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North Dakota Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements CAEP requirements
GPA requirement None 3.0 cohort average
Test requirement None

North Dakota delays its basic skills assessment until teacher candidates are ready to apply for licensure.
Cohort average score on a nationally-normed test in the top 50th percentile

Citation

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Education Standards and Practices Board Program Approval Procedures, pg. 8: https://www.nd.gov/espb/progapproval/docs/approval-procedures.pdf
North Dakota Administrative Code 67.1-02-02-02(9)

State Response

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North Dakota recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

North Dakota Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

University of North Dakota

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
No data available (SAT)
23.5 (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

The University of North Dakota recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Valley City State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
No data available (SAT)
22.0 (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Valley City State University was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.

University of Mary

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5
1050.0 (SAT)
22.5 (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Possible Yes Possible
Program Response

The University of Mary noted that there are current discussions within the institution to increase the GPA requirement upon admission to the Department of Education. The faculty will meet to approve the increase to a 2.75 GPA requirement for admission in the education programs within the fall semester to better align with CAEP cohort averages.

Minot State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
954.0 (SAT)
22.5 (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Minot State University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Jamestown College

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.7
1146.5 (SAT)
26.0 (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Possible Yes Possible

Dickinson State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
885.0 (SAT)
20.5 (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Dickinson State University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Mayville State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
No data available (SAT)
19.5 (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Yes No No
Program Response

Mayville State University noted that students who are enrolled and admitted to its educator preparation program have an average ACT score of 21.44. Mayville State University requires a minimum composite ACT score or equivalent score of 18 for admission to the university. MSU teacher candidates' average is above the requirement for admission to the university. The institution also added that students at Mayville State University who are admitted and enrolled in the educator preparation program have an average GPA of 3.44 at the time of admission. Students must have a GPA of 2.75 minimum as part of MSUs educator preparation program admissions criteria, approved by North Dakotas Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB). MSU teacher education candidates' GPAs are well above the identified minimum GPA.

Turtle Mountain Community College

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5
No data available (SAT)
No data available (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

Turtle Mountain Community College noted that it does not have an admissions policy per se, but that applicants must apply to join the program and meet conditions in order to be considered for admission. The institution noted that it will be increasing its GPA requirement to 3.0 beginning in May 2017.

Fort Berthold Community College

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5
No data available (SAT)
No data available (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Possible N/A N/A

United Tribes Technical College

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5
No data available (SAT)
No data available (ACT)
N/A N/A N/A Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

The United Tribes Technical College noted that their teacher education unit is not CAEP approved, but is approved by the state of North Dakota.