Learning your way, on your time.

Whether it’s a single course or a degree program, Northern gives you what you need most: options.
Unleash Your Potential!

At Northern, you'll have the flexibility and convenience to design a schedule that fits your unique educational needs. You can:

Explore our Degrees!



Online Degrees



Apply and Get Started

Apply for Admission


Apply for admission to online education

The first step in enrolling for an online program or course is to complete the online application!


Non-Degree Seeking


Apply with the Non-Degree-Seeking Application

This form is for students who wish to take classes off campus, online, or at Huron Community Campus or other approved locations - without applying for admission.


graduate studies



Apply for Graduate Studies/Masters

Already have a degree? Explore our graduate programs and apply now!

returning students


If you've attended any S.D. Board of Regents school; discontinued enrollment; and now wish to re-enroll, submit a completed Readmission Form.

Faculty-Led Travel
​Northern offers a variety of unique opportunities for students and community members to study and learn inside and outside the United States. These opportunities are led by experienced faculty and come with the option to enroll in credit-bearing courses.


See Upcoming Faculty-Led Travel Trips

Contact Us

Office of Online and Continuing Education

Ronald Brownie, director

Shantel Yde, program assistant

Della Donovan, staff assistant


Krikac Administration Building 116

1200 S. Jay St. Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-2568

Fax: 605-626-2542

​Email: online@northern.edu

State Authorization

State Authorization and Contact for Complaints: Non-South Dakota residents applying for admission to an NSU online degree program are asked to check state authorization information.