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International Reactivation Request
Application Terms: Fall,
Application Deadlines / Degree Dates:
Term Year Application Deadline Decision Date Degree Start Date Degree End Date
Summer 2014 06/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
 NOTE: All requirements listed in your request must be received no later than the posted deadline.
Fall 2014 08/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
 NOTE: All requirements listed in your request must be received no later than the posted deadline.
Spring 2015 11/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance/processing of this application and be able to complete Admitted/Processed requirements prior to the term's application deadline.
Application Details:

Steps to Return to NDSU:

  1. Reactivate your enrollment
    • Undergraduates - complete Undergraduate Reactivation/Petition for Readmission form (eForm)
                                   with Bison Connection (requires use of NDSU username and password)

    • Graduates - email the Graduate School  AND your department to notify them of the following:
           1) You were on a leave of absence during Spring/Fall/Summer Term + year
           2) What term and year you will return
           3) Note: you may need to submit updated Leave of Absence Form

    > Wait 7-10 days for Bison Connection/Graduate School approval of academic reactivation

  2. Reactivate your NDSU Electronic ID and NDSU Services
    • Note: you may be required to change the default password on your Enroll site to gain access

    • If you are still unable to login successfully, please do one of the following:
      1) Email a copy of your Reactivation approval from Bison Connection to:
          with your student ID number and request that they add services back to your account

       2) Contact the
    NDSU Help Desk directly: 1-701-231-8685 (option 1) or

  3. Click Begin Request button above to complete International Reactivation Request
    • Requires use of NDSU Login: firstname.lastname

    • You must complete this request 1-2 months in advance of your desired return, as additional financial
      documentation, immigration stamps, or new admission materials may be required before returning as
      an active student or issuance of a new I-20/visa interview eligibility.

    • Review the estimated annual costs: Undergraduate or Graduate

    Each student's situation may vary so please consult with the International Admissions staff, even if you
      think you do not need to submit additional documents to return to NDSU.
    Customized requirements for
      you will automatically apply to your online profile.

  4. Enroll full-time for the upcoming term
    You are only permitted to register for less than full-time, if you are returning for your final term or if you
      only have graduate thesis/research credits remaining to complete your degree.

    > Wait 1 week for International Admissions to process your completed request and issue your new I-20.

**IMPORTANT : Do not attempt to re-enter the U.S. before first consulting with International Admissions. If you will return as an F-1 student, please note that your I-20 is in terminated status and you could be refused entry if you did not follow the appropriate steps to come back to NDSU.