Online reservations to attend Summer Orientation 2015 will open in January/February 2015. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis for all admitted first-year students entering UND in Fall 2015.
A non-refundable fee will be charged to help cover the cost of programming materials and food:
- New UND Student = $80.00
- Parent/Guest = $25.00 (Please limit to two guests if possible)
- There is no programming available for young children.
In preparation of making your online reservation, please review the following:
Step 1 – Mark your calendar
Review the available session dates for your academic major to determine the Summer Orientation session you will attend.
There is more than one Summer Orientation session available for each major, including undeclared majors. It is highly recommended that you mark your calendar for all available dates in the event that your first choice is full.
Please do not finalize any vacation or travel plans until your Summer Orientation reservation has been confirmed via email.
Step 2 – Decide if you will take the Language Placement & Credit Exam
Language Placement & Credit Exam:
If you have had language instruction in high school, or who have acquired language skills in some other manner, you are invited to take the Language Placement & Credit Exam. Exams are offered in:
Your score on the Language Placement & Credit Exam determines how many credits you may apply toward your degree and which language course you should take next if you desire to further your foreign language skills.
The exam costs $20 per language and is billed to your student account. If you score high enough to earn UND institutional credits, you will be billed an additional $5 per credit earned.
When you make your reservation for Orientation, please indicate if you will take the exam and in which language you will test.
Step 3 – Decide if you will take the COMPASS Math Placement Exam
Placement into a math course is based on your ACT or SAT score. These actions are in accordance with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) Policy 402.1.2 – Admission Policies – Student Placement into College Courses. Placement is as follows:
ACT Math sub-scores 0-20 – may enroll in Math 102
ACT Math sub-scores 21-25 – may enroll in Math 103, 105, or 107
ACT Math sub-scores 26-36 – may enroll in Math 103, 105, 107, 146, or 208*
ACT Math sub-score 27 – may enroll in Math 112 and Math 165
ACT Math sub-scores 28-36 – may enroll in Math 103, 105, 107, 146, 165 or 208*
*Math 208 is not recommended for first semester freshmen.
A portion of Policy 402.1.2 allows for the use of SAT for placement purposes into Math 103.
The current SAT scores and placement into Math 103 are as follows:
SAT Critical (Reading+Math) score of 0-989 – may enroll in Math 102
SAT Critical (Reading+Math) score of 990 or higher – may enroll in Math 103
If you have AP, IB, transfer, or dual credit, you may be placed into the appropriate math course based on the transferability of the course(s) you have taken. Remember to have a copy of your official transcript sent to UND prior to your orientation session date.
The COMPASS exam score will be used to place students if it indicates a higher level than that indicated by ACT/SAT scores. Placement is as follows:
COMPASS Algebra Exam score 0-46 – may enroll in Math102
COMPASS Algebra Exam score 47-48 – may enroll in 5-day Math103
COMPASS Algebra Exam score 49 or higher – may enroll in Math103
COMPASS College Algebra Exam score 46 or higher – may enroll in Math146
COMPASS Algebra Exam 0-53 – may enroll in Math 102
COMPASS Algebra Exam 54 or higher – may enroll in Math107
COMPASS Trigonometry Exam 44-45 – may enroll in Math112 and Math165
COMPASS Trigonometry Exam 46 or higher – may enroll in Math165
If intending to take the COMPASS exam, it's recommended that students take it prior to their Orientation date.
1. To take COMPASS exam at UND prior to the Orientation program
Contact UND Testing Services at 701-777-4157 to schedule an exam.
2. To take COMPASS exam at a remote location
Log on to http://und.edu/health-wellness/counseling-center/compass-exam.cfm for instructions on how to register for and take the exam at a remote location.
After you have received confirmation of your Orientation date, please make necessary arrangements in preparation for your campus visit.
Step 4 - Overnight accommodations
On-campus accommodations are available via the UND Housing Office. Find more information at the Guest Housing website.
Find area hotel options at the Grand Forks Visitor & Convention Bureau.
Step 5 - Disability accommodations
If disability accommodations are needed when attending Orientation, please contact the Student Involvement & Leadership Office at 701.777.4200 at least 1 week prior to your session date.