Academic Advising

The purpose of the advising is to provide academic guidance to Northland students. Northland advisors assist students with plans for their course of study, class registration, and help provide academic advice.

What We Do

Northland advisors assist students with plans for their course of study, class registration, and give academic advice. The advisors strongly recommend that students meet with them regularly to plan academic schedules to assure students are on track to meet their educational goals. The advisors work to make the students' transition to 4-year and other schools as seamless as possible by providing necessary information and assistance.

DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System)

The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) is designed to help you identify and understand your current academic requirements for degree or program completion.

Please click on the following link to view a Captivate Presentation that will give you a brief overview of DARS.

What is DARS?

DARS is a tool designed to assist program advisors, academic counselors, and students in selecting courses and showing academic progress towards educational goals.

What DARS is NOT

The DARS report is not a transcript. It is not intended to report a student's academic record to outside parties. If you need a student copy of your transcript, you may obtain one from the NCTC website. As with a transcript, federal law prohibits transmission of a DARS report to a third party without the student's permission.

How Will DARS Help Me?

DARS is a computer-based system that lists the college requirements for your program to help you plan and monitor your progress. DARS does this by: identifying all the requirements needed to complete your program; indicating NCTC and transfer courses you have already completed and how they pertain to your requirements; and specifying what you still need to complete your program.

How Can I Get My DARS Report?

Go to the Northland home page. Click on MyNCTC on the menu bar and then click on e-Services and choose Register On-Line for Classes. Log in to the web registration system with your NCTC Student ID and PIN. Once you have successfully logged in, look to the upper left hand corner for the Student E-Services menu, click on Grades & Transcripts then choose Degree Audit Report.

How Do I Read My DARS Report?

If you would like more information on how to read and understand your DARS report, click here.


u.select

u.select

What is u.select?

u.select is a multistate, Web-based transfer information system that provides fast and accurate course and credit information to students and their advisors.

What does u.select do?

The u.select system helps transfer students move from school to school and earn degrees in a timely manner. Users can obtain information, course descriptions and equivalencies, student services Web sites and maintain a personal "degree audit" with courses and grades they have earned.

How does u.select work?

Through one entry a potential transfer student has direct access to course acceptability, equivalency and applicability among participating institutions across the United States, enabling students to see how their courses fulfill degree requirements at the desired college or university.

u.select is a service provided to students, faculty, advisors and administrators. It is a free service, so log on to u.select today!


Need Help?

If you have any question on u.select or other transfer issues, please feel free to contact one of the following:

East Grand Forks Campus

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  • Bobbie Taylor
  • Associate Registrar
  • East Grand Forks - Office #111
  • (218) 793-2400

Thief River Falls Campus

    Rocky Ammerman
  • Rocky Ammerman
  • Registrar
  • Thief River Falls - Office #525A
  • (218) 683-8540
    Lisa Bottem
  • Lisa Bottem
  • Academic Advisor, Transfer Spec., & Graduation Coord.
  • Thief River Falls - Office #525 B
  • (218) 683-8544