Dual Credit

What is Dual Credit?

Dual credit is an opportunity for high school students to enroll at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology while earning credits for both their high school diploma and post-secondary degree at the same time.

Will these courses transfer?

Students are encouraged to check with their institution of choice regarding the transferability of credits earned.  

Courses available at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will transfer to each of the five other South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) institutions including: 

  • Black Hills State University
  • Dakota State University
  • Northern State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of South Dakota

How much do dual credit courses cost?

Select dual credit courses are available to students in grades 11-12 who attend a public high school in South Dakota at the rate of $40 per credit.  All other students will pay our standard tuition & fees rate found on our Tuition and Fees Schedule.

What courses are available?

See our 2014 Dual Credit course list for the courses available to students participating in the discounted dual credit program.  For all other dual credit students, you may view available courses through Web Advisor (webadvisor.sdsmt.edu)

How do I apply?

For students in grades 11-12 who attend a public high school in South Dakota, fill out the dual credit program application here: http://doe.sd.gov/octe/documents/SDBORRegF.pdf.

For all other students, please fill out the application found here: www.sdsmt.edu/apply.

The following items must also be submitted:

  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Score Report (if taken)*

*Registration in select courses will require placement via ACT/SAT or the COMPASS test.

Admission Requirements

  • A high school junior or senior attending a public high school within SD
  • Meet undergraduate admissions requirements (ACT or coursework); or
  • If high school senior, rank in upper one-half of their class or score at or above 50th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, such as the ACT or SAT; or
  • If high school junior, rank in upper one-third of their class or score at or above 70th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, such as the ACT or SAT

If you have questions, please contact:

Molly Moore
SDSM&T Director of Admissions
(605) 394-5236
Molly.Moore@sdsmt.edu