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 next incoming class.

Access Your Accepted Student Portal

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 January 1, and include USF school code (003469). USF has a priority filing date of March 1 for the FAFSA. The USF Financial Aid Office begins sending out Official Financial Aid Offers after a student is accepted and submitted a FAFSA. Official Financial Aid Offers are mailed out on a rolling basis.


Follow USF on Instagram

Here you will be able to connect with future classmates, be in the loop with important admissions updates and see what is happening on our campus.
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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.


Apply for 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.


Schedule Your New Student Registration Appointment

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.

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.

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NSR Sign Up

Please contact the admissions office at 605-331-6600 or with any questions.



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.