Congratulations on your decision to apply to the University of Sioux Falls! USF students list our Christian community, dynamic professors and premier career opportunities as top benefits. We’re happy USF is at the top of your college list.

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Application Details

To consider your application complete USF will need to receive the following items:

  • Submit an online application – no application fee.
  • Send us your official high school transcript.
  • Send us a standardized test scores from either from ACT or SAT.
    • The USF code number for the ACT is 3920
    • The USF code number for the SAT is 6651.
  • Transcripts of all previous college work, if applicable

Once all the appropriate forms have been submitted, you can expect to hear from USF regarding the status of your application within 2 weeks.

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Admission Standards

  • Achieve a minimum 2.8 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Earn a composite ACT score of at least 20 (or equivalent SAT scores).
    • The USF code number for the ACT is 3920
    • The USF code number for the SAT is 6651
  • Complete college preparatory high school core curriculum:
    • English (4 units)
    • Math (3 units of Algebra I or above)
    • Lab Science (3 units)
    • Social Studies (2 units)
    • Foreign Language (2 units) is also recommended

If you do not meet the above criteria, we still encourage you to apply for admission. In some cases students who do not meet the admissions requirements outlined above you may be granted conditional acceptance with the opportunity to be fully accepted after the completion of one successful semester.

If you have any questions throughout this process contact your admissions counselor with any question.

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Estimate Your Scholarship

All students are considered for an academic scholarship and notified of their scholarship at the time of admittance. Use your test score and GPA to estimate your academic scholarship amount offered each year.

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After Acceptance

It's official! You're going to be a University of Sioux Falls Cougar! If you haven't already, please pay your $100 tuition deposit to hold your spot by May 1.

Applications for the Honors Program

The Honors Program requires a separate application, in addition to acceptance into USF. Applications into the Honors Program are due by April 1.