What will I learn?

All students seeking undergraduate degrees must achieve satisfactory performance on the South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Examination, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). Students pursuing an Associates degree must take the examination as soon as they have passed 32 credit hours. This total includes credits which are transferred in as well as those taken at USD. The examination is scheduled once each semester, during the first two weeks in November and the last two weeks of March. The CAAP Exam consists of four test components: writing skills, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. The purpose of the examination is to ensure the standards and quality of the education that students receive and to provide the University with information for improving the general educational curriculum. The examination also provides students with information that allows them to compare their performance to that of other students across the United States.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $12,807 (This fees is for 30 credit hours)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Room 110,

414 E Clark St,

VERMILLION,

South Dakota,

57069, United States

Online/Distance (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $351.25 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. English language requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 71 or higher (iBT); 530 or higher (paper test); IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 5.5 or higher; ACT or SAT - ACT English 18+ OR SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500+; USD Intensive English Program (IEP) Successful completion of USD’s Intensive English Program Level 3; ELS Language Center Successful completion of the ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112; Cambridge International Examinations - English subject A-Level with C or higher; International Baccalaureate (IB) - IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher).

For international students

International students who have officially completed secondary school (high school) in either the United States or their home country may apply for undergraduate admission. High school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 71 or higher (iBT), 530 or higher (paper test), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 6.0 or higher, Cambridge International Examinations English subject O-Level with B or higher, English subject A-Level with C or higher; International Baccalaureate (IB) - IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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