Student Resources

Important Information for Registration
Current Student Registration information


4 Year Plan
See what courses you need to take and when to take them in order to graduate with a degree in 4 years with the program's 4 Year Plan.


Academic Suspension Information
BHSU students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to remain in good standing. Students not achieving this minimum standard after two semesters are suspended and must submit a petition to be considered for readmission. Learn more about Academic Suspension.


Drops/Withdrawals
Students can drop or withdraw from a class using WebAdvisor if it is past census day a student will need to submit a petition to withdraw. Learn more.


General Education Requirements
Every student who graduates from BHSU must complete the general education requirements. Incoming freshman must complete 30 credit hours of general education credits within their first 64 credits. Learn more about General Education Requirements. View the General Education Course Listing.


Proficiency Exam CAAP
To be eligible for graduation from any South Dakota Regental institution, students must pass a proficiency exam that tests knowledge in four areas: reading, writing, science, and math. This test is timed and must be taken during the designated CAAP testing days each fall and spring after the completion of a determined number of credit hours depending upon your degree. Learn more about the Proficiency Exam CAAP.


Starfish
Starfish is a student success system that allows BHSU to connect students with the tools and resources that they might need in order to be successful. Students can easily schedule appointments with their professors and advisors, and allows them to better help students to be successful. Learn more about Starfish.


Student Handbook
Review registration information, general education requirements, policies, code of conduct and more with the BHSU Student Handbook.


Student Video Tutorials
These how-to videos offer students 24/7 access to tutorials about Desire2Learn.

CAAP Proficiency Exam Requirement Repealed

In December 2016, the South Dakota Board of Regents voted to repeal the CAAP Proficiency Exam requirement.
- If you have already passed the CAAP exam, this change does not affect you.
- If you have not yet taken the exam or you took the exam but did not pass it, you are no longer required to meet this requirement. You will not have to take or retake the exam.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s office at 605-642-6092.

Students attending BHSU (and all other state universities in South Dakota) are required to maintain a cumulative (overall) grade point average of 2.0 or above in order to remain in good standing.

Those who do not achieve good standing in any semester are placed on probation and are allowed an opportunity to improve their performance. Students who do not achieve this minimum standard after two semesters are suspended and are not allowed to register for subsequent semesters.

Students can petition to be considered for readmission. Petitions are reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee, and the committee members decide whether the petitioner has presented sufficient evidence to warrant continued enrollment. The Academic Standards Committee's decisions are based upon the strength of the petitioner's appeal, as well as the petitioner's academic history.

Petitioners who successfully appeal their suspension, and students who are admitted conditionally to BHSU, are allowed to register according to certain conditions determined by the Academic Standards Committee. If a student earns a 2.0 or above during her/his probationary semester, s/he will be allowed to continue on probation until the cumulative GPA is raised above 2.0, which is good standing.

Get started. BHSU Academic Appeals Form

For more information, call the Academic Affairs Office at 605.642.6270

Starfish is a student success system that allows BHSU to connect students with the tools and resources that they might need in order to be successful. The system allows students to easily schedule appointments with their professors and advisors, and allows them to better help students to be successful. Starfish also allows the University to remind students about non-classroom related tasks that they need to complete and commend students for a job well done.

You can access the Starfish system by:

  • logging into Desire2Learn and selecting the Starfish link
  • logging into Webadvisor and selecting the Access Starfish link
  • logging directly into Starfish using your D2L credentials here

Additional information about Starfish can be found at:

Student Resources

Faculty Resources