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BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY Yellow Jackets Sustainability is one of our core values at Black Hills State University. It’s part of our culture, part of our spirit, part of what defines us. It’s our responsibility to be wise stewards of the land and natural resources as we live, work, and educate in the Black Hills - and to ensure this outdoor paradise is available for future generations to enjoy. The three arrow sections on the sustainable honeycomb icon represent the three areas of sustainability at BHSU - environmental, economical, and personal well-being. • Learn more about our sustainable initiatives at •


Reach HeiNgewhts WHERE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE Here you have room to grow. Passionate and dedicated Black Hills State University faculty and staff challenge you to tap into your full potential. Our campus size allows for a tight knit network of Yellow Jackets to help you build connections during your college career to create a BIG impact on your future, long after graduation. RECOGNITIONS & RANKINGS Top 5% One of the Only Top 5% One of The Best Underground campuses Online graduate of business in the world of photography education programs schools worldwide schools nationwide sanford lab u.s. news & world report aacsb accreditation photographer’s forum

BHSU.EDU/ACADEMICS Experience Spearfish Canyon, located less than two miles from campus, for outdoor education opportunities.

OPTIONS ARE A GOOD THING Make your passion your paycheck. Choose from nearly 100 academic programs and we’ll help you take the first step toward that dream. Quality courses and dedicated faculty in the fields of business, education, mathematics, social and natural sciences, and the arts will put you on a path to get the career you want. HE DUUMCAANTSI OE RNV I C E S O U T D O O RB E HD UAVC IAOTRI OANL S C I E N C E S BUSINESS PHYSICS SLTI BUEDRI OA LAARTRT S

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 65 Bachelor • 9 master • 7 associate BACHELOR BACHELOR -TEACHING American Indian Studies Art Biology Biology Business Administration Early Childhood/Special Education » Accounting Elementary Education English » Economics & Finance History » Entrepreneurial Studies K-12 Special Education » Human Resource Management Mathematics » Management Mathematics & Science » Marketing » Tourism & Hospitality Management » Biology Chemistry » Chemistry Communication Studies & Theatre » Earth Science » Speech Communication » Physics Music » Theatre Corporate Communication English » Instrumental Environmental Physical Science » Vocal Physical Education Exercise Science Science » Management » Biology » Science » Chemistry General Studies Graphic Design » Earth Science History » Physics Social Science Human Services Spanish » Community Studies Speech » Family Studies » Theatre » Justice Studies » Speech Communication Mass Communication » Graphic Communication MASTER » Integrated Media Business Administration (MBA) » Photography Curriculum & Instruction K-12 » Public Relations » Education Technology » Science Communication » Math Education » Sports Media » Science Education Mathematics Integrative Genomics Music Reading Outdoor Education Secondary Education Photography Strategic Leadership Physical Science Sustainability Political Science Professional Accountancy A S S O C I AT E Psychology S Sociology Applied Health Sciences » Culture & Society Business Administration » Law & Justice General Studies » Social Resilience Human Services » Aging & the Elderly Spanish Studio Art » Community Service » Justice Studies Tourism & Hospitality Management PRE-PROFESSIONAL Agriculture Nursing Renewable Natural Chiropractic Medicine Occupational Therapy Resources Mgmt. Dental Hygiene Optometry » Fisheries & Biology Dentistry Pharmacy » Forestry Law Physical Therapy » Range Management Medical Technology Physician Assistant » Wildlife Management Medicine Respiratory Therapy Veterinary Medicine CAN’T DECIDE? No worries! Try our Exploratory Studies program - a two-semester program that helps students discover the major that best reflects their interests and ambitions. With the guidance of our Retention & Recruitment Specialists and university faculty, students are given the luxury of a non-pressured environment to consider their future. BHSU.EDU/ACADEMICS

