Enrolling at BHSU
As you prepare to enroll as a student at BHSU, there are a few important steps to complete prior to arriving, as soon as you have received your visa. As you complete the steps below, please feel free to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be sending you communications through email about completing this information, so please check your email regularly!
STEP 1: Immunization Records
Immunizations are required of all students entering universities in South Dakota. Because students are eating, living, and studying in small spaces, immunizations maintain a safe and secure learning environment for all students. Per South Dakota State law, all students must document TWO (2) Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) vaccinations. If you do not or cannot document these vaccinations, they can be administered when you arrive for approximately $70 per vaccination. Document your health history and Immunizations using the Immunization Form. Once completed, please email to email@example.com.
STEP 2: Housing Reservations
BHSU residence halls offer a comfortable, convenient, and economical way for students to stay close to campus. For more information about living on campus, including pictures and videos of housing facilities, please see the Residence Life website. To request your room reservation, complete the short online form, and then submit your $100 housing deposit.
***Note: South Dakota Board of Regent Policy requires unmarried students to live-on campus during their first two years of school except upon appeal.
STEP 3: Registering for classes
The International Relations and Global Engagement Office will guide you through the process of registering for courses prior to arriving on campus. In order to register for classes, you will need to meet (virtually) with your academic adviser. These appointments will be arranged for you approximately 1-2 months before the beginning of the semester. Once you arrive on campus, during new student orientation, you will meet with your adviser in-person to finalize your course registration and class schedule. The online course viewer allows you to review the courses offered each semester at BHSU (subject to change). If you are enrolling in Academic English Program during your first semester, we will complete registration for you.
STEP 4: Health Insurance
South Dakota State law requires all F-1 and J-1 visa holders to possess an approved health insurance policy. In order to comply with State law, and Federal law governing J-1 visa holders, you must enroll in and purchase the State of South Dakota Board of Regents' health insurance policy for international students each year. You can learn more about the insurance requirements by going to the Current Student website.