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 up your 3-year degree and want to move into a bachelor’s 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.

South Dakota State University is committed to providing a safe academic experience for ALL students. In addition to increased safety measures and social distancing practices on campus, remote learning opportunities will also be available. Please contact our Admissions Office for one-on-one answers and assistance. These may be uncertain times, but your success is always our top priority.  

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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Find Your Value

It's no secret that the return on investment is greater for those with a 4-year degree. Just how much greater? Think millions, not thousands.

Learn More

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Virtual Campus Visit

As a precaution during the COVID-19 crisis, campus is closed to tours until July 6 —but our team has an excellent virtual tour ready for you to experience from the comfort of home.

Visit Campus

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Attend Live Student Panel

Hear from current students and ask your SDSU questions live. Available at 3:00 p.m. CT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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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.

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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.

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"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.