B H S U . E D U / S T U D YA B R O A D International Service Learning Program (ISLP) ISLP provides global experiences for students to address community needs around the world. This innovative BHSU program offers structured educational opportunities in an engaging environment. GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT International experience is an essential part of your BHSU education, both by interacting with international students on campus and by studying abroad. It gives you a global perspective and prepares you for your future career by broadening your point of view. No matter where life takes you after BHSU, you will be working and living with people from all cultures and backgrounds. International experience has been linked to higher GPAs, better career placements, and higher salaries. Study abroad Program ENGTH OF T RY • BUDGET 21 ANYIME • COUNT • MAJOR • L Cora Carroll Partner MAJOR: Studio Art BFA Universities HOMETOWN: Rapid City Cora Carroll took advantage of BHSU’s Study The Study Abroad Program will expand your world and Abroad Program and spent a semester at sea. She provide you with the opportunity to experience another is pictured here at the Temple of Heaven in China. culture while receiving an international education.

BHSU.EDU/HONORS UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM REASONS TO JOIN THE HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATE AS AN HONORS SCHOLAR Access to the private University Honors Center with free printing, a The University Honors Program offers students the spacious study room, & coffee highest academic achievement through diverse and Unique discussion-based classes thought-provoking classes and a close-knit community. and greater undergraduate Students in the program receive individualized research and creative scholarship instruction, unique learning experiences, faculty opportunities mentorship, opportunities for undergraduate research, Valuable mentor relationships with exclusive scholarships, and international travel. The faculty & staff program hosts a private Honors Center on campus, a Great résumé and job application weekly Geek Speak lecture series, and the volunteer credentials student organization Honors Club. Preparation for graduate school and the professional arena no GUIDELINES c uhmi guhl astci hv eo oglpa matter your discipline r eaccotm smceonrdee d APPLY TODAY If you are interested in joining the Honors Program, we highly recommend that you apply! These guidelines are not required. Each application is reviewed individually and eligibility goes beyond GPA and ACT scores.

Create Expyoeurr ience MAKE MEMORIES. FORM CONNECTIONS. Often, the most unforgettable parts of your college experience can’t be put into words. Enjoying the beauty of campus, spending time with friends and making memories, and swelling with pride every time you realize you’re part of the ever-growing Jacket Nation. No matter your interests, you have the power to create the college experience you want, and we are here to help make it all happen. QUICK FACTS Advance Stay Fit Challenge 600+ Your career with a at the 172,000-sq. ft. your friends to a game local Internship donald e. Young on the beach volleyball Get Involved on or off campus sports & fitness center and basketball court in 600+ events and programs every school year


HOME AWAY FROM HOME THE COMPLETE BHSU EXPERIENCE Don’t just go to class, get the most of your college experience. Living on campus will lead to lifelong friendships and great memories by placing you in the heart of the BHSU community. You will be within walking distance of dining, events, and recreation. With these opportunities, it’s no wonder why students who live on campus have a more fulfilling and successful college experience. CAMPUS BLOCK PARTY 4 6 24/7 Average Number of Residential Residence Life Minutes to Class Communities Staff Available

ARCHERY VOLUNTEERING AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION GARDENING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE ENACTUS BUSINESS ORGANIZATION BEELINE DRUMLINE KOTY JANIS HOMETOWN: Pine Ridge, South Dakota MAJORS: Psychology & American Indian Studies » Co-Vice President of Lakota Omniciye Student Organization » Plans to become a school counselor on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation » Interned with Dakota Lakota Summer Institute » Gave the welcome prayer in the Lakota language Koty’s full story |

