Transfer Students

An applicant for admission to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is considered a transfer applicant if he or she has enrolled for any college-level work, full or part-time, since graduation from high school or completion of GED.

Transfer Credit Equivalency Database

Transfer Student Admissions Requirements

  • Transfer students with 24 or more transferable semester credits are eligible candidates for admission if they meet the following standards:
    1. Have a cumulative college grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
    2. Are College Algebra-ready as demonstrated by placement scores (or have already completed Intermediate Algebra or a  higher-level math course as demonstrated on college transcript).
    3. Are in good standing with their most recently attended school.
  • Minimum cumulative transfer GPA on all college work (24 or more total college credits) for acceptance consideration is 2.00.
  • Applicants with cumulative transfer GPAs between 2.00 and 2.75 on all college work (24 or more total college credits) will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Transfer students under the age of 24 who have earned fewer than 24 semester credits must also meet the freshman admission requirements.

Application Form and Fees

Transfer students apply to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology using the standard Undergraduate Application for Admission. Before applying, be sure you have reviewed the Transfer Student Admissions Requirements.

Transfer Student Application Process

  1. APPLY ONLINE to SD Mines for admission
  2. Pay the $20 application fee
    applications are not processed until this fee is received.
  3. Submit official High School transcript or GED scores
    these must be mailed directly from the high school (Department of Labor for GED scores) to the SD Mines Admissions Office to be considered official.
  4. Submit official ACT or SAT score results
    required for transfer applicants under the age of 21.
  5. Provide proof of college algebra readiness
    as determined by college transfer courses
    -OR- ACT/SAT math placement scores
    -OR- by ACCUPLACER assessment scores.
  6.  Submit official college/university transcripts
    have transcripts sent from all institutions previously attended or attending now, including any online courses. These must be mailed directly or sent electronically from the Registrar’s Office to the SD Mines Admissions Office to be considered official.  Please provide your Registrar's Office with the email: for all electronic transcript requests.  (Per SD Board of Regent policy, faxed transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be used.  Additionally, transcripts mailed in by the student cannot be used; they must be sent by the college/university directly.)   Include military transcripts, if applicable (AARTS, CCAF, SMART).Transfer students must request an OFFICIAL transcript from each post-secondary institution attended excluding the following South Dakota Board of Regents Institutions: Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota.

    SD Mines Mailing Address:
    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    Office of Admissions (O'Harra 200)
    501 E St. Joseph St
    Rapid City, SD 57701