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Und Application Essay

Please submit any specific program requirements noted below in addition to the School of Graduate Studies admission requirements before the program deadline.

Accountancy

  • GMAT
    • will be waived for applicants holding a bachelor's degree with a major in accountancy from an AACSB accredited college
    • not required for combined applicants
  • Statement of Goals

Aerospace Sciences

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals
  • Professional Resume
  • Masters or graduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.25

Applied Economics

  • GRE General, or GMAT (combined students do not need to submit any tests)
  • Statement of Goals

Art & Design

  • Statement of Goals
  • 20 clearly labeled color slides (2” x 2” cardboard or plastic mounted) and/or documentation in CD/DVD representative examples of the student’s recent work. The work samples should be submitted to the Department of Art & Design’s Graduate Committee and accompanied by a list containing the viewing sequence, titles, date of completion, dimension (duration), and media.

Atmospheric Sciences

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals

Aviation

  • GRE General
  • Aviation industry experience, which can include any Federal Aviation Administration certificates or applied aviation industry knowledge
  • Essay – submit 2-3 page paper answering the following questions:
    • Describe several personal and professional goals you would like to achieve in the next five years. Include in your description reasons why these goals are important to you.
    • What aviation-related problem area(s) are you considering for your independent study or thesis topic? Explain your interest in the topic and what you may hope to accomplish through the independent study or thesis research (for departmental planning purposes, please indicate if you plan on pursuing the thesis option).

Biomedical Engineering

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals

Biomedical Sciences

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals

Biology

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals

Business Administration

  • GMAT
    • In certain circumstances, applicants may substitute the GRE; this will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Statement of Goals

Chemical Engineering

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals

Chemistry

  • GRE General
    • GRE Subject is required if applicant does not have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.
    • No tests are required for combined students.
  • Statement of Goals

Civil Engineering

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals

Communication

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals 
  • Original Academic Paper (10-15 pages)

Communication Sciences & Disorders

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals

Computer Science

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by CSAB/CSAC
  • Statement of Goals

Counseling

  • GRE General or MAT
  • Statement of Goals
  • Supplemental Application

Counseling – School Emphasis

  • Statement of Goals
  • Supplemental Application
  • If you do not want a degree (credentials only), you will apply non-degree. You MUST call Dr. Walker BEFORE applying at 701.777.3737.

Counseling Psychology

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals
  • Supplemental Application

Criminal Justice

  • GRE General or LSAT
  • Statement of Goals

Curriculum & Instruction

Personal statement – one typed page per question:

  • What have you already done professionally or personally of which you are proud? Please include a chronological history of all professional teaching and administration experience, as well as academic honors or achievements you have earned.
  • What are the characteristics, attitudes, values, and/or skills that you think will make you a good candidate for your professional role?
  • Describe several personal and professional goals you would like to achieve in the next five years? Include in your description reasons why these goals are important to you.

Earth System Science & Policy

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals

Educational Foundations & Research (Ph.D.)

  • Writing Sample
  • Essay – On essay, no more than 2,000 words answering this question: Describe your professional goals and explain how your experiences (academic, professional, life) and the department of EFR faculty, emphasis eras, and coursework combine to help meet these goals.
  • Resume
  • Optional: GRE, Advanced GRE, or MAT

Educational Leadership (Specialist Diploma, M.S., M.Ed.)

  • Statement of Goals – Submit a typed essay discussing your professional goals and aspirations, including how your current skills along with advanced study of educational leadership will aid you in the attainment of these goals.
  • Essay – One essay, no more than 800 words from among the three possible topics below:
    • Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
    • Please identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issue(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
    • Please describe a problem of educational policy decision –making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.
  • Resume – submit a professional curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume (no more than five pages) that includes the following information:
    • Educational background
    • Work-related experience
    • Conference presentations (if applicable)
    • Publications (if applicable)
    • Professional honors and awards
    • Any other experiences you believe may aid the admission committee in evaluating your application

Educational Leadership (Ph.D., Ed.D.)

