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Registrar's Office
Peggy Hallstrom, Registrar
Dacotah Hall 103
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2012
Fax: 605-626-2587
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Freshman Registration
HOWL NSU is the next step to becoming a fully enrolled student at Northern State University. All first-time freshmen are expected to attend a HOWL NSU program.

Students will meet with an academic advisor, learn about academic expectations, and become more familiar with campus. There will also be a program for parents.

2017 HOWL Dates

April 21 (afternoon)
May 22 (morning)
June 9 (afternoon)
June 16 (afternoon)

Please fill out the HOWL Reservation Form at least 10 days before your preferred date.

Please contact NSU Admissions at 1-800-678-5330 or for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!

FASTtrack Registration
Qualify for the WolfPACT Scholarship? Get your class schedule prior to HOWL NSU with FASTtrack Early Registration. A nonrefundable $250 deposit is required, which will be applied toward your tuition bill.

FASTtrack registration is closed for 2016. Watch for updates on 2017 registration dates!


Placement Tests

Please schedule placement tests before your registration session.


 Northern offers tests for:


  • Students who wish to challenge placement into remedial courses in math, English, and/or reading
  • High math ACT scorers (25 +) who wish to take trig or calculus
  • Students who plan a science major
  • Students who wish to take Spanish


To learn how to schedule and for details, see "Do I need to test?"