You've done your research and explored your options, and you know Mines is perfect for you. 

Be sure to read the Applications Instructions and Admissions Requirements. Once you have applied, complete the application process by submitting the materials listed below.  Applications are not considered complete until ALL required documents are received by the Admissions Office.



Still have unanswered questions or need assistance with the application process? We're here to help! Please feel free to contact an Admissions Counselor

The best way to see if the School of Mines is the right place for you is to schedule a visit and see the university for yourself.

Apply and be accepted by January 15th to be considered for freshmen scholarships.

To complete your application, please submit the following materials to the university.


  1. $20 application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Official report of ACT and/or SAT scores

Applications sent by mail and all required documents can be mailed to:
South Dakota School of Mines
Admissions Office
501 E St Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Financial Aid Reminder:

Remember to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible on/after October 1st (prior to the fall semester you plan to attend). 

Find application information for:

Graduate Students

International Students‎

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