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Office of the Registrar

The University of Mary Office of the Registrar supports students in achieving their educational goals. This is done primarily through scheduling, registration, recordkeeping and reporting academic information.


The registrar’s office created this page to provide a variety of links to forms and websites that can be helpful whether you are a high school student or U-Mary student about to graduate, transfer student or service member/veteran, parent or helpful family member.


If you have questions, please contact the office at 701-355-8080 or
Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Academic Policies


There are a variety of academic policies that can put student in contact with the Office of the Registrar, including:


·          Current Academic Year Catalog – this publication details valuable information including course descriptions and major requirements.

·          Grade Forgiveness – known as “academic amnesty,” the university has a policy in place that a student can request a grade of “D” or “F” be dropped.

·          Military Deployment – students called to active duty need to promptly notify the university of the situation and be aware of their options.

·          FERPA Release Form – the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act protects the privacy of a student’s educational records. Students and parents should make themselves informed of this law. The release form can be found under the Student tab, Academic Information, then Academic Policies & Forms.

Policies for Testing


Policies for Testing

The University of Mary offers students several options to “test out” of classes and earn credit for their knowledge:

  • AP Exams
  • CLEP
  • DSST

For details on which tests are accepted, minimum score requirements, and transfer equivalencies, see the Transfer Credit section of the Registrar homepage ( 

Study Abroad! U-Mary's Rome Campus

The University of Mary’s home in the Eternal City is a clean, comfortable guesthouse in the quiet Roman neighborhood of Monteverde Nuovo. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, the campus integrates history with modern technology. All rooms have a private bathroom/shower and high-speed internet is available. Study areas, a library, outdoor recreation grounds, classroom space, and a chapel are on-site. The campus is 20 minutes from the Vatican and the cobblestones of downtown Rome.

An opportunity like none other...

·         A semester or a 5-week program studying in the "Eternal City" – Rome, Italy!

·         Tuition, room and board cost the same as if you were still on the Bismarck campus. Buy your plane ticket and go!

·         A home to call your own in a quiet neighborhood, just 20 minutes from Saint Peter's Square.

·         A program that integrates academics, faith, and community.
So what are you waiting for? Andiamo!

Pope Greets University of Mary Students

International Student Admission

The University of Mary welcomes applications from international students. Undergraduate student applicants from countries in which English is not the native language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score a minimum of 500 on paper, or 197 electronic, or 71 on the Internet-based examination. Alternatively, prospective undergraduate students may take the STEP with a pass at pre-1 and 2A, and request that the results be sent to the University of Mary. Qualified undergraduate applicants may also complete the English language learning program offered by The Language Company; successful completion of level nine in that program will meet the university’s undergraduate English proficiency requirement.

Graduate student applicants from countries in which English is not the native language are required to complete the TOEFL and achieve a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based examination with subscores not falling below the following standards in any category: Listening 15, Reading 20, speaking, 22, and Writing 20. Graduate applications using different versions of the TOEFL (such as paper-based or computer-based) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scores for any applicant that are more than two years old are not valid and will not be considered.

In addition, prospective undergraduate international students must present official academic records as proof that they have the equivalence of an American high school education and are admissible to a college or university in their country. Official transcripts, school certificates, and a complete medical history are required. Prospective graduate international students must present official academic records as proof that they have at least the equivalence of an American baccalaureate degree. An admitted international student must show evidence of his or her ability to meet costs over a four-year period by filling out the International Student Financial Statement form available from the Office of Admission. After appropriate financial information is submitted and approved by the University of Mary, an I-20 immigration form is issued. Canadian applicants follow the same procedures as other international students in this regard.
Toggle Collapse Curricular Change Forms & Docs

This form is intended to be submitted to Academic Affairs Council or Graduate Council for a curricular amendment. It is not intended to be used to change an individual student's program(s).

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U-Mary Deployment and Veterans Information

The University of Mary is proud to help veterans advance their careers after serving our country and is a full participant in the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.

Deployment Policy

A student who is called to active military duty should promptly notify the Office of the Registrar (written or orally) of his or her military orders, including the departure date, to begin the withdrawal process.
If the student withdraws before 75 percent of the semester has elapsed, the student will receive a full refund of tuition and fees without credit or grades being posted. A grade of “W” will be recorded on the student’s transcript. If the student withdraws after 75 percent of the semester has elapsed, the student will receive full credit with grades earned at the time of withdrawal.

If a course relies on a final project and/or examination to determine satisfactory performance, no credit will be granted until all required work is completed. Students taking online courses may continue to be enrolled in those classes if it is possible and Internet is accessible. Students wanting to complete their courses via independent study may do so with the consent of the instructor(s). Students living in residence halls and / or with a meal contract will be refunded all remaining room and board costs. The University will comply with the HEROES Act of 2003 to ensure that service members who are receiving federal student aid are not adversely affected because of their military status.
The following links may be helpful to veterans:



·         Financial assistance: military/veterans information


The U-Mary certifying official for veterans benefits is Laura Murphy in the Office for Military Student Services. She can be contacted at