College Bound Plan of Study
The North Dakota Center for Distance Education recommends the following schedule of study for students who plan to attend a four-year college or university.
These recommendations are based on North Dakota University System requirements, but also include the recommendation that students take two years of a world language.
The North Dakota University System recommends that future university students take one high school math course each year, including advanced algebra and take at least two foreign language courses, which may include American Sign Language or Native American Languages.
If you intend to apply for the North Dakota Academic Scholarship you will want to be sure the electives you choose meet requirements for each scholarship.
NDCDE also offers dual credit courses for interested student who meet entrance requirements.
This is a suggested plan of study, and students do have some choices within the required subject areas and electives.
If you have questions about this plan of study, please contact Jocelyn Kolle at 701-630-1885 or by selecting Guidance and Counseling on our Contact NDCDE Staff Form.
Courses required by the state of ND
Science - Biology (1 credit)
Social Studies - US Government (.5 credit); American History (1 credit); Economics (.5 credit)
Grade 9 (0-5.5 credits)
|English||Language Arts 9, 1st Semester||Language Arts 9, 2nd Semester|
|Math||Algebra I, 1st Semester||Algebra I, 2nd Semester|
|Science||Physical Science, 1st Semester||Physical Science, 2nd Semester|
|Social Studies||World History||World History|
|Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts||Foreign Language|
Grade 10 (5.5-11 credits)
|English||Language Arts 10, 1st Semester||Language Arts 10, 2nd Semester|
|Math||Geometry, 1st Semester||Geometry, 2nd Semester|
|Science||Biology, 1st Semester*||Biology, 2nd Semester*|
|Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts||Foreign Language||Foreign Language|
Grade 11 (11-16.5 credits)
|English||Language Arts 11, 1st Semester||Language Arts 11, 2nd Semester|
|Math||Algebra II, 1st Semester||Algebra II, 2nd Semester|
|Science||Chemistry, 1st Semester||Chemistry, 2nd Semester|
|Social Studies||American History, 1st Semester*||American History, 2nd Semester*|
|Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts||Foreign Language||Choice|
Grade 12 (16.5-22 credits)
|English||Language Arts 12, 1st Semester||Language Arts 12, 2nd Semester|
|Math||Pre-Calculus, 1st Semester||Pre-Calculus, 2nd Semester|
|Social Studies||Economics*||US Government*|
|Foreign Language/CTE/Fine Arts||Choice|
Courses that meet graduation requirements but do NOT meet ND University System entrance requirements for math include
Math - General Math; Prealgebra; Consumer Math (can be taken as electives instead of math credits)