Incoming freshmen are encouraged to complete the application process between September and January for Fall Semester or by November for the following Spring Semester. Transfer students should consider completing the application process prior to early registration in April (for fall) or November (for spring). The application deadline for Spring Semester is December 1. The application deadline for Fall Semester is August 1. (Exceptions include students who have answered Yes to any Safety and Security questions, students who are required to participate in the Intensive English Language Program, and Pathway Program applicants. These groups all have deadlines prior to the start of classes.) Please note it may take two to three weeks from the date all your materials are received to process your application. You can expect an admission decision by mail.
Before completing an application, please review the requirements and procedures.
- Online Application-- Apply online and mail supporting materials to the Office of Admission. To begin your application you will need your NDSU Insider User Name and Password, or you can create a new account.
- International Student Online Application--Apply online and mail supporting materials to the Office of International Programs. To begin your application you will need to create a new account.
Mail materials to:
NDSU Office of Admission
Dept 5230 PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
International Students seeking admission must complete a separate process, please go to the Office of International Programs website for details.