  • Statement of Goals – Submit a typed essay discussing your professional goals and aspirations, including how your current skills along with advanced study of educational leadership will aid you in the attainment of these goals.
  • Essay – Type one essay of no more than 800 words from among the three possible topics below:
    • Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
    • Identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issue(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
    • Describe a problem of educational policy decision –making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.
  • Resume – Submit a professional curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume (< 5 pages) that includes the following:
    • Educational background
    • Work-related experience
    • Conference presentations (if applicable)
    • Publications (if applicable)
    • Professional honors and awards
    • Any other experiences you believe may aid the admission committee in evaluating your application
  • Writing Sample
    • Include with your application an individually-authored sample of your writing that the admission committee can use to evaluate your ability as a writer and potential success in the doctoral program.
    • The minimum length of the sample is five pages and should not exceed 30 pages.
    • Examples of possible writing samples include, but are not limited to, journal articles, paper from a course, or some written work product such as a manual or technical report.

Early Childhood Education

Personal Statement – One typed page per question:

  • What have you already done professionally or personally of which you are proud? Please include a chronological history of all professional teaching and administration experience, as well as academic honors or achievements you have earned.
  • What are the characteristics, attitudes, values, and/or skills that you think will make you a good candidate for your professional role?
  • Describe several personal and professional goals you would like to achieve in the next five years. Include in your description reasons why these goals are important to you.

Elementary Education

Personal Statement – One typed page per question:

  • What have you already done professionally or personally of which you are proud? Please include a chronological history of all professional teaching and administration experience, as well as academic honors or achievements you have earned.
  • What are the characteristics, attitudes, values, and/or skills that you think will make you a good candidate for your professional role?
  • Describe several personal and professional goals you would like to achieve in the next five years. Include in your description reasons why these goals are important to you.

Educational Studies

Personal Statement – One typed page per question:

  • What have you already done professionally or personally of which you are proud? Please include a chronological history of all professional teaching and administration experience, as well as academic honors or achievements you have earned.
  • What are the characteristics, attitudes, values, and/or skills that you think will make you a good candidate for your professional role?
  • Describe several personal and professional goals you would like to achieve in the next five years. Include in your description reasons why these goals are important to you.

Electrical Engineering

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals

English Language & Literature

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals
  • A writing sample of 10-15 pages on topics, or in modes appropriate for the proposed program of study.
  • Applicants who plan to major in creative writing should also submit an analytical paper.

English Language Learners Education

  • Personal Statement (2–3 pages)

Environmental Engineering

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals

Forensic Psychology (M.S.)

  • GRE General
  • Personal Statement: A 250-300 word essay describing professional background and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in forensic psychology

Forensic Psychology (M.A.)

Personal Statement: A 250-300 word essay describing professional background and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in forensic psychology

Geography

Geology

  • Statement of Goals
  • Optional: GRE General (strongly recommended

Geological Engineering

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals

Higher Education (M.S.)

  • Statement of Goals - Submit a typed essay discussing your professional goals and aspirations, including how your current skills along with advanced study of higher education will aid you in the attainment of those goals.
  • Essay - Type one essay of no more than 800 words from among the three possible topics below:
    • Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership in higher education.
    • Identify a problem or challenge in a college or university, a postsecondary organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
    • Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation pertaining to higher education, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.
  • Resume – Submit a professional curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume (< 5 pages) that includes the following:
    • Educational background
    • Work-related experience
    • Conference presentations (if applicable)
    • Publications (if applicable)
    • Professional honors and awards
    • Leadership experience
    • Any other experiences relevant to the study of higher education you believe may aid the admission committee in evaluating your application

Higher Education (Ed.D., Ph.D.)

  • Statement of professional goals
  • Writing Sample
  • Essay - Type one essay of no more than 800 words from among the three possible topics below:
    • Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership in higher education.
    • Identify a problem or challenge in a college or university, a postsecondary organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
    • Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation pertaining to higher education, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.
  • Professional Resume

History (M.A.)

  • Statement of Goals
  • Writing sample, preferably a research or seminar paper

History (D.A.)

  • Statement of Goals
  • Writing sample, preferably a research or seminar paper
  • Optional: GRE General and Subject Test (recommended)

History (Ph.D.)

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals
  • A writing sample of 8-10 pages, preferably a research or seminar paper

Instructional Design & Technology

  • Statement of Goals
    • Indicate area of emphasis to which you are applying
    • Indicate your research areas and interests
  • Essay/Personal Statement on a current issue in education
    • Discuss how your research areas and interests are related to the educational issue
    • Relate your answer to the field of Instructional Design & Technology 

Kinesiology

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals

Linguistics;

Statement of Goals (required)

Summer Institute of Linguistics

UND offers a Master of Arts in Linguistics and a Certificate in Community-Based Literacy in conjunction with the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL). In addition, it is possible to take courses for graduate credit without being in a Master of Arts program.

