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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

High School graduates must: meet the minimum course requirements with an average grade of C(2.0 of a 4.0 Scale);
OR
demonstrate appropriate competencies in discipline areas where course requirements have not been met;
AND
rank in the top 60% of their high school graduating class;
OR
obtain an ACT composite score of 18 (SAT-1 score of 870) or above;
OR obtain a high school GPA of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

High School graduates must: meet the minimum course requirements with an average grade of C(2.0 of a 4.0 Scale);
OR
demonstrate appropriate competencies in discipline areas where course requirements have not been met;
AND
rank in the top 60% of their high school graduating class;
OR
obtain an ACT composite score of 18 (SAT-1 score of 870) or above;
OR obtain a high school GPA of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

To be considered for admission foreign students must meet the following requirements;
1. Rank in the upper half of secondary school graduation class.
2. Have a 3.0 (B) grade if transferring from a college or university in the United States.
3. Be proficient in English or attend an approved English as a Second Language (ESL)program upon arrival.
4. Be financially self sustaining.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements for U.S. residents, with other than SD residency are the same as for SD residents.

Residency Requirements

Residency means the place where a person has a permanent home, at which the person remains when not called elsewhere for labor, studies or other special or temporary purposes, and to which the person returns at times of repose. It is the place a person has voluntarily fixed as the person's permanent habitation with an intent to remain is such place for an indefinite period. A person, at any one time, has but one residence and a residence is not lost until another is gained.
A person shall be classified as a resident student if the person has continuously resided in South Dakota for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first scheduled day of classes of the semester.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

An applicant for admission to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is considered a transfer applicant if he/she has enrolled for any college level work, full or part-time since graduation from high school. The applicant must be in good standing and eligible to return to all colleges/universities attended. In general a "B" quality average in course attempted at other institutions is expected. Applicants from accredited institutions ordinarily are granted credit for work satisfactorily complete at the previous institution, provided such courses are equivalent or comparable to those required in the program an applicant is considering at SDSM&T. Credits from institutions which are not accredited by a regional accrediting association will be provisional and subject to validation. No credit is allowed for vocational, technical, or remedial courses.