Get ready for your future at BHSU.

Congratulations on your admittance, and decision to attend BHSU!  

Hello and welcome to Black Hills State University!  We are excited that you chose BHSU. Black Hills State University celebrates over 125 years of challenging classes, personable professors, and exciting memories.  To ensure the process is smooth for you, our new student, 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 a Yellow Jacket for life!

Admitted Students Checklist 
Spectacular settings have a way of inspiring amazing opportunities, and when your surroundings have as much history, intrigue and majesty as the Black Hills of South Dakota …there’s no telling just how far your education will take you. Now that you have decided to attend Black Hills State University, there are a few more items to take care of before your first day of classes.

Placement Information
All entering students must provide valid ACT scores (within the last five years) or must take the COMPASS examination in the areas of writing skills, mathematics, and reading to show evidence of their level of academic preparation prior to their enrollment into their initial mathematics, English, and reading courses. Pre-general education courses include ENGL 031, ENGL 033, MATH 021, MATH 101, and READ 041.

New Student Registration 
NSR is a required program intended to provide you with the best opportunities in your first year at BHSU.  You will be able to register for classes, meet professors, establish relationships with current students, and begin the transformation to college!

Green & Gold Days
Black Hills State University understands that entering college is an exciting and challenging time. Green & Gold Days, or more commonly known as New Student Orientation, is a program dedicated to moving into your residence halls, meeting life-long friends, and obtaining vital information you will use to succeed at BHSU. Get ready for some fun!