Transfer Student Next Steps
Now that you're accepted, it's time to get started on your next steps for attending UND. These steps are for both on-campus and online students.
Steps After Being Admitted
1. Claim 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 or by following the steps under the "Find my EMPLID" menu.
- 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.
2. Check 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, 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 phone 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.
3. Log into Campus Connection
Campus Connection is the system that you'll use to accept or decline financial aid awards, pay your bill, sign your financial obligation, apply for housing, and more (see additional steps below). After you've claimed your account, 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.
4. Financial Aid
Go to studentaid.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning Oct. 1. Apply early as funding is not guaranteed past the Feb. 1 priority deadline.
If you've you've already completed the FAFSA at another school, you'll need to:
- Cancel any unprocessed aid from your current school.
- Add UND's school code to your FAFSA so your information can be forwarded to UND for processing.
UND's FAFSA school code is 003005.
If you have any questions, contact UND One-Stop Student Services at 701.777.1234.
If you metthe criteria and were accepted by the priority deadline of April 15 for fall semester, 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.
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.)
Scholarship Central is open from Oct. 1 to March 1.
Once your FAFSA Application is processed, watch your mail beginning in December for your UND Financial Aid Guide. It will list your financial aid award and instructions for accepting or declining it in Campus Connection.
5. Complete the Financial Agreement
Prior to each semester, you must electronically sign the Financial Obligation Agreement in Campus Connections before you'll be able to register for classes. Within Campus Connection, click "Financial Obligation Agreement."
6. Apply for Housing*
Visit Housing to learn about affordable and conveniently located UND apartments and residence hall options for transfer students. If you have questions, contact the UND Housing Office at 701.777.4251 or email housing@UND.edu.
*If you are an online / distance student, skip to step #7.
7. Get Advised
As a transfer student, a College Transfer Advisor will contact you to discuss your transfer course equivalences and to help get your registered for classes. Our College Transfer Advisors are here to help with any questions you have.
8. Submit Mandatory Immunizations and TB Screening Form
Prior to registering for classes, new students must submit the Mandatory Immunizations & TB Screening Form to UND Student Health Services.
Once you've claimed your NDUS account, 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.
- 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.
9. Complete the Mandatory "Think About It" Program.
Transfer students new to UND are required to comple Think About It, an interactive online program that includes sexual violence prevention as well as alcohol and drug abuse awareness and prevention . You will receive an email instructions prior to the start of the semester.
10. Send College Transcripts or Scores to UND
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 or may be currently taking. 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:
Office of Admissions
3501 University Ave 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 AP Score).
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
- Find the date your registration time will be available to view in Campus Connection
by following the path: Campus Connection > Student Self-Service > Enrollment > Dates > Details.
- 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.
- As a transfer student, an advisor will contact you to help get you registered for classes.
- 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.
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.
Steps After Registering for Classes
1. Purchase Textbooks
Click "View My Classes" from the "Manage Classes" tile in Campus Connection. Then select "Buy My Books" which is a blue button near the bottom of the webpage. This will automatically route you to your required textbooks for the respective semester.
2. Get 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 Room 302 in the Memorial Union.
*If you're an online / distance student, you have the option to get your U Card, but you're not required to do so.
3. Pay Your Bill
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.
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 following are additional items for incoming UND students.
Stay up-to-date with important academic dates and deadlines including semester start / end dates, add / drop deadlines, billing due dates and holidays by checking out the academic calendar.
For many of your courses, Blackboard will be an important and useful tool. Blackboard is an online system that gives you access to course information, including syllabi, grades, handouts, presentation, quizzes and exams.
To access Blackboard, select "Logins" at the top of any page while on UND.edu and click the link that reads "Blackboard. Then login with your NDUS account information (e.g., firstname.lastname and password).
It is important to check Blackboard regularly for course updates.
Starfish is a tool that will help you find people and offices around campus who can help you be successful including your instructors and academic advisor.
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 Aug. 16 to Aug. 15.
- 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.
*If you are an online / distance student you will not need to purchase a parking permit.
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.
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 Transfer Facebook group to connect with your future classmates and discuss classes, professors, roommates, textbooks and anything else related to UND.
Take advantage of all the resources UND has to offer on-campus and online students!
Career Services assists you with developing and and achieving your career goals by:
- Helping you to identify potential career paths.
- Providing internship and cooperative education opportunities so you can combine your coursework with practical, professional employment in your chosen field.
- Enhancing your job search techniques, resume and cover letter writing abilities and interview skills.
- Offering practice interviews, specialized workshops and career fairs throughout the year.
Academic Support & Tutoring
If you're struggling with one of your courses, don't be afraid to ask for help.
As a UND student, you have access to a variety of services that can help you at no additional cost.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
Receive assistance with solving personal problems, making career choices, addressing substance use or abuse issues, developing educational skills and meeting academic goals.
Empowering UND students to reach their full potential is the focus of UCC. Most UCC services are covered by your student fees and exceptions will brought to your attention.
The sole proctoring solution for students enrolled in UND online course, with no additional fees.
ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows students to take exams from anywhere, using a webcam and internet connection.
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||Spring 2022|
Oct. 1, 2020
ASAP after being admitted
|Housing Application Opens
Must be accepted to UND before applying
|July 1, 2021|
|Class Registration Time available in Campus Connection||Oct. 29, 2021|
Spring Classes Begin
Jan. 10, 2022
|Important Dates & Priority Deadlines||Fall 2022|
Oct. 1, 2021
|Housing Application Opens
(must be accepted to UND before applying)
|Oct. 1, 2021|
Oct. 1, 2021
Feb. 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
Classes Registration Date Available in Campus Connection
April 1, 2022
April 15, 2022
Fall Classes Begin
August 22, 2022