Online and Continuing Education

Learning your way, on your time.
Whether it’s a single course or a degree program, Northern gives you what you need most: options.

At Northern, you'll have the flexibility and convenience to design a schedule that fits your unique educational needs. You can:

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Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Non-Degree-Seeking Students - Apply with the Non-Degree-Seeking Application: This form is for students who wish to take classes - off campus, online, or at Huron Community Campus or other approved locations - without applying for admission. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid. All earned non-degree credits may be transferable to South Dakota Board of Regents institutions or other colleges and universities.

Graduate Studies

Please apply with the Masters/Graduate Studies Application.

Returning Students

If you've attended any S.D. Board of Regents school; discontinued enrollment; and now wish to re-enroll, submit a completed Readmission Form.

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Faculty-Led Travel
​Northern offers a variety of unique opportunities for students and community members to study and learn inside and outside the United States. These opportunities are led by experienced faculty and come with the option to enroll in credit-bearing courses.


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State Authorization

State Authorization and Contact for Complaints: Non-South Dakota residents applying for admission to an NSU online degree program are asked to check state authorization information.

Contact Us

Office of Online and Continuing Education

Ronald Brownie, director

Shantel Yde, program assistant

Della Donovan, staff assistant


Krikac Administration Building 116

1200 S. Jay St. Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-2568

Fax: 605-626-2542