International Graduate Admissions

Admission to the Graduate School

International graduate applicants should apply through the Graduate Admissions section.  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 sends 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 you are admitted, the Graduate Education forwards the information to the Ivanhoe International Center for the  I-20 processing. The Ivanhoe International Center will complete this form and return the package to the Graduate Education office for final processing.

If you have questions regarding your application, contact the Graduate Education office. Have questions about being an international student here in Rapid City?  Contact the Ivanhoe International Center.

Requirements Specific to International Students

  • Please visit the application instruction page for Graduate Students for more information on these
    • Evidence of English proficiency 
    • Third party foreign transcript evaluation

After admissions, there are other requirements from health insurance to visas. You will receive information once accepted. 

Annual Costs

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.

Need Assistance?

The Ivanhoe International Center at South Dakota Mines is available to assist you with information about Mines and the Rapid City area, connections with current students, and with any issues you might need help with once you become a student here.

Contact Us:

Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
WhatsApp and Google: 1.605.388.2003

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