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SDI Launches New Website!

If you’ve been a fan of ours for a while now, you know that we’re constantly striving for better ways to offer our students and prospective students the best of everything. We’ve made major upgrades to our programs and courses, added easier ways to learn, and have tirelessly worked through the various processes involved in offering our students even more funding options than before. We hope you enjoy the facelift we’ve given our website, too. Here’s a little on what to expect out of the new site:

1. A Simpler Approach

We’ve pared down the overall site in many ways, making it easier for you to find the things you need. Whether you’re looking into SDI for the first time or are a student in need of assistance with your current program, we want you to spend less time sifting and more time learning. You’ll notice that we’re focusing on firearms, offering downloadable content, and getting you info in a much less cumbersome way. If ever you feel like you could use even more information on something, please use the DEPARTMENT CONTACTS page to reach out to the people who can help you the most.

2. Fewer Portals

As we’ve evolved into a primarily online school, we found that our students were logging into multiple portals–one for the Learning Management System and another (the SDI Student Portal) for student resources, Field Study applications and more. We decided to save you the headache of extra passwords and are now housing the SDI Portal’s best resources on our regular website. You may now apply for Field Studies, reach out to your instructors and more without logging into a separate area.

3. Current Student Resources

Speaking of student resources, we think you’ll benefit from the new area we’ve created just for SDI’s current students. You’ll have access to just about everything you’ll need as a student all on one page–and that means less confusion for you. To see how we’ve streamlined everything, visit the CURRENT STUDENTS page.

We’re really pleased with how the site has turned out. It better represents what we do, what interests our students, and what we plan to do in the future. Plus, it’s pretty cool looking. If you have questions, comments, updates, or have found any problems that we’ve missed, please email Jennifer McInnis at Thank you for your patience during this transition, and enjoy the new site!