Wahpeton/Fargo New Student Registration

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NDSCS New Student Registration is a required informational day designed to help new students gain information about academic requirements, course offerings, campus activities, financial aid, and how to become a successful student. Students will also meet with academic staff to develop a schedule and register for first-semester classes. Attendance is required.

If none of the dates listed work for you, please contact Karla at 701-671-2205 or Karla.Dickerson@ndscs.edu for alternative options.


Taking Classes in WAHPETON
Taking Classes in FARGO


May 16 (Thursday) & 31 (Friday)

June 7 (Friday) & 21 (Friday)

July 19 (Friday)

August 5 (Monday) & 24 (Saturday)


April 26 (Friday)

May 29 (Wednesday)

July 16 (Tuesday)

August 14 (Wednesday) & 23 (Friday)

PLEASE NOTE: Follow-up information will be sent to the student, who can then share it with any guests accompanying them to New Student Registration.

Important information is shared during New Student Registration and every aspect of New Student Registration is essential and required.

  • There will be free parking throughout campus.

For questions or to request accommodations during New Student Registration, please contact the Student Success Center at 701-671-3000 or NDSCS.StudentSuccess@ndscs.edu.

What to Bring to New Student Registration
  • Family Members: While students’ family members are strongly encouraged to attend, it is not required. Family members will learn important information on how to support a student through their academic journey and hear about the services and resources NDSCS offers students.
  • Ensure that Immunization Records (MMR, Meningococcal) have been received by Student Health Services (Questions call: 701-671-2286 or check with Enrollment Services). The NDUS State Board of Higher Education requires: two MMR Immunizations (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), immunity against meningococcal disease (for students 21 and younger; one dose after the 16th birthday) and TB testing for international students.
    • If you haven’t already submitted your immunization records, please bring a copy with you to New Student Registration or securely submit electronically
What to Do During New Student Registration

Students will learn more about what NDSCS has to offer and complete the following steps during New Student Registration:

  • Verify your CampusConnection account
  • Meet with academic faculty and staff to develop class schedule
  • Complete the Financial Obligation Agreement in CampusConnection
  • Register for first semester classes and print a class schedule
  • Take picture for your Student ID
  • Complete NDSCS New Student Questionnaire
  • Activate your NDSCS email account
  • Fill out housing/dining application (Wahpeton only - if not already completed)
  • After registering, discuss your costs and financial aid assistance options with Business Affairs and Financial Aid representatives

Optional steps students can complete during New Student Registration:

  • Discuss your needs with Accessibility Coordinator
  • Complete the FERPA Release Form. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records (available at the Information Desk or online at NDSCS.edu/Privacy).
  • Tour residence halls (Wahpeton only)
Course Placement (ACCUPLACER Testing)

Students are placed into Mathematics and English courses based on program requirements, transcript evaluation of college coursework, or qualifying placement scores (ACT, SAT, Pearson My FoundationsLab, ACCUPLACER). The intent is to appropriately place students into courses that are both challenging and for which they are adequately prepared.

Students may take the ACCUPLACER test if they do not meet placement requirements.

ACCUPLACER testing is built into the New Student Registration day; however, students are encouraged to take the test prior to their scheduled registration day if possible. To arrange testing, contact the NDSCS Test Center at 701-671-2256.

Course Placement Requirements

  • English 110
    • Students are not required to test if
      • ACT English score of 18 or higher taken within the last five years,
      • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 490 or higher taken within the last five years,
      • Pearson MyFoundations Lab Language Arts score of 70% or higher, or
      • ACCUPLACER score of 256 or higher taken within the last three years.
  • Mathematics
    • Programs requiring Math 103, 104, 105, 107, 110, or 210 do not require testing if
      • ACT score of 21 or higher taken within the last five years, o SAT score of 530 or higher taken within the last five years,
      • Pearson MyFoundations Lab Math score of 70% or higher, or
      • ACCUPLACER Next-Gen Qualified Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) score of 255 or higher taken within the last three years.
    • Programs requiring Math 120, 123, 125, 130, 132, 134, 136 do not require testing.
    • Programs requiring Math 165 do not require testing if
      • ACT score of 24 or higher taken within the last five years or
      • ACCUPLACER Next-Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) score of 263 or higher taken within the last three years.

Click here for information about the ACCUPLACER test, including what it is, testing locations, cost, and how to prepare.

For further questions, call the Student Success Center at 701-671-3000.

Parking & Directions

Parking at NDSCS is free on New Student Registration days.


  • Please plan to park around The Oval or the parking lot to the south of the Hektner Student Center.
  • View the Campus Map.
  • For directions on how to get to NDSCS in Wahpeton, click here.