Distance & Online Admissions

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Degree Seeking Students:

Distance and online degree seeking students must meet the freshmen or transfer admission requirements. See these pages for specific requirements:

Freshman Students - Click here.
Transfer Students - Click here.

Use this checklist as your guide to becoming admitted and successfully enrolling in Mayville State University's distance education programs. If you have questions about any steps in the process, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at 1-800-437-4104, ext. 34667 or extendedlearning@mayvillestate.edu.

1. Apply for Admission

The first step in becoming a Mayville State Distance Degree student is applying for admission. You can complete your Application for Admission online. A one-time $35 application fee is required.

2. Submit Official Transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from all schools you have attended based on freshman or transfer admission requirements. Please have your transcripts mailed to: Admissions Office, Mayville State University, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257.

3. Apply for Financial Aid

To apply for federal and state financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Mayville State University (Title IV school code 002993) as one of your schools of choice. To receive top priority for grants and loans, submit your FAFSA by March 15 at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

4. Contact your Mayville State Distance Program Advisor

Before registering for classes, please contact your Distance Program Advisor. Students in all degree programs in the Devils Lake area should contact the Distance Program Coordinator Donna Gutschmidt at 701-662-1587. All students in the Williston area should contact Luanna Fisketjon at 701-774-6234. All other degree students should contact Connie Kaldor at 1-800-437-4104, Extension: 34721. For more information on being an online or distance student at Mayville State, please review the Distance Student Handbook (Distance Student Handbook).

5. Register for Classes

After consulting your advisor, use the following instructions to register for online and distance courses with Mayville State, to register for collaborative courses with other NDUS institutions, and to order textbooks ("How Do I"). You will also find instructions in this handout for viewing your course schedule and student account in Campus Connection.

6. Watch for email from the Office of Extended Learning

Prior to the start of the semester, you will receive a number of important e-mails from the Office of Extended Learning concerning designating a proctor for exams, accessing your online classes in Moodle, accessing an optional online student orientation in Moodle and other important information to get started with your classes.

Non-degree Seeking Students:

Use this checklist as your guide to becoming admitted and successfully enrolling in Mayville State University's Distance Education classes. If you have questions about any step in the process, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at 1-800-437-4104, ext. 34667 or extendedlearning@mayvillestate.edu.

1. Register for Courses

The first step in becoming a Mayville State Distance Nondegree student is to register for the course(s) in which you'd like to enroll. Click here to complete the course registration process. A one-time $35 application fee is required.  You do not need to submit academic transcripts as a non-degree seeking student.

2. Order textbooks and view your student account

After registering for your courses, use the following instructions to order textbooks ("How Do I"). You will also find instructions in this handout for viewing your course schedule and student account in Campus Connection. For more information on being an online or distance student at Mayville State, please review the Distance Student Handbook (Distance Student Handbook).

3. Watch for email from the Office of Extended Learning

Prior to the start of the semester, you will receive a number of important e-mails from the Office of Extended Learning concerning designating a proctor for exams, accessing your online classes in Moodle, accessing an optional online student orientation in Moodle and other important information to get started with your classes. If you do not receive these emails by the first day of scheduled classes, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at 1-800-437-4104, ext. 34667 or extendedlearning@mayvillestate.edu.