After Acceptance

Roadmap

New Student
Roadmap
(pdf)

CAMPUS CONNECTION is what you will use to:
  • Enroll, drop or add courses
  • View your grades
  • View your class schedule
  • Order official/unofficial transcripts
  • Check and accept your financial aid award package(s)
  • Check your student financial account, apply for housing, and make payments

To claim your CAMPUS CONNECTION USER ID:

  1. Before you can use your new User ID, you must claim your account. Here are the steps to follow:
  2. Go to www.MinotStateU.edu/cc.
  3. Click 'Claim Your Account'.
  4. Enter your date of birth and your student ID number (also known as your EMPLID), which was included in your acceptance letter.
  5. Follow the steps as indicated!

Be sure to record your username and password in a safe place for future reference!

If you attended another NDUS institution, you may have already claimed your Campus Connection Account. Use your same username and password to log in.

For questions about your Campus Connection account, please contact the North Dakota University System Help Desk by visiting helpdesk.ndus.edu or calling 866-457-6387.

To access your Minot State EMAIL Account

Your Minot State email is your official means of communication with the campus community. You should check it often!

  1. Go to www.minotstateu.edu
  2. Click on Current Students
  3. Under Student Life, click on email, then click on Sign in to Office 365 Webmail.
  4. Enter your Name (User ID) as your email address in the format created when you claimed your Campus Connection Account. Example: firstname.lastname@ndus.edu (must be entered in all lower case; sometimes a middle initial is included in the User ID)
  5. Your Password for your Minot State email is the same as Campus Connection. If you forget your password, you will need to reset your Campus Connection password.

If you are currently attending another NDUS institution, you may already be using your @ndus.edu account. You will begin receiving @minotstateu.edu emails soon after being accepted. However, your 'campus home' email will become @minotstateu.edu after you enroll in classes at Minot State.

If you need further assistance or have questions, please contact the Minot State Online Help Desk at 701-858-4444 or 800-777-0750 ext. 4444 or e-mail us your questions at helpdesk@minotstateu.edu.

As a transfer student, you have options for completing orientation and class registration. The New Student Orientation website will outline the available options for transfer students. All new students are required to complete an orientation and will be charged a New Student fee. Admitted students will be emailed information as soon as it is available.

Welcome Weekend is the official kick-off to the Minot State academic year. Events during the weekend will serve as an opportunity for you to explore the vast array of resources available at Minot State, including academic, cultural, social, athletic and community service programs.

Once a student has been accepted, transfer credits will be evaluated and posted in the order in which they are received. Students are contacted via email after their transcripts are posted. An evaluation of courses and Minot State equivalents are available for your review in CampusConnection > Transfer Credit > View Transfer Credit Report.

  • General Education Requirements fall into one of 3 categories:
    • Required Core
      • Communications (C)
      • English (E)
      • Mathematics (M)
    • Foundational Content
      • History (H)
      • Humanities (HU)
      • Laboratory Science (LS)
      • Social Science (SS)
    • Developmental Content
      • Critical Capacities Skills
        • Problem Solving (CCS1)
        • Information Literacy (CCS2)
        • Critical Reading (CCS3)
        • Quantitative Literacy (CCS4)
        • Oral/Written Communications (CCS5)
        • Collaboration (CCS6)
      • Personal and Social Responsibility
        • Relationships and Value Systems (PSR1)
        • Responding to Community Needs (PSR2)
        • Individual Well-Being (PSR3)
      • Interconnecting Perspectives
        • Knowledge (IP1)
        • Experience (IP2)
  • Courses that have been equated to 100 + general education letter code (i.e. 100HU = humanities) are considered to meet general education requirements, but have no specific course equivalency.
  • TRNSFR 100, 200, 300, and 400 courses are coded as such because they either do not have an equivalency, or it is not known what the equivalency for the course would be. If it is not known what the equivalency should be, a course description or course syllabus needs to be taken to the corresponding department to determine what the course equivalent should be.

Course Substitution
When a student petitions to substitute a different course (transferred or not) in lieu of a required course to complete his/her degree. Substitutions are issued by the academic department on a case by case basis and are only good for the current student requesting the substitution(s). Course substitution forms are received by and maintained as a part of the students file in their academic department. Course substitutions do not override prerequisites. Course Substitution Form [pdf]

Course Equivalency
When a student transfers in a course from another college or university and wants that course to be equal to one that Minot State offers. Once the transferring course has a Minot State equivalency assigned to it by either bringing in a course description or course syllabus to the corresponding department, this course will then be equivalent for other students coming from the same college or university. Course equivalencies are processed and maintained by the Registrar's Office.

If you have not already taken a credit bearing math or English course, you may need to take a developmental course or take the placement test.

Developmental courses are required as prerequisites for higher level English and Math courses, do not count as credit toward graduation, and do not impact college GPA. Students in developmental courses must earn a "C" or higher in order to take the next level course. The developmental courses qualify for Financial Aid

What Scores Require Developmental Courses?

  • An ACT English score of 17 or lower or SAT Writing and Language of 24 or lower.
    *If age 25 or older at the start of the term or if transferring 24 or more credits you are exempt from the English developmental requirement
  • An ACT Math score of 20 or lower or SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing of 1060 or lower.

What should I do next?
If you feel your current ACT or SAT score(s) is not an accurate measure of your ability, you will want to consider taking the ACCUPlacer (Math/English Placement) exam. If you do not have an ACT/SAT score, you are required to take this exam. You will have the opportunity to take the Placement exam when you come to New Student Orientation; however, if you would like to take the exam in advance, you may schedule an appointment by contacting the Minot State Testing Center at 701-858-3990.

For more information, click here.

The North Dakota University System policy requires:

  1. All students to be vaccinated with two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella.
  2. All newly admitted students ages 21 and younger must provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination (MCV4, Menveo, or Menactra) given after the 16th birthday. Meningococcal B and Meningococcal C vaccine such as Trumenba and Bexsero do not fulfill the requirement.
  3. All Students are also required to complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire Form.
  4. All Students under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian complete the Parent Consent for Minor form to receive services at Minot State Student Health.

To submit immunization, tuberculosis documentation and other health records:

  1. GO TO MINOT STATE STUDENT PORTAL - If you have claimed your Minot State account, you may access the Minot State Student Health Portal, use your Campus Connection user name and password to log in.
     
  2. UPLOAD IMMUNIZATIONS
    • Go to Upload > Choose Document You Are Uploading > Immunization Record > Select File > Upload
       
  3. TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE
    • Go to Electronic and Downloadable Forms > Student Health Clinic > Health-Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire > Complete and submit
       
  4. PRINT AND UPLOAD PARENT CONSENT FOR MINOR. If you are under the age of 18 years, your parent or guardian must complete a Parent Consent for Minor form to receive services at Minot State Student Health.
    • Go to Electronic and Downloadable Forms > Forms > Parent Consent for Minor > Print > Complete the form > Go to Upload > Choose Document You Are Uploading > Parent Consent for Minot > Upload

By living on campus, your classes, dining, and recreation are literally right outside your door. Minot State has many housing options that are affordable, safe, comfortable and fun for all students. Plus we offer excellent dining options for resident and commuter students.

All incoming first year students should review our First Year Student Housing Policy. You will be invited to complete the housing application after being admitted and once the application is available (typically February each year).

You can also choose to participate in a Living and Learning Community (LLC) where a group of students reside together within in a Residence Hall based on shared interests or a common major/program affiliation.

The Wellness Living and Learning Community will engage collaboratively with the Minot State Wellness Center, as well as other appropriate faculty and staff to directly engage students in the "8 Dimensions of Wellness" as promoted by the Minot State Wellness Center.

Location: Cook Hall

Requirements: None!

 

The Leadership Living and Learning Community is designed to engage students in their Leadership Development while attending Minot State. The community will incorporate various leadership models, as well as Baxter's "Self-Authorship" theory to develop a student's Leadership story.

Location: McCulloch Hall

Requirements: None!

 

2018-2019 Room Rates
All room and board rates are based on Double Occupancy.
Freshmen Housing Policy

Residence Hall Fall Rate Spring Rate Year Total
Cook Hall (Co-Ed) $1,202 $1,202 $2,404
Dakota Hall (Co-Ed) $1,202 $1,202 $2,404
McCulloch Hall (Co-Ed) $1,202 $1,202 $2,404
Crane Hall (Co-Ed) $1,461 $1,461 $2,922
Lura Manor (Co-Ed) $1,461 $1,461 $2,922

Both Fall and Spring rates include a $25 RHA Fee.

More Information and options at the Residence Life website.

To apply for housing:

  1. Log in to your Campus Connection Account.
  2. Select Self Service.
  3. Click on On Campus Housing
  4. Select Minot State University as your campus.
  5. Click the applications tab.
  6. Select the correct application and complete.
  7. Be sure to download and read the " General Conditions of Contract" - if agreed, an electronic signature is required.
  8. Submit your $100 fee room reservation with a debit/credit card or e-check.

Many students rely on all forms of financial aid to help pay for school including scholarships, awards, and loans. Our Financial Aid Office is happy to help counsel you on your most efficient way to pay for your education.

Why should I file my FAFSA early?
To be considered for Federal Work Study, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, and the North Dakota State Grant, your FAFSA must be processed by April 15. Submit your application online by March 1 to ensure it will be processed by that deadline.

What if I don't file early?
If your FAFSA is processed after April 15 , you will still be considered for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan Programs, Federal ACG Grant, Federal Smart Grant, and Federal Teach Grant.

10 Steps to Financial Aid

  1. Complete your federal tax return early and keep a copy.
  2. File your FAFSA early, as soon after January 1 as possible at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  3. List Minot State University on your FAFSA. Our Title IV code is 002994.
  4. You will receive the results of the FAFSA via a Student Aid Report (SAR) within 2-4 weeks.
  5. Review your SAR for accuracy. If corrections are needed, contact the Financial Aid Office.
  6. Watch for your official award letter. Freshmen students will receive their initial award letter by postal mail. Returning and transfer students will receive their award letter notification by email. Accept or Decline the aid offered on CampusConnection.
  7. Continue to watch for other mailings. Sign and return other forms as requested.
  8. If you receive additional funds, such as scholarships not listed on your award letter, notify the Financial Aid Office immediately.
  9. Submit all required admission documents including high school transcript or GED certificate, college transcripts, ACT or SAT results, and immunization records to the Enrollment Services Office. All admission documents must be on file before federal financial aid can be disbursed.
  10. Visit the Financial Aid Office website for more detailed information.

Where can I find more information?
Minot State University has detailed information about the types of loans available, grants, scholarships, loan counseling, student employment and much more at the Financial Aid Office website.

Student Activities, commonly referred to as M Life, exists to provide a fun and engaging social atmosphere at Minot State University. Events hosted range from dances, movies, and musicians, to comedians, hypnotists, and movies.

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