NDSU
North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

Prospective Students


"Gov School was a once in a lifetime experience for me. At first I was leery on what I had gotten myself into, but the friends I met and things I learned made it the best experience ever. Gov School helped me realize what career field I'd like to go into and provided me with a summer of fun activities." - Vanessa-2005

We're looking for high achievers. If you have above average abilities in information technology, science, mathematics, or performing arts, we want you to apply to North Dakota Governor's School. Just ask our graduates. They'll tell you, Governor's School can change your life and it will look awesome on your resume.

The intensive six-week program is FREE to all North Dakota public school sophomores and juniors. Private and homeschool students can make arrangements to attend for free through their local public school district.

North Dakota State University faculty offer highly concentrated instruction through classroom experiences, discussion groups, labs, field trips, and other activities. Typical Governor's School assignments include reading, journaling, conducting research and collaborative projects. Evenings and weekends are reserved for recreational and fine arts activities. There is one mid-session break over the July 4th holiday.

Governor's School participants live in NDSU residence halls and eat in campus dining halls. Like college students, they're responsible for transportation to and from campus and personal expenses, such as laundry and snacks.

See your guidance counselor, principal or information technology, science, mathematics, or art teacher today for an application packet. All Governor's School 2014 applications must be postmarked by February 21, 2013.