Direct Admission Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Direct Admission Process? 

Any high school senior who is admitted as a first-time, full-time freshman and has declared nursing as a major. 

I have been Directly Admitted to another nursing program, and am currently enrolled as a freshman at that College/University. Will NDSU accept my direct admission status if I transfer? 

No. Eligible applicants are first-time, full-time freshman students. 

How many students are accepted as Direct Admits?

  • Up to 20 of the most qualified applicants will be admitted to Fargo.
  • Up to 10 of the most qualified applicants will be admitted to Bismarck. 

What happens if I apply to the Direct Admission program but aren’t accepted? 

Students who are not accepted to the Direct Admission Program are encouraged to apply for the nursing program via the Standard Admission Process

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