Animal Science FAQs
High School Students
My daughter or son wants to attend NC State and is taking AP Courses. What score(s) do they need in order to get AP credit?
Visit the NC State Admissions website for more information on AP credit and requirements.
I am currently a student at a community college, and I’m interested in transferring to NC State to pursue a degree in animal science. Do you have any information that would help me plan what courses I need to take?
My child is beginning high school, and I want them to have the best chances for admission to NC State. What are the right courses to take, and what test scores and GPAs are considered competitive?
How can I schedule a visit to campus?
Check out the NC State Admissions website for information on visiting campus. During the fall and spring, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers multiple ways to visit campus. These “Spend a Day at State” visits give a more in-depth look at our department, and opportunities to attend an informational session with a department faculty member, sit in on a class, have lunch with other students, and more. It’s a great way to learn who we are and what we do.
I can’t attend Spend A Day at State due to my school schedule, but I’d like to take the walking tour and possibly meet with someone in the Department of Animal Science to ask questions. Would you be able to accommodate me?
We make every effort to accommodate prospective students. Please schedule the walking tour first, then call Jennifer Knoll at 919-515-3028 to coordinate a visit. Please give two to three days’ advance notice.
I’ve planned my tour; where can I park and how do I find the Department of Animal Science?
- Campus tours are conducted at Joyner Visitor Center. For the campus tour, you will need to park in visitor parking at 1210 Varsity Drive.
- After the campus tour, drive to the Coliseum Deck on Cates Avenue. This is a paid parking deck.
- Once you park, exit the deck on Jeter Dr.
- Turn left on Dunn Avenue. You will walk past Reynolds Coliseum (on your left).
- Cross Dunn Ave and turn right, follow one flight of stairs down, walk through the tunnel, and follow three flights of stairs up.
- Cross Yarbrough Dr. and take a right onto the sidewalk. Make an immediate left into Riddick Hall.
- Take the elevator in front of you to the third floor.
- Take an immediate right out of the elevator, then another right, walk all the way down to the end of the hall, take another right, and we are the last door on the left at 342 Riddick Hall.
What is a competitive GPA?
There is no minimum grade point average (GPA) to transfer to NC State, but competitive applicants will have a 3.0 (B average) or higher. Applicants with a 2.75 GPA will also be considered.