We've made it easier than ever to apply to UND!
For fall 2020 through summer 2022 applicants:
- ACT/SAT test score requirements are waived.
- 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.
For freshman, admission is based on the following minimum criteria.
Required High School Courses
To be admitted, you must successfully complete 14 units of high school core courses:
- English (4 units)
- Math (3 units of Algebra I or above)
- Lab Science (3 units)
- Social Studies (3 units)
- 1 additional unit from any category above (English, Math, Lab Science or Social Studies) or world language (including foreign languages, Native American languages or American Sign Language)
Additional factors will be considered, such as grade trends, course difficulty, GPA in core classes, etc. If you're 25+ years old on the first day of class, you're exempt from the high school course requirements.
High School GPA & Test Scores
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.
For fall 2020 through summer 2022 applicants, ACT/SAT test score requirements are waived.
The chart below provides general guidelines for admission to UND. If you don't meet them, you're still encouraged to apply. We'll closely review your application to make the best decision for your success.
|If your GPA Is:||You need a minimum score of:|
|3.50 - 4.00||18 ACT or 960 SAT|
|3.00 - 3.49||20 ACT or 1030 SAT|
|2.75 - 2.99||22 ACT or 1100 SAT|
SAT score is based on math and evidence-based reading and writing. Refer to this chart if you took the SAT exam prior March 5, 2016.
If you took the GED in 2014 or later, you must have an overall GED score of 145 as well as a score of 145 on each subset test. If you took the GED prior to 2014, all GED subset scores must be at least 410 with an overall score of 500 or higher for admission to UND (unless another criteria is not met).
If you're 25+ years old on the first day of class OR you've completed 24 (including in progress) transferable college credits after graduating high school, you're not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. However, if you've taken the ACT or SAT, it's highly recommended that you submit your official scores to UND for proper placement into English and math courses.
Additional Program Requirements
Depending on your major, some programs may have additional requirements beyond the general university admission standards.
Your first step is to get admitted to UND and if your major has additional admission requirements, you may be asked to complete a separate application to be accepted into your degree program.
If you're a home-schooled student, you'll follow the same admission criteria and process for applying to UND as stated above. In addition to submitting what's already required (official high school transcripts of any private or public high schools attended and ACT or SAT scores), you'll also need to submit the following:
- Home-school curriculum description or transcript that displays:
- Specific listing of classes completed to satisfy secondary school requirements; identified and/or separated by class levels. UND may request a course syllabus or detailed description of course content.
- Clear identification of those courses that meet the NDUS high school core course requirements.
- Key explaining grading system and successful completion of coursework including number of credits earned by course, letter grade and GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Date of your graduation / completion of plan of study.
- Signature of your parent / instructor.
- Diploma / certificate issued by the local school district in which you reside, if your district provides such a document. High school equivalency examinations may be acceptable in lieu of a high school diploma, providing that such an examination is an authorized high school equivalency test by the state in which the examination was taken.
If you're looking to earn college credits at your own pace while still in high school as a home-schooled student, UND offers Self-Paced Enroll Anytime online courses that are open for enrollment anytime of the year.
A student who has not graduated from high school may be admitted to the University by completing the test of General Educational Development (GED).
For more information regarding GED test content and registration, contact UND Testing Services.
Don't meet requirements?
Students are encouraged to apply for admission even if their GPA, ACT and safety and security responses do not meet these admissions guidelines. All applications that are not yet eligible for admission will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions, the Student Academic Standards Committee (transcripts, test scores) or the Admissions Safety and Security Committee (criminal history records) to consider all relevant information and extenuating circumstances in order to make an admission decision that is in the best interest of the student and institution.