Congratulations on your acceptance to BHSU. Let’s get started!

Below is our Admitted Student Checklist, which lists a number of upcoming next steps to getting enrolled at BHSU for the Fall 2022 semester.  

We're excited to welcome you to the Yellow Jacket family!



To confirm your spot in the fall class and to proceed with your housing application, your first important step is to Submit your Housing Deposit by clicking here.

Then, after your deposit has been submitted, you may click here to Submit the Housing Application to live on campus. Students are required to live on campus for the first 2 years after they graduate from high school. To appeal this policy, complete the Housing Appeal and return it to Residence Life. Fall housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing assignments will be made in early June, and sent to students via email.



Set up your Yellow Jacket Email account. This will be our official way to correspond with you. If you need help setting up your Yellow Jacket Email, click here.

After accessing your email account, then set up your MYBHSU/SNAP account by using your email login credentials (email and password). This account is used to register for classes, view your financial aid, and pay your tuition.



You do not need your ACT/SAT scores when you apply; just make sure they are sent to BHSU when you get the results. List Black Hills State University (ACT Code # 3904/SAT Code # 6042) as one of the universities to receive your ACT/SAT scores and they will be sent directly to us. If you do not have ACT/SAT results at the time of registration or you are over 21 years of age and have not taken the ACT/SAT test in the past five years, you will need to take the ACCUPLACER Placement Exams for Math and English. Call the Admissions Office at 605-642-6343 to arrange for ACCUPLACER testing.


SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA APPLICATION (FAFSA Application Opens Oct. 1st, 2021)

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Select BHSU (003459).


FILL OUT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (Application Opens Oct. 1st, 2021)

To learn about and apply for scholarships, visit 

The priority scholarship application deadline for new students is January 15th. Students may still submit the new student scholarship application, and it will be reviewed in the order it was received, after the January 15th priority deadline.



Fall 2022 New Students: Registration and Orientation dates will be posted in Spring 2022.

Registration is a 90-minute virtual session where you’ll connect with a faculty member or professional advisor in your program to select courses for your first year at BHSU. You'll finish your virtual Registration appointment with your schedule of classes in-hand.

Orientation is a full-day, in-person (or virtual) experience for students (parent sessions included) that introduces you to our beautiful campus and Spearfish community, provides important information about residence life & dining, academics and advising, financial aid, student organizations and resources, and much more. Your in-person orientation session includes a built-in advising session if you need to make adjustments to your schedule. Most importantly, you’ll be able to connect with fellow Yellow Jackets and meet staff and faculty who can help you throughout your journey at BHSU. You will also be able to purchase a parking pass, pick up your student ID and buy textbooks.


To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from your high school, colleges, and universities attended directly to the Admissions Office through an electronic ordering service or via mail to the address below. 

First-time Freshmen: Request that your final official high school transcript be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Transfer Students: The Admissions Office will need final official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended.

All Students: If you have taken dual credit at anytime, you must submit any and all college/university transcripts for the dual credit. 

Admissions Office
Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD 57799



The health and wellness of our students is immensely important to us! Students are required to have immunization documentation. Please submit a copy of your updated immunization records via mail, email, or fax.

BHSU Admissions
Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD 57799 
Fax: (605) 642-6254

Get all your Questions Answered
It’s important to get all your questions answered. Learn about Tuition & FeesFinancial AidTextbooksParking Permits, and Meal Plans. Other questions? Contact Admissions and we’ll provide answers!

Green & Gold Days
Green & Gold Days is a program dedicated to new freshmen students to help you get familiar with campus life. Join the fun!

Contact Info
Phone: 605.642.6131
Fax: 605.642.6254

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799