Frequently Asked Questions
Where is NDSU?
NDSU is located in northwest Fargo, which is on the eastern edge of North Dakota, bordering northwest Minnesota.
Where is the Graduate school?
The Graduate School office is located in 201 Old Main on the NDSU campus.
When should I apply?
Non-degree applicants should apply at least one month prior to the start of classes, if possible.
When do classes start?
The schedule of semester dates is available at http://www.ndsu.edu/bisonconnection/dates/ .
How do I get an application for admission?
The NDSU Graduate School application is an online system.
What materials do I need to submit?
Non-degree applicants need to submit the application form and appropriate application fee for admission.
A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required of ALL applicants whose native language is not English. The score must be submitted before your application will be considered. A minimum score of 525 (paper-based), 197 (computer-based), or 71 (internet-based) must be achieved on the TOEFL, or a score of 6 on the IELTS, to be considered for admission. The test date must be within two years of the date of the application to the Graduate School.
The requirement of a TOEFL or IELTS score may be waived for applicants from countries where English is the official language or for students who have earned a degree from a U.S. university or college.
How many courses may I take as a non-degree student?
There is no cap to the number of courses a non-degree student may take. However, only 10 credits taken as a non-degree student may be applied toward a degree program.