BHSU.EDU/JOINTHECLUB JOIN THE CLUB BE A LEADER With more than 90 student clubs and organizations, BHSU is the place for those who want to lead, organize, and be a part of it all. BHSU students have the opportunity to get involved and enhance their education from their very first day on campus. ACADEMIC SOCIAL+SPECIAL INTEREST or start American Indian Science Alternative Spring Break your & Engineering Society (AISES) BHSU Students for Life Art Club Campus Activities Board (CAB) own Buzz Marketing Card Club COLP - Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program Circle K •3 EASY STEPS• Ecological Representatives Council for Exceptional Children ENACTUS - Business Service Organization International Student Organization (ISO) Gather at least 5 of Environmental Sustainability Jacket Pack your friends. Student Organization (ESSO) Lakota Omniciye Exercise Science Club Nights of Country Swing Find a faculty/staff member to Health Science Student Organization (HSSO) Presidential Student Ambassadors be the advisor. Honors Program Student Organization Rotaract Human Services & Sociology Association Shutterbuzz Meet with Student Engagement Jacket Investment Club Sigma Tau Gamma - Fraternity & Leadership Center staff. Jacket Journal Spectrum KBHU-FM 89.1 & 90.7 The Buzz Swarm Days Homecoming Committee BHSU Campus KBHU-TV Talking Hands Activities Kappa Delta Pi Thompson Diversion Program Download the BHSU Campus Math Club TriO Student Organization Activities app to stay informed Prairie to Plate University Ambassadors about events on campus. Props and Liners Yellow Jackets Vets Club The BHSU Campus Activities app Psychology Club YJ Friends brings the excitement of BHSU Public Relations Club right to your device. Build your Reading Council SPIRITUAL own campus life experience by SD National Education Association (SDEA) selecting activities, connecting Spanish Club BHSU Connection with student orgs, competing in Teammates Campus Ventures the involvement leaderboard, Theater Society Fellowship of Christian Athletes and much more! This app Three Peaks Review Latter-Day Saints Student Org provides you with an important Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Lutheran Campus Ministries and exciting campus experience Engineering, & Mathematics) The Newman Club as a Yellow Jacket. Yellow Graphics - Media & Design Club Yellow Jackets for Christ RECREATIONAL RESIDENCE LIFE Archery Club Residence Hall Association Cheerleaders Bordeaux Hall Council Bicycling Club Heidepriem Hall Council Black Hills CRUX Humbert Hall Council Buzz Arcade Thomas Hall Council Intramural Rec Sports Wenona Cook Hall Council Jackettes Dance Team YJ Apartments Council Soccer Club Yellow Jacket Rodeo Team MUSIC POLITICAL Beeline Drumline Chamber Singers College Democrats Chamber Orchestra College Republicans Concert Band Student Senate Concert Choir Jazz Ensemble Pep Band


TRADITION Built on success BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING GREAT With every touchdown, three-point shot, goal, ace, home run, birdie, or finish line crossed, our student-athletes score points for Yellow Jacket Nation and themselves. Black Hills State University student-athletes shine on and off the field, excelling academically and giving back in volunteer work to the community that cheers them on from the stands. BHSU is a member of the NCAA Div. II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), and National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The Young Center, home of the Yellow Jackets, offers the largest collection of exercise equipment in the region, a field house with a walking track, and an Aquatic Center with lap lanes. 3.0 3 22 134 Average GPA of National Total RMAC Games vs. SD Mines Our Student-Athletes Champions Champions the Longest Football Rivalry in NCAA Division II

WE BLEED & GOLD M e n ’ s Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) W o m e n ’ s Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Soccer • Softball • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Triathlon • Volleyball C l u b S p o r t s Cheerleading • Dance • Rodeo I n t r a m u r a l S p o r t s Basketball • Flag Football • Soccer • Softball • Volleyball Don’t Forget! Bring your Buzz Card (Student ID) and get F R E E admission to all BHSU home games.

T R I AT H L O N SOCCER VOLLEYBALL CARLY JOHNSTON, HOMETOWN: Elm Springs, South Dakota FOOTBALL MAJORS: Exercise Science CLASS OF ‘19 • 2019 Great plains region Women’s All Around Champion • third in the nation Women’s all around for 2019 BASKETBALL JONAH THEISEN HOMETOWN: Kenai, Alaska MAJORS: Physical Science & Chemistry CLASS OF ‘19 » NCAA Division II Cross Country Team » Awarded a $10K NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship » Earned All-American Honors » Competed in the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Finals » Google Cloud First Team Academic All American »3-time RMAC Academic First Team Jonah’s stats |

