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. Can I visit campus? How can I let you know I’m attending? When is orientation? How do I arrange a tuition payment plan? Where will I be living? 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
If you have not yet applied for financial aid, please do so as soon as possible by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This can be done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. NDNU’s institutional code is 001179.
If you are an admitted student who has applied for financial aid, but has not yet received your award letter, please feel free to follow up on your application by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 650-508-3600. Please understand that it takes some time, once a student is admitted, for the Financial Aid Office to process each aid request. Please also contact them if you have received your award letter and have questions about it.
Contact: Financial Aid
Our student tour guides offer campus tours weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. An admissions counselor will be available following your tour for a personal appointment.
Schedule a Visit Online or call 650-508-3600.
Housing may still be available for incoming students for the coming term.
Students who transfer to NDNU with fewer than 60 transferrable units are considered underclassmen, and are required to live on campus, with few exceptions. Underclassmen who do not wish to live on campus must formally apply for an exception (requirements listed at the link) through the Office of University Housing.
If you have questions about how many units you are transferring in to NDNU, please contact Gabriel Galdamez in the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: University Housing
Contact: Orientation – Student Life and Leadership
Registration and info:
Students who have not completed the core curriculum requirement for mathematics, or whose major will require them to take additional math courses, must sit for the NDNU Math Placement Examination before registering for classes. This examination will be offered at orientation. It takes less than one hour, and does not require the use of a calculator. If you are unable to take the exam at orientation for any reason, please contact the Academic Success Center at 650-508-3670 to schedule an appointment to take the exam.
If you are not sure if you need to take the exam, please contact Gabriel Galdamez in the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
Contact: Student Life and Leadership
Information and form: Gallagher Koster website
Contact: Counseling and Health Services
Information and forms: New Student Health Requirements
If the Office of Admissions has yet to receive final official transcripts from any college that you have attended previously, a hold will be placed on your registration account four weeks after the start of classes. This hold will prevent you from registering for any future term, and will only be removed when the Office of Admissions receives these transcripts.
In order to avoid the unfortunate situation whereby you will be prevented from registering for classes for a future term, please request official transcripts to be sent AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to the address below:
Office of Admissions
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
Below, you will find a list of items that may be useful. Although these items are not required, we highly encourage you to explore the following links/services: