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SUBJECT: 400s: Academic Affairs EFFECTIVE: March 15, 2016
Section: 402.1 First Year Applicants - Certificate, Diploma, and Associate Degree Programs

  1. A first-year applicant who is a high school graduate or authorized equivalent may be admitted to certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs. Campuses may establish program admission requirements that are in addition to the general admission requirements.

    For the evaluation of admission, a first-year applicant is one who has not attended a postsecondary institution after high school graduation, but may have enrolled in college or university coursework while in high school.

  2. The student must complete an application for admission and submit an application fee for each North Dakota University System (NDUS) institution to which the student applies.

  3. First year applicants must supply the following:

    1. official high school transcript as proof of high school graduation;
    2. ACT or SAT results or Aspire/Compass/Accuplacer scores for the purpose of placement as defined in the NDUS Procedure 402.1.2.
  4. High school equivalency examinations may be acceptable in lieu of a high school diploma, providing that such an examination is an authorized high school equivalency.

Reference: SBHE Policy - 506.1  

Reference: NDUS Procedure - 506.1  

New Policy. SBHE Minutes, June 26-27, 1985.
SBHE Amendment, January 31, 1991.
SBHE Amendment, May 31, 1995.
SBHE Amendment, February 21-22, 2002.
SBHE Amendment, March 15, 2016.
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