Guaranteed General Acceptance
South Dakota students who earn a Level 3 or 4 on the English language arts and math portions of the 11th grade South Dakota Assessment and/or an ACT composite score of 18 or higher* earn guaranteed general acceptance into the South Dakota public university or technical college of their choice without the need for remedial coursework in college. *South Dakota Mines requires an ACT of 18 in English; 20 in math.
High school seniors with scores lower than Levels 3 or 4 on South Dakota Assessments will be generally admitted to the state’s public technical colleges and universities, and they should consider taking college readiness coursework in high school to save time and money by avoiding remedial coursework in college.
Note: Some programs of study may have additional requirements. Students should contact their school(s) of choice to determine if their academic program of interest has additional requirements.