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South Dakota State University    
  Feb 20, 2018
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Policies & Procedures

The South Dakota State University Policy and Procedure Manual may be viewed online at:   That website is the definitive source for the most current South Dakota State University policies.  Policies duplicated on other websites or in print may not be the most current version.  All policies documented on the site are official and supercede policies located elsewhere.  South Dakota State University is governed by state and federal law, administrative regulations, and policies of the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) and the State of South Dakota.   South Dakota Board of Regents policies may be viewed online at:

Academic General Information  

  • Academic Advising Role Statements
  • Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy/ Title IX
  • Disability Policy Statement
  • Email Policy Statement
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
  • Graduation Policies and Procedures
  • Non-Degree Courses
  • Policy on Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Harassment
  • Policy on Institutional Record of Student Complaints
  • Student Code of Freedom and Responsibility
  • Trip Regulations
  • University-Sponsored Student Athletic Trip Regulations

Academic Expectations  

  • Academic Performance
  • Academic Honesty
  • Attendance
  • Class Definition
  • Electives
  • Rate of Progress

Making Academic Changes  

  • Auditing a Course
  • Drop-Add Procedure
  • Repeated Courses
  • Petitions and Appeals
  • Withdrawals

Academic Evaluation  

  • Introduction
  • Academic Amnesty
  • Assessment Program
  • Proficiency Examination
  • Credits
  • Examination for University Credit
  • Dean’s List and Honors Designation
  • Modern Language Credit
  • Grading