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:

  • Choose from a wide variety of courses. Contact NSU Admissions for a complete listing!
  • Learn from first-class faculty members who are friendly and accessible.
  • Take advantage of our competitive tuition. Learn more
  • Explore our continuing education workshops!
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Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Non-Degree-Seeking Students - Apply Online: This form is for students who wish to take classes online or at Huron Community Campus without applying for admission. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Returning Students

If you've attended any S.D. Board of Regents school; discontinued; 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 outside the United States. These opportunities are led by experienced faculty and come with the option to enroll in credit-bearing courses.


See Upcoming Faculty-Led Travel

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

Carly Bierman, Program Assistant


Krikac Administration Building 116

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

Phone: 605-626-2568

Fax: 605-626-2542