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4 of 5 students believe it’s important to register for and complete 15 credits a semester.


Did you know that 4 of 5 students believe it’s important to register for and complete 15 credits a semester?

Here is how a few NDSU students responded after hearing this fact:

“I took it easy my freshman year and hurt myself in the process.  I am still trying to get myself out of the hole I dug, and I will be a senior this year.  You have to come in with this type of attitude because if you don't it'll sneak up on you and once you fall behind it is extremely difficult to catch up again.”

“Completing 15 credits each semester has put me well on my way to graduate with a degree from NDSU in a timely fashion.”

Why it's important to register and complete 15 credits a semester?

  • A majority of NDSU majors can be completed in 4 years; however to do this, it is important to take at least 15 credits per semester. The exception to this rule would be those who take summer classes, bring in large amounts of college credits, or come from programs that require additional credits to complete a degree (e.g., engineering, pharmacy, etc.)
  • Taking 15 credits a semester helps you to make the most of your college experience by managing your time wisely. Financially, you will save money by not having to enroll in additional semesters of class and you can begin to make money in your career sooner.

How can I make sure that I am taking the right courses?

  • Make sure to schedule an appointment with your advisor each semester to plan for the next. Your advisor can help you make a timeline of when you should complete your courses and select the ones that are appropriate for you. Your advisor will help you stay on track!
  • If it feels like you are falling behind, ask for help. NDSU provides a plethora of resources for students. Resources range from counseling (academic, career, personal), tutoring, and advising.

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