Records & Registration

The mission of the Registrar€™'s Office is to provide and keep accurate records while maintaining legal and ethical behavior. The Registrar€™'s Office is dedicated to simplifying procedures and helping all students - former, current, and prospective - in a respectful and professional manner.
The office is committed to enforcing the policies set forth by the Board of Regents and Northern State University as well as the core values. The office also continues to streamline vital information and educate the faculty, staff, and students in the proper avenues to follow to achieve their objectives.

The Registrar's Office, also known as Academic Records and Registration, can help with:

  • Program and graduation requirements
  • Transfer evaluations
  • Sending transcripts
  • Registering for classes (we provide forms including pre-requisite overrides, course overloads, internships/practicums/special projects and add slips)
  • Veteran’s Education Benefits
  • Verifying your enrollment for scholarships, insurance, loan deferments, etc.
  • Information on NSU's Graduation Rates
Please contact us at 605-626-2012 or for information, assistance and answers. Follow us on Facebook and check our page on myNSU (for current students) to receive updates regarding important dates and deadlines each semester.
NSU email is the official means of communicating at NSU. Please read any emails received from our staff:
Peggy Hallstrom, registrar
Stephanie Hawkinson, assistant registrar
Carlee Miller, program assistant and veterans' benefits certifying official
Denise Cameron, senior secretary
Please complete this brief, confidential survey to help us serve you better.
HOWL Freshman Registration Days

At NSU, freshmen don’t just register for classes – they HOWL! As a first-time freshman, you’re expected to take part in this important NSU program where you’ll meet with your academic advisor; learn academic expectations; and become familiar with campus.


Please complete the application for admission as the first step.

Use this form to change the name on your academic records. Supporting documentation is required.

Use this form to apply for South Dakota resident status.

Information on NSU winter and spring commencement ceremonies for graduates and guests

Transfer Students

It's easy to transfer to Northern! Find the essential information at Transfer Student Registration.

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