Accepted Students Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Sioux Falls!

You've completed an application and received your USF acceptance letter. Now it's time to complete the following steps to reserve your spot in the USF Class of 2025.

Download Accepted Student Checklist

Now what?


Visit Campus

Discover what it is like to be a USF student by visiting with current students and professors. If you have not done so already, make sure and schedule a personal visit to campus. Virtual visits are also available in which individual appointments can be set up with admissions, financial aid, current students and professors.


Apply for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to be considered for aid from Federal Financial Aid Programs. It is highly recommended that you submit the FAFSA, even if you think your family may not qualify.

Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, and include USF school code (003469). USF has a priority filing date of January 1 for the FAFSA. The USF Financial Aid Office begins sending out Official Award Notifications after January 1. After this point, students receive rolling notifications.


Join the Instagram Class of 2025 

Here you will be able to connect with future classmates and be in the loop with important admissions updates.


Pay $100 Tuition Deposit

This tuition deposit allows you to register for classes at USF and applies to your first semester's tuition. Your deposit is fully refundable until May 1, and you may submit your deposit online, through mail or by calling USF Admissions at 800-888-1047.


Campus Housing

University of Sioux Falls residence life emphasizes the intrinsic value of each person and endeavors to create opportunities for students to find value in the diverse gifts and talents of each member of the USF community.

Submit your housing application and $100 deposit by May 1. Room assignment notifications begin in July for the fall semester.


Attend a Virtual New Student Registration Session

NSR - that's what we call it - is the day you meet individually with a professor for academic advising, register for classes and become an enrolled student at the University of Sioux Falls.

Information about New Student Registration:

Prior to your New Student Registration day, please request for your official transcripts to be sent to for any courses in which you have earned college credit. If you have completed Advanced Placement Exams with a score of 4 or 5, please request for these scores to be sent to USF as well.

NSR Sign Up

Fall 2021 New Student Registration Dates:

  • Friday, June 4
  • Friday, June 11
  • Friday, June 18
  • Friday, June 25

Additional information on New Student Registration and the USF Welcome Guide can be found HERE.



Provide proof of your Immunization Records. Return the completed form prior to the start of classes at USF.


Final Transcripts

An official, final high school transcript showing a graduation date must be sent directly from your school to the Admissions Office.

If applicable, have official advanced placement scores and/or college transcripts sent directly to the Admissions Office. If you are a transfer student, all previous college transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office.

If you are a transfer student, all previous college transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office.


Countdown to Move-in Day and New Student Orientation!

New Student Orientation begins with Move-In Day in late August. Room assignments and move-in schedules will be sent by mid-July.