Info for: High School Juniors
Future Fighting Hawk Checklist
Now that you're in your junior year of high school, it's time to get serious about your future. Get started now on this checklist now, so you're ready to join us in fall 2023. Have questions? Your UND admissions rep has the answers.
Prep for College as a Junior
- Create a shared email account both you and a parent can access that's specifically used for communication from colleges. Throughout the college process, you'll receive emails about important dates and deadlines, financial aid and admission decisions. You don't want to miss them or have them get lost in your current email inbox! A shared spreadsheet is another way for you and your parents to stay on top of deadlines.
- Explore our interactive program finder to learn more about the 225+ fields of study offered at UND. Make a list of all the programs that interest you. You can narrow it down later.
- Schedule your virtual or in-person campus visit.
- Make sure you're taking the right mix of high school classes to meet the UND admission requirements. To be accepted to UND for fall 2023, you'll need the following:
- English (4 units)
- Math (3 units of Algebra I or above)
- Lab Science (3 units)
- Social Sciences (3 units)
- 1 additional unit from any category above or world language (including foreign languages, Native American languages or American Sign Language).
- Get a head start on your college credits before you come to campus.
- If you're going to take any Advanced Placement (AP) or other college-level courses in high school, see how they transfer to UND.
- Choose from UND's 80+ Self-Paced Enroll Anytime courses. These online courses cover many of the general education requirements at UND and other colleges. You also could earn high school credits at the same time. Check with your school to find out if dual credit is an option.
- Get to know your UND admissions rep.
- Take the ACT or the SAT for the first time. Ask your counselor for details and helpful resources.
- UND currently does not require the ACT or SAT for admission. However, we still encourage you to take the ACT or SAT for course placement and to qualify for some scholarships.
- Send your test scores directly to UND by indicating: ACT code = 3218 | SAT code = 6878
- Research the costs for college. UND's combined tuition, fees and room / meal plans cost $3,000 less per year than the national average for 4-year doctoral universities.
- Learn about financial aid (scholarships, grants, employment and loan programs) and how it can help you pay for college. UND offers $108 million annually in aid.
Get Ready for College During Senior Year
- Apply to UND in four easy steps! The application for fall 2023 opens Aug. 1.
- Beginning Oct. 1, use your 2021 income taxes to complete the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Send UND your FAFSA information by using school code 003005. Apply early for your best chance to receive grants and scholarships (aka free money)!
- Complete your FAFSA by the Feb. 1 priority deadline.
- Apply for 800+ scholarships with one application at Scholarship Central. Once you're admitted to UND,complete your application by the Feb. 1 deadline.
- Apply for on-campus housing by UND's priority deadline of March 1.
- Confirm you're attending UND by paying the $200 nonrefundable enrollment confirmation deposit by May 1. This is not an extra charge, but rather, it's applied toward your first semester's bill.
- Get advised and registered for your first semester of classes.
You're all set to join UND's Class of 2027 and become a Fighting Hawk!