Fall Semester Kick-Off

Welcome to Normandale

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester Kick-Off! Open or print this check-list and use the resources below to make sure you are ready for the start of classes on August 24.

Learn How to Register for Courses in e-Services

Learn How to Navigate e-Services

Finding your Schedule & Getting your Books

  • To get started, you'll first need to have a copy of your Fall schedule. Click here to see how to find your schedule in e-services. Once you have your schedule, head to http://bookstore.normandale.edu/SelectTermDept to order your books. All orders must be placed online through the Normandale Bookstore website.  For a detailed step by step instructions how to place a book order, please visit the Bookstore.
    • Shipping and Book Pick-up: Books can be shipped via UPS for a delivery fee or students can schedule an appointment for curbside pickup. Students will receive two emails. The first email will be a confirmation email that the order has been received and a second email will confirm when the order is ready to be picked up or to be shipped. The second email will also contain information on how to schedule an appointment for curbside pickup. Students must present a photo ID to pick up their order.  
    • Paying for Books: Books can be paid for with a credit card online, or can be added to your tuition and fees bill through Textbook Charging. Book charging allows you to add the cost of your books, up to $600, purchased at the Normandale Textbook Depot to your tuition and fees bill. It is an interest-free line of credit that allows you to wait until after the semester has started to pay for your books. Financial Aid applicants and students who are enrolled in the Nelnet Payment Plan may be able to use book charging. For additional details, please visit: https://www.normandale.edu/paying-for-college/book-charging-service  
  • PSEO Books - PSEO students should submit their book orders online starting August 3 and are only allowed to select required materials for classes. PSEO students will have the option to receive their books via curbside pick-up or can pay to have their books shipped. The PSEO program will not cover the cost of shipping. When picking up textbooks via curbside pick-up, have a photo ID and your web order number/printed web order confirmation page. For a detailed step by step instructions how to place a book order, please visit the Bookstore

Student Services

Student Services serves as a "single point of service" to promote a progressive, simplified, and consistent student experience and a culture that supports student satisfaction and success. 
Visit the Student Portal for assistance with billing and payments, financial aid, scholarships, records and registration, and more! 
  • Nelnet Payment Plan
    • Nelnet is a tuition management plan that provides students with a low cost option for budgeting tuition and fees 
  • FAFSA/MN Dream Act
    • Receive help HERE to complete your financial aid or MN Dream Act application, check the status or your application, or confirm the date when funds will be disbursed 

Academic Advising and Counseling


Advising and Counseling are available through Zoom and phone, and can be scheduled online. Starting the week of August 17, Advising and Counseling will expand Express Advising advisor chat hours to focus on helping students get set for fall, assisting with registration, making schedule adjustments, and answering urgent questions about fall semester. Scheduled appointments for long-term planning and career exploration will begin the second week of the semester.  

The easiest way to access help August 17 - 28 is through our live chat! 

Are you ready for online classes?

Course Delivery Methods (Hybrid vs Synchronous vs Asynchronous) 

  • Blended/Hybrid & Mostly Online Courses are delivered using a combination of online and on-campus teaching methods. This semester, most hybrid classes are those requiring labs like Biology, Chemistry, and Art classes. If you have a Hybrid class on your schedule, make sure you are prepared to commute to campus at the required times. Mostly Online classes, such as some theater classes, will only require students to come to campus a few times during the semester for specific events, such as exams. 
  • Synchronous Online Classes are completely online, but require students to log in at specific times during the week for online discussions or lectures. These classes will have days and times listed on e-services and students will need to make sure they can attend class during the times listed. 
  • Asynchronous Online Classes are completely online and do not require students to log-in at any specific time during the week. E-services will show these classes as N/A for day and time.  

Prepare for your Online Classes

IT Support

Student Resources

  • Tutoring
    Our tutoring services are available to all Normandale students at no cost and designed to help students be successful at Normandale. 
  • Office for Students with Disabilities
    The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides access and inclusion to Normandale courses and activities by offering students accommodations, individualized educational support, and academic and referral information. 
  • Student Resource Center 
    The Student Resource Center connects students to campus and community resources and services to help them overcome barriers that interfere with their academic success. 
  • Center for Experiential Education 
    Gain experience and develop skills through volunteer and internship positions through the Center for Experiential Education. 
  • Veterans Resource Center
    The Veterans Resource Center serves as a place on campus that Veterans and Service members can call their own and feel at home.  The VRC is a great place to socialize and network with fellow students, staff, faculty, and alumni.   
  • Counseling
    As a student, you may experience a range of life issues that can become barriers to learning. Our counselors provide individual appointments, crisis intervention, referrals when necessary, and mental health information and brochures.   
  • Library
    The Library provides a wide range of information resources, various rental technology options, and quality professional services to students in their intellectual, career, and personal development. 
  • TRIO/Student Suport Services
    TRIO/Student Support Services Program helps students focus on academic and personal development to build strong foundations to stay in college, transfer and/or graduate. 

What is On Campus Fall 2020

  • If you are coming for one of our limited number of in-person courses, or to use the campus resources listed below, please use the main entrance into the College Services building. It is the only available entrance to campus buildings. A Public Safety officer will monitor the entry and ask you to sign in and present your ID when you enter the building. Any person entering any campus buildings is required to wear a face covering in fall public areas. On July 25, Governor Walz issued an executive order stating Minnesotans must wear face coverings in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. 
  • Services that are available on campus include:
    • Campus Cupboard - Open 8:30 am-4 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30 am-12 pm on Friday. Now located in the Office of Students with Disabilities (L2750) inside of the Library (Location will move to C 1180 on Monday, August 24) 
    • Library - Open M-F 8am-5pm 
    • Computer Lab - Open M-F, 7am-8pm in College Services, 2nd Floor
    • Photo ID Station: Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Information Desk on the upper level of the Kopp Student Center
  • Parking is free in any of the six campus parking lots for all Normandale Students, no permit required. 
  • Click here for a full list of FAQs for the Fall 2020 Semester