How to Accept Your Admission

Accepting Your Admission Offer
  1. When a decision has been made on your application and an electronic letter has been processed, you will receive an email letting you know to log into your application and view it. 
  2. Click on the link in your application by Decision Status that says “Your application decision is now available online” and you will be able to view the electronic letter. 
  3. There is a sentence in the letter that says “Click here to indicate your decision.” You will click on the words “Click here” and the Enrollment Form will come up. 
  4. You will indicate “Yes” or “No” that you are planning to attend NDSU for the term stated in your offer of admission by marking the appropriate radio button. 
  5. If you choose “Yes” and are a domestic student, you will be processed to be able to register within a few days of confirming enrollment. If you choose “Yes” and are an international student, your documents will move forward to the Office of International Programs and they will work with you on issuing an I-20. Once the I-20 is issued and the Graduate School is notified, you will be processed to be able to register. 
  6. If you choose “No,” you will need to indicate your reason for declining. If you choose to delay your enrollment to a term within the next year, you will need to complete the “Request to Delay Graduate School Enrollment” form. Your department will need to indicate their approval on the form and then a decision is made by the Graduate School.
What to do before you arrive on campus
  • Contact your department or adviser to see if there are specific tasks you must complete prior to your arrival.
  • Review your department’s orientation schedule, if available prior to your arrival, to learn when activities and events are to be held.
  • Become familiar with the curriculum and verify whether you should register for courses prior to or after your arrival.
  • Read your department’s student handbook and become familiar with the policies and procedures. Many programs post their handbooks on their websites so they are easily accessible.
  • Prepare any questions you have about your major or department to ask your adviser or another departmental contact person.
  • Activate your Electronic ID.
What to do in your first few weeks on campus
  • Check in with your department.
  • Meet your adviser.
  • Complete any trainings required for your research or teaching assignments.
  • Attend any departmental activities or events to meet faculty, staff, and students in your program.
  • Become familiar with specific facilities related to your area (e.g. research facilities, libraries, computer labs, etc.)