Location Matters

Prospective and Current Online & On-campus Student

Located Outside of South Dakota

Your location matters if you are taking an online course or an on-campus course with an experiential learning activity (such as, but not limited to, clinical, internships, externships, student teaching supervised field experience, co-curricular courses, fellowships, seminars, etc.) outside of South Dakota.  DSU does not provide the online programs or experiential learning activities in all states or countries.

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Report Location While Taking DSU Courses

Where will you be physically located while taking DSU courses? Every student shall report a correct current address or physical location at the time of initial enrollment in Dakota State courses.  In situations where your educational plan changes after registration, you shall inform DSU of any change in physical location. You can update your address online. Feel free to contact online@dsu.edu.

Update Address:

 

Change in Location During the Semester

Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state. Your admission into a program is granted at the time of initial acceptance into the DSU program.  In situations where your educational plan changes after registration, you shall inform DSU of any change in physical location. You shall update your address online through Self-Service Banner (SSB). You can also contact online@dsu.edu.

Impact with Change in Physical Location:

  • Receipt of financial aid or benefits
  • Ability to complete the degree program or course
  • Ability to sit for professional licensure or certification
  • Possibility the program may not meet the eligibility requirements of the applicable state

Contacts for Change in Physical Location:

  • Enrolled Students should inform advisor of change in location and online@dsu.edu
  • Prospective Students should contact the Office of Online Education with questions (online@dsu.edu)

 

Student Responsibility

It is your responsibility to contact DSU personnel with direct oversight of your program if there is a change in physical location or contact Online@dsu.edu. By doing this, you shall ensure that the educational program and activity you are pursuing or considering pursuing outside of South Dakota has authorization.

Enrolling in Experiential Learning Activity Course Outside of South Dakota

Before registering for an experiential learning activity course in a state other than that of your physical location, you shall first need to check a few things before you start the activity as distance education regulations and authorization are subject to change.

Consult:

Register Early for Experiential Learning Activity:

  • Determine with your advisor if the educational experience activity meets federal, state, reciprocity agreement, or international laws if applicable.
  • Determines whether or not the educational program meets the licensure or certification requirements of the applicable state.
  • Ensures you can sit for licensure or certification upon completion of the academic program and or participate in an experiential learning activity outside of South Dakota.
  • If applicable, ensures receipt of financial aid.

 

Enrolling in a Program That Leads to Licensure or Certification

Prior to enrolling in a program that leads to licensure or certification, such as, but not limited to, clinical, internships, externships, student teaching, supervised field experience, co-curricular courses, fellowships, seminars, etc. there are a few things to do.

Consult:

  • Your advisor
  • Contact DSU personnel with direct oversight of the academic program
  • College of Business and Information Systems Professional Accountancy: 605-256-5165 or Email
  • College of Education Education Programs: 605-256-5177 or Email
  • Office of Online Education 605-256-5239 or Email

Impact for Checking Prior to Enrolling:

  • Determines whether or not the educational program meets the licensure or certification requirements of the applicable state.
  • Ensures you can sit for licensure or certification upon completion of the academic program and or participate in an experiential learning activity outside of South Dakota.
  • If applicable, ensures receipt of financial aid.

 

Distance Education: Student Out-of-State Location Policy