Director’s Corner Wrap Up

Happy May! I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all you’ve done to help your students succeed this year. In our area, it’s been a wet spring, meaning that spring sports and activities are all being crammed into a short time period. Through that, help your students to finish strong this school year and take time to enjoy all those last moments of their high school career.

UND has been test-optional under a waiver by the State Board of Higher Education through summer 2023. That policy has just been updated to remain test optional and will admit students based on GPA and high school core curriculum. We still encourage students to take the ACT or SAT as some outside scholarships continue to use that as a metric and it is used for course placement, but it will not be required for admission.

I want to bring a few things to your attention to make sure you’re aware of them as the school year comes to a close.

Orientation

Make students’ transition to UND seamless with the Orientation program. It includes an online advisement and registration process, where students will work with an academic advisor to get registered for their classes in the fall. Make sure your students sign up right away to secure their fall schedule.

Then July 18 – 22 we’re hosting on-campus Orientation Days! These days are optional, but help students familiarize themselves with campus, take care of any outstanding business and learn what to expect during their first year at UND.

Housing

Remind your students to complete the housing application and then select their room, roommate (if they wish), and select their meal plan. It’s important that they complete the room and roommate selection process in order to choose where they’d like to live next year.

FAFSA

I encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the only application UND requires to determine eligibility for federal and North Dakota state financial aid programs. Students shouldn’t assume they won’t be eligible for aid – most people qualify for some type of aid, including low-interest federal student loans, workstudy, etc.

We are excited to welcome students back to campus in the fall! We can’t wait to see everyone in person, online, hybrid or however they choose!

Have a wonderful summer! I hope you can enjoy some well-deserved down time and look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Jennifer Aamodt

Director of University Admissions