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Frequently Asked Questions

What is my athletic credit and how do I enroll in it every semester?

Your athletic credit is a one credit “A” that the school awards you for being in athletics.  You should enroll in your athletic credit every semester as long as you are an athlete at NDSU.  If you are enrolled in 11 credits, the athletic credit can be added to your schedule to help you to get to full time status.  Your athletic credit is covered under your scholarship.  If you are not on scholarship, it is okay to not enroll in your athletic credit to avoid having to pay for the extra credit; it is up to you. 

If you are of freshman or sophomore status academically, you will want to enroll in “ATHL 223” on campus connection.  If you are of junior or senior status academically, you will want to enroll in “ATHL 323” on campus connection.

Why is there an athletic hold on my account?

The athletic academic staff places an athletic hold on your account to ensure eligibility.  The hold makes sure you cannot add or drop any classes without the athletic academic staff.  The hold is there to make sure you do not drop below full-time status (12 credits), make sure you do not drop a class that would endanger you passing 6 credits towards your degree that semester and 18 total for the year, or drop a class that will endanger your passed toward degree percentage.

How do I order my books?

(Note: This is the required method for athletes on book scholarship, if you are an athlete not on a book scholarship; you may use this method too, but can also get your books by other means.)

1. Go to www.ndsubookstore.com

2. In the top right corner, hover over "My Account" and click "Login." Login to the webpage (the username is your NDSU email and the password is usually your NDSU ID number)

 

(Note: If the password doesn’t work, you will need to go through the steps of “Forgot My Password” or “Register.”)

3. Next, login to your campus connection account.

4. On the home page, in the drop down menu under academics, select class schedule.  Have this page up as you are ordering your books.

5. Back on the NDSU Bookstore website, hover over “Course Materials” and select “Order Course Materials.” 

6. Make sure you have the correct term selected in the box labelled “Term.” 

7. This is where you will need your class schedule.  Look at the first class on your class schedule (you do not need books for your athletic credit so you can ignore that when buying your books). 

8. Match the subject of the course with one of the listed subjects in the box on the NDSU Bookstore labelled “Select Department.”

9. Now, go back to campus connection and match the class’s course number, section number, and at times professor with one of the listed course and section numbers in the box labelled “Select Course and Section.”

10. Once the class is selected, click the green button at bottom of the page that says “Add Selection.”  The class should pop up at the bottom of the page under “Your Current Course List.” 

11. Continue this process until all classes in your class schedule have been added.

12. Once all classes from your class list have been added, select the green button at the bottom of the page, “Get Course Materials.”

13. For athletes on book scholarship, go through the list and click the “Add to Cart” (always choose used or rental if an option) button on books only that are required (you can order optional books but your book scholarship will not cover it).  It will say required or optional on the left hand side of the screen under the picture of the book.

 

(Note: If a clicker is needed for multiple classes, only add one clicker and one license to your cart.)

14. Once all books are added to your shopping cart, select the button on the bottom, right-hand side of the page, “Shopping Cart.”

15. Once in the shopping cart, look over the list to make sure everything looks correct (i.e. all books are required unless you plan to spend your own money and that the quantity is only one per item).

16. In the drop down menu next to each item, make sure “Used Rental Preferred” is selected.  If that is not an option, than make sure “Used Preferred” is selected.  If neither is an option, leave as is.

17. Click the “Continue Checkout” button on the upper right-hand side of the screen.

18. In the drop down by each item that reads “Order Update Action,” make sure “add Only Required” is selected unless you plan to spend your own money.

19. Select the box underneath your items that states: “I understand that by allowing the bookstore to modify my order based on my instructors' actions, the final total of my order may be increased from that being quoted at this time. We recommend this option if your class does not list any course materials.”  Make sure a check mark appears in the box.

20. Select “Continue Checkout on the lower right-hand side of the screen.

21. Because you have already logged in, when the white box pops up that reads, “Students must be logged in to use Student Charging as a payment method” in bright red, select the third option of “Continue Checkout.”

22. For athletes on book scholarship, select “Pickup Order” in the upper left-hand side of the screen.  (Athletes not on book scholarship can have their books shopped if they prefer.)

 

(Note: The next steps are only for athletes on book scholarship. Those not can select any payment method they prefer.)

23. Select the box underneath “Payment Options” that states: I have read the bookstore's "Rental Agreement" and agree to abide by the terms and conditions as detailed in the agreement. I understand that if I fail to uphold any part of the "Rental Agreement," the NDSU Bookstore has the right to cancel my textbook rental order.  Make sure a check mark appears in the box.

24. Below that, there is a dropdown menu that says “Payment Type.”  In that dropdown menu, select “Student Charging.”

25. In the box labelled “Order Comments,” type “Athletic Textbook Scholarship.”

26. Click “Submit Order”

27. On the final page, print the receipt to have just to be safe. 

The bookstore will inform you when your items are ready.  You pick up your items downstairs in the Bookstore in the Memorial Union.

 

YOU MUST RETURN ALL ITEMS TO THE BOOKSTORE AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER.

 

How do I declare/change my major/minor?

