Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Academic Support

Currently, Southeast Tech can only provide transcripts electronically and will be delivered in PDF format. You will not experience any delays in the delivery of electronic transcripts. An email address for the transcript recipient will be required during the request process. Visit the Registrar's Office for more information.  

Counseling services are still available remotely. Contact Steve Herr at or leave a message at 605-367-4450 OR Nickie McMillin at or leave a message at 605-367-4821.

Remote support will be available through the following:  Online: TASKS – - Log into TASKS with your Southeast Tech email address and password to submit a ticket.  Phone: 605-367-4461.

The Testing Center is currently open. Please email if you have questions.

Online tutoring is available in many subject areas through NetTutor. Other tutoring options may also be available. Please contact Tammy Kerfeld at or leave a message at 605-367-5691.

With questions on Disability Services, please contact Steve Herr at or leave a message at 605-367-4450 OR Tammy Kerfeld at or leave a message at 605-367-5691.

Campus Operations

Southeast Tech will follow the guidance of national and local health officials in our response to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis on campus. Once a confirmed case on campus has been determined, the following actions will be taken:
  • Quarantine or isolation for sickness or exposure
  • Close and clean exposed area
  • Contact tracing
  • Communication to affected individuals, campus and public

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We are still eager to serve prospective students. Our Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Success Center staff continues to offer virtual options through video conferencing, email, phone and text message. Campus is currently open to the public as well, although appointments are strongly encouraged. 

Southeast Tech is committed to offering coursework for students, regardless of delivery method. For students who withdraw from school, Southeast Tech will follow its established tuition refund policy


The Class of 2020 Commencement (Dec. 11) will be in-person as scheduled. This plan will be continually evaluated as the fall semester proceeds.


Southeast Tech's campus is open on a limited basis and appointments are encouraged. We are eager to visit with potential students and their families! Our admissions staff is working with students virtually through video conferencing, email, phone and text message. Please contact admissions at 605-367-6040 or



 Yes, housing will be open for the fall semester and we are currently at 100% capacity.
 A copy of our on-campus housing’s COVID-19 plan can be found here.
 To start the Fall 2020 semester, a maximum of one guest per resident is permitted at a time.  The guest policy may change depending on local conditions.
Remain in your apartment (do not go to class, work, etc.) and contact your health provider. They will give you additional guidance/instructions on how to proceed.
Upon notification of a positive test, you should be given guidance and instructions from a medical health professional.  Once you have received notification, contact housing staff as soon as possible.  Staff will give you additional guidance and instructions designed to assist in your recovery and help protect your roommates and fellow housing residents.


Our scholarship application window for Build Dakota and Southeast Tech Foundation scholarships remains open until April 15. After that date, we will start to award these scholarships for Fall 2020.

Do you have additional questions about how COVID-19 affects your studies or our general operations at Southeast Tech that are not already addressed above? Please submit it to Do not submit any information that is FERPA protected or discloses personal health information.