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Admitted Transfer Student Information

Congratulations on your admission to NDSU!  As you prepare to transfer, please make note of these important next steps. Completing the appropriate items will assist with a smooth transition to NDSU.

All of the items listed below are outlined in the Transfer Enrollment Guide--Checklist for Admitted Students, which was sent with your admission letter. You may download an electronic copy of the Guide here for additional reference.

Electronic Services

If you have not already done so, set up your Campus Connection, NDSU Electronic ID, and NDSU Email accounts. To set up these accounts, you will need your EMPL/student ID number, which was included in your admission letter. Visit and follow the instructions under, “Activate your IT accounts.”


If you plan to live on campus, complete a housing contract. Campus housing is honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Because on-campus housing is not guaranteed, transfer students are encouraged to apply early for best availability and selection. Details on housing options and the housing application process are available at

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Upon admission to NDSU, your transcripts are forwarded to the Office of Registration and Records for official evaluation. You can expect to receive your official transfer credit information (notified via email) approximately 3-4 weeks following your admission to NDSU. See Transferring Credit for more details on how to determine how your credits will transfer to NDSU.

Financial Aid

You are encouraged to apply for financial assistance if additional funds are necessary to attend NDSU. To be considered for financial assistance, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 for fall (or at least eight weeks prior to the spring or summer term). Applications are available after October 1 for the following academic year. Students starting at NDSU in the spring  or summer are encouraged to complete FAFSAs for the current and future academic year. Complete the application at NDSU’s Institution Title IV Code is 002997.


You can view your academic advisor and assigned registration time in your Campus Connection account. There are several registration options available for new transfer students including drop-in registration sessions, transfer student orientation, and registering on your own. We recognize that transfer students bring with them a variety of experiences; because of this, NDSU attempts to make the registration process as easy and seamless as possible. Learn more about registration options at

Minnesota Reciprocity

Minnesota residents attending NDSU receive a reduced tuition rate similar to that of a North Dakota resident. To qualify for the reduced tuition rate, you must complete the reciprocity application with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Forms are available beginning in the spring for the following academic year. The form should be completed online at prior to the first day of classes.

Final Transcripts

If you are currently enrolled at another college or university, please have an official final transcript sent to NDSU upon completion of your studies. This will complete your admission file to the university and, where applicable, ensure that all course work will be evaluated for transfer credit. Failure to provide a final transcript may impact future enrollment at NDSU.

Mail transcripts to:
Office of Admission
NDSU Dept 2832 
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050

For admission purposes, NDSU does not require you to make a deposit or indicate your commitment by a specific deadline.

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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. 2832 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Courier address: North Dakota State University Office of Admission
                         1301 Administration Ave. / 114 Ceres Hall
                         Fargo, ND 58102
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Last Updated: Friday, April 28, 2017 8:34:28 AM
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