2017 Transfer Student Orientation & Registration
Congratulations and welcome to the University of North Dakota!
We're excited that UND is your next step in achieving your educational goals! Transfer Student Orientation & Registration was held on March 10. If you didn't get a chance to attend Orientation, make sure to complete the steps below before classes start in the fall.
After Being Admitted
Claim Your Account - Do This Step First!
To claim your NDUS Account:
- Go to UND.edu/claim.
- Find your student ID number (also known as your EMPLID) on your acceptance letter or by clicking on the “What is Your Student ID?” link.
- Once you have your student ID number, click on the “Claim Your Account” link.
- Follow the steps as indicated.
Once you’ve claimed your account, you won't have to go through the process again. Make sure that you keep your username (also referred to as your NDUS.identifier, which is typically firstname.lastname) and password in a safe and secure place.
For security reasons, your password will expire every 90 days. Visit Forgot Your Password if you need to reset it.
If you have questions, contact the NDUS Help Desk at
1.866.457.6387 or go to helpdesk.ndus.edu.
Check Your Email
Before you've registered for classes, please check the email you used on your admission application frequently for official communications from the University regarding financial aid, housing, confirming your enrollment, Orientation, course registration and more.
After you’ve registered for classes and claimed your NDUS account, please log in to your UND student email account.
Follow the directions for accessing your UND student email account:
- Review the login information under the Getting Started tab
- Get directions to set up your UND email on your smartphone or tablet under the Mobile Devices tab
If you have questions, contact UND Tech Support at 701.777.6305. When prompted, remain on the line to speak to a UND representative.
Log in to Campus Connection
Campus Connection is the system you'll use to apply for housing, pay your enrollment confirmation deposit, accept or decline financial aid awards, register for classes, pay your bill and more (see additional steps below).
After you've claimed your NDUS Account and have obtained your user ID and password, follow these steps to log in to Campus Connection:
- Go to Campus Connection.
- On the login page, enter your user ID (e.g., firstname.lastname) and password.
- Click Sign In.
Take Care of Financial Aid
Go to fafsa.gov to complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1. You'll use your 2015 income taxes to prepare your FAFSA. Apply early as funding is not guaranteed through the February 1 priority date!
If you’re transferring and you’ve already completed the 2016-17 FAFSA at another school, you’ll need to:
- Cancel any unprocessed aid from your current school.
- Add UND’s school code to your 2016-17 FAFSA so it can be processed for summer financial aid.
UND’s FAFSA school code is 003005.
If you have any questions, refer to the Applying for Aid website or contact UND One-Stop Student Services at 701.777.1234.
Note: Depending on when the FAFSA is received, newly accepted students will receive notice of financial aid awards beginning in late February.
Accept / Decline Financial Aid
Once your FAFSA application is processed, watch your mail beginning mid-March for your UND Financial Aid Guide. It will list your financial aid award and instructions for accepting or declining it in Campus Connection.
Accepted financial aid awards will be applied to your account in the:
- Fall: Beginning September 5, 2017.
Most financial aid will be applied toward the balance due at UND.
Scholarships & Waivers
If you meet the criteria and are accepted by the priority deadline of April 15 (transfer students), you'll automatically be awarded one of UND's academic scholarships.
Additional Scholarships & Waivers
You may be eligible for other scholarships and waivers that require separate application processes.
Note: You may accept non-UND scholarships without affecting your UND scholarships. (If you have a UND athletic scholarship, please contact the Athletic Department to determine if you can accept a non-UND scholarship.)
Apply for Housing
Visit Housing to learn about affordable and conveniently located UND apartments, University Place and residence hall options for transfer students.
Note: The apartment application is not online and is separate from the residence hall application process described above.
Confirm Your Enrollment
To confirm your enrollment for Fall 2017, you must pay your $200 non-refundable deposit as soon as possible.
You’ll need to pay the full deposit before you’ll be eligible to take the next steps toward being a UND student, including:
- Signing up for Orientation
- Registering for classes
- Receiving your housing room assignment
So it’s very important to confirm your enrollment ASAP!
- Required of all new freshmen and transfer students who plan to enroll in classes for Summer or Fall 2017.
- Priority deadline is May 1. After May 1, pay your deposit as soon as possible.
- The $200 deposit is a down payment applied to future charges you'll incur on your UND bill (tuition, fees, etc.). It's not an additional charge.
