The Office of Extended Programs
coordinates planning, development, and delivery
of all courses and programs that are delivered
at a distance, including on-line,
videoconferencing, and face-to-face at remote
DSU offers undergraduate, graduate, and
certificate programs in the University Center at
Sioux Falls and via online. To find more about
the programs and courses, please click the links
DSU offers a number of online
undergraduate and graduate courses
to help you to complete degree programs.
Spring full semester - 1/13/2010 - 5/7/2010
January 22, 2010 - Last day to Drop a full semester 16
week class and receive a full tuition refund.
Courses dropped AFTER this date will receive a
grade of "W" and NO REFUND.
January 22, 2010 - Last day to Add a full semester 16
March 25, 2010 - Last day to withdraw from the
University (ALL CLASSES) and be
eligible for a prorated refund of University charges
based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
April 7, 2010 - Last day to drop a full semester class
or withdraw from all classes/University and receive a
grade of "W" - NO REFUND.
To search for more courses
offered by DSU and the other universities of South Dakota. please visit
DSU also offers prep sessions/refresher courses to help you
prepare ACT tests and improve your writing, math and reading
Federal law requires that universities verify
the identity of students when course materials
and/or course assessment activities are
conducted either partially or entirely online .
A studentís Desire2Learn (D2L) login and
password are intended to provide the student
with secure access to course materials and are
also intended to help the university meet this
federal mandate. Some DSU Faculty also require
the use of a proctor for exams in
distance-delivered (Internet) courses and this
requirement provides a second level of student
identify verification. Finally, an instructor
who uses web conferencing technology may require
students to use a webcam during exams, as
another means of student identify verification
through voice and visual recognition.
South Dakota students who are taking online
courses from DSU and who need exam proctors can
go to any of the South Dakota Board of Regent
institutions to receive proctoring services.
They may also request these services from the
statewide higher education centers in Pierre
(Capital University Center), Rapid City (Higher
Education Center-West River) and Sioux Falls
Students from outside South Dakota needing
proctors should identify a proctor in their
locale and should provide the proposed proctorís
contact information to the course instructor at
least one week prior to testing, to aid in the
proctor approval process.
Proctor guidelines and agreement forms can be
Remember that university faculty and staff will
carefully evaluate the proposed proctorís
credentials, to ensure that there are no
conflicts of interest in the selection of a
particular proctor. And, students should bring
appropriate identification (one photo ID card,
at a minimum) with them to a proctored exam, so
that the proctor can verify the studentís
identity prior to the exam.