Parents and Families

Supporting Your Student

As parents and family, you play an important role in your student’s college journey. We want you to feel well informed and supported throughout every stage of the process so you can be confident about the value of an NDSU education.

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Admission Process

We want to make your student’s admission process as seamless as possible. Get more information about how to apply to NDSU.

First-Year Applicant Timeline

Help your student start planning to apply to college and learn about NDSU-specific application deadlines. 

First-Year Applicant Requirements

Understand what’s required for your student to apply to NDSU and the criteria on which we evaluate their application. 

Pathway Program

If your student doesn’t meet our General Admission Guidelines, we’ve partnered with the North Dakota State College of Science for a program that can prepare them for NDSU admission.

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Costs and Financial Aid

As parents and families, one of the biggest challenges you face with your college-bound student is the cost. It’s our goal to make an NDSU education financially attainable for all qualified students. Learn more about your options for funding your student’s education.

Cost of attendance and budget

Obtaining financial aid


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From making sure your student is academically prepared for college-level coursework to advising them on their major of study, we want to make sure you feel prepared.

Student success programs

Majors and minors

Advising resources


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Career Services

We offer a wealth of resources for students to obtain internships, make industry connections, and apply for jobs.

Visit the Career Center


Connect with Us

We want to get to know you. Reach out to the Office of Admission with any questions or to receive more information about NDSU.

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Office of Admission
North Dakota State University, Ceres Hall 114
Dept. 2832, P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050


(701) 231-8643