How to Apply for College
Apply early for more financial aid, scholarships, housing and class options.
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.
1. Meet Admissions Requirements
Carefully review the Freshman Admissions Requirements to learn what is required to be admitted to UND.
Apply up to one year in advance of when you plan to start at UND.
Applications are being accepted for the spring 2024, summer 2024 and fall 2024 semesters.
Create an Admissions Account
Before starting your application, you need to set up a UND Admissions Account.
You'll log in to your Admissions Account to:
- Start, save and submit your online application.
- Check your application status.
- View your application checklist.
- See admission decisions.
- Confirm your enrollment.
You will receive emails throughout the process on the status of your application. It's your responsibility to ensure all submitted materials were received and attached to the application. Please monitor your Admissions Account and email.
Start Your Online Application
- 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, clear your cache and cookies.
Review Additional Academic Program Requirements
Consult the requirements page(s) in the Program Finder to see if your program has additional requirements beyond the general university admission standards.
Note: If you're an international student, refer to the international application process for deadlines.
- Feb. 1 (priority deadline)
- Aug. 15 (final deadline)
Spring: Dec. 15
Summer: May 1
Aviation Management and Commercial Aviation (Airplane) programs are accepting applications for fall 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the best chance to be considered for each program.
Freshman Scholarship Deadline
To automatically be awarded the UND Freshman Scholarship, you must meet the criteria. You're encouraged to submit your completed application by the Feb. 1 priority deadline 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.
3. Request Transcripts
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
College Level Credits
If you've completed any college-level credits, request that your official college transcripts be sent directly from the college or university to UND with the directions above. If you completed dual credit through a North Dakota public institution and the credits appear on your official high school transcript, you do not need to request a college transcript.
Self-report your high school GPA on your application for a quicker admission decision. We will 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. Official transcripts are required to receive a scholarship offer.
4. Request ACT/SAT Scores (Optional)
No test scores are required.
However, if you've taken the ACT or SAT, you can submit your official scores to help with placement in English and math courses. Request your official standardized test scores be sent directly to UND.