Frequently Asked Questions
Courses and Grades
How do I get my transcript?
If you are a current student, you can view and print an unofficial copy of your transcript through Campus Connection:
- Within your Student Center, click My Academics in Academics
- Click on View my Unofficial Transcript, located to the right of Transcript
- In the first dropdown box, assure University of North Dakota is selected
- In the second dropdown box, choose either PDF Transfer Details or PDF Transfer Summary
- If you are not a transfer student, the generated reports will be identical
Whether you are a current student, former student or UND alumni and need an official transcript, you can request one through the National Student Clearinghouse. These transcripts will be sent to you only through the United States Postal Service or FedEx (extra fees apply).
- Log in to National Student Clearinghouse
- Follow the instructions on the site to place your order, including delivery options and fees
If you need help or have questions about receiving an official transcript, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.742.7791.
Where can I get a Verification of Enrollment?
In some cases you may be asked for written verification that you are enrolled as a student at UND. Insurance companies, for instance, may request this information to ensure that you are eligible for a discounted rate, or you may receive this request when applying for scholarships.
For most requests, you can access Campus Connection to print out an unofficial Enrollment Verification Certificate that shows you are a student at UND.
- Log in to Campus Connection
- At the top within Main Menu, click on Self Service
- Click on Academic Records and then Enrollment Verification
- Select University of North Dakota and click Self-Service Enrollment Verification
- Depending on your need, select all enrollment or current enrollment and Obtain an Enrollment Certificate
In some cases, the requester may specifically require an official verification form on University letterhead. Please contact the Registrar's Office to obtain this form. Official verification of enrollment forms are available from the University beginning the first day of the semester. There is no cost for verifications.
What do I need to do to qualify for the Dean's List and President's Honor Roll?
Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List, you must rank in the top 15 percent of your college and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours by the end of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades. The minimum Term GPA needed to receive the award will vary from semester to semester.
President's Honor Roll. To qualify for the President's Honor Roll, you must have achieved a cumulative UND grade point average of 3.80 or higher. You must also have a minimum of 24 semester hours at UND and have completed a minimum of 12 hours by the end of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades.
Where do I see my grades?
You can quickly and easily check your grades using Campus Connection:
- Log in to Campus Connection
- Within your Student Center, click on Other Academic in the dropdown box in Academics
- Select Grades
- Click the Go button
- The following screen will either default to the current term or will prompt you to select your desired term
How do I apply for graduation?
Congratulations! If you have completed the requirements for your major and UND's credit requirements, you are eligible to apply for graduation.
Follow the steps in the Graduation Checklist to apply for graduation.
If I need to withdraw from UND, what do I need to do?
If you want to withdraw from school, you must fill out the Cancellation/Withdrawal Form, available from the Office of the Registrar. You cannot officially withdraw from school online using Campus Connection.
Completely withdrawing from all of your courses at UND may mean that you are eligible to get a refund on your tuition and fees (check the Events Calendar on One-Stop's homepage). However, keep in mind that if you are a financial aid recipient, you might also be required to return some of your financial aid to the federal government.
Remember: UND has a lot of services available to help you be successful. Before withdrawing, contact One-Stop and we'll be happy to talk about these resources.
How can I find out what credits I have earned will transfer to UND?
UND welcomes transfer students and makes every attempt to accept college-level credits from regionally accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. In some cases however, courses will not transfer to UND. Examples include:
- Remedial or preparatory courses
- Credit granted for life experience by other institutions
- Institution-based credit by examination
- Non-degree continuing education courses
Academic departments will determine if the transferred credits will apply to your specific major and degree program.
For more information about transferring to UND, including the Transfer Program Agreements and Course Equivalencies from other institutions, refer to the Transfer Student Information from the Office of the Registrar.
What is the purpose of the Refund Selection Kit?
The Refund Selection Kit enables you to select how you would like to receive excess financial aid or other refunds from the University. To use it, you must choose one of two ways to receive your refund:
- BankMobile Vibe Account with BankMobile. This preference credits your Vibe account with BankMobile on the same day the refunds are processed by UND. Please visit www.refundselection.com to learn more about it.
- ACH (direct deposit). This preference transfers the refund into your existing U.S. bank account. With it, your bank account is credited within two to three banking days.
What happens if I don't pay my charges by the due date?
You are required to pay all charges to your Campus Connection account within 30 days of the charge being posted, unless another due date is specified. If you don't pay the charges within that time, a past due balance will be placed on your account. If you have a past due balance, you will not be allowed to register; receive a transcript of records; receive certification of academic credits, grades, or diplomas; or receive degrees of graduation until the delinquent account balance is paid in full.
If you have unpaid charges after the deadline, you will be assessed a monthly late payment fee of 1.75% of the total past-due charges. Charges are considered past due once they are more than 30 days past their due date.
How can I set up an Authorized User?
