Freshman Next Steps
Now that you're accepted to UND, it's time to get started on the next steps for summer and fall 2021.
After Being Admitted
Claiming Your NDUS Account
To gain access to many of the systems you'll need as a UND student, you must activate your student account within the ND University System (NDUS).
To claim your account:
- Go to UND.edu/claim.
- Find your student ID number (also known as your EMPLID) on your acceptance letter.
- 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 don't have to go through the process again. Make sure that you keep your username and password in a safe and secure place. For security reasons, your password will expire every 90 days.
If you have questions, contact the NDUS Help Desk at
1.866.457.6387 or go to helpdesk.ndus.edu.
Checking Your UND Student 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 claimed your 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 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.
Logging into Campus Connection
Campus Connection is the system that 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.
Go to studentaid.gov to complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1. You'll use your 2019 income taxes to prepare your FAFSA. Apply early as funding is not guaranteed past the February 1 priority deadline.
Summer Financial Aid
If you plan to take Summer 2021 courses, you'll need to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA, and you must be registered in summer classes before financial aid eligibility will be evaluated.
UND's FAFSA school code is 003005.
If you have any questions, contact UND One-Stop Student Services at 701.777.1234.
Scholarships & Waivers
If you meet the criteria and are accepted by the priority deadline of February 1, you'll automatically be awarded one of UND's academic scholarships.
You'll receive notification of your UND scholarship award beginning in September or within 2 weeks from when you're admitted.
Now that you're accepted to UND, you can search and apply for more than 800 scholarships with one application at Scholarship Central.
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.)
If you're a first-year freshman, you're required to live on campus for your first, full academic year or receive an approved exemption. Visit Housing to learn more about the campus living requirement and to research residence hall options.
After you've claimed your NDUS Account, visit Housing to find instructions for completing the online residence hall application in Campus Connection. The Housing application opens October 1.
A $60 non-refundable fee is due when you submit your application.
Apply early! Your priority for room assignment is based on the date you submit your application. The priority deadline is May 1.
Let us know you're coming to UND!
To confirm your enrollment for summer or fall 2021, you must pay a $200 nonrefundable deposit. The deposit is a prepayment applied to tuition, fees or other charges on your UND bill.
You'll need to pay the full deposit before you'll be eligible to take the next steps toward being a UND student, including:
- Registering for classes
- Receiving your housing room assignment
It's very important to confirm your enrollment as soon as possible!
Note: If you're a transfer student, you will not need to pay this deposit.
- Required of all new freshmen who plan to enroll in classes for summer or fall 2021.
- 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.
- Nonrefundable, but may be applied to future terms if you're unable to enroll for summer or fall 2021. Call 1.800.CALL.UND for details.
- Refer to the How to Pay Your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit document for step-by-step instructions on paying your deposit.
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 Documents
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): Two 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
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.
If you have questions, contact Student Health Services at 701.777.4500 or 1.800.CALL.UND, ext. 4500.
Send your High School Credits
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.
Keep in mind the following:
- If you attended high school in North Dakota, you will not need to send us your college-level transcript if your school uses the eTranscript system. Contact your high school counselor to confirm this.
- High school transcripts do not include official information on college credits earned.
- High schools are not able to request college transcripts for you.
- You must ask the college or university from which you earned the credit to send your official transcripts directly to:
UND Office of Admissions
3501 University Ave Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8357
Note: Colleges and universities charge a minimal fee ($5 to $10) to provide official transcripts.
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.
New Student Transition Reservations
As a freshman student starting at UND for fall 2021, begin your transition to UND with the New Student Transition process.
After Registering for Classes
Campus 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, 2021 to August 15, 2022.
- 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.
Textbooks at the UND Bookstore
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.
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
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 and click UND Software Store for details.
UND Tech Guide
Get acquainted with University Information Technology and all the services they provide to students through the UND Tech Guide.
UND Identification 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 Room 204 at Twamley Hall.
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.
Tuition, fees and other charges (minus anticipated financial aid) are due on October 15, 2021.
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.
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.
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Connect with Future Classmates
Join the UND Freshman Facebook group to connect with your future classmates and discuss classes, professors, roommates, textbooks and anything else related to UND.
Mark Your Calendar
Make sure you note these important dates and deadlines in your calendar and watch for more information as the dates get closer.
|Important Dates & Priority Deadlines||Summer & Fall 2021|
October 1, 2020
|Housing Application Opens
(must be accepted to UND before applying)
|October 1, 2020|
November 1, 2020
February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
Summer Classes Begin
May 17, 2020
August 20-22, 2020
Fall Classes Begin
August 23, 2020