International Undergraduate Admissions

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General Qualifications

 To be considered for undergraduate admission, foreign students must submit:

  1. Secondary school transcripts (Official high school)
    Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
    For a transcript to be considered official, it must be sent directly from the issuing institution to our university.  All copied documents must be certified by an official school or government seal as originals or certified photocopies.  ALL documents must be in a sealed envelope with university or government agency stamping across the seal.  If you are attending an institution in the US and they have the official documents, they may send certified copies of these documents to us in the same manner. Such documents become the property of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
  2. Post-secondary school transcripts (Official college or technical school, if applicable)
    Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.75. 
    For a transcript to be considered official, it must be sent directly from the issuing institution to our university.  All copied documents must be certified by an official school or government seal as originals or certified photocopies.  ALL documents must be in a sealed envelope with university or government agency stamping across the seal.  If you are attending an institution in the US and they have the official documents, they may send certified copies of these documents to us in the same manner. Such documents become the property of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
  3. Proof of English proficiency. This is usually the TOEFL or IELTS; please review details about our English requirements.
  4. Provide an acceptable SAT or ACT score. Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 570 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT. If the SAT or ACT is not readily available in your country, alternatives will be considered. Scores must be sent directly from the issuing organization.  The website for SAT is:  http://sat.collegeboard.org/home and the website for ACT is: http://www.actstudent.org/.
    SDSM&T ACT code:  3922
    SDSM&T SAT code:  6652 

Requirements

The following items are necessary before a request for admission can be processed, acceptance granted, and the United States Department of Justice form I-20 issued. The form I-20 is usually necessary for admission to the United States for college attendance. The US Consulate in your country can supply detailed information on student status and required visas. The necessary items for admission are listed below.

  1. A completed application for admission to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Academic & Enrollment Services office submitted prior to June 30 (Fall) or November 1 (Spring) and the State of South Dakota application fee of $20.00. (Your application will not be processed until the $20.00 fee is paid.)
  2. Academic credentials (translated into English).  This includes high school transcripts and transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended. For a transcript to be considered official, it must be sent directly from the issuing institution to our university.  All copied documents must be certified by an official school or government seal as originals or certified photocopies.  ALL documents must be in a sealed envelope with university or government agency stamping across the seal.  If you are attending an institution in the US and they have the official documents, they may send certified copies of these documents to us in the same manner. Such documents become the property of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
  3. Demonstration of English proficiency - This is usually the TOEFL or IELTS; please review details about our English requirements.
  4. SAT or ACT scores - see information above.
  5. Financial information documenting ability to pay.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires that a US college or university issuing form I-20 or DS-2019 establish that the person to whom the form is issued is able to pay all educational and incidental expenses (see requirements). The I-20 form will not be issued without appropriate financial documents.
  6. Evaluation of your academic credentials. An academic department may require submission of academic credentials to an independent credential evaluation service, the charge for which will be paid by the student. SDSM&T only accepts credential evaluations from specified organizations. Those organizations are Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) at https://www.ece.org/ or World Education Services (WES) at http://www.wes.org/.  If you use ECE, order a catalog match report.  If you use WES, order a course by course report.

Deadlines

International applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester they plan to enroll.  This will allow time to apply for the appropriate visa and to make travel arrangements.
To be considered for scholarships, applicants must be ADMITTED by February 1 for the fall semester of the year you are planning to enroll.

Applications and Other Forms

Apply Online
Application Form fillable pdf (this form must be printed and mailed or scanned and attached to an email)
Recommendation Form fillable pdf (this form must be printed and mailed or scanned and attached to an email)

Annual Costs

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