Transfer Application Procedure

Connect with NC State through wolfPAW, NC State’s Personal Admissions Website which allows you to create an online profile, register for campus events and tours, and check your application status.  Apply online via the Common Application which conveniently allows you to apply to multiple schools with one application.  You will then complete our institution’s questions in the Member Questions section.

A complete application includes:

  • application submitted through the Common Application
  • non-refundable application fee ($80 for domestic and $100 for international undergraduate applications)
  • official academic transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • official academic transcripts from graduating high school, if 21 and under or have less than 24 transferable hours at the time of the application
  • online portfolio and essay (required for studio-based major programs)

The College Report, Secondary School Final Report, Mid-term Report, and Letters of Recommendation on The Common Application are not required and not recommended.

The Common Application requires the name of your advisor on the Education tab in the common section.  Use the name of the university registrar (or person who issues transcripts) from your current or former college/university.

ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with more than 30 semester hours of transferable courses completed.  Qualifying AP scores can be used to meet transfer admission coursework requirements.  All AP or IB scores should be sent directly from the testing agency.

If you were ever previously enrolled as a degree student at NC State, contact Registration and Records about readmission.

If you are a U.S. Permanent Resident, you will need to submit a copy of your Green Card. Applicants who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. Permanent Residents should see the International Students page of our website for applications procedures and deadlines.

After you Apply

Once you submit your application via the Common Application, keep up with your application status through your wolfPAW account.  Also remember to frequently check your email for updates throughout the application process.

Your decision will be displayed on your wolfPAW account after your complete application has been received and reviewed.  See Dates and Deadlines for your application’s notification date.

The decision may be “admitted,” “pending,” or “denied”:

  • If you are admitted, see our Admitted page for instructions on how to confirm your enrollment.
  • If your application is deferred pending spring grades , we will ask you to submit your official college transcript with spring grades by June 1.  You will be notified of your final decision on June 15.
  • If your application is denied, you can reapply for a future term.

You are required to submit your official final transcript from your current institution, once you have confirmed your intent to enroll at NC State.