Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Register Now for Spring 2013 Semester

It's amazing how quickly one semester can fly by! We are already in the middle of finals week for the Fall 2012 semester here at Black Hills State University, and most students have already registered for their Spring classes at BHSU.

Are you considering starting at BHSU for the first time in January, or returning after some time away?

 If you are still thinking about taking classes here at BHSU during our Spring 2013 semester, there is still time. The clock is ticking, but it is still definitely possible for you to get everything in place and registered for Spring classes. Our Spring semester classes begin on the evening of January 9, 2013, with the first full day of classes scheduled for January 10, 2013.

Applying for admission to BHSU is your first very important step, if you haven't already done so. You can apply for admission to BHSU online at or you can start the admissions process by contacting an Admissions Counselor at BHSU at 605-642-6343.

If you have already applied for admission for the Spring semester, but haven't sent in your high school or college transcripts or GED scores - the time is now. As soon as those are received, they will allow the Admissions Office to move forward and make an admissions decision on your application.

Already accepted to BHSU for the Spring semester and wondering what to do next?

If you have already received a letter of acceptance for the Spring 2013 semester and need to get registered for classes, call the BHSU Student Success Center at 605-642-6951 to schedule a registration appointment as soon as possible.

There is still time to get enrolled at BHSU for the Spring semester and the Admissions Office is here to help you through the process. If you have questions or if we can be of any assistance in helping you get all of your loose ends tied up for the Spring 2013 semester at BHSU, please just let us know. We'll be happy to help!

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

Friday, November 16, 2012

BHSU Scholarship Deadline

As we approach the holidays, there are lots of deadlines coming up...
  • Deadlines to get the turkey in the oven on time...
  • Deadlines to get greeting cards in the mail to friends and relatives..
  • Deadlines to get gifts bought for loved ones...
Lots of holiday-related deadlines coming up. BUT, if you're planning to attend BHSU in the Fall semester, there's one deadline that's not holiday-related that we want to be sure you remember.

Our BHSU Scholarship Application deadline.

The BHSU Scholarship Application for freshmen and transfer students has a priority submission deadline of December 21st. After that, scholarships will start to be awarded and we don't want you to miss your opportunity to be considered.

It's short, straightforward, and could be very worth your while. Check it out.

Complete the Scholarship Application online by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions or troubles while filling it out, feel free to call the BHSU Admissions Office at 605-642-6412. We'll be happy to help!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

BHSU at the Mall - Again!

BHSU Admissions Office staff met so many great folks last week at the Rushmore Mall, in Rapid City, that we've decided to do it again! This Saturday, in fact.

This Saturday, August 4th, Will Malde, Admissions Counselor from the BHSU Admissions Office will be available in the Rushmore Mall to answer questions, help you apply for admission and learn more about why you and BHSU are a good fit.

We'll have a flashy information table set up from 11:00 AM to 4:00PM, just down from the food court and the Sunglass Hut in the mall. Just look for the big green and gold BHSU signs and come say hi.

We hope to see you this Saturday at the mall!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Meet Us at the Mall!

Black Hills State University admissions counselors at a college fair

We know that summer is a busy time in the Black Hills. We've heard from many of you this summer who either live in or will be visiting the Rapid City area, are interested in Black Hills State University, and haven't quite been able to make the trip up to Spearfish to visit campus.

That's why we're coming to you!

This Friday, July 27th, BHSU Admissions representatives will be available at the Rushmore Mall, in Rapid City, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. We'll have a big BHSU information booth set up near the food court area (next to the Sunglass Hut), you won't be able to miss us.

Come ask questions, apply for admission and learn more about how you and BHSU are a good fit. We look forward to meeting you at the mall!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Residence Life Adds Virtual Tours of Residence Hall Rooms

One of the toughest choices a new college student will make during their first few months in the college planning process is choosing the right residence hall. Our new students at BHSU are no exception to this conundrum.

If you find yourself confused about which hall to choose from we have some great news for you! BHSU’s Residence Life office just added an online option for viewing four out of our five residence halls. Now you can view our rooms without getting up from your chair! Not only will you get a feel for the dimensions and layout of the room, but you also get a chance to view our current students’ d├ęcor and creative ideas for arranging their furniture. It’s great! Click, scroll and move about the room as if it was yours.

Check out our 360 degree room tours today and visualize yourself living on the most beautiful college campus in South Dakota!

For more information on Residence Life at BHSU, please call (605) 642-6464 today!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Got Financial Aid?

As many of you know the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Aid is a very important piece of your college preparation puzzle, as well as throughout your college career. So let’s start with the basics:

1.) FREE! We all enjoy free things in life so check out the FAFSA site and see what you may be eligible to receive in terms of student aid. To learn more visit:

2.) Why apply? Filling out the FAFSA for FREE is a great way to see if you are eligible for not only loans but also grants, scholarships and federal work study! So.. with so many opportunities you would be crazy not to give it a try, right?

3.) Time is running out! Our deadline for the FAFSA is March 1st; this is the date we would prefer to have your application submitted, but if you haven’t completed your taxes or have any other financial hold ups don’t sweat it - we are more than happy to work with you!

4.) Questions? We all have them! If you need assistance give us a call. Our financial aid office can be reached at 605-642-6145 or by email at

Good luck putting all of your new FAFSA knowledge to work!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Benefits of Visiting Campus

For those of you who have not yet taken the time to visit our campus here at BHSU (or any other campus for that matter) we have decided to come up with a list of reasons why you should consider visiting. Drum roll please…

1. Getting the lay of the land – What better way to actually imagine yourself on a campus than touring it? We will take you through every building on campus and explain to you what sorts of courses or activities you may be partaking in within that building.

2. Meeting BHSU faculty and staff – Not only will you get to tour campus, but you will get to meet Admissions & Financial Aid staff as well as faculty, coaches and really anyone else you may want to meet while you are here.

3. Chatting with current students – Here at BHSU we pride ourselves in our knowledgeable and energetic tour guides who all happen to be current students. While visiting, you will have the opportunity to talk with this tour guide and ask any questions you may have about campus. They are the true experts when it comes to knowing all things BHSU – so we encourage you to ask away!

4. Getting a feel for BHSU & determining if it’s the right fit for you – Yes, we think that first impressions really matter and we want to make sure your first impression of BHSU is a great one. Come check out campus and visualize yourself as a Yellow Jacket.

5. Dining at The Hive! – Guests always have an opportunity to experience how well our students eat here on campus by dining in The Hive. Come and enjoy fresh pizza, Mongolian cuisine, fresh salad & veggies, and perhaps a dessert… or two!

6. Shopping at the BHSU Bookstore! – Once you experience our amazing campus, we are quite sure you will not want to leave empty handed. Make sure to stop and check out the bookstore to find all of your essential BHSU apparel and more!

7. Making Connections – Last but certainly not least, we feel that students who take the time to visit campus form connections and relationships with our faculty, staff and current students. Students who visit tend to feel more confident in their college decision & are prepared to start the school year off to a great start come August.

Need I say more…? Whether you are still in the decision making process or even committed to attending in the fall, think about taking the time to visit campus and see firsthand what we are all about.

For more information on visiting campus please check out our web site at today!