The University of South Dakota: Apply

If you would prefer to download an application for printing, please click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to open and print the application form.


To fill out and submit the LLEAP application online, please fill out the online form below. Please read the application form over, and fill it out at one sitting, because the application does not get saved if you leave the page in the middle of your application. Don't forget to click "submit" at the end. Also don't forget to apply for admission to The University of South Dakota as well, here.

LLEAP Online Application
For your application to be complete, you must do the following:

1. Complete and submit an application for admission to The University of South Dakota if you are not already an enrolled student.
2. Complete all other Financial Aid applications (PELL etc.) through the financial aid office at The University of South Dakota.
3. Complete a LLEAP application (below).
4. Send your transcript to LLEAP.
5. Send proof of enrollment in a state or federally recognized tribe with your LLEAP application.

Your application will be considered incomplete until all of the above materials are submitted. Personal interviews, which may take place online, by phone, or by videoconference, will be scheduled for all applicants.

Correspondence should be directed to the following address:
Dr. Gary Cheeseman, LLEAP Program Director
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark St. Vermillion, SD 57069
Telephone: 605-677-6312
Website: www. and