AdAveywonuratuitrse MAKE BHSU YOUR BASECAMP BHSU students know that every day is a great day to explore the world outside the classroom. No matter which direction you venture from the Black Hills State University campus, you’ll discover new interests, new opportunities, and new friends. Spearfish is a small town with big variety. And what you can’t find in Spearfish, you’ll find just outside city limits. Search the cracks and crevices of scenic Spearfish Canyon for rock formations and plant life not found anywhere else in the world, discover Old West history and Lakota culture in the Black Hills and the Northern Plains, conduct research at one of the only Underground Campuses in the world or take part in an internship at a thriving local business. It’s all here. RANKINGS #2 Best Top 25 Best #3 Best Most Popular The Best Place for Young small towns in america University for ice cream shop in s.D. Pizza in s.D. Professionals in S.D. Outdoor Adventurers Architectural digest magazine Niche.Com


SPTHEERAE’SRONFLY IOSNEH LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION The community of Spearfish is ready to welcome you. It’s a town with a relaxed atmosphere. Whether enjoying a festival or an art show, walking in the historic downtown, or socializing at one of many restaurants and coffee shops, Spearfish is a place that’s easy to call home. Take in pristine views after a hike up nearby Crow Peak. Enjoy the all-season destination of Bridal Veil Falls in Spearfish Canyon. It’s all only footsteps away from campus. A LL FOUR SEA SONS CA PITAL OF SOUTH DAKOTA FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD! WEST RIVER Used as an expression of exasperation when something is particularly South Dakotans often talk about the state in terms of East River and West ridiculous. River due to the natural geographic split of the state by the Missouri River. “to be” or not “to be” UP THE CANYON This phrase isn’t actually something that is said, rather helping verbs A phrase you’ll hear quite often at BHSU. With Spearfish Canyon being like “to be” are often omitted from sentences to make them shorter but a short distance from campus, students go “Up the Canyon” for their still understandable. An example of this would be “My bike needs fixed” outdoor adventures. instead of saying “My bike needs to be fixed.” YOU BETCHA! spear Used in place of an enthusiastic “Yes!” An affectionate nickname for this special place we choose to call home. The abbreviated version of Spearfish captures the relaxed culture and humor of our region. SPEAK LIKE A LOCAL

MATTHEWS OPERA HOUSE MURAL BIKE SPEARFISH! D E VE L O P I N G BI C Y C L E -FR IENDLY ROUTES TO AND FROM CAMPUS Get out and hike. View local artwork. Sleep under the stars. Enjoy locally sourced food from the BH Food Hub. Hammock in the canyon. Get drenched at the water park. Center yourself with hot yoga. Escape to the park. Cruise along the bike path. Drink fresh brewed kombucha. Treat yourself at the local creamery. Feed the fish at the hatchery. Show off at a pickup basketball game. Chase some waterfalls. The options are endless » VISITSPEARFISH.COM SP EARFISH FAL L S

PoAutdRoorAAdDvenItSureE DISCOVER THE BLACK HILLS What’s in a name? Black Hills State University pays homage to the history and landscape of its namesake, the Black Hills. The Lakota Sioux words Pahá Sápa, or “Hills That Are Black,” reflect the abundant ponderosa pine trees covering miles of the Black Hills mountain terrain. Hills and trees are just the beginning of this area’s charm. From serene prairie grasslands to the rugged terrain of the Badlands, the Black Hills are truly a place like no other. Hike, bike, kayak, ski, snowboard, and explore. You’re sure to find your own favorite spot in this outdoor adventure paradise. Photo courtesy of South Dakota Tourism


A BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION is defined by student success, academic excellence, innovation, and authenticity. Your time here will be filled with inspiration, innovation, engaging experiences, and imagination that will show you that Anything is Possible. Venture beyond. Our campus was built to be open to promote the endless opportunities that await. Go beyond the classroom to labs, studios, theaters, student organizations, and internships. Build connections with faculty dedicated to your success. Lead while collaborating with a network that includes scholars, creatives, and innovators. Let diversity enhance your learning and become part of something bigger than yourself. All in a city like you - vibrant and ever-evolving. Ready for your next adventure?

