How to Apply
We appreciate your application to the Graduate School at North Dakota State University. Our application procedure places responsibility on the applicant for gathering all supporting credentials and verifying your application is complete. The following instructions will be helpful to you as you complete your application.
The deadline for submission is dependent upon the program. If no deadline is listed on the program's bulletin page, all application materials are due at least one month prior the start of the semester.
Required Application Materials
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Official transcripts from each college or university where you have been enrolled or are currently enrolled are required. Include both undergraduate and graduate work. Request that your previous and/or current institution(s) send the transcripts directly to you in a sealed envelope or directly to the NDSU Graduate School at the address listed below. If official copies of your transcript are mailed from the institution to you, do not open them. We cannot accept transcripts unless they are in a sealed, stamped envelope.
Some departments require Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) general and/or subject test scores. The individual program pages of our website state whether a GRE score is required. You may register for the GRE on the online at www.gre.com. When requesting that official GRE test scores be sent to NDSU, use code 6474. Business Administration requires Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. GMAT scores can be requested by visiting www.mba.com. Please arrange to have any official test scores sent directly to the Graduate School. All official test scores must be within five years of the date of the application to the Graduate School.
Statement of purpose
Three letters of recommendation
We will not accept paper recommendation letters.
If you choose to apply to more than one graduate program, you must submit a separate application using a new email address, a statement of purpose, and a $35 application fee. If you would like to use any previously submitted documents, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it has been more than two years since your previous application was submitted, you must also request three new online letters of recommendation, new test scores, if required, and any new transcripts. If you wish to change your program of application after you have submitted the application form, you must complete a new application.
Any transcripts, certificates, translations, or examination results that appear irregular will be verified with the appropriate school or examination authorities, and the application process will be delayed until verification is received. If it is determined that an applicant has submitted false records or omitted information about previous school attendance, his/her application will be denied, and legal action may be taken.
Once the Graduate School has received a complete application, it will be forwarded to the department for review. Each graduate program makes its own recommendation, but the final admission decision is the responsibility of the Dean of the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Phone: (701) 231-7033
NDSU Graduate School
NDSU Dept. 2820
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
Delivery Address (for courier deliveries):
NDSU Graduate School
106 Putnam Hall
1349 12th Avenue NW
Fargo, ND 58102
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