How to Apply for College
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If you have not earned college credits after graduating from high school, you're considered a freshman and should follow the process below to apply to UND. If you have attended college after high school graduation, follow the process for transfer students.
Step 1. Meet Admissions Requirements
You can apply up to 1 year in advance of when you plan to start at UND.
Applications are currently being accepted for the summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.
Two Options to Apply
Direct to UND
Apply directly to UND using our application. If you haven't already created your UND Admissions account, you'll need to create an account to access the online application form.
Apply to UND using the Common App.
Applicants are charged a $35 (U.S. funds) non-refundable fee.
We recommend using Google Chrome when completing the application. If you run into issues with items not displaying in the application, try clearing your cache and cookies.
Deadline to Apply for College
Fall Application Deadlines: Priority Deadline: Feb. 1* | Aug. 16
Spring Application Deadline: Dec. 15
Summer Application Deadline: May 1
*To automatically be awarded the UND Freshman Scholarship, you must meet the criteria and submit your completed application by Feb. 1 for the upcoming fall semester.
Undergrad students who leave the University for at least one semester, not including summer semester, are required to apply for readmission.
Step 3. Request Official High School Transcripts
Request your official high school transcripts to be sent directly to UND. Transcripts can be sent electronically through a secured electronic transcript service or by mail in a sealed envelope to:
UND Office of Admissions
3501 University Ave Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8357
If you've completed any college-level credits, request that your official college transcripts be sent directly from the college / university to UND with the directions above. Typically, official college-level credits are not included on your high school transcripts.
Note: You can self-report your high school GPA or provide an unofficial transcript on your application for a quicker admission decision. We can ;make a preliminary admission offer if you meet our admission guidelines. You’ll be asked to confirm your academic status by providing an official transcript at a later date.
Step 4. Request Official Test Scores
Through summer 2023, ACT/SAT test score requirements are waived for admission. Self-reported GPAs and unofficial high school transcripts are accepted on the application for faster admission decisions. You'll be asked to provide your official high school transcript at a later date.
However, if you've taken the ACT or SAT, you may want to submit your official scores to UND as they can help with placement into English and math courses. Request your official standardized test scores be sent directly to UND.