Dates and Deadlines

Admission to NC State is highly competitive, and spaces are limited. Because all application materials must be included in order for applications to be processed, we suggest applying as early as possible. That way, we will have time to notify you if something is missing from your application.

Applicants will be notified of their admission decision on their wolfPAW application status screen and will receive an acceptance packet by mail. Admitted students must confirm their enrollment by May 1.

Please note: The College of Engineering, studio based majors in the College of Design, Fashion and Textile Design, First Year College and Elementary Education do not accept applications for the spring semester.

Freshman Applicants

Freshman Applicants: Fall admission

Admissions decisions for studio-based majors and Agricultural Institute do not follow decision notification dates that are listed below.  See the bottom of this page or follow the links provided to learn about decision time lines for these programs.

First Deadline

October 15: Application deadline

December 15: Applicants will be notified of their admission status.

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

Second Deadline

November 1: Deadline to apply and to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

January 30: Applicants will be notified of their admission status (first-choice majors only)

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

Final Deadline

January 15: Application deadline

March 30: Applicants will be notified of their admission status.

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

Please note: If you miss a deadline, your application will be reviewed in the next notification period.

Freshman Applicants: Spring Semester

October 1: Application deadline

December 1: Applicants will be notified of their admission status.

 

Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants: Fall Semester

Admissions decisions for studio-based majors, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering majors and Agricultural Institute do not follow decision notification dates that are listed below.   See the bottom of this page or follow the links provided to learn about decision time lines for these programs.

First Deadline

January 15: Application deadline

March 30: Applicants will be notified of their admission decision.

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

Final Deadline

March 15: Application deadline

May 15: Applicants will be notified of their admission decision.

Please note: A pending decision for transfer applicants will require all official final transcripts by June 1 including grades for completed spring coursework. Those applicants will receive a decision by June 15.  Summer coursework in-progress cannot be considered to meet admission requirements for the fall semester.

Transfer Applicants: Spring Semester

October 1: Application deadline

December 1: Applicants will be notified of their admission decision.

 

International Applicants

Decisions for international freshman and transfer applicants are posted as applications are completed and reviewed. Separate deadlines pertain to studio-based majors and Agricultural Institute programs.   See the bottom of this page or follow the links provided to learn about decision time lines for these programs.

International Applicants: Fall Semester
(beginning in early August)

First Deadline

November 1:  Application deadline

Final Deadline

January 15: Application deadline

International Applicants: Spring Semester
(beginning in early January)

October 1: Application deadline

Studio-based Majors

Domestic and international applicants must select the studio-based major as their 1st choice major, submit an online portfolio and a major-specific essay. These programs are subject to a different admissions review process and only admit students for the fall semester.

College of Design

Studio-based majors in the College of Design include Architecture, Art+Design, Industrial Design and Graphic Design.

November 1: Application deadline. Applications completed after the deadline will not be reviewed by the College of Design. Applicants will receive a decision by mid-March.

Please note: Design Studies is offered by the College of Design as a non-studio major. It does not require a portfolio or essay, and it follows the regular application deadlines for spring and fall admission. Design Studies can be selected as a second choice.

College of Textiles

The College of Textiles offers studio-based programs for students interested in Fashion & Textile Design.

November 1: Application deadline. Applications completed after the deadline will not be reviewed by the College of Textiles. Applicants will receive a decision by mid-March.

Agricultural Institute 2-year Programs

NC State’s Agricultural Institute 2-year programs accept freshmen and transfer applicants. Decisions are posted on wolfPAW as files are completed and applications are reviewed.

July 1: Application deadline for fall admission

October 1: Application deadline for spring admission

Review additional guidelines for the Agricultural Institute.