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Looking to register for classes?
- Undergraduate (Apply Now)
- Reentry or Returning Students
- Senior citizens reduced tuition (S.D. residents)
- High School Dual Credit
You can also request program information or set up an on-campus visit.
Do you need an ACT or SAT score to apply for admissions? No! Visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements to learn more.
Submit official transcript - Contact your high school and any post-secondary schools you've attended to request an official transcript be mailed directly to NSU Admissions.
NSU’s school code is 003466. The FAFSA is available at fafsa.gov starting October 1, with a priority deadline of March 1. Award offers showing your federal aid eligibility will be mailed beginning in early spring.
List Northern State University (ACT code 3916/SAT code 6487) to request that your test scores be sent directly to us. While you may be admitted without a standardized test score, we offer multiple scholarships that require an ACT or SAT score.
Sign up for New Student Orientation!
Visit Transfer Student Registration and view the transfer student checklist.
Send official transcripts from all schools you've attended to NSU Admissions.
Determine how your credits may transfer with our Transfer Credit Calculator.
Start your journey to becoming an international student at Northern by visiting our International Students webpage, which lists all your requirements and includes links to apply!
If you've taken college classes in the past - but didn't complete a degree - you can finish on campus or online. We will work with you on a program evaluation to determine which courses will complete your degree. Visit the Returning Students page to learn more!
Application requirements vary according to your student status: degree-seeking, international, non-degree-seeking, provisional or undergraduate. See the Graduate Admission page for details!
Questions about the application process? Contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or email@example.com.