Valley City State University Procedures

Our administrative student information system is Campus Connection. Through any of the Campus Connection links on the VCSU website, you can register for classes, pay your account online, view grades/unofficial transcripts, and more.

To help you navigate, there are a number of help documents with the detailed instructions under the Campus Connection HELP links.

You will receive a Campus Connection User ID and password from the North Dakota University System (NDUS) Help Desk when you apply online or via the e-mail address that you provide on your Application for Admission.


Complete an Application for Admission as a transfer student. You can apply online at Enrollment Services. In order to be considered for admission, you must have a 2.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale. Applicants are reviewed and considered on an individual basis. If applying online, choose TRN as your admit type. A complete application includes:
  • Application for Admission.
  • A non-refundable fee of $35.
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work from each institution attended.
If you have any questions about the Application for Admission, please contact Enrollment Services at 1-800-532-8641 ext. 37101 or email Enrollment Services.


After your Application for Admission has been processed, you will receive an email notification when you are able to register for classes in Campus Connection. During your first semester, you should register in EDUC 249 Introduction to VCSU Program. This course will provide students with information about the VCSU Elementary Education program.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 1-800-532-8641 ext. 37295 or email Registrar's Office.

A Collaborative Agreement form needs to be completed and submitted to VCSU each semester you are interested in aid assistance and plan to enroll for credits from a ‘host’ campus at the same time. The “Collaborative Agreement - WY Ed” form and the “VCSU-Wyoming Fact Sheet” is available at VCSU Documents. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and include school code 003008 in order to be considered. These forms are available at FAFSA and Financial Aid. For more information, go to Financial Aid.


At least one week before classes begin, new distance students will receive an email from the VCSU Help Desk with information about your VCSU email account, Blackboard User ID and password. After logging into the VCSU Portal, you should review the Blackboard orientation course found in your Course List. Your VCSU email account is the official means of campus communication. This program is delivered primarily online by Valley City State University. Students are expected to have access to a computer on a regular basis with Internet connection. Technical requirements for distance learners taking online courses can be found at Distance Learning. The Help Desk is available to answer any questions you have regarding Campus Connection or Blackboard at 1-800-532-8641 ext. 37340 or email Help Desk.


The VCSU Bookstore can meet all of your textbook needs. Most books are available two weeks before the session begins. Book purchases may be billed to excess financial aid starting one week prior to the session. If you would like to place a book order, please contact the Bookstore at 701-845-7141 with the class information and arrangements for payment, or visit us online at Bookstore.


VCSU uses electronic billing (e-bill) for processing statements. Statements will not be mailed. Payment can be made by check, cash, or credit card in the Business Office. Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or e-check, can be made online in Campus Connection. For more information, go to Business Office

The tuition charge for all undergraduate courses will be assessed on a per credit hour basis at the 2010-2011 tuition rate, which is $216.20 per credit for in-state residents. A few laboratory, lesson or high material use classes may have fees in addition to the tuition charges. Please note: Tuition rates are subject to change depending upon State Board of Higher Education action.


The Term Session dates for Begin Date, Last Day to: Add, Drop with No Record, Drop with a Refund, Last Day to Drop with Record 'W', and End Date are available at Registrar's Office.


Campus Connection will not allow you to drop from all of your classes to ensure that the appropriate process is followed.

If it becomes necessary to cancel all classes before the session begins, please contact the Registrar's Office by email, Registrar's Office or 701-845-7295.

If it becomes necessary to withdraw from all classes after the session has begun, please contact the Student Academic Services Office at 701-845-7298.

The Drop & Withdrawal Refund dates are available at Business Office.


A refund is based upon the percent of the enrollment period that has been completed. Please review the Session Drop/Add Dates for the Last Day to Drop with a Refund available at Registrar's Office.


You may check your grades and unofficial transcripts in Campus Connection. Grade reports are not mailed. An official transcript requires a written request be submitted to the Registrar's Office. A transcript request form is available at Registrar's Office.

OFFICE HOURS (Monday - Friday)

Academic year: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. Summer session: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. C.S.T.

If you have general questions or need more information, please call 1-800-532-8641.