Admissions & Aid

Unleash Your Potential | Join the Pack
Welcome to Northern State University! Here you'll learn from supportive professors in small classes, gain real-world experience through hands-on internships, and get involved in our welcoming campus community. Northern is the perfect place to unleash your potential!

Undergraduates can currently apply for free! Use promo code: GOWOLVES

Looking to register for classes?

You can also request program information or setup an on-campus visit.

Do you need an ACT or SAT score to apply for admissions? No! Learn more.

Take the ACT and/or SAT Tests

List Northern State University (ACT code 3916/SAT code 6487) to request that your test scores be sent directly to us.

Submit Official Transcript

Contact your high school and any post-secondary schools you've attended to request an official transcript be mailed directly to NSU Admissions.

Register for Classes

Visit Freshman HOWL Registration for details!

Complete Application
Check Your Eligibility
Send Us Your Transcript

Send official transcripts from all schools you've attended to NSU Admissions.

Check for Credit Transfer

Determine how your credits may transfer with our Transfer Credit Calculator.

Visit our International Students Page

Start your journey to becoming an international student at Northern by visiting our International Students webpage, which lists all your requirements and includes links to apply! 

Talk To Us

If you've taken college classes in the past - but didn't complete a degree - you can finish on campus or online. We will work with you on a program evaluation to determine which courses will complete your degree. Visit the Returning Students page to learn more!

Learn the Requirements

Application requirements vary according to your student status: degree-seeking, international, non-degree-seeking, provisional or undergraduate. See the Graduate Admission page for details!

Contact Us

Questions about the application process? Contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or

Virtual Tour

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