Freshman Application Deadlines

Please make note of deadlines for your admissions application now, so the deadline doesn't sneak up on you.

Fall application deadline for freshman applicants

First Deadline

November 1: Application deadline

January 30: Applicants will be notified of the admission decision

May 1: Deadline for admitted students to submit the Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to confirm enrollment

Final Deadline

January 15: Application deadline

March 30: Applicants will be notified of the admission decision

May 1: Deadline for admitted students to submit the Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to confirm enrollment

Spring application deadline for freshman and transfer applicants

October 1: Application deadline

December 1: Applicants will be notified of the admission decision

CALS STEAM Spring Connect Program

Students who apply to CALS during the fall of their senior year may be accepted for spring admission through our STEAM Spring Connect program and start classes the spring following high school graduation. This is an invitation-only program. Learn more about Spring Connect.

First Deadline

November 1: Application deadline

January 30: Applicants will be notified of the admission decision

May 1: Deadline for admitted students to submit the Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to confirm enrollment

Final Deadline

January 15: Application deadline

March 30: Applicants will be notified of the admission decision

May 1: Deadline for admitted students to submit the Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to confirm enrollment

Materials Required for Admission

  • Review our deadlines – The application will be available in August and we have two deadlines you may choose to apply by. Your admission decision notification date is based on the deadline you choose to apply by and when your application is completed. Make sure you pay attention to the additional requirements and timelines for Agricultural Institute applicants.
  • Complete the application – Submit the application through the Common App or the Coalition App – we do not have a preference.
  • Pay the application fee – There is an $85 application fee ($100 for international applicants). You can either pay it online or provide an official fee waiver.
  • Self-report your test scores (optional for 2021) – For 2021 spring and fall applicants, submitting the SAT or ACT will be optional for first-year applicants due to the limited testing opportunities caused by COVID-19. In the application process, if you feel your test scores are reflective of your academic ability, you can choose to submit them. If you do not have scores available or choose not to submit them, your application will not be negatively affected. Learn more about how test scores are considered in admission decisions here.
    • If you choose to submit your test scores, you should self-report them on your application. SAT Essay or ACT Writing scores are not required. We encourage you to submit all your scores and we will consider your highest sub-score from each section across your test dates to create a super-score. We can not guarantee scores received after the application materials deadline will be used in your admission decision.
    • After you have applied, any additional test scores can be added on your wolfPAW account. We will not accept standardized test scores on your high school transcript. If you indicate you plan to submit test scores on your application and self-report them, official SAT (Code # 5496) or ACT (Code # 3164) test scores will be required and should be sent directly from the testing agency if you ultimately choose to enroll at NC State.
  • Submit your transcript – Official academic transcripts should be submitted by your high school counselor.
  • Check your status – We encourage you to check your wolfPAW account frequently throughout the application process. You can see which documents and test scores we have received or what may still be missing. Your wolfPAW account is also where we will notify you of your final admission decision.

For more information, visit Undergraduate Admissions.