If a family member or other outside party helps with your finances, you can set them up as an Authorized User. This will allow them to view your monthly e-Bill and make online payments and deposits on your behalf.
To set up an Authorized User:
- Log in to Campus Connection
- Within your Student Center, click Pay Online Now in Finances
- Click Authorized Users near the top within the gray bar
- Add email addresses of authorized user(s)
Authorized users receive monthly e-Bill notifications at the beginning of each month.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
Your first step to receiving financial aid is to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a federal application through the U.S. Department of Education and is mandatory for receiving financial aid. Do not complete the FAFSA at FAFSA.com or you will be charged for something you can do for free at FAFSA.gov!
UND's priority deadline for FAFSA is February 1.
After you submit your FAFSA, you will be notified as to if and how much financial aid you are awarded. The amount of aid you may receive is based on the difference between your estimated costs for the school year and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is calculated by the federal government.
Keep in mind that financial aid does not automatically continue from year to year; you must reapply every year.
How can I apply for UND scholarships?
If you're a current undergraduate, graduate or law student, you can simply fill out the Scholarship Central application by March 1 to automatically be considered for more than 800 scholarships awarded by UND departments for the following academic year. The department will notify you if you receive an award.
If you're a new incoming freshman or transfer student, you'll automatically be awarded scholarships if you meet the criteria and are admitted to UND by the priority deadlines for the upcoming fall semester.
How can I ensure my financial aid posts to my Campus Connection account in a timely manner?
To monitor your financial aid, simply check your To Do List on Campus Connection.
If you are a first-time borrower, be sure that you have signed the Master Promissory Note(s) and completed Entrance Loan Counseling for the Federal Direct Loan, Federal Perkins Loan or Nursing Student Loan.
Also, if your anticipated aid for the current semester is less than your current semester charges and you are unable to pay your balance in full, consider applying for a private educational loan or enrolling in the Tuition Payment Plan.
How do I know how much school is going to cost me?
We recognize that the cost of an education plays a major part in your decision-making process. To help you plan your education expenses, we can provide an estimate of the net price of attending UND and your financial aid eligibility for the academic year.
Are there jobs available on campus?
Balancing a job while attending classes can be an outstanding way to earn money, learn time-management skills and obtain professional experience. Many on-campus jobs are available, as well as other job opportunities within the Grand Forks community. View the employment listings for more details.
In addition, if you demonstrate financial need through your FAFSA, you may be eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) as an undergraduate student. While a Work-Study award does not guarantee a job, it does indicate that you are eligible to seek FWS employment. The average FWS award is $2,500 per academic year and approximately 2,000 UND students are hired through FWS each year. Jobs are available on campus and includes some eligible off-campus employers as well. Positions typically range from clerical work to research and service to security.
To apply for either Work-Study or institutional employment, please visit the Career Services website.
Where can I find important dates and deadlines regarding my finances?
For important dates and deadlines, check out the Events Calendar on the One-Stop homepage.
How do I purchase a permit and what are my payment options?
You may purchase a parking permit online in Campus Connection under Self Service. We also have a computer available in One-Stop for you to make online purchases. Payment options include e-Check, credit card or charge to your UND student account up until the first two weeks of fall semester.
I only plan to be here part of the year. Do I have to purchase a permit for a full year?
Yes. Parking permits are sold on a per-year basis, and you can purchase a permit at any time during the year. If you don't need the permit for the entire year, you can return it and receive a partial refund for the unused portion. Please refer to the Parking Permit Fee Schedule and Parking Permit Refund Schedule for refund rates.
What happens if I lose or misplace my permit? What happens if my permit is stolen?
You should report a lost or stolen permit to Parking Services or One-Stop as soon as possible because you are responsible for any citations issued to your permit. If you aren't able to locate your permit, you'll need to purchase a replacement to continue to park on campus. Replacement permits are $30 for students and $40 for faculty or staff.
Can my family and friends park on campus?
UND has a number of parking options available for our guests including metered parking and temporary permits. Please review Visitor Information for visitor parking options.
The meter isn't working. What should I do?
If a meter does not appear to be working, you may park in the space but you should report the meter to the Parking Office immediately by calling 701.777.3551. If you are ticketed, you will need to complete a Meter Malfunction Form; your parking ticket will be excused if the meter is found to be inoperative.
How do I update my personal information?
Keeping your contact information current is critical. This enables UND to contact you for any reason, and ensures that you receive important documents, such as tax information, past-due notices, your Refund Choice Card, diploma, and more.
To update your personal information:
- Log in to Campus Connection
- Within your Student Center you can edit your information under Personal Information
Please note that Campus Connection and Refund Choice Card are not connected. Therefore, updating your home address in Campus Connection will not update your home address for your Refund Choice Card and vice versa. To update your personal information for your Refund Choice Card, visit the Refund Choice Card website.