High School Dual Credit – South Dakota High School students have the opportunity to enroll in coursework that meets the System General Education requirements at all six Regental institutions at the rate of $48.33 per credit hour. These courses are offered face-to-face at the on-campus locations, via distance, as well as at the three University Center locations. Some high schools may also have dual credit courses available at the high school taught by university personnel. Current high school juniors and seniors enrolled at public, private and tribal high schools whose schools have signed an MOU with the South Dakota Department of Education (DOE), or home school students whose parents sign an MOU, are eligible to enroll. More information from DOE regarding the Dual Credit program can be found at SDMyLife.
High School Concurrent Credit – High school students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for high school, as well as college credit through South Dakota State University (SDSU). These courses are taught in the high school by teachers meeting the qualifications as required by the South Dakota Board of Regents and SDSU under the guidance and supervision of SDSU faculty.
Other Opportunities for High School Students – High school students who do not meet eligibility requirements for the High School Dual Credit or Concurrent Enrollment programs may enroll in coursework through South Dakota State University. The student shall be assessed full tuition, all applicable general activity fees and discipline fees as approved by the Board of Regents. All coursework completed will be transcribed by SDSU, and school districts have final authority for whether credit will be transcribed in accordance with their local policies.