Nov. 21, 2023

Apply to NDSU


There is still time to become an NDSU student in 2024, whether it’s part of our freshman class, as an international student, transfer or at the graduate level. 

There are no required application fees, test scores or essays with undergraduate applications, making the process to start your journey to success speedy and straightforward.  

First year, international and transfer students need to complete an online application. Each category has its own application.

Information about admission criteria, supplemental materials and deadlines can be found in the links below. You also can begin the online application process here.

First year students

Deadline to apply for admission for fall is Aug. 1

Deadline to apply for admission for spring is Dec. 1

International students

Applications are evaluated as documents are received. We strongly encourage students to apply by June 1 for fall. A non-refundable application fee is collected through the online application portal with submission.

Transfer students

Priority admission deadlines are Nov. 1 (spring) and March 1 (fall). The final deadline to apply is Dec. 15 (spring) and Aug. 1 (fall).

Potential NDSU graduate students can apply and submit supplemental materials and application fee online.

Requirements for domestic and permanent residents or international graduate students also are available online.

More information about NDSU, the application process and what it’s like to be an NDSU student can be found on the Office of Admission website, or the official university YouTube channel.

Email or call 1-800-488 NDSU or 701-231-8643 with questions.

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