Have questions? Explore our frequently asked questions below.
What are minimum course requirements (MCR)?
The University of North Carolina system sets standards for the minimum number and types of each class for incoming UNC-system students. Visit the UNC System of Higher Education website for more information.
Does Admissions have a minimum SAT or ACT score?
There is no minimum score for either test, but average scores and GPAs for incoming students are competitive. Please note that combined scores for either test do not include the written portion.
I was classified as a non-resident although I’m sure I’m an NC resident. How can I fix this?
Once admitted, contact the Residency Office at 919-513-1287 and visit their website for forms.
Where should I send my AP/IB scores?
AP and IB scores should be sent electronically from the testing center to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. View this current list of accepted scores. Once you arrive, you can ask your advisor questions about how scores will be applied to your degree audit.
What kinds of scholarships are available to me?
If you apply to NC State by October 15 and are admitted on January 30, you will be considered for merit-based scholarships through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Admitted CALS students are also eligible for specific CALS scholarships
Do transfer students have to declare a major?
All transfer students must declare a major when applying to NC State. You can select any major except the following:
- First-Year College
- Elementary Education
- Any undeclared major
Is there a maximum limit for transfer credits?
There is no maximum of credits that can be transferred from other schools to NC State.
Why didn’t all of my credits transfer to NC State?
This could be due to a multitude of reasons. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for clarification.
Do transfer students qualify for financial aid?
Yes! Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for help with this process.
Am I a transfer student if I’m currently attending my first semester of college?
Yes. Anyone who has attended a college class, even for one day, after high school graduation is considered a transfer student.
For further questions, please contact Undergraduate Admissions.