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NDSCS doesn’t have an application deadline, but some programs do fill up quickly. The sooner you submit your application, the better your chances are for getting into your program of choice.
Apply Online and Pay the $35 Application Fee
Click button above to complete the application for admission to NDSCS online.
Workforce Training registrants: The application link and fee above are for students interested in the for-credit college programs. If you are registering for Workforce Training only, please click here.
Share Your Official High School Transcript or GED*
An in-progress transcript must be sent to make an admission decision. An official high school transcript with final grades and graduation date is required upon completion of high school. A hold will be placed on your account until your final high school transcript is received.
International high school credentials must be evaluated through an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service is the sole responsibility of the applicant, and it must be performed by Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). NDSCS recommends using World Education Services (WES) or SpanTran.
NDSCS reserves the right to verify students' high school completion. If documents appear tampered, altered, or unofficial, further confirmation or documentation will be requested from issuing institution.
Transfer students who have earned 24 or more semester hours of college level coursework may be exempt from providing their high school transcript.
Share Official College Transcript(s)*
Transfer students, and students taking course work at colleges or universities while enrolled in high school, must submit official in-progress transcripts. Final college transcripts must be submitted once all course work is completed.
If you previously attended a North Dakota University System institution we will automatically retrieve your transcript provided you do not have a hold that prevents your transcript from being released.
College transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated through an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service is the sole responsibility of the applicant, and it must be performed by Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). NDSCS recommends using World Education Services (WES) or SpanTran. There is no guarantee that the credits will transfer.
North Dakota State College of Science reviews for all prior schools attended from colleges reporting attendance through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). Official transcripts will be required from all students reported on the NSC as well as institutions self-identified on the NDSCS application. If a student has not attended an institution that reports enrollment a letter confirming non-attendance must be obtained.
* To be considered official, all transcripts must arrive at NDSCS directly from the issuing institution.
NDSCS accepts electronic transcripts from services such as eTranscript, Parchment, Naviance, National Student Clearinghouse, and Docufide. If those services are not available, send official transcripts to:
NDSCS Office of Admission
800 6th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58076
Ability to Benefit (ATB)
This option allows postsecondary seeking students without a high school diploma or equivalency the option of obtaining a GED or ACCUPLACER testing for entering an eligible career pathway program. Contact Admissions at 701-671-2225 for guidance and/or next steps.
OPTIONAL: Report Your Test Scores
Approved exams include the ACT, SAT and ACCUPLACER. Click here for more information on the required scores for your selected program.
Submit Any Sponsorship Paperwork
Certain programs require sponsorship documentation before you are fully admitted.
Submit Proof of Immunization
Click here for required immunizations and more information.