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE STEPS TO BECOMING A YELLOW JACKET APPLY FOR HOUSING APPLY FOR ADMISSION* Once you’ve been accepted, choose your home Submit your application at away from home! Fill out the housing application or mail completed application & your $20 at and request the residence non-refundable application fee to the hall that best suits your needs. Enrollment Service Center (ESC). REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT NSR SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS New Student Registration is a required Contact your high school and any post-secondary program intended to provide you with the schools you have attended to request a best opportunities in your first year at BHSU. transcript be mailed directly to the ESC. Registration for NSR begins at the end of January. Sign up at TAKE ACT/SAT TEST SUBMIT MEDICAL FORMS List BHSU (ACT code #3904 / SAT code #6042) as An immunization form will be mailed to you the University to receive your test scores & they upon acceptance for admission to BHSU. This will be sent directly to us. form must be completed and returned prior to registering for classes. REQUIREMENTS EMPLOYMENT F R E S H M E N | Complete the following high school » There are many on-campus student employment courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0: opportunities. Complete the FAFSA to see if » 4 years of English you qualify for federal work study. Other work study » 3 years of mathematics (algebra or higher level) » 3 years of laboratory science » positions are also available. » 3 years of social science and » 1 year of fine arts FINANCIAL AID Meet one of the following requirements: » Get a Federal Student Aid ID at You » Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.6 » will need this ID to complete the FAFSA. » Minimum composite ACT score of 18 (SAT score of 950+) » Rank in the top 60% of high school class Apply at as early as October 1, 2019, to meet the December 1 priority deadline. Select BHSU. T R A N S F E R S | Transfer students with 24 or more credit SCHOLARSHIPS »hours are eligible for admission if they: As soon as you are admitted, apply for » Have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0+ scholarships at » »Are in good standing with the most recently attended Scholarship priority deadline - January 15, 2020 college or university (high school performance will also be considered for applicants with less than 24 credit hours) »Required documentation: qualifications ACT or SAT scores are only required if the applicant is under 22 years of age » Top 1/3 of your class TRANSFERRING FROM A SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC UNIVERSITY? If you attended SDSU, USD, NSU, DSU, or SDSM&T within ACT score of 21+ the past 3 semesters (including summer): - OR - » No application fee required » No need to send transcripts » SAT score of 1070+ $4,000NatsotuoutBdosHcemhnSaoUtNoU(stslwcai,v(opchwrehiasonstrihlhcololefilihylloip$eeoefua4duluarfwa,npu0sroyadtps0nefurhs0ldadidciacspraelearsaaudneatsurttipsoeoaopsp,vmvrnoalaeaiinavncrnritleaaakaifliqtcdi,obleiuaamoulmuelbinrlri)luysoee.yrssfdeae)iHto..cwqaoanlHuUraamtsiotrpstrodesaumeteipdrBnoeda.oHsn$ancSk4hU3a,,o.d00om0l0GeisdPsAion buzz bonusalong wmithustthmeaminitnaiminuam3.A0CGTPcAoamlopnogsiwteitshcothree of 21. minimum ACT composite score of 21. *Apply early to ensure a complete review of your application and all supporting documents, which are evaluated on an individual basis.

COST ESTIMATES | 2019-2020 ECXAPEMR IPE NUCSE Coming to campus to experience our culture is the best Tuition and Fees based on 30 credit hours per year way to decide if BHSU is the right fit for you. Although a visit to BHSU is not required for admission, we RESIDENT recommend visiting campus since it is such an important part of the college selection process. TUITION & FEES + HOUSING & MEALS TO TA L $9,009 $7,142 $16,151 IN-STATE TUITION (CO, IA, MT, ND, NE, & WY RESIDENTS) TUITION & FEES + HOUSING & MEALS TO TA L $9,009 $7,142 $16,151 INDIVIDUAL VISIT CHILD OF ALUM Schedule your campus visit online at TUITION & FEES + HOUSING & MEALS TO TA L Pick the date that works best for you and customize your visit. $9,009 $7,142 $16,151 » Offered all year Monday - Friday MINNESOTA JACKET PREVIEW TUITION & FEES + HOUSING & MEALS TO TA L $9,407 $7,142 $16,549 Register at You will meet current BHSU students, faculty and staff, tour campus NON-RESIDENT with other prospective students and their families, and learn about our academic programs, admission TUITION & FEES + HOUSING & MEALS TO TA L requirements, financial aid options, and scholarship opportunities. $12,155 $7,142 $19,297 JACKET PREVIEW DATES INn-oSw oTffeArinTg E Saturday, Oct. 12 Saturday, Nov. 2 TUITION Saturday, Dec. 7 2019 Saturday, Feb. 15 2020 Friday, April 3 H E L P F U L H I N T: Have a few dates in mind when making your reservations as space is limited. View a campus map at MT ND IA WY SD CO NE A SAVINGS OF Over 4 years

BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY Legal Name ____________________________________________________________________ Social Security Number* _______-_____-___________ Last First Middle *Please see privacy information on page 2 Former Name(s) ___________________________________ Preferred First Name _____________________ Birth Date _______________ (If different than legal name) MAILING ADDRESS Street________________________________________________________________ City _________________________________________________________________ State/Province______________________ Zip Code ____________ -_________ E-mail Address________________________________________________________ Cell Phone (_____) _________________ Home Phone (_____) _________________ Name of Parent/Guardian ______________________________________ Parent/Guardian E-mail ________________________________________ PERSON TO CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to you ____________________________ Street/P.O. Box _____________________________________________________________________________ Telephone (_____) __________________ City ______________________________________________________________ State ______________ Zip Code ____________ -_________ Citizenship:  USA  Permanent Resident  Refugee/Asylee  Other (If “other”, please specify) ______________________________ If you checked Citizenship other than USA, please specify Citizenship ____________, and Country of Birth __________ Selective Service Registration: Pursuant to South Dakota Codified Law § 13-53-1.1, no male person born after December 31, 1959, may enroll at any state-supported college or university until he has answered the below statement: Do you certify that you are registered with the Selective Service?  Yes, I am registerd  No, But I am required to  No, I am exempt from the registration requirement (*Some of the reasons are listed below) * I am female * I was born before 1960 * I am in the armed services on active duty * I am a citizen of the Federal States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or (Note: does not apply to members of the Reserves and National Guard a permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Palau). who are not on active duty). * I am a lawfully admitted non-immigrant alien * I have not reached my 18th birthday Residency: Have you lived in South Dakota for the past 12 months?  Yes  No In what state are you a resident? _________________________________________________________________________ South Dakota residents should also list the county in which you reside _________________________________________ If you are a South Dakota resident, but you have not lived in South Dakota for the past 12 months, please explain: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please answer the following questions.  Yes  No Did you graduate from a South Dakota high school?  Yes  No Were you a South Dakota resident at the time of graduation and living with a parent or legal guardian who was also a South Dakota resident?  Yes  No Are you married to a resident of South Dakota? Veteran Information: BHSU provides a variety of financial aid and student support services to Veterans, National Guard/Reservists, and U.S. Armed Service members that are intended to foster success for military personnel in their postsecondary experience. We ask that you respond to the items below to assist in identifying military personnel to ensure that we can best coordinate these services.  Yes  No Have you ever been a member of the US armed forces?  Yes  No Are you currently a military service member?  Yes  No Are you a spouse or child of a current or former service member? Child of BHSU Alum:  Yes  No Is your parent/legal guardian a BHSU alum? If yes, what is their year of graduation? _________ Semester and year you wish to enroll:  Fall  Spring  Summer, then Fall  Summer Year ______________ Ed ucatio nal Go al: Ch ecCOOkhppettthiicookennooABnp et i:on IIbdpeBlolaoannwcohtttoehplpaolutar’nrbsseutDoseetgpadrueedressecug(rer4iebayeee.sdaeyrgodrueeregeradenuedc)awtiiolOlnRbael goal. Degree (2 year degree) student.  Option C as a non degree seeking  Associate’s taking courses I understand that this educational goal does not qualify me to receive federal financial aid. I will be enrolling in a certification program and do not plan to pursue a degree. I understand that this educational goal may not qualify me to receive federal financial aid.

