Counselor Fundamentals

Information for high school counselors about the University of North Dakota, its admission process and deadlines.

Don’t Pay for College Twice! Get College Transcripts to UND

Before students register for classes at Orientation, it’s very important that our advisors are aware of any college-level credits they may have earned in high school.

If we don’t have students’ official college transcripts on file, the college credits already completed won’t be able to be transferred to UND. This could cause students to have to retake classes and end up paying twice for these credits.

If students attended high school in North Dakota, they will not need to send us their college-level transcripts if their schools use the e-Transcript system.

Keep in mind the following when requesting transcripts:

  • High school transcripts do not include official information on college credits earned.
  • High schools are not able to request college transcripts for students.
  • Colleges and universities charge a minimal fee ($5 to $10) to provide official transcripts.

Ask your students to request their official transcripts be sent directly to UND as soon as grades are posted and at least 2 weeks prior to coming to Orientation. If students are unable to submit their official transcripts prior to Orientation, they should bring a copy with them.

All transcripts can be sent to this address:

UND Office of Admissions
3501 University Avenue – Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Students can also earn UND credit through the national College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program based on their AP exam scores. To submit AP exam scores to UND, students should indicate school code 6878 on their AP exam forms.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Through the national College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), students can take CLEP Subject Exams to earn UND credit based on what they already know. To submit CLEP exam scores to UND, students should indicate school code 6878 on their CLEP registration forms.