Students must apply to the School of Graduate Studies one time in order to take classes in any of these status. Students must apply to the Summer Institute of Linguistics before each summer they wish to take classes.

If you are interested in this program, please submit the pre-application form found at the Summer Institute of Linguistics home page before you apply to the School of Graduate Studies.

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals

Medical Laboratory Science

  • Statement of Goals
  • Proof of MSL (NCA) or MT (ASCP) certification
  • No more than one recommendation may come from a UND MLS professor

A complete list of admission requirements and an explanation of the application process can be found on the MLS website.

Music

Music Education

Nursing (M.S. and post-master's certificate)

  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume
  • Copy of Nursing License (photocopy or screenshot)

Additional Information

Students who wish to apply to the M.S. with a major in Nursing, must declare one of the following specializations at the time of their application:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator

In addition to the School of Graduate Studies' admission requirements, all of these specializations require

  • at the time of application, a bachelor's degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program (foreign schools will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis),
  • a minimum GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years of baccalaureate nursing study,
  • a current enencumbered U.S. R.N. licensure,
  • an undergraduate or graduate course in statistics,
  • current health and immunization requirements of the College of Nursing before being permitted to enroll in a clinical nursing course, and
  • that students must submit to and satisfactorily complete a background check prior to admission (which will be completed after a student is admitted to the program)

In addition, all of these specializations prefer a minimum of one year of experience as a registered nurse. Interviews may be required. 

UND also offers a Nurse Educator post-master's certificate. The application requirements are the same as the M.S.

Nursing (Ph.D.)

  • GRE General or MAT taken within the past 5 years
  • Statement of Goals
    • a one to two page paper stating the applicant's research interests and professional goals
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Copy of Nursing License

Additional Information

In addition to the School of Graduate Studies' requirements, the PhD in Nursing program requires:

  • completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program or equivalent nursing preparation
  • a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A=4.00)
  • a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in graduate coursework
  • completion of a graduate level univariate statistics course.
  • evidence of current, unencumbered U.S. licensure to practice as a registered nurse
  • resume or CV
  • an interview will be required for applicants meeting the admission requirements

Note: students with earned master's degree from accredit schools may qualify for a transfer of credits and should discuss with the PhD program director. Earning credits:

  • credit will be awarded only for courses in which a grade of B or better has been achieved
  • students with earned master's degrees from accredit schools may qualify to use up to 30 credits from their master's degree in their PhD program of study
  • a maximum of 24 credit hours may be transferred for the post-master's course work
  • various nursing courses are offered by semester - not all courses are offered every semester
  • students work with their advisors in scheduling required courses

Nursing (Post-Baccalaureate D.N.P)

  • Statement of Goals
    • Submit a typed personal statement that is no more than 2 pages in length and addresses the following three areas:
      • Describe your desired advanced practice specialty area and describe why you have chosen that specialization.
      • Describe your professional goals.
      • Describe why you feel that the University of North Dakota DNP Program is the best suited to help you meet your professional goals.
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Copy of Nursing License

Additional Information

In addition to the School of Graduate Studies' requirement, the DNP program requires:

  • Completion of a Baccalaureate degree or higher from a nursing program of study accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
  • Current U.S. licensure unencumbered and in good standing as a Registered Nurse.
  • A minimum of one year of full-time nursing experience required (two or more years preferred).
    • Nurse Anesthesia: One year of critical care nursing experience within the U.S., its territories, or a U.S. military hospital outside of the U.S. required.
    • Family Nurse Practitioner: Broad, community-based experience across the lifespan desirable.
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Psychiatric mental health nursing experience preferred.
    • Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: Geriatric nursing experience preferred.
  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0. This includes a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate science coursework. Priority will be given to those applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater in undergraduate and/or graduate coursework.
  • Statistics (undergraduate or graduate) course completed within five years prior to admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from a manager or supervisor, a healthcare provider, or nursing faculty member. Letters should speak to applicant's ability to be successful in the DNP program, addressing items such as clinical skills, critical thinking, independent decision making, and collaborative skills with other health professionals, nursing leadership, etc.
  • Interview required.
  • Background check from the CNPD approved vendor with satisfactory results prior to enrollment.
  • Nurse Anesthesia: Evidence of a completed Organic Chemistry I or upper division Biochemistry course within the last 5 years.

Nursing (Post-Master's D.N.P.)

