Send all application materials (including application for admission, ACT/SAT scores, high school transcripts, and college transcripts if applicable) along with your $20 application fee to the Rapid City campus to be processed:
Black Hills State University University - Rapid City
P.O Box 250
Rapid City, SD 57709
Apply for admission to BHSU - Rapid City:
- Contact the Office of Admissions at (605) 718-4194 and we will be more than happy to mail you an application.
- Ask your high school guidance counselor for an application.
- $20 application fee
Non-Degree seeking students
Wanting to just take a few classes & not pursue a degree, or pursue teaching certification or re-certification? If so, you can apply as a non-degree seeking student. All you need to do is complete this application for admission to get started! If you apply as a non-degree seeking student, you may not be eligible to receive financial aid. If you are pursuing teacher certification or re-certification please contact Kim Nida, Assistant Director of Financial aid, at 605-642-6113, or Kim.Nida@BHSU.edu to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid.
Transcripts: Request that your high school and/or college send your transcript to BHSU - Rapid City.
Black Hills State University - Rapid City
P.O. Box 250
Rapid City, SD 57709
Take the ACT or SAT test: (Waived if student is 22 years of age or over.) You do not need your ACT/SAT scores when you apply; just make sure they are sent to the Enrollment Service Center in Vermilion when you get the results. Or better yet, list Black Hills State University (ACT Code # 3904/SAT Code # 6042) as one of the universities to receive your ACT/SAT scores and they will be sent directly. If you do not have ACT/SAT results at the time of registration, or you are over 21 years of age and have not taken the ACT/SAT test in the past five years, you will need to take the Accuplacer Placement Exams for Math and English. Call the Testing Center at (605) 718-4193 to arrange for COMPASS testing.
Accuplacer Placement Exams
Application for Financial Aid & Scholarships:
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - priority deadline is March 1.
Scholarship Application - priority deadline is February 1.
Medical Immunization Form: The immunization form will be mailed to you upon acceptance into Black Hills State University. Complete the form and either send or bring it with you when you arrive to start school. If you have any questions, call the BHSU Health Services Office at 605.642.6520.
Sign up for one of the New Student Registration Days: Watch for New Student Registration information in the mail that will give you dates when you will come on campus, meet with advisors and set up your class schedule for your Freshman year.
New Student Registration
Call 605.718.4194 to talk directly with an Admissions Representative.
To apply through other schools please select which school and review their application process.