  1. Go to the NDSU homepage, https://www.ndsu.edu/.
  2. In the bottom right-hand corner, click “Registration and Records.”
  3. Under the column on the left-hand side of the page labeled “Registration and Records,” click on “Forms.”
  4. In the center of the page, under the column labeled “Registration Actions,” select the bullet point labeled “Major/Minor and Adviser Change Form.”
  5. In the “Authentication Required” box, enter your Campus Connection log in information and select “Submit.”
  6. Under the “Student Information” section, make sure your name, student I.D. and email are correct.
  7. Select “Yes” for “Are you an NCAA Student Athlete?”
  8. Answer truthfully to “Are you receiving Veterans Benefits?”
FOR THOSE DECLARING/CHANGING THEIR MAJOR:
  1. On the top of the “Primary Major” box, select the option that says “Change.”
  2. In the box, make sure that your current major is selected and correct in the “Current Major” dropdown box. (Undeclared majors should show “Undeclared/University Studies).
  3. In the “New Major” dropdown box, select the major you would like to change to or declare, and select “OK.”
  4. On the top of the “Additional Major(s)” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  5. On the top of the “Minor(s)” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  6. On the top of the “Certificate” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  7. On the top of the “Change Adviser” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Submit” in the bottom, center of the form.
  9. In the “Authentication Required” box, reenter your Campus Connection log in information and select “Submit.”
FOR THOSE DECLARING/CHANGING THEIR MAJOR:
  1. On the top of the “Primary Major” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  2. On the top of the “Additional Major(s)” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  3. On the top of the “Minor(s)” box, if you are declaring a minor select the option “Add,” and if you are changing your minor, select the option “Change.”
  4. If declaring a minor, in the “Current Minor” dropdown box, select “(None).”  If changing your minor, make sure the correct minor is selected in the “Current Minor” dropdown box.
  5. To declare and change your minor, select the minor you would like to pursue in the dropdown box labeled “New Minor” and select “OK.” 
  6. On the top of the “Certificate” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  7. On the top of the “Change Adviser” box, make sure the option “No Change” is selected.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Submit” in the bottom, center of the form.
  9. In the “Authentication Required” box, reenter your Campus Connection log in information and select “Submit.”

 

How do I schedule a meeting with my advisor?

1. Go to the NDSU Blackboard home page: https://bb.ndsu.nodak.edu/.

2. Log in to your Blackboard account.

3. On the left had side under “Link to SSC Advising Platform,” select “Campus Student Success Collaborative Link.”

4. On the “Shibboleth Authentication Service” page, type in your username and password you use for Blackboard and select “Log in.”

5. On the right-hand side of the page, there is a blue button that reads, “Schedule An Advising Appointment.” Click it.

6. On the next page under, “To help you get advising quickly, please tell us why you'd like to meet with an advisor,” select “Advising For My Major” (when having a meeting for your Degree Progress Certification Forms-yellow sheet) or “Explore a New Major/Minor”  from the dropdown menu. 

7. Select the blue button that reads “Next” on the right side of the screen.

8. On the next page under, “What location do you prefer,” select the major you are currently enrolled in from the dropdown menu (University Studies if you are undeclared). 

9. Once you have a location selected, “Which advisor? You may select more than one. 
If you don't have a preference, just click Next” should pop up.  Click in the “Any Advisor” box and a list of advisors should pop up. 

10. Select your advisor (there should be parentheses next to your advisor stating it is your advisor). 

11. Select the blue button that reads “Next” on the right side of the screen.

Note:  If you do not see your adviser on the list of advisers, email them to set up a time to meet.  Most are on here, but there are a few who are not.

12. Look through the adviser’s calendar on the next page and find a time that works in both yours and the adviser’s schedule.  Once you have found a time, select the time.

13. Select the blue button that reads “Next” on the right side of the screen.

14. Write down the appointment or add it somewhere in your planner or phone.  Select “Send Me A Text” if you would like a text reminder.

15. On the bottom right side of the page, select the blue button, “Confirm Appointment.”

Do I have to pay for my online class?

Most online classes, you need to pay out of pocket. On campus connection once you have selected the class, if under “Location” it reads, “Not Covered by Tuition Cap,” your athletic scholarship does not cover the course. If it is a required course for your major that is only offered in online form, please speak to your coaches and Kelli Layman about it possibly being covered. Those are the only possible exceptions.

How do I declare for graduation?

1.     Go to the NDSU homepage, https://www.ndsu.edu/.

2.     In the bottom right-hand corner, click “Registration and Records.”

3.     Under the column on the left-hand side of the page labeled “Registration and Records,” click on “Forms.”

4.     In the center of the page, under the column labeled “Academic Progress,” select the bullet point labeled “Application for Undergraduate/Professional Degree.”

5.     In the “Authentication Required” box, enter your Campus Connection log in information and select “Submit.”

6.     Under the “Student Information” section, make sure your name, student I.D. and email are correct, then fill out the boxes labeled “Phone” and “Hometown & State/Providence.”

7.     Under the “Degree Information” section, select which term and provide the year of graduation under “Expected Term of Degree Completion.”

8.     In the dropdown menu under “Primary Major,” select your primary major.

9.     Select “Yes” or “No” under “Are you completing a second language for a Bachelor of Arts Degree?”

10.  In the dropdown menu under “Secondary Major,” select your second major if you are double or triple majoring or select elect “NONE” if you are not double majoring.

11.  In the dropdown menu under “Additional Majors,” select which major is your third major or select “NONE” if you have no additional majors.

12.  In the dropdown menu under “Minor,” select the minor you are graduating with or select “NONE” if you do not have a major.

13.  Only fill out “Additional NDSU or Tri-College Minor(s)” if it is applicable to you.

14.  Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.

15.  In the “Authentication Required” box, reenter your Campus Connection log in information and select “Submit.”

Who do I contact when I have a financial question?

If you have any financial questions, please contact Brigit Sprenger, Financial Aid Administrator of Student Financial Services.

Phone: 701-231-8397

Email: brigit.sprenger@ndsu.edu


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