Applying as a transfer student may seem complicated. We help take the confusion out of the process.
Every year, CALS welcomes about 200 students from another university or community college. When you arrive at NC State, know that you are not alone. New transfer students are assigned a personal advisor to guide them in transitioning to NC State, meeting academic standards, and selecting courses.
See the minimum requirements for consideration by each department. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. Each program requires a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, including the specific course requirements.
|Agriculture Science, Agriculture Education, Extension Education||2.5||MA 107 or 111*|
(may consider college algebra)
|ENG 101||BIO 181 or 183, or CH 101 and 102|
|Agricultural Business Management, Ag and Resource Economics|
|MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 105 and 106, or 181 or 183, or CH 101 and 102|
|Biological and Agricultural Engineering Technology||3.0||MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 181 or 183, or CH 101 and 102|
|Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems||3.0 (2.75**)||MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 181 or 183 or CH 101 and 102|
|MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 183 or BIO 181 and CH 101 and 102|
|MA 131 and 231 or MA 141 and 241||ENG 101||BIO 181 and 183, and CH 101 and 102 and 201 and 202|
|Food Science||2.7||MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 181 or 183, and CH 101 and 102|
|Bioprocessing Science, Nutrition Science||2.7||MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 183 and CH 101 and 102|
|Horticulture Science, Plant and Soil Science (Crop and Plant), Natural Resources – Soil and Water Systems, Turfgrass Science||3.0|
(will consider 2.75 on individual basis)
|MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 181 or 183, or CH 101 and 102|
|Plant Biology||2.7||MA 107 or 111*||ENG 101||BIO 181, 183 and CH 101, 102|
|MA 107 or 111* or 114||ENG 101||BIO 181 or 183 or CH 101 and 102|
Welcome to the Wolfpack
If you do not receive an advisor or want to change advisors, contact your Departmental Coordinator or a CALS Advisor. The Office of Academic Advising Services also provides resources for new transfer students.
ALS 303 Course
Course Requirement for Transfer Students
ALS 303 is a one-credit hour course required for graduation from most degree programs in CALS. The class is an introduction to life at NC State. In ALS 303, students will learn:
- Academic policies at NC State
- Their responsibilities as a student
- Campus resources and support services
- Tips for academic success
- How to create good habits
- Career opportunities in agriculture and life sciences
Transfer and current students with more than 30 credit hours can take ALS 303 in either fall or spring. Students with less than 30 credit hours must register for ALS 103. Waivers for ALS 303 are limited to transfer students who have taken a similar introductory course in another college at NC State.
If you have questions about ALS 303, email the CALS Advising Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.