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Transferring to CALS

Applying as a transfer student may seem complicated. We help take confusion out of the process.

Transfer admission is a much more popular option in recent years. Students typically clear most of their freshmen and sophomore credits, as well as save on the cost of tuition.

Click here to learn more about application deadlines.

All items should be submitted by each application deadline to ensure a decision on the corresponding notification date.

Required materials vary by applicant, but typically include the following:

  • Submitted application (via Common App)
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  • All academic transcripts (submitted through Common App)
  • Any miscellaneous materials requested on a case-by-case basis by Admissions staff (e.g. foreign transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, green card, residency forms, email replies to inquiries, etc.)

Please direct any questions about your application to Undergraduate Admissions.

CALS Transfer Requirements

These are 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 specific course requirements outlined below:

 

College courses must be equivalent to the NC State credit listed on this chart
  Major Cumulative GPA Requirement Math Requirement(s) English Requirement(s) Science Requirement(s)
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 & 102
Agricultural Business Management, Ag & Resources Economics 3.0 MA 107 or 111 ENG 101 BIO105 & 106 or 181 or 183 OR CH 101 & 102
Agricultural & Environmental Technology 3.0 MA 107 or 111 ENG 101 BIO 181 or 183 OR CH 101 & 102
Animal Science 3.0
(2.75 considered on individual basis)
MA 107 or 111 ENG 101 BIO183 OR BIO 181 AND CH 101 &102
Biochemistry 3.0 MA 131 & 231 OR MA 141 & 241 ENG 101 BIO 181 & 183 AND CH 101 & 102 AND 201 & 202
Food Science 2.7 MA 107 or 111 ENG 101 BIO 181 or 183 AND CH 101 & 102
Bioprocessing & Nutrition Science 2.7 MA 107 or 111 ENG 101 BIO 183 AND CH 101 & 102
Horticulture Science, Plant & Soil Science (Crop & Plant), Soil  and Land Development, Turfgrass Science 3.0
(will consider 2.75 on individual basis)
MA 107 or 111 ENG 101 BIO 181 or 183 OR CH 101 & 102
Plant Biology 2.7 MA 107 or 111 ENG 101 BIO 181, 183 AND CH 101 & 102
Poultry Science 3.0
(2.75 considerd on individual basis)
MA 107 or 111 or 114 ENG 101 BIO 181 or 183 OR CH 101 & 102