- Non-refundable, but may be applied to future terms if you're unable to enroll for Summer or Fall 2017. Call 1.800.CALL.UND for details.
- If you're unable to pay the full amount at one time, you may pay in installments.
After you've claimed your NDUS Account, you can make your online payment through Campus Connection via e-check from a U.S. bank (free service) or credit card (2.75% convenience fee). It may take up to 2 business days for the deposit to be processed.
- Refer to the How to Pay Your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit document for step-by-step instructions on paying your deposit in Campus Connection. You must claim your account before you can pay your deposit (see above).
- See Payment Options for alternative payment methods, including mailing a check (note Enrollment Confirmation Deposit in the memo) or FlyWire for international payments.
Note: If you're unable to pay the $200 deposit due to financial hardship, please contact the UND Office of Admissions at 1.800.CALL.UND or 701.777.3000.
After Paying Your Deposit
Submit Mandatory Immunizations & TB Screening Form
Prior to registering for classes, new students must submit the Mandatory Immunizations & TB Screening Form to UND Student Health Services.
Note: Students taking online courses only are not required to complete the form.
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella): 2 doses of MMR vaccine given after the 1st birthday and administered at least 28 days apart. Proof of birth prior to 1957 or positive blood titers for each disease will also be accepted in lieu of vaccination documentation.
- Meningitis: All students 21 years of age or younger are required to provide proof of 1 dose of a Meningococcal (Menactra/Menveo) vaccine given after the 16th birthday.
- Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Form: All students must complete the tuberculosis screening form. If the form indicates that you’re at high risk for TB, you’ll be required to have TB testing done or provide documentation of testing done within the U.S. in the past 6 months.
Documentation needs to be signed / stamped by a licensed health care provider. High school records will also be accepted.
Submit Your Documentation
1. Two business days after you’ve paid your enrollment confirmation deposit, you may access your myhealth.UND.edu to enter your immunizations and upload immunization information electronically.
2. The Mandatory Immunizations & TB Screening Form is also available to print and mail or fax to Student Health Services.
Note: If you’re a non-degree-seeking student taking on-campus classes, it’s best to submit your form by mail or fax.
If you have questions, contact Student Health Services at 701.777.4500 or 1.800.CALL.UND, ext. 4500.
Send College Transcripts or Scores to UND (If Applicable)
Don't pay for college twice! Before you register for classes, it's very important that advisors are aware of any college-level credits you may have earned while you were in high school or college. If we don't have your official college transcripts, the credits you've already completed won't be transferred to UND.
If you have any updated or final college transcripts since you've applied to UND, you must ask the college or university where you earned the credit to send your official transcript directly to:
UND Office of Admissions
3501 University Avenue, Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8357
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits
In order for UND to apply Advanced Placement (AP) credits appropriately, please ask the College Board to send your scores directly to UND (1.888.225.5427 or apscore.collegeboard.org/scores).
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credits
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides credit by passing appropriate CLEP Subject Exams. For more information, please contact UND Testing Services at 701.777.4157.
Register for Classes
View Registration Time
Find you registration time in Campus Connection beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (at least 2 business days after paying your deposit). Your registration time is based on the number of college credits you've completed. You may register for classes anytime on or after your registration date and time.
Within Campus Connection, view Enrollment Dates (right side of page) and click Details to find your registration date and time.
Contact Your Advisor
Prior to registering for classes, make an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your course selection. If you’re undecided, please contact the Student Success Center for an advising appointment at 701.777.2117 or email UND.ssc@UND.edu.
Since you’re a transfer student, you'll need to make an individual advising appointment. It’s helpful to have a printed copy of your transfer credit evaluation when speaking with your advisor. Within Campus Connection, click: My Academics > View My Transfer Credit Report to view and print your transfer credit evaluation.
- Declared Majors: Make an appointment with the appropriate academic department.
- Undeclared Majors: Contact the Student Success Center for an advising appointment at 701.777.2117 or UND.ssc@UND.edu.
If you’re a non-degree-seeking student who plans to enroll in fewer than 15 credits at UND, please contact the Student Success Center for an advising appointment at 701.777.2117 or email UND.ssc@UND.edu.
Sign the Financial Agreement
Prior to each semester, you must electronically sign the Financial Obligation Agreement in Campus Connection before you'll be able to register for classes. Within Campus Connection, click Financial Obligation Agreement.
