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Parents of Prospective Students: Congratulations!

You’ve reached an important point in the life of your son or daughter – time to choose a college or university. We know that your student has their own questions, and so do you. We hope to provide answers and resources on this page. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-263-0545 or

Parents of New and Current Students


A Few Useful Quick Links

Admissions Homepage Campus Contact Information
Academics Campus Map and Directions
Academic Calendars Financial Aid
Arts and Events Housing
Net Price Calculator
Business Office Sign up for a tour
Catalog Tuition and Fees
Visitor Information

Upcoming Open Houses

We hold open houses for high school and transfer students during the year. Please attend our next event.

A great way to make your final decision where to go to college is to visit the campus and get to know the people and the place better.

Campus Tours

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday by appointment
More Information and Sign-Up


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Application Process

What you Need

  1. Apply using the Undergraduate Online Application
  2. An official high school transcript
  3. SAT (with writing) or ACT (with writing) scores from the test agency, on the
    reference form or on the transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor (see link below)
  5. An essay (instructions appear in the application)


NDNU is a rolling admissions institution.

  • Fall Freshman Early Action and merit-based scholarships: December 1
  • Fall Freshman Priority: February 1
  • Fall Transfer Priority: April 1
  • Spring Admission Priority: November 15


Contact Information

Tel: 1-800-263-0545 or
Fax: 650-508-3426
M-Th 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
F 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Weekend – By appointment
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