Congratulations on Your Admission
This website is intended for students who have been admitted to NDSU. Get ready for your first semester by reviewing and completing the steps outlined below. If you need help or have questions, contact an admission staff member for assistance.
1. Let us know your plans by May 1
Incoming first year students should let us know their college plans by officially accepting or declining their admission offer by May 1. More information is sent via mail and email in early February.
2. Set up your NDSU accounts
If you haven’t already done so, here’s where you can set up your Campus Connection, NDSU Electronic ID, and NDSU Email accounts. To set up these accounts, you’ll need your student ID number, which was included in your admission letter.
3. Obtain financial aid and scholarships
If you submitted your FAFSA by February 1, your financial aid award notice will be mailed and emailed to you beginning early March, and will continue to be sent on an ongoing basis to those who submit the FAFSA after February 1. If you have not submitted your FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.gov to learn more.
If you received a scholarship award from NDSU, you must officially accept or decline your award by logging into AcademicWorks. The scholarship application deadlines for fall semester are:
4. Make housing selections
All first-year students are guaranteed housing through our live-on requirement. You must apply for housing to receive an assigned hall and room. Visit Residence Life’s website to apply and check out the latest information on roommate selection, room assignments and the move-in process.
5. Participate in a Virtual Next Steps Mini Series Session
Beginning in February we will provide quick virtual info sessions that cover specific topics such as housing, financial aid, and orientation.
Parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend these sessions as well. Sessions will be recorded and shared on our website if you are unable to attend.
6. Prepare for orientation and registration
7. Have any transfer credits evaluated
If you’ve completed college or university classes (CIS, PSEO, or dual enrollment), have your official transcripts submitted to NDSU. Your transcripts will be forwarded to the Office of Registration and Records for official evaluation. You can expect to receive your official transfer credit information (notified via email) about three or four weeks following your admission to NDSU.
8. Complete a Minnesota reciprocity application
Thanks to an agreement between North Dakota and Minnesota, Minnesota students are eligible for tuition comparable to resident tuition. Students who graduate from a Minnesota high school and enroll at NDSU within 12 months automatically qualify for reciprocity. No paperwork is necessary. If you plan to attend NDSU more than 12 months following high school graduation, complete the application. You should also apply if you were homeschooled or if you are a transfer student.
9. Submit your final transcript(s)
Remember to have your official final transcript(s) sent to NDSU. The deadline to submit all transcripts is July 1. High school transcripts must have a graduation date and be signed by a school official. If you have enrolled in any college course work (transfer students, or high school students taking PSEO, Dual Credit, CIS), have an official transcript sent to NDSU from each institution granting credit. Failure to provide transcripts may prevent registration and financial aid may not be distributed.
10. Submit your immunization records
NDSU requires all enrolled students to submit immunization documentation for MMR and Meningitis ACWY to Student Health Service. Please see the Student Health Service website for more information on these requirements, how to submit your records and resources for finding your records. Deadlines to submit your immunization records are as follows depending on the semester you start at NDSU:
- Fall Semester: August 1
- Spring Semester: January 1
- Summer Semester: May 1
"Choosing to attend North Dakota State University was the best decision I’ve made. I wanted to experience something different, and I definitely got that at NDSU. The campus and community is amazing and the people here make you feel right at home. Whether you’re from Fargo or far away, NDSU will definitely make a great impression on you."
Briana Lewis, Junior
Hometown: Palm Desert, California
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