Admissions Checklist

Are you interested in becoming a student at Black Hills State University? If so, please check out the following Admissions Checklist. This checklist includes step-by-step instructions on how to get the most out of your BHSU admissions experience.

  • Join the BHSU mailing list
  • Schedule a campus visit
  • Check out scholarship opportunities at BHSU
  • Apply to BHSU
         Submit admissions application
         Submit official transcripts
         Submit ACT or SAT scores
         Submit health immunization form
  • The Office of Admissions will notify you of your admission status within two weeks of receipt of your application for admission, official transcripts, and ACT scores.
  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete your Housing Contract.  Accepted New Freshman will receive their housing contracts a few weeks after receiving their acceptance letter. 
  • Register for New Student Registration (Summer program dedicated to new students registering for classes, meeting new friends, and establishing connections.)
  • Attend Green & Gold Days

Quick Facts:

In 1883, 125 years ago, Black Hills State was founded in Spearfish, SD.

Black Hills State University colors are GREEN & GOLD

You can choose from 63 bacehlor's degree options, 14 pre-professional programs, 5 associates degree options as well as 7 master's degree programs!

Sting, a Yellow Jacket, is Black Hills State University's mascot!

Black Hills State University is spread out over a beautiful 123 acres and comes with an 18 'Hole' disc golf course!