Congratulations on Your Admission
This website is intended for students who have been admitted to NDSU. Get ready for your first semester by reviewing and completing the steps outlined below. If you need help or have questions, contact an admission staff member for assistance.
1. Let us know your plans
2. Prepare for orientation and registration
Course Registration information, sent in April, includes instructions on how to complete three simple pre-registration steps. Upon completion of these steps, you will receive your list of recommended courses from an academic adviser in your program and you will choose your schedule. You will be emailed this information starting in late-May or on an ongoing basis based on when pre-registration steps are completed. Course registration is separate from First-Year Orientation mentioned below.
First-Year Orientation sessions (held virtually throughout the summer; information mailed in April) will help acquaint you and your family with important campus resources as well as connect you with other new students and your academic college. Sign up for one of the first-year student orientation sessions.
3. Schedule an Admitted Student Exploration Day
If you have not yet had the chance to visit NDSU in person or if you need another look before you move in this fall, join us for an Admitted Student Exploration Day! Please review our campus visit guidelines before scheduling.
To register, click on a time below and fill out the form.
- Friday, July 9
- Monday, July 12
- Monday, July 19
- Monday, July 26
|8:30 – 9:15 a.m.||Check-in & Resource/Academic Fair|
|9:15 – 9:45 a.m.||Welcome & Student Panel|
|9:45 – 10:00 a.m.||Residence Hall Tour|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Walking Tours of Campus|
|11:00 – 12:00 p.m.||Optional complimentary lunch in our West Dining Center|
|12:30 – 1:15 p.m.||Check-in & Resource/Academic Fair|
|1:15 – 1:45 p.m.||Welcome & Student Panel|
|1:45 – 2:00 p.m.||Residence Hall Tour|
|2:00 – 3:00 p.m.||Walking Tours of Campus|
|3:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Optional complimentary meal in our West Dining Center|
|8:30 - 4:00 p.m.||Optional on-demand financial aid appointments|
*Please note that this is not a registration event and registration will happen virtually. Additional details can be found in Step 7.
4. 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.
5. Obtain financial aid and scholarships
If you submitted your FAFSA by February 1, your financial aid award notice will be mailed and emailed to you beginning early March, and will continue to be sent on an ongoing basis to those who submit the FAFSA after February 1. If you have not submitted your FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.gov to learn more.
You will be notified in mid-February if you received a scholarship award from NDSU. You must officially accept or decline your award by logging into AcademicWorks. The scholarship application deadlines for fall semester are:
6. Make housing selections
All first-year students and transfer students starting within one year of high school graduation, are guaranteed housing through our live-on requirement. Other transfer students may elect to live on campus and have several housing options from which to choose. You must apply for housing to receive an assigned hall and room. Visit Residence Life’s website to apply and check out the latest information on roommate selection, room assignments and the move-in process.
7. Submit your final transcript(s)
Remember to have your official final transcript(s) sent to NDSU. The deadline to submit all transcripts is July 1. High school transcripts must have a graduation date and be signed by a school official. If you have enrolled in any college course work (transfer students, or high school students taking PSEO, Dual Credit, CIS), have an official transcript sent to NDSU from each institution granting credit. Failure to provide transcripts may prevent registration and financial aid may not be distributed.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Submit your immunization records
NDSU requires all enrolled students to submit immunization documentation for MMR and Meningitis ACWY to Student Health Service. Please see the Student Health Service website for more information on these requirements, how to submit your records and resources for finding your records. Deadlines to submit your immunization records are as follows depending on the semester you start at NDSU:
- Fall Semester: August 1
- Spring Semester: January 1
- Summer Semester: May 1
11. Watch recordings of Virtual Next Steps Mini Series Sessions
Beginning in February we will provide quick virtual info sessions that cover specific topics such as housing, financial aid, and orientation.
Parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend these sessions as well. Sessions will be recorded and shared on our website if you are unable to attend.
|Wednesday, February 17 at noon||Why NDSU|
|Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm||Financial Aid 101 (watch recording)|
|Wednesday, March 10 at noon||Housing/Dining Options (view presentation)|
|Thursday, March 18 at 7:00pm||Understanding your Financial Aid (watch recording)|
|Wednesday, March 24 at noon||Understanding your Financial Aid (watch recording)|
|Wednesday, April 14 at noon||Fall 2021: What to Expect (watch recording)|
|Thursday, April 15 at 7:00pm||Fall 2021: What to Expect (watch recording)|
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One of my favorite things about NDSU is that the community available around campus is absolutely unbelievable. Also, the transportation options in and around campus are a great way to experience what NDSU has to offer, no matter how you plan to get around.
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