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How to Apply to UND Graduate School
Follow the admissions process to begin your graduate school application. While each graduate program will have their own admissions requirements, you must begin your UND application by following these steps.
1. Complete Online Application
Create an online Admissions Account and complete the application. This application is a requirement regardless of the program you are enrolling in.
Admissions Account Instructions
Your Admissions Account is a portal that houses your application to the UND School of Graduate Studies. You'll log into your Admissions Account to submit your online application, check your application status and view your application checklist.
We recommend using Google Chrome when completing the application.
A $35 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of submission. Payment can be made by credit card or electronic check in your Admissions Account.
Application fees are waived for McNairs Scholars.
UND has transitioned to a new application process. If you've already started your UND application, login and continue your application in My Grad Space.
If you have previously submitted an application to the School of Graduate Studies or if you want to submit multiple applications, you'll need to create a new Admissions Account.
2. Provide Required Documents
Required documents are different based on the program, course or certificate you are applying for. Documents must be sent via official mail to the School of Graduate Studies.
The UND School of Graduate Studies requires all applicants to submit a complete application before it will be reviewed for admission. For an application to be complete, all of the required materials must be received as official documents. Applications completed after the program deadline may not be reviewed.
To apply to a graduate degree program, send documents to the School of Graduate Studies not the department to which you are applying. The Master of Fine Arts portfolio is the only exception to this statement. We cannot guarantee that any documents received outside of the School of Graduate Studies will be attached to your application.
1. Official Transcripts
One official copy of ALL college and/or university academic transcripts must be submitted. Do not send high school, intermediate, or secondary transcripts.
One official copy of all academic transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attempted credit at, including undergraduate and graduate course work, must arrive in an official manner.
If the institution sends transcript via mail, it must arrive in envelopes sealed by the registrar.
If the institution sends transcripts in an electronic manner, it must be received in a secure document format.
Transcripts that have been opened or tampered with will not be accepted.
Transcripts from Outside the U.S. or Canada
- If you have attended college or university outside of the U.S. or Canada, you must submit an official or attested copy of your transcript. If applicable, you must also submit an official or attested diploma or degree certificate.
All documentation must be in English or have an English translation attached.
Indian students must provide all official or attested mark sheets and a copy of their diploma.
Chinese students must provide transcripts plus Graduation Certificate and Degree Diploma.
A credential evaluation performed by a NACES member organization can be submitted in place of the transcript requirement.
All applications must include three letters of recommendation. It is preferable that the recommendations (references) come from those who can honestly evaluate your potential for graduate study. Reference letters may be submitted in lieu of the recommendation forms provided to you.
3. Program Requirements
Be sure to review academic programs for specific requirements. Some programs require additional materials such as an essay, resume, certification/licensure or experience in a specific field.
Any application materials submitted prior to the submission of the online application will be kept active for six months. After six months, if an application has not been received, the documents will be destroyed.
Each UND graduate program has unique admissions deadlines. Review program pages for details and information.
Graduate School Admissions Notifications
All admissions information, including decisions, are sent via email and posted in your Admissions Account. You will receive emails throughout the process keeping you up to date 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 application and email to know when our decision is ready.