Free State University Online Application

Free State University is excited to have you apply for admission. We hope this guide will make the process easier for you. The first step in applying is to fill out their online application form. You can find it here:

Free State University Online Application

Enter the applicant information in this section of the application.

First Name:

  • Your first name is required. For example, if your full name is David James Smith, enter David in the First Name field. However, if your full name is John F. Smith Jr., you must enter John F. in the First Name field to avoid confusion with other applicants who may have similar first names such as Mary Ann or Michael.*
  • Last Name:
  • For example, if your last name is Jones and it was spelled “Jones” on all of your application materials (application form, essays), then enter “Jones” into this field even though it may appear differently on some documents than others (e.g., Johnson). If there are spaces between words in your last name (e.g., Smith), click the + button to separate them into two distinct words before entering them here.*Street Address: *This section of the application requires an exact street address within Oxford University Press guidelines for online submissions; e-mail any questions about this policy directly to them at support@ouphelpus@oreillymedia
  • Address
  • City
  • State/Province/Region
  • Zip code/Postal code/Postcode
  • Country

You must be a resident of South Dakota to receive your tuition waiver. If you are not currently a resident of South Dakota, but have been one for at least two consecutive years prior to applying for Free State’s Tuition Waiver Program, please select “RESIDENT.”

If you are not currently a resident of South Dakota and have NEVER been one in the past, please select “NON-RESIDENT.”

If you are a transfer student, please visit their Transfer Students page.

If you would like to apply for a second degree or certification, please visit their Dual Degrees & Certificates page.

Please note that all applications for admission are done online unless otherwise stated by the program.

To apply for more than one program at Free State University, please complete the following steps:

Please enter your social security number if possible.

If you don’t have a social security number, please type in a fake one. If you do have one but forgot it, we recommend that you use the same one from last year as it will be more likely to work than any other random number.

Select the reason you are applying for admission. If you are applying for a degree, select the program you are applying for. If you are applying for a certificate, select the program you are applying for.

If you are an international student, please choose “International” from this list and then select your country from the drop-down menu below.”

If you have changed your name, enter it in this section. If you have changed your name and have not notified the university of the change, please do so by entering your original birth name in this field. If you have changed names, please also update your social security number by calling 1-800-944-8778 or visiting


We hope that this application process has been helpful. If you have any questions, please call them at 555-555-5555 or email [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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