Apply to be an online student
At the University of North Dakota, it's easy to enroll in our online programs.
If you are pursing an online degree or certificate, the application process for an online student is the same as an on-campus student.
What Type of Student Are You?
- Freshmen and first-year students (fewer than 24 transferable college credits)
- Transfer students (24+ transferable college credits)
- Graduate student (pursing a Master's, Ph.D., grad-level certificates)
- International students except Canadian students who follow the same process as U.S. students
- Non-degree students (full admission isn't needed to take an online class or two, but there are a few steps)
If you're not seeking a degree and just want to take an online class or two, there are two types of online classes you can take.
- Self-Paced, Enroll Anytime (independent study courses that take 3-9 months to complete)
- Semester-Based Courses (take at the same time as on-campus students)
As a non-degree seeking student, you can complete up to 15 undergraduate credits before you must be fully admitted to UND.
How to Enroll
Self-paced, enroll anytime (SPEA) courses can be taken as a non-degree online student by:
- Selecting the online course(s) you'd like to take.
- Clicking on the "Register Now" button.
- Following the online registration process.
- You'll be assessed the non-refundable $35 admission fee (U.S. funds).
Semester-based courses require admission to UND as a non-degree student. You'll need to:
- Complete the online admissions application.
- Select "Non-Degree" as your Admit Type.
- Non-degree students are not required to submit transcripts or test scores as part of admission.