Admission to the University

Si Tanka University is an equal-opportunity educational institution.  STU is committed to the pursuit of excellence and welcomes applicants who have the same high standards.  The University strives to give each of our students an employment-driven educational experience. The admissions policies and procedures of STU assure applicants equal access to the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to secure personally satisfying and socially productive employment. Applicants who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission.Unless otherwise indicated, all applicants are required to submit all documents listed on pages 9 and 10 in order to complete an application for admission. 


For undergraduate:

  1. Completed/signed application form;
  2. Non-refundable $75 application fee;
  3. Secondary or high school transcript or diploma in English;
  4. Test results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) (for reference and guidance) (Optional);
  5. College transcripts if you have previous college credits. Transcripts must be in English;
  6. Two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s principal, teachers, employers or guidance counselor.

The University will accept for admissions into the undergraduate program, in place of a high school transcript, a signed and dated attestation/affidavit from the applicant.  If you would like a copy of the attestation/affidavit, please contact the Admission's office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one will be emailed to you.

For graduate:

  1. Completed/signed application form;
  2. Non-refundable $75 application fee;
  3. College transcripts in English;
  4. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent from a foreign college or university;  
  5. Have a 2.5 G.P.A or above.  If an applicant’s undergraduate G.P.A. is less than 2.5, extensive review and approval from the Admissions Committee is required.
  6.  Two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s principal, teachers, employers or guidance counselor.
  7. If potential graduate students have taken the GMAT or GRE and submit their scores, this will enhance the opportunity for admissions.


In some cases, additional information may be required before an admission decision can be rendered.Even though paper applications will be accepted, but online applications are preferred.Applicants also may download, complete and send the application with fee to the appropriate mailing address.


Application Procedures


Si Tanka University follows an open-door with guided placement admissions policy and there is no difference in admissions procedures between in-class and on-line programs applications. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or sexual orientation, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability in admitting students. Although potential students may apply any time, applicants are encouraged to complete the admission process by the priority enrollment due dates.

Application forms for admission to the University may be obtained from the:

Si Tanka University

5000 Broadband Lane, Suite 123

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Admissions Office

Telephone: (605) 728-1529

Or, downloaded from www.sitanka.us.

Application for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Office. A nonrefundable application fee is required. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to make certain that appropriate college transcripts, recommendations and financial support documents (for international students only) are provided either with the application or promptly thereafter.  Until all required records are provided, the student’s status will be placed as provisional. Provisionaladmission is intended for those who are missing admissions documents other than an application, application fee and an official transcript from the institution granting their highest completed degree.  Provisional admission status may be granted upon the recommendation of an academic department. If this is the case, a student’s official admission will not be completed until the University receives documents such as financial statements and proofs of English proficiency (international students), recommendation letters and official transcripts. While a student who is admitted provisionally will be allowed to enroll for his/her first quadmester, all admission provisions must be cleared by the end of the first quadmester of enrollment. If students fail to clear their provisional status by the end of the first enrolled quadmester, an administrative hold will be placed on their academic record, preventing their registration for future quadmester, and their student status may be revoked. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to anapplicant if it appears that this action is in the best interest of the applicant and/or the University.


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