New First-Year Students
First-year students are selected through a special application process. General guidelines for acceptance include an ACT score of at least 25 (or equivalent SAT) and a high school GPA of at least 3.5. Other considerations are evidence of a commitment to achievement beyond grades, lifelong learning experiences, and service.
Requirements are as follows:
- GPA of 3.3
- One sample essay:
An essay of at least three pages written for any college course. Submit this via Email to the Honor's program director, Amy Fuqua.
- One letter of recommendation:
From a faculty member who is familiar with your academic work. This letter should be submitted separately by the faculty member. Electronic submission is acceptable.
- Complete application below.
Fill out the form below to get started today!
Also, if you have not already applied at Black Hills State, you will need to apply through Admissions in addition to completing this form.