  • Statement of Goals
    • the statement of goals should be a two page narrative stating the applicant's professional goals. The narrative should propose a clinical interest or practice problem topic for the applicant's scholarly DNP project, with a scope that would yield a result such as a system-wide change at the organizational, regional, or national level; a new/revised state health policy; or the implementation of significant new services to a population or geographic region. This narrative will provide the admissions committee on the applicant's professional goals and expectations, determine whether the applicant's topic corresponds to existing faculty expertise, and assess written communication skills
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Copy of Nursing License

Additional Information

In addition to the School of Graduate Studies' requirement, the DNP program requires:

  • completion of a Master's degree or higher from a nursing program of study accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC
  • current U.S. licensure unencumbered and in good standing as a Registered Nurse with board certification as a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist or Nurse Midwife.
  • a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0. Priority will be given to those applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater in graduate coursework
  • graduate level statistics course completed within the five years prior to admission
  • three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a graduate-prepared nurse or faculty member. Letters should speak to applicant's ability to be successful in the DNP, addressing items such as clinical skills, critical thinking, independent decision making, and collaborative skills with other health professionals, nursing leadership, etc.
  • interview may be required
  • all applicants must meet current health and immunization requirements of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, and submit to and satisfactorily complete a background check and drug test immediately following admission and prior to beginning any coursework.

Occupational Therapy

  • Essay – please check department website for specific questions
  • Volunteer Sheets

Additional Information

  1. Applicants must apply to the Occupational Therapy program at UND through the School of Graduate Studies online application process. Only applications completed as part of the School of Graduate Studies will be reviewed.
  2. You are not required to have a bachelor’s degree for the Occupational Therapy program; however, you do need to have completed all pre-requisites prior to entering the professional program. Pre-requisites can be found on the OT website. If you will be enrolled in prerequisite courses during spring semester, a transcript indicating enrollment in those courses should be sent directly to the Department of Occupational Therapy.
  3. The OT program will consider late applications if slots are still available.
  4. Review the program checklist.

Questions about the application, forms, or process can be addressed to:

Sandy Monette
Pre-OT Advisor
sandra.monette@med.und.edu
701.777.2076

Physical Therapy

Volunteers Hours (upload one statement only)

Additional Information

  1. Applicants must apply to the Physical Therapy program at UND through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Systems (PTCAS) AND the School of Graduate Studies’ online application process. Only online applications completed as part of the PTCAS and the School of Graduate Studies will be reviewed.
    1. The UND School of Graduate Studies application for physical therapy does NOT require references, essay, or transcripts. The references, essay and transcripts will be reviewed ONLY through the PTCAS system.
  2. You are not required to have a bachelor’s degree for the Physical Therapy program; however, you will need at least 90 credits prior to entering the professional program. If you will be enrolled in prerequisite courses during the spring semester, a transcript indicating enrollment in those courses should be sent directly to the Department of Physical Therapy.
  3. International Physical Therapy applicants must provide a credential evaluation of all foreign transcripts. Go to www.wes.org for more information on this process.
  4. Review information on the PTCAS and Department of Physical Therapy websites.

Questions on the application, forms, or process can be addressed to:

Alyson White
Coordinator of Admissions
alyson.white@med.UND.edu
701.777.3873

Physician Assistant Studies

  • All required materials are submitted through CASPA.
  • Applicants must apply to the Physician Assistant Studies program at UND through CASPA AND the School of Graduate Studies’ online application process. Only online applications completed as part of CASPA and the School of Graduate Studies will be reviewed.
  • Complete applications instructions can be found on the Physician Assistant website.

Physics

  • Statement of Goals
  • Optional: GRE General and Subject (recommended)

Psychology (Clinical, Experimental)

  • GRE General 
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume

Public Administration

  • GRE General or GMAT
  • Statement of Goals

Public Health

  • GRE General
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume

Reading Education

Personal Statement should be 2-3 pages in length and address all three areas below:

  • Describe your professional background, especially as it relates to teaching reading, writing, and other areas of reading/language arts.
  • What characteristics and strengths do you possess that make you a good candidate for this degree program?
  • Discuss your professional goals.