Register for Classes
Registration for classes is based on your registration time. Follow these steps to register for classes within Campus Connection:
- Select Academics > Enroll.
- Select Continue.
- You can search for classes two ways: by Class Number or Class Search.
- You must ALWAYS check out through your shopping cart to fully enroll in classes.
- For step-by-step instructions on how to search for classes, visit One-Stop Student Services.
Please email onestop@UND.edu or call 701.777.1234 if you have questions.
After Registering for Classes
Purchase Parking Permits
If you want to park a vehicle on campus, you must purchase a virtual parking permit online through Campus Connection. For complete details about parking, visit the UND Parking Office.
Parking permits are available for purchase 2 business days after enrolling in classes. Permits for the new parking year are valid from August 16, 2017 to August 15, 2018.
- Log in to Campus Connection.
- Change the Internet settings on your browser to accept cookies. Instructions are listed in Campus Connection.
- Select Self Service > Parking.
- Select University of North Dakota.
- Select Purchase Permits.
- Follow prompts and select the appropriate virtual permit type and payment method.
After you register for your classes, visit the UND Bookstore to find out which books or other materials you may need. You have the option to buy or rent textbooks, new or used, from the UND Bookstore.
You can also visit the UND Bookstore website to find your textbooks online. When you purchase your textbooks online, you can have them shipped to your residence or pick them up at the store.
You may use financial aid to charge your books at the UND Bookstore between the following dates:
- Fall: June 5 - August 31, 2017
Learn About Computer Purchases & UND Support
UND Tech Support provides a wide range of hardware and software support for all UND students.
Our onsite support technicians are available to help you with a variety of services, including:
- New computer purchase recommendations
- Computer setup and software installation
- Diagnosis and repair of issues with hardware
- Apple Authorized Service Provider
- Limited PC warranty repair and more
Visit UND Tech Support and click the Computer Purchases tab for details.
Download Microsoft Office for Free
As a UND student, you’ll receive Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and more.
You may install Office 365 ProPlus on a maximum of 5 home or personally-owned PCs / Macs and on a maximum of 5 mobile devices. Office mobile applications are accessible on iPhone and Android phones.
Visit UND Tech Support for details.
Get Your U Card
The U Card is your official UND identification and access credential card for campus. Carry it with you at all times. Your U Card provides access to many campus buildings, library resource materials, printing funds, as well as entrance to the Wellness Center, dining services and all athletic events.
Upload Your Own Photos
You may upload your own U Card photo by following these directions. If you don’t want to upload your own photo, you may have it taken at the One-Stop Services located in the Memorial Union.
Pick Up Your Card
You may pick up your card at One-Stop Student Services, located on the main level of the Memorial Union, during regular business hours. You’ll need to bring an acceptable form of a government-issued photo ID: driver’s license, state identification card, passport, military ID, or tribal ID.
Note: If you’re an online / distance student, you have the option to get your U Card, but you’re not required to do so.
Pay Your Bill
Tuition, fees and other charges (minus anticipated financial aid) are due on the following dates:
- Fall: Wednesday, September 6
To make a payment:
- View your Campus Connection account to verify that you’re being charged the correct tuition rate.
- Review options to pay your bill. Payments can be made online through Campus Connection.
If you live outside of the United States and need to make a payment, visit Flywire for directions.
Campus Connection Authorized User
To permit someone else (family member) to view your tuition bill and make payments, visit One-Stop Student Services to learn how to set up an Authorized User for your account.
Financial Aid Refunds
If the financial aid you’re awarded is higher than the amount owed to UND, you may have excess financial aid and other refunds. About 2 weeks after registering for courses, you’ll receive a letter instructing you to select your preference for having the excess funds deposited into your existing bank account or to a new account that you can open with UND’s refund partner.
Complete FERPA Privacy Release Form (If Desired)
The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes certain rights for students regarding the privacy of their educational records. To permit someone else (family member) to receive detailed information regarding your records, you must complete the
FERPA privacy release form. This form allows UND to release the financial and academic records that you designate.
Questions? Contact One-Stop Student Services at 701.777.1234.
Connect with Future Classmates
Join the UND Transfer Student Facebook groups to connect with your future classmates and discuss classes, professors, roommates, textbooks and anything else related to UND.