Residency Requirements

In order to establish residency for tuition purposes, a student must live in South Dakota for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first schedule day of classes of the semester. This is according to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Attendance at a college or university controlled by the Board of Regents (BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSM&T, SDSU, and USD) does not count in determining the 12-month period of residence.

A full description of qualifications is available in the Residency Application. To be considered for South Dakota residency status, please fill out the application completely and accurately. Send it, along with all required documents, to the Admissions Office.