South Dakota provides prospective students with a number of excellent opportunities to pursue their postsecondary career at either a four-year institution (Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, or the University of South Dakota) or technical institute (Mitchell Tech, Lake Area Tech, Southeast Tech, or Western Dakota Tech). The goal of the Select Dakota website is to provide prospective students (recent high school graduates, transfers, or adult learners), as well as parents and counselors with information that can be used to make informed decisions about the best place to attend.
The site has been designed to provide each classification of student with timely information that can be used to ensure that the appropriate courses are completed in high school, what courses will transfer, or degree opportunities that are available for those students interested in going back to school to complete their degree. Depending on your classification, a large set of resources are provided to help put you on the path to selecting a public institution that will best meet your career goals. Select the link below that best reflects who you are as a student (or select from the navigation bar at the top of the page) and begin taking the first step toward earning a postsecondary degree.
Middle School Student
High School Student