Scientific Computing

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by CSAB/CSAC
  • Statement of Goals

Social Work

  • Personal Statement: 3-5 pages describing motivation for being a social worker, values and beliefs regarding social work, experience with diversity, qualities the applicant brings to the profession, personal qualities in leadership and creativity, and professional goals
  • Resume

Sociology

Space Studies

  • GRE General if you are seeking funding
  • Statement of Goals

Special Education

Personal Statement – one typed page per question:

  • Explain how your experiences/intersts reflect your capacity for the specialization area you are applying for specifically (i.e., LD, ED, ID, VI, ABA, ECSE, ASD, SES, G&T, General).
  • Identify a behavioral or learning need with an individual whom you know professionally or personally, then describe how you approached managing it.
  • Graduate school may be challenging due to competing demands for your time. please address how you will navigate these challenges by utilizing your strengths.
  • In this master's programs, you will receive constructive feedback to develop and/or enhance your skills. Explain how you have perceived and managed this type of feedback in your past experiences.

Sustainable Energy

  • GRE General, only if prerequisite degree is not accredited by ABET
  • Statement of Goals
  • Combined students need to have a 3.3 overall GPA

Teaching & Learning

  • Statement of Goals – Submit an essay (not to exceed three double spaced pages) explaining why a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning is appropriate for your professional/educational goals. Also, indicate the area of emphasis to which you are applying (Higher Education, Instructional Design & Technology, or Teacher Education). Indicate your potential research areas or interests.
  • Essays – Submit an essay (not to exceed four double-spaced pages, exclusive of references) on a controversial issue or a problem facing education today. The writing will be reviewed for:
    • Overall suitability for doctoral level study
    • Cohesive development of ideas
    • Support for ideas
    • Writing conventions
    • You must also sign a statement attesting that the work submitted is yours
  • Resume – Submit a professional curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume (< 5 pages) that includes the following information: educational background, professional experience, conference presentations (if applicable), publications (if applicable), professional honors and awards, and any other experiences you believe may aid the admission committee in evaluating your application.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation – In addition to having recommenders complete the School of Graduate Studies "Summary of Evaluation," have them supply a letter of recommendation. The Recommendation for Admission form allows recommenders to upload their letters electronically. The letter should address the following: academic ability, professional accomplishments related to your field of study, and positive character traits.

Apply to Honors: March 1 Priority Deadline

When applying to Honors, make sure to do your research to learn about the program and how you'll fit in the environment. Your essay and application will be just as important for getting accepted to the program as your GPA and ACT/SAT score.

Changes for Fall 2018

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, you'll now be able to choose from two distinct tracks that give more flexibility to pursue what you're passionate about. The two tracks focus on:

  • Students looking to enter graduate or medical school. Choose this track if you're looking to pursue graduate, medical or law school and want coursework and mentoring that will prepare you to get accepted to top schools.
  • Students who want to be leaders in their community. Choose this track to get hands-on service learning experiences, make connections with the region's movers and shakers, and network with community leaders.

Tips for Honors Applicants

Do Your Research

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the the program to which you're applying. Do some thinking about how you'd fit in and craft your application accordingly.  

Be Concise

We don't need to know every award you've received since the sixth grade. Include just your most relevant and significant accomplishments.

Don't Turn Your Essay into a List

We can read your accomplishments and activities in your application form. Use your essay to draw out ideas that can't be gleaned from a resume alone. We want to see how you think.

Show Yourself

We read tons of essays, all written by strong, capable students. How do you stand out? We want to hear your voice and get a sense of what makes you distinct.

Proofread Your Essay

Did we really need to remind you?

New Student Honors Application

The new student Honors application is only for students who HAVE NOT earned college credit AFTER graduating high school (regardless of college credit earned during high school). You must be admitted to UND before applying to the Honors program.

  • Once you're admitted, you'll start the application process by logging into the VIP@UND page.
  • You'll use the same username and password you used to complete your UND admissions application to log in.
  • Once you log in, click the application link under the Honors Program Application section in the upper left column of the page.
  • You'll be asked for additional information to complete your Honors application, including your academic interests, achievements and essays. We'll consider the entirety of your application, so please take time to craft thoughtful, well-written responses.
  • We recommend working on the questions in a Word document and then copying them into the application when you're done, as the application can't be saved or submitted until it's complete.

Current or Former College Student Application

Honors is happy to have students who enter our program with post-high school college experience, either from UND or another institution. We can work with you individually to help you participate in Honors and/or complete an Honors degree. We are a flexible, student-centered program, and we can make accommodations to compensate for your previous college coursework. 

If you'd like to discuss the possibility of joining Honors, please contact:

Robin David
Associate Director
robin.david@UND.edu
701.777.6185

If you're ready to apply, please fill out the application form for transfer students. Honors students are expected to maintain a 3.2 GPA once enrolled in Honors, and we prefer to see students doing similar work before they join.

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