Admitted Students


Your senior year is winding down like no other class before it. The uncertainty of the recent weeks makes it difficult to think too far ahead. We are still preparing for you to be a member of the Herd this fall. And we are here to work with you if you have questions or need help completing a process with us. Our staff is working remotely, but we can assist you through a virtual visit. To schedule a visit go to

While NDSU is not offering campus visits at this time due to the COVID-19 situation, we've compiled great information about all the ways students typically experience NDSU. Check it out at Please check back as we will be updating it regularly.

Because this may be a difficult time to make any big decisions, we are moving our commitment deadline to June 1. If you are ready to commit to NDSU we will happily welcome you to the NDSU family. We hope this gives you the time you need to gather information, have family conversations, and decide where you will spend your future.

If you need to connect, please reach out and a staff member will be happy to work with you. Please e-mail us at or call (800) 488-NDSU or (701) 231-8643.

Congratulations on Your Admission

What comes next? Get ready for your first semester at NDSU.

Access your personalized Admitted Student Portal

Take your next steps towards joining the Bison community by logging in to your Admitted Student Portal - a dynamic, personalized experience built just for you. You will log in to your portal by using the same email address and password you used to apply for admission. Here you will find more information regarding your major, on-campus housing and dining, scholarships and financial aid, new student orientation and more.

Set up your NDSU accounts

If you haven’t already done so, here’s where you can set up your Campus Connection, NDSU Electronic ID, and NDSU Email accounts. To set up these accounts, you’ll need your student ID number, which was included in your admission letter. 

Make housing selections

If you plan to live on campus, you’ll need to complete a housing contract. Campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we guarantee housing to all students, we encourage you to apply early for the best availability and selection. 

Obtain financial aid

You’re encouraged to apply for financial assistance if additional funds are necessary to attend NDSU. To be considered for assistance, submit your FAFSA by February 1 for the fall semester (or at least eight weeks prior to the spring or summer term). 

Register for orientation

Select a new student orientation date and come to campus to meet with your academic adviser, schedule classes and meet your future classmates. Orientation information is sent out in April.

Have any transfer credits evaluated

If you’ve completed college or university classes (CIS, PSEO, or dual enrollment), have your official transcripts submitted to NDSU. Your transcripts will be forwarded to the Office of Registration and Records for official evaluation. You can expect to receive your official transfer credit information (notified via email) about three or four weeks following your admission to NDSU. 

Complete a Minnesota reciprocity application

Thanks to an agreement between North Dakota and Minnesota, Minnesota students are eligible for tuition comparable to resident tuition. Students who graduate from a Minnesota high school and enroll at NDSU within 12 months automatically qualify for reciprocity. No paperwork is necessary. If you plan to attend NDSU more than 12 months following high school graduation, complete the application. You should also apply if you were homeschooled or if you are a transfer student.

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Why Choose NDSU?

"Choosing to attend North Dakota State University was the best decision I’ve made. I wanted to experience something different, and I definitely got that at NDSU. The campus and community is amazing and the people here make you feel right at home. Whether you’re from Fargo or far away, NDSU will definitely make a great impression on you."

Briana Lewis, Junior
Major: Dietetics
Hometown: Palm Desert, California

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