Print College Transfer Checklist
Below is a checklist regarding some of the things you should consider doing to determine the right institution for your career goals, what is needed to begin the credit transfer process, and get enrolled at a South Dakota Public Institution:
_______ Take a career assessment test
determine your interests.
_______ Determine which programs fit with your interests
_______ If you are unsure of a career choice, contact the institution for an appointment to discuss your options.
See College Admissions' Offices Contact List
_______ Academic Assessment. Some applicants are required to complete additional entrance exams.
Applicants who are required to complete these exams will be notified.
_______ Meet with an adviser
to review the transfer of your credits and ask if there are any transfers
agreements available in your major.
Situate Financial Position
_______ Research financial aid options
at your transfer school; contact the financial aid office to see if your current aid
_______ Submit your FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and indicate your transfer school on the form;
If already submitted, update your form to include your transfer school.
_______ Consult with the transfer school's financial aid office to transfer any financial aid you already receive and submit any
institutional financial aid forms.
_______ Apply for a transfer scholarship at your transfer school (if applicable).
Register at a South Dakota Public Institution
_______ Complete an application. Most of the institutions have on-line application forms or a common application
exists for the six public 4-year institutions.
_______ Submit applications for admission, including degree program admission and housing applications.
_______ Request official transcripts (from current and previously attended schools) be sent to your transfer school.
_______ Obtain any transcripts for other types of credit, if accepted by your transfer school.
_______ Complete all necessary paperwork to apply for graduation from your current school.
_______ Finalize residence hall or other housing arrangements.
_______ Educational Transcripts. Request that your official high school/college transcripts or GED certificate be
sent to the institution. If your high school records are listed by a different name, have that institution place
your current name on your transcript. Students presently in high school, submit partial transcripts if you
wish to apply for admission into a program prior to your high school graduation. It is required that a final
transcript of grades indicating graduation date be sent to the institution. Transcripts from some online
high schools possibly may not be accepted. An official transcript is required from each college or
technical school if transfer credit is desired. Contact the Admission Office for further information at
your institution of choice - Contact List.
_______ Take any necessary placement exams or proficiency tests at your transfer college.
_______ Register for classes and attend transfer or new student orientation at your transfer college.
Transfer of Credits
_______ Determine how your credits will transfer to South Dakota Public Institutions.