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Transfer Admission Requirements

NDSU considers an applicant’s overall academic performance when making an admission decision. An applicant’s cumulative college grade point average (GPA) and high school preparation (if applicable) are taken into consideration when evaluating an applicant.

  • If you have completed fewer than 24 transferrable college credits at the time of application, your high school record will be taken into consideration along with your GPA for college course work.
  • If you have completed more than 24 transferrable college credits at the time of application, a decision will be based on your cumulative GPA from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.

In most cases, it is recommended that all applicants present at least a 2.0 GPA in all college course work to be considered for admission. If you have credits from more than one college or university, all credits will be combined to determine the cumulative GPA for admission consideration.

When reviewing applications, particular attention is paid to students’ most recent course work and the number of credits completed.

If you have in-progress course work at the time of application, all course work must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or above.

Students who have been suspended from other institutions will not be considered for admission to NDSU until the suspension has been lifted by that institution or until one year has elapsed. Suspended students may not transfer course work into NDSU that was completed during the suspension period, unless prior approval, through an appeal process, has been granted.

Transfer Admission Procedures

  1. Students interested in transferring to NDSU from another college or university should submit the following.
  2. Completed Application for Admission. The application is available online.
  3. A $35 nonrefundable Application Fee. The fee can be paid at the time you apply online or paid online at a later date. An admission decision is not made until the fee is paid.
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Admission from the college or post-secondary institution you attended. Transcripts must be signed by the school official and contain the school seal. NDSU does not accept faxed transcripts.
  5. An official high school transcript (unless 60 semester/90 quarter credits college work have been completed at the time of application).
  6. ACT or SAT score (unless at least 24 credits of transferable college work completed at the time of application or the applicant is 25 or older).
  7. Supplemental Applications may be required by students seeking admission to professional programs.

Upon admission to NDSU, your transcripts will be forwarded to the NDSU Office of Registration and Records for an evaluation of transfer credits. You can expect an evaluation approximately three to four weeks after your admission to NDSU. To help you in preparation for a transfer, courses that are accepted in transfer to NDSU and the NDSU course equivalencies are listed online with other academic information.

NDSU's admission staff is available to work with you one-on-one to select classes at your home institution that will transfer to NDSU and continue with advising as you prepare your NDSU course schedule. It is important for you to contact us early in your college career to ensure your course work will apply to your degree of study at NDSU.


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Campus address: Ceres Hall 114
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5230 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Office of Admission

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013 4:31:53 PM