Recipients of Regent Scholars diplomas are accepted for automatic entrance to any of the six institutions of higher education in South Dakota. To be eligible, a student must have completed the following courses with no final grade below a C and an unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

4 units of English
4 units of mathematics (Algebra I and higher mathematics)
4 units of science (3 units approved laboratory science)
3 units of social studies
2 units of the same modern or classical language including American Sign Language
1 unit of fine arts

Algebra 1/2 and Algebra 1 count as one unit of math at Spearfish High School..

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship