Frequently Asked Questions

New Student Registration

As an accepted student, you will receive an email invitation with available registration dates. Simply click the link in the email and select the date that works best for you. Registration dates fill quickly so pick your time as soon as possible!

Advisors are assigned prior to your registration session. At the start of the semester, your advisor may change. At that time, you can check Campus Connection to view your academic advisor.

This is your time. Work one-on-one with an academic advisor about academic requirements to create your schedule and ask questions. 

Our First-Year Experience (FYE) is an opportunity for first-year students to participate in a powerful learning experience. This experience assists the transition to university life and learning through unique learning communities, peer mentors, and opportunities to engage with the campus and larger community. What you should know:

  • FYE is required for all first-year students and transfer students with less than 24 credits.
  • The same students register for all connected courses to form a learning community.
  • Class sizes are restricted to approximately 20 students.
  • Instructors work together to create meaningful assignments around the theme and across the courses.
  • When meeting with your advisor, the first courses you should discuss are the FYE learning communities.
  • A detailed list of FYE learning communities is available at: Fall 2022 Learning Communities
Your ACT/SAT score places you into an English/Math course. Minot State offers the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam for students who do not have an ACT/SAT score or for those who wish to place into a higher level English/Math course. You may be contacted by a staff member and encouraged to take the exam.

Students will be charged the one-time $125 New Student Fee, which covers all New Student Registration and Welcome Weekend events. This fee will be assessed with your tuition and student fees in the first semester of attendance.

We value family involvement in your education experience and encourage families to be involved and to reach out to us with any questions or concerns following the advising session. During the session, however, we ask that you meet one-on-one with your academic advisor.

If you still have questions after visiting with your advisor, reach out to your advisor or academic department. Advisor contact information can be found in Campus Connection by clicking on Academic Progress and then Advisors and Advising notes.


Welcome Weekend

Save the Date! Welcome Weekend is August 19-22, 2022.