Director’s corner welcome

Hello! I’d like to welcome everybody back by kicking off the 2018-19 academic year with our Counselor FUNDAMENTALS eNewsletter. I hope you’ll find the monthly news nuggets helpful to both you and your students as they begin their own countdown to college.

At the head of the class

And we certainly hope they’ll follow in the footsteps of this year’s freshman class. Among this year’s 1,835 freshmen are some of the most academically prepared students in UND history.

The official census for the fall semester shows the University’s strategy to recruit the most academically prepared students is paying off.

With so many smart, motivated students, UND also has adapted its Honors Program to enhance and nurture the kind of critical thinking skills that challenge students beyond regular academics. Honors students now can choose the study track that fits them best — Honors Research Scholars or Honors Leaders in Action.

Isn’t it grand to be in Top 10

Thousands of people already know the University of North Dakota is a great place to study and kick-start a rewarding career, but far fewer likely know the home of UND — Grand Forks, N.D. — ranks among the Top 10 college towns in the nation.

A recent study by reviews.org compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics to find Grand Forks takes the No. 2 spot for best nightlife and No. 10 for student employment. Whew! It’s nice to know you can either work or unwind with music or a comedy show after finishing that 20-page, single-spaced paper.

Pssst. Tell students about Fall Open House

Don’t forget to let your students know about this year’s Fall Open House. They can come either Thursday, Oct. 18, or Friday, Oct. 19. It’s a great opportunity for high school students to experience life at the University. Plus they might be one of eight lucky students chosen to win a $1,000 tuition waiver for their first semester. Score!

Jennifer Aamodt,

Interim Director of Admissions