Open Enrollment at NDSCS

Open EnrollmentBy Sarah Hoffbeck

Is your student thinking about applying to take college courses starting in January? If so, now is the perfect time to start the application process at NDSCS.

Although NDSCS has an open enrollment policy, applications still need to be processed. Not familiar with open enrollment?

Open enrollment, also known as the open admission policy or open door policy, basically means that anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent is qualified to take classes at NDSCS.

Open enrollment colleges made their first splash in the 1970s when the City University of New York became the first institution of higher education to adopt an open enrollment policy. Something must have clicked, because open enrollment colleges are scattered all over the United States and are becoming more and more popular.

Benefits of Open Enrollment

  • Allows a wider range of students with an opportunity to obtain higher education.
  • Streamlined admissions policy.
  • Attractive to nontraditional or adult students. Often an adult student who has been out of the educational loop for a number of years may not have all the documents, materials and other items necessary for admission into a closed enrollment college.

Applying to NDSCS is Easy

Fill out an Application for Admission with a $35 non-refundable application fee and include the following:

  • High school transcript or GED.
  • Official college transcripts from any other college attended.
  • Proof of immunization for measles, rubella and mumps, and meningitis for applicants 21 and under.
  • An ACT of SAT score for applicants under age 25.

For more information on the application process at NDSCS visit ndscs.edu/admissions, check out the Application Packet online, or contact the Enrollment Services Office at 701-671-2521.

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