Apply as a Transfer Student
If you've earned college credits after graduating from high school, you're considered a transfer student and should follow the process below to apply to UND.
If you have not attended college after high school graduation, please follow the freshmen application process.
1. Review Transfer Admission Criteria
Specific admission requirements for transfer students are based upon the total number of transferable college credits at the time of your application.
If you've completed 24 transferable college credits (including in progress), you must meet the following criteria to be admitted to UND:
- Minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Be in good standing at the college(s) you previously attended
If you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits (including in progress), you must meet the criteria above in addition to the criteria for freshmen.
Carefully review the Transfer Credits page to gain an understanding of how credits transfer to UND.
2. Complete Application
You can apply up to one year in advance of when you plan to start at UND.
Applications are being accepted for the fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024 semesters.
Create an Admissions Account
Before starting your application, you need to set up a UND Admissions Account.
You'll log in to your Admissions Account to:
- Start, save and submit your online application
- Check your application status
- View your application checklist
- See admission decisions
- Confirm your enrollment
You will receive emails throughout the process 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 Admissions Account and email.
Start Your Online Application
- Applicants are charged a $35 (U.S. funds) non-refundable fee. Application fees are waived for McNair Scholars.
- Your application status will be “incomplete” until all materials (e.g., transcripts) are received and processed.
- We recommend using Google Chrome when completing the application. If you run into issues with items not displaying, clear your cache and cookies.
Review Additional Academic Program Requirements
If your academic program has additional admission requirements, you may be asked to complete a separate application to be accepted into your program. Consult the requirements page(s) in the Program Finder to see if your program has additional requirements beyond the general university admission standards.
Note: If you're an international student, refer to the international application process for deadlines.
- April 15* (priority scholarship deadline)
- Aug. 16 (final deadline)
- Nov. 15* (priority scholarship deadline)
- Dec. 15
- May 1
*To automatically be awarded the UND Transfer Scholarship, you must meet the criteria and submit your completed application by the priority deadline for the upcoming semester.
Aviation Management and Commercial Aviation (Airplane) are no longer accepting applications
for fall 2023. The next term available is fall 2024. Applications open Aug. 1, 2023.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the best chance to be considered for each program.
Undergrad students who leave the University for at least one semester, not including summer semester, are required to apply for readmission.
3. Send Transcripts
Request your official college and high school transcripts to be sent directly from all previously attended schools (including any study abroad coursework) to UND.
You do not need to send your high school transcripts if you've completed 24 transferable college credits (including in progress) from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), including the American Council on Education (ACE).
Transcripts can be sent electronically through a secured electronic transcript service or by mail in a sealed envelope to:
UND Office of Admissions
3501 University Ave Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8357
Coursework taken outside the U.S. may require additional evaluation by World Education Services (WES ICAP).