Welcome to BHSU Accepted Students

Welcome Students

GET READY FOR YOUR FUTURE AT Black Hills State University

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend BHSU.

Welcome to Jacket Nation! Black Hills State University celebrates over 125 years of challenging classes, personable professors, and exciting memories. To ensure the process is smooth for you we invite you to take a look at the information below. It is our goal that you feel comfortable and are prepared for your first year at BHSU. You can now call yourself an official Yellow Jacket! 


Submit your FAFSA Application

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. Start your FAFSA here.

Fill out your Scholarship Application  

Fill out the BHSU Admissions Scholarship Application here! With this one application take away the stress of searching for which scholarships best suits you. With this application it is one and done and our highly dedicated Admissions Team does the hard work for you. 


Register for NSR! 

Through your New Student Registration appointment you will meet with faculty and staff, see your residence hall and register for your future courses with Black Hills State University. You can sign up here.


Housing Information 

Once you have been accepted to Black Hills State University, you will receive a housing contract via email within two weeks of your acceptance letter.  Per the South Dakota Board of Regents Policy 3:6, students must live on campus within the two years following high school graduation.  If you wish to appeal this policy, you must complete the Housing Contract Exemption Form and return it to Residence Life. Room assignments are made for those students who have SIGNED the housing contract and PAID the required $100 deposit, in the order in which they are returned to the Residence Life office.  Requests to live with a particular person will depend on available space and if the person you requested returned their contract and deposit around the same time as you did. Fall room assignments will be given to you during your summer New Student Registration (NSR) session. Apply for your housing and find out more here!


Submit Official Transcripts  

First Time Freshmen: Work with your high school counselor to have a final official transcript submitted to the Admissions Office via mail. 

Transfer Students:  The Admissions and Registrars Office will need final official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions you have attended. Please send via mail. You can submit your credit evaluation request here. You can find this form at the bottom of the linked web page. 

Admissions Office
Black Hills State University
1200 University ST. Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD 57799


Immunization Records

SDBOR requires to have immunization documentation of persons utilizing campus resources. Please submit a copy of your updated immunization records via email or the address below. 

BHSU Health Services
Black Hills State University
1200 University ST. Unit 9129
Spearfish, SD 57799


Set up your BHSU Email & Banner Account 

Through your student email account you will receive notifications regarding financial aid, billing, payment methods, and much more. Set up your email here.

Banner is used to register for your classes, view and pay your bill as well access previous course grades. Make sure you have your email set up and start here.

Get all your Questions Answered
It is important that before starting classes, your questions concerning Tuition & Fees, Financial Aid, Textbooks, Parking Permits, and Meal Plans are answered.

Green & Gold Days
You've registered for classes and met with BHSU advisors, faculty & staff.  Now it's time to start your college experience! We understand that starting college is both an exciting and challenging experience, so we strive to make you feel comfortable during your first few days on campus.  Green & Gold Days is a program for new freshman students dedicated to helping you move into your residence halls, become accustomed to campus life, obtain vital information you will use to succeed at BHSU, and meet life-long friends.