confidence.
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Career Services

Get help transitioning from student to professional with online and in-person resources designed to help you succeed.

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Housing Assistance

SDState has several university and off-campus housing options so you can find the perfect fit.