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If you have previously attended BHSU and have not since then attended another post-secondary institution, you will be considered a Returning Student. If you are looking to obtain an endorsement, take classes to maintain your teacher certification, or are wanting to take classes without obtaining a degree, you will be considered a Non-Degree Seeking Student.

  1. Non-degree Seeking Students, apply online here.
  2. Returning Students, apply online here
  3. Returning students who have attended another college or university - since last attending BHSU - will need to request official transcripts from that university be sent to the BHSU Office of Admissions address below.

Admission Requirements

Returning students must have a 2.0 (C) grade point average. Students not meeting the 2.0 GPA admission requirement may be considered for admission on academic probation.

Non-degree seeking students are not required to send high school or previous college, university, or technical school transcripts.


Contact the Office of Admissions at (605)642-6343 or 1-800-ALL-BHSU for registration information.

Send all application materials to the address below:

Black Hills State University
Office of Admissions
1200 University Street Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD 57799-9502