Welcome Prospective South Dakota State University Student!

Educational Perspectives is a not-for-profit research organization dedicated to preparing evaluation reports that help non-US educated individuals have their education recognized for further education in the United States.

South Dakota State University has developed a direct relationship with Educational Perspectives to prepare a written evaluation of your non-US educational credentials. Our evaluation will be an important part of your application for admission to South Dakota State University. Please carefully review the information below so that you submit a complete evaluation application – this will help us get your evaluation report under way quickly.

Required Documentation

Educational Perspectives requires the following documentation:

  • A completed and signed 'Application for Evaluation of Educational Credentials'.
  • Official educational credentials for all study completed, beginning with the final year of secondary school. If you have completed two years or more of university study, you do not need to provide your secondary school credentials. Please see our country-specific documentation requirements in the pull-down menu below. Note: Educational Perspectives evaluates only formal educational credentials and programs.

  • A completed and signed Application for Evaluation of Educational Credentials.

  • Credit card payment is required.
  • Completed application will automatically be sent.



  • Complete, print, and sign your application.
  • Mail your application with payment to the address below.

Regardless of whether you apply online or with a paper application, please request a ‘General’ evaluation and indicate South Dakota State University as a recipient of your completed report.

Your application and/or documents can be sent to us by regular mail, courier, fax, or email scan, as appropriate.

US Mail Delivery
Educational Perspectives, nfp
PO Box A3462
Chicago, IL 60690-3462

312-421-9353 fax

Courier Delivery
Educational Perspectives, nfp
55 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 2175
Chicago, IL 60604

Once we receive all of the documentation needed to prepare your evaluation (application, official academic records, payment, etc.) your report will be completed in 5 business days. Please note that there are periods when completion time can vary based on our application volume. If you need the evaluation report more urgently, a report can be prepared with 3 Business Day or 24 Hour (1 Business Day) Rush service for an additional fee. However, we urge you to begin the evaluation process early so that all of your deadlines can be easily met.

Questions? Contact us at: info@edperspective.org.