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Animal Science FAQs

High School Students

Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for information on recommended courses, competitive GPA, degree and career paths, AP credits, and the transfer application process. Another link you might find helpful is the transfer equivalency database.

As part of the University of North Carolina System, NC State follows the same guidelines as the other 16 institutions in the system. Visit the UNC System website for minimum admissions requirements. Another helpful resource is the CALS prospective student guide.

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.

We make every effort to accommodate prospective students. Please schedule the walking tour first, then call the undergraduate programs office at 919-515-3028 to coordinate a visit. Please give two to three days’ advance notice.

  • 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.

Transfer Students

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.

A student who has AP credit from high school can visit the NC State Undergraduate Admissions website to see how AP credits would count. Also, check out information on the transfer student application process.