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Steps in the ASD Certificate Program

Step 1: Apply for Graduate Study at the University of North Dakota in the ASD Certificate Program.

Step 2: Submit a Program of Study for the ASD Certificate Program. (As soon as you are admitted to this program, the Graduate School will mail you a blank Program of Study form and an Application for Certificate form. ) These forms can also be found online at

  • Go to the GRAAIN web site ( and print the ASD Certificate Program Advising form.
  • Your program of study must include the 4 required 2-credit courses indicated on the advising form as well as 4 credits of elective course work. You will find detailed course descriptions on the GRAAIN web site to help you select your elective courses for your program of study. In addition, you may transfer up to 3 credits of graduate course work into UND for this program with approval from the certificate program director, Carol Johnson.

Step 3: Complete the courses listed on your program of study.

Step 4: Submit the Application for Certificate form.

  • Please note that you can submit your Application for Certificate form the semester you take your last course.
  • Your ASD Certificate will be mailed to you approximately six weeks after the end of the semester you complete your final coursework.
  • Your UND transcript will be updated at that time to reflect your certificate award.

Note that both the Program of Study and Application for Certificate forms should be scanned and emailed or mailed to:

Carol Johnson
Education Building Room 303
231 Centennial Drive Stop 7189
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7189

The University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND 58202
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