South Dakota State University

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Application (Fall 2014)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Notification of admissions (as submitted by school) On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Same admissions standards are used for all online programs Yes
Denies enrollment to some qualified applicants No
Admits applicants living abroad Yes
SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for applied credit No

Admissions & Enrollment

Applicants 43
Accepted 40
Enrolled 40
Admits applicants living abroad Yes
Acceptance rate 93%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 100%
Average GRE score breakdown 0.0 analytical writing

Requirements

Application essay No
GRE requirement None
Letters of recommendation 2
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts 2
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required Paper 550, internet 80

Admission Factors

Academic factors
Undergraduate institution Considered
Class rank Not Considered
Undergraduate GPA Very Important
Undergraduate field of study Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized test scores Not Considered
Non-academic factors
Application essay Important
Interview Important
Work experience Very Important
Character/personal qualities Very Important
First-generation college student Considered
Alumni/alumnae relations Considered
Geographical residence Not Considered
Applicant's interest level Important

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Nicole Lounsbery
Admissions phone (605) 688-4181
Admissions email nicole.lounsbery@sdstate.edu
Admissions website http://www3.sdstate.edu/admissions/graduate/index.cfm

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