Preparing to Register
Students Enrolled during Current Semester
Make an appointment and meet with your adviser. If you do not know who your adviser is, please see the Viewing Your Adviser help page. For additional information, please see the Academic Advising Resources page.
New Freshman Students
Upon being admitted to NDSU, you will be invited to attend the registration/orientation session(s) held on campus. All registration procedures will be explained at that time. For questions about orientation, call the Office of Student Success Programs, 701-231-8379 or 1-800-488-6378, menu option 2.
Returning students (also called reactivating students) have previously attended NDSU and are returning after a leave of absence of at least one full term (excluding summer session). If you have been enrolled in courses at another institution since leaving NDSU, you must arrange for an official transcript from each institution to be sent to the Office of Registration and Records, NDSU Dept. 2831, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108. Returning students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all NDSU and transfer coursework to be readmitted. Former graduate level students who wish to return to NDSU must contact the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, 106 Putnam Hall, or 701-231-7033.
See table below for application processing timeline:
If you have attended NDSU as an undergraduate student and were in good academic standing, but were not continuously enrolled, you must submit a completed Undergraduate Reactivation/Petition for Readmission Form online.
If you wish to return after having been on academic suspension, submit an Undergraduate Reactivation/Petition for Readmission Form at least 30 days in advance of the semester start date. Forms submitted by students who have been academically suspended are referred to the College Student Progress Committee in the college of which they wish to enroll. Referral to College Student Progress Committees will extend the processing timeline. Forms are available online or in 110 Ceres Hall, and are to be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records, NDSU Dept. 2831, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, 110 Ceres Hall.
NDSU students returning from active military duty should complete and submit the Undergraduate Reactivation/Petition for Readmission Form online.
New Transfer Students
Upon being admitted to NDSU, you will be invited to register early via Campus Connection, if eligible, or attend the registration/orientation session held on campus. Those eligible to register early will receive registration information in the mail. All others will receive information at orientation. For questions about orientation, call the Office of Student Success Programs, 701-231-8379 or 1-800-488-6378. For additional transfer student information, please visit www.ndsu.edu/transfer.
All holds must be cleared prior to registration. Use inquire about holds ("negative service indicators").to
Possible holds include:
- Admission -- application materials are still required
- Advisor -- meeting with your advisor is required
- Customer Accounts Services -- your account has a balance that needs to be addressed
- MMR Immunity Verification -- proof of immunization is required
- Registrar -- contacting the Office of Registration & Records is required
Grade-Point Average Requirements
To be eligible to register continuously without conditions, a student must maintain good academic standing. The following scholastic standards, relative to completed credits and grade-point average (GPA), determine a student's academic standing:
- A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for those who complete fewer than 27 credits (freshmen).
- A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for those who complete 27-59 credits (sophomores).
- A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for those who complete 60 credits or more (juniors and seniors).
Class Attendance Policy
Attendance in class is expected, and may be required by the instructor. If attendance is required, and will impact grading, it is the responsibility of the instructor to clearly communicate that policy to students.