New Student Orientation

You got in. We’ll help you fit in.

NC State students check in at Orientation

Welcome to the Agricultural Institute

You have chosen to challenge yourself beyond your own expectations and become part of thriving, welcoming community. We know you are eager to absorb everything about AGI, NC State, your classes, student life, and your classmates.

At a First-Year Student or Transfer Student Orientation Session, you’ll learn important information to jump into your first semester at NC State.

Orientation Dates

 

Fall 2017 AGI Orientation Dates

Register for an Orientation Session through your WolfPAW account. Then visit the First-Year Student Orientation or Transfer Student Orientation page on the New Student Programs website for more information, including the schedule, new student checklist, housing, directions, and what to bring.

New Students: July 24-25, 2017

Transfer Students (Choose one date): June 30, 2017, or July 21, 2017

Parent Orientation

Students benefit from their parents being involved in their education.

We partner with our students’ parents and families to help students succeed in AGI. That’s why we designed an orientation program just for parents.

Sign up for the AGI Parent Orientation Session on the New Students Program website and choose First-Year Summer Orientation or Transfer Summer Orientation

For more orientation information, contact New Student Programs at orientation@ncsu.edu or 919-515-1234.

Fall Semester Class Enrollment

Incoming AGI students (not transfer students) will receive an email about enrolling in Fall semester classes. Those students can participate in a self-registration program. This program gives you early access (starting July 1) to available courses, which ensures more choices, so don’t wait!

Note: The Agricultural Institute is a four-semester program, and classroom space is limited. It is important that you follow the course schedule you received in the email. If you modify your schedule, you might fall behind on progress toward your degree, and if you receive federal financial aid, this might affect your assistance.

Steps to Register

Please read these instructions before registering. 

  1. Use your Unity ID and password to log into MyPack Portal. (Note: You may have already changed your password. All new students are required to change their password before logging in to MyPack Portal for the first time.) If you have any problems with your Unity ID or password, contact the Information Technology Division: 919-515-HELP.
  2. Review the How to Enroll in Classes document for helpful information on enrolling in classes.
  3. Log in to MyPack Portal and register for courses. (A minimum of 12 hours is required to be considered full-time.)

If you already have courses in your schedule, do not drop them unless advised to do so by the Agricultural Institute Office. 

You are not required to take the University math or chemistry placement test.  You will be required to take a math proficiency test during orientation.

To take advantage of the benefits of early registration, you must register before orientation begins on July 24.  However, if you have trouble with registration, we will arrange a one-on-one session with you during orientation to complete your schedule.

Math Proficiency Testing

You will be required to take a math proficiency test during orientation. Transfer students should contact the Agricultural Institute Office to schedule a testing appointment, if applicable.

The test will determine your level of proficiency in math and whether you will be required to take a first-level math course (MAA 102).

Note: If your AGI Course Schedule indicates that you should enroll in MAA 102, please register for the course. If you receive credit for MAA 102 at orientation, we will adjust your course schedule. View additional information on the math placement testing requirement.

Testing Tips

  • Review our math placement study guide in preparation for the proficiency test. It is similar to what you will see on the test.
  • You must bring a calculator and pen/pencil. We will not have calculators available.
  • Any simple calculator will do, but you will not be allowed to use your cell phone as a calculator.

If you are registered or will register through the NC State Disability Services Office and require additional accommodations on the test, contact the Agricultural Institute Office at ag_institute@ncsu.edu or 919-515-3248 to discuss your options.