Info for: High School Juniors

Getting ready for college is new and exciting, but we know it can also be a bit daunting. Take the worry out of the process by following these steps.

We hope they'll lead you to the right college. We're a little biased, but we hope your choice is the University of North Dakota. 

The first thing you should do is make an appointment with your high school counselor about your college plans. They'll make sure you're on the right track to attend college.


  1. Explore our Program Finder. UND has over 225+ fields of study. No matter your interest, we have something for you.
  2. Make sure you're taking the right mix of classes to meet the UND admissions requirements.
  3. Prepare to take the ACT or the SAT. Ask your counselor for details and helpful resources. UND accepts the ACT or SAT.
    • Send UND your scores by indicating:
      ACT Code: 3218
      SAT Code: 6878


  1. Reach out to our Office of Admissions or one of our admissions reps. We're here to help.
  2. Visit the UND Campus. The best way to see if UND is the right place for you is by seeing it in person. We offer personalized tours throughout the week and special admission days throughout the year.


  1. Research the costs for college. UND's combined tuition, fees and room/meal plans cost $4,000 less per year than the national average for 4-year public universities.
  2. Learn about financial aid (scholarships, grants, employment and loan programs) and how it can help you pay for college. UND offers $100 million annually in aid — that's an average award of $11,400 per student per year.
  3. Estimate your UND financial aid with our Net Price Calculator.
  4. Talk with your family about options to pay for college. Use the FAFSA4caster for a financial aid estimate.


  1. Talk with your family and make a list of what matters to you: Majors, academic reputation, location, costs, scholarships, financial aid, student activities, alumni success, campus safety, etc.
  2. Apply to UND to become the next Fighting Hawk.