Transfer Students



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Transfer Students

  • Step 1


    Create a VIP Page to request information and personalize your DSU experience.

    Choose a Visit day to attend or set a visit up on a day and time which would work for you. If you'd like to view our campus now you can view our virtual tour now.


  • Step 2


    You may apply for admission to Dickinson State by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button on your VIP homepage. Using the same username and password you created for your VIP page, you can log into the online application for admission.

    Here's a list of admissions documents along with your application, that we'll need to grant you full admission to Dickinson State:
    - $35 Application Fee
    - College Transcripts in an officially sealed envelope* 
    - Copy of shot records

    *If you've acquired less than 24 college semester hours then you must also submit along with your current college transcript:
    - ACT or SAT Score
    - High School Transcript in an officially sealed envelope
    College Preparatory Course Report Form

    • Admission Requirements

      Applicants seeking admissions to Dickinson State University must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

      Applicants who have completed 24 or more semester hours (36 or more quarter hours) of credit toward a degree program and are in good standing (not on dismissed or suspended status) at their most recent institution attended shall be admitted to the institution.


  • Step 3


    Make sure to apply for institutional scholarship opportunities through the Dickinson State Alumni and Foundation. Applications will be accepted starting October 1st, and the Priority deadline is December 15th.


    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online. Application are accepted as early as January 1st. The priority deadline for grants and work study is April 15th. 

    Dickinson State's FAFSA School Code is: 002989


  • Step 4

  • Apply for Housing

    All students:
    - Under the age of 21 
    - Those students with fewer than 60 credits are required to live on campus

    - Those students whose parents/guardians live within a 25 mile radius of campus can receive an off campus exemption.

    -Students who are exempt from the policy may choose, on a voluntary basis, to purchase a Room and Board Package. If residing in the residence halls, students must purchase a board plan.

    To apply for housing log into your VIP page and click on the link in the lower right corner of the page.

    For more information and FAQs on Residential Life click here .

    Download Housing Checklist


  • Step 5

    ATTEND SOAR Registration 

    After you receive full acceptance into Dickinson State University, you may attend an orientation session to sign up for classes for the upcoming semester.


As a transfer student, you naturally want to know how your previous college courses fit with DSU's requirements and what courses you need to graduate.

The Transfer Equivalency Website will allow you to find course equivalencies from various schools across the United States. This database is provided for planning purposes only.

The absence of a college or university on the list is not an indication that DSU does not accept credit from that institution.