Thank you for your interest in Valley City State University! Once you have submitted your application, you will be notified by mail of your admission status within a few days of our receipt of required documents.

In light of the effects of the coronavirus, or COVID-19 illness on the North Dakota University System, VCSU has been granted permission to waive the requirement of SAT and ACT scores for the upcoming Summer and Fall 2020 terms. 
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A Complete Application Includes

  • Application for admission
  • A non-refundable fee of $35
  • An official copy of the high school transcript or proof of successful completion of the GED
  • Verification of MMR immunization
  • Results of the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Freshman Admission Guidelines

We evaluate freshman applications individually, and we welcome applications from all students who believe they can succeed at the college/university level.

At present, Valley City State University applicants must have completed the following high school criteria:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of mathematics (algebra I or higher)
  • 3 units of lab science
  • 3 units of social science

  • 2.0 GPA (minimum, based on 4.0 scale)
  • 18 ACT (composite) OR 940 SAT (Critical Reading and Math)

Office Information

Charlene Stenson

Admission Counselor
Bridget Blunck

Admission Counselor
Erin Heide

Admission Counselor
Oscar Suniga

Admission Specialist
Jacob Frey
Office Location
McFarland 218

Office Hours
Academic Year
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday


800-532-8641, ext. 7101

Mailing Address
Enrollment Services
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072