Black Hills State University (BHSU) Spearfish, SD • (605) 642-6343 • A. W hHaigthisstchheoohlighesAtssleovceialtoefdeedgurceaetion your parents have obMtaaisnteerd’?s/Doctoral degree Bachelor degree B. Do you plan to live on campus in a residence hall?  Yes  No C.  Yes  No Did you stop attending a South Dakota public university because you were deployed by the military? D. Are you interested in ROTC?  Yes  Possibly  No  Yes  No E. Do you intend to enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses? Planned major___________________________________________ Will you be a:  Full-time student OR  Part-time student Which location(s) do you plan to attend:  Spearfish Main Campus  Black Hills State University-Rapid City (No Campus Housing)  Online (Not all programs are available online. Please refer to PRIOR EDUCATION High School Attended _______________________________________________________________________________________________ School City State Date of High School Graduation (MM/YY) _________ / _________ or GED (MM/YY) _________ / _________ Have you taken the ACT/SAT test?  Yes  No Date Tested (MM/YY) ______ /______ Composite Score _____________ Have you enrolled in any college courses while in high school?  Yes  No (If yes, please fill out post secondary education section below.) Post Secondary Education List any institutions you have attended, regardless of length of attendance, and even if no work was completed. Failure to list all institutions previously attended may result in loss of credit and/or dismissal. Name of Institution Location (City/State) From Month/Year To Month/Year _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE All answers I have given on this application are accurate and true. If admitted, I agree to observe the rules of the South Dakota Board of Regents and to pay all fees and charges assessed. My signature below also authorizes the release of my high school transcript and rank if requested. If admitted, I agree to provide all required immunization documentation. I acknowledge that federal law permits institutions of higher education to disclose academic, enrollment, and financial aid information about me to staff who need to know such information to carry out their administrative tasks. I understand and acknowledge that the institutions that comprise the South Dakota system of higher education are also permitted to share such academic, enrollment and financial aid information, either within or outside the South Dakota system of higher education, when I transfer between institutions, when I enroll in coursework from more than one institution during a term or when I enroll in courses offered by a university other than the one that will grant my degree. I understand that by transferring between institutions, selecting courses from more than one institution during a term in which I received federal financial aid or enrolling in courses offered by a university other than the one that will grant my degree, I will be deemed to have consented to the disclosure of academic and financial aid information about myself. I certify that the information recorded on this application is correct. I understand that falsification of information may result in denial of admission. Signature _____________________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________ Send your completed application and application fee to: Enrollment Service Center, Slagle Hall Rm 30, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069 USE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER Privacy Information We are requesting your SSN for administrative record accuracy and reporting. Disclosure of your SSN is voluntary and if you decline to provide it to us this action will not affect your admissions eligibility. However, we request this information from you in order to meet our federal obligation to report student employment, Hope and Lifetime scholarship tax information, and federal financial aid. The SSN is confidential information under the Federal Educational Rights to Privacy Act and we will not release it without your consent. Having your SSN on record will enable the university to keep accurate information and to report it promptly. Information Request The information requested below is used to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As an applicant, responding to these questions is optional and your response will in no way affect your admission. However, we are asking for the information now to avoid a separate request once a person is an enrolled student. We use the data in aggregated form only to comply with federal reporting requirements. Gender:  Male  Female Choose one:  Non-Hispanic or Non-Latino  Hispanic or Latino Choose as many as apply:  American Indian or Alaskan Native  Asian  Black or African American  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander  White South Dakota universities offer all educational programs, material, and service to all people without discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability. South Dakota universities are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

black hills state university is a place where anything is possible. we are dedicated to you and your success, and together we can achieve anything you strive for. Beginningt h i s i s j u s t t h e Anoyf tyhouirng at bhsu

Office of Admissions 1200 University Street, Unit 9502 Spearfish, SD 57799-9502 JOIN OUR Yellow Jacket FAMILY QUESTIONS? WE’RE HERE TO HELP! BHSU Office of Admissions | 605.642.6343 | [email protected] | #BHSUBound

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