Congratulations and welcome to NDNU!

We’re thrilled that you will be joining the NDNU community and are busy planning for your arrival. You probably have lots of questions about next steps now that you have been admitted. How can I let you know I’m attending? When is orientation? How do I arrange a tuition payment plan? Don’t worry! We’re here to help make your transition to NDNU an easy one.

There are a few items that will need your immediate attention. Start planning for your arrival on campus by completing the following steps:

What you need to do before you start your classes

checkmarkApply for and confirm Financial Aid

To obtain financial aid, you must be admitted to a program. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 3.0 units a semester. All credential students must be enrolled in 6 units a semester to be eligible for aid. Wait-listed classes do not apply.

If you have not completed your financial aid application and/or not received an award letter contact the Financial Aid Office ASAP at 650-508-3600! We cannot release funds for the semester until all your documents are in.

If you have questions on the status of your package, please contact Financial Aid.

Refunds are only issued to students who have completed their FAFSA early and whose aid exceeds tuition and fees, and will be available after the financial aid process is complete. Your refund check will be available for pick up at the Business Offices in St. Mary’s the week after the aid has posted to your student account. Your Campus Account will have the exact day that your refund check will be available. Checks not picked up on that day will be mailed to your home address the following business day. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 650-508-3600.

checkmarkReturn the Enrollment Confirmation Form along with Deposit

Confirm your enrollment and pay your deposit online. If you’d prefer to mail-in your confirmation/deposit, please download the form below.

Contact: Admissions
Phone: 650-508-3600

checkmarkRegister for Orientation

Contact: Student Life and Leadership
Phone: 650-508-3718
Registration and info:

checkmarkArrange Payments

Before the term begins, you must make payments or payment arrangements with the Business Office.

Contact: Business Office
Phone: 650-508-3565

checkmarkTurn in Final, Official Documents

The Admissions Office will need final, official transcripts for all coursework previously completed at another college or university. Your missing documents must be submitted to Admissions within two months of your start date otherwise you will be unable to register for next semester. If you have not done so already, please request that your official transcripts from your previous schools be sent to us as soon as possible. It is a good idea to request that an extra copy to be sent directly to you as well.

checkmarkRegister for classes

Go to your student account and review your class schedule.

You are responsible for dropping your classes. You will not be automatically dropped from a class if you do not show up. A graduate student may not add a class after the class has met for three hours without the signature of both the advisor and the course instructor.  A student’s acceptance into a class is at the discretion of the instructor.  In order to add the course, the student needs to:

  1. Pick up the Drop/Add form from the Registrar’s Office.
  2. Obtain the instructor’s signature.
  3. Obtain the advisor’s signature.
  4. Obtain signature from the Business Office, and
  5. Return the signed form to the Registrar’s Office. The instructor’s signature must be provided before the advisor signs off.

Please review the refund policies in the catalog for dropping classes.

Useful Information

Email and Portal

Your new NDNU email account is now active if you are registered for classes. Your username is formed by using the first letter of your first name and your last name.  Your email address will be your To access your email, go to Enter your user name.  Your password is comprised of the first two letters of your last name and the last four numbers of your ID.

In your student email inbox you will find your password for your Campus Portal Account. It is important that you access this information within 30 days of being admitted because the message will be deleted after that time period. All of your student information will be accessible to you online in your Campus Portal Account. Questions? Call the Help Desk at 650-508-3555.


Accelerated evening students can only miss four hours in a seven-week class period. Any additional absence over four hours will result in a failure.


Students in accelerated classes should access an online syllabus for each course you are taking before the first class starts. Please contact your department advisor for the link for your department online syllabi.


All students must either purchase a parking permit or pay a daily fee to park on campus. Make sure you get a parking permit from Public Safety, in St. Mary’s. Please park in the areas designated for your permit. You must provide a current driver license, your vehicle license and NDNU student ID #.  You will then be issued a student parking permit. Public Safety will send the charge to your student account. The parking permit fee can be paid at the Business Office.

Parking Fees:
Permit: $120 per academic year, $35 for summer
Replace a lost parking permit:  $10

Student ID Cards

Student ID cards are issued through the Housing and Residential Life Office located on the first floor of St. Joseph (St. Joe’s) Hall.