Congratulations on Your Admission
What comes next?
Get ready for your first semester at NDSU.
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.
Make housing selections
If you plan to live on campus, you’ll need to complete a housing contract. Campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we guarantee housing to all students, we encourage you to apply early for the best availability and selection.
Obtain financial aid
You’re encouraged to apply for financial assistance if additional funds are necessary to attend NDSU. To be considered for assistance, submit your FAFSA by February 1 for the fall semester (or at least eight weeks prior to the spring or summer term).
Register for orientation
Select a new student orientation date and come to campus to meet with your academic adviser, schedule classes and meet your future classmates. Orientation information is sent out in April.
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.
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.
"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
Fridays at NDSU are Bison Pride days, when we show our school spirit by wearing green and yellow. Join the tradition — wear your bison gear on Fridays, and post your photo on social media with #NDSUBisonPride for a chance to score a $100 NDSU Bookstore gift card. Winners will be selected weekly.
NDSU Cake Designs
Congratulations on your achievements! NDSU would like to help you celebrate at your graduation party. Use the files below to create your own cupcake pennants or take cake designs to your favorite bakery to have them printed on your quarter sheet cake. Be sure to use the Cake Usage Release form with you to the bakery (the usage release allows you to use only these designs).
Cupcake Pennant Files
Just print, cut and attach to tooth picks or sandwich picks. Glue sticks work best to adhere to picks.
NDSU Cake Designs
Contact your bakery and ask how they would like to receive this file. Most can accept by e-mail or on a jump drive. All Fargo-Moorhead area Hornbacher’s Bakery locations have this file ready to use. Most bakeries can only print designs for quarter sheet cakes and will require the Cake Usage Release Form below.
Cake Usage Release Form
Print and fill out the Cake Usage Release form to take with you to the bakery (the usage release allows you to use only these designs).