International Graduate Admissions
Admission to the Graduate School
International graduate applicants should go to our Prospective Graduate Students section to apply for admission. The graduate application process can be somewhat lengthy, so please apply as early as possible. When your application package is complete, the Graduate Education office will send it to the academic department for review. This process may take 2-3 weeks. The department then returns your package to the Graduate Education office. If it is ready for the I-20 form, the application package is then sent to the Ivanhoe International Center. The Ivanhoe International Center will complete this form and return the package to the Graduate Education office for final review. The Graduate Education office will inform you if you are admitted.
Requirements Specific to International Students
A variety of requirements, from English proficiency to health insurance and visas, apply to international students. Visit our International Students Requirements webpage for details.
Most international students at the undergraduate
level take a higher number of credit hours per semester than the
average undergraduate student from the US. Visit our Costs and Fees webpage that helps international students estimate their potential costs.
The Ivanhoe International Center at the School of Mines is available to assist you with information about SD Mines, with application questions and procedures, and with any issues you might need help with once you become a student here.