how do i apply?
As a potential new student, you probably have lots of questions about when, where and how to apply to NC State University. From completing your application, to making sure you meet the required criteria and remembering important deadlines, you've come to the right place to start your Wolfpack experience.
The NC State University application process begins online. Create an account on wolfPAW, your NC State Personal Admissions Website. Once you do that, you can begin the application process. You can start the application, save your work, and later go back to review your work and make changes before submitting your application.
Keep in mind that application deadlines and notification dates vary according whether you are applying for freshman or transfer admission, your intended curriculum, semester of entry, and your citizenship status.
A complete freshman application file will include:
- Application for admission
- $70 non-refundable application fee / $100 non-refundable application fee for International Applications(College Board Fee Waivers accepted only for freshman applicants when signed by your school counselor)
- Current high school transcript, including a list of senior year courses in progress, cumulative grade point average, and rank in class (if applicable)
- Official SAT (College Board Code # 5496) or ACT with Writing (ACT Code # 3164) scores sent directly from the testing agency
A complete transfer application file will include:
- Application for admission
- $70 non-refundable application fee / $100 non-refundable application fee for International Applications
- Final official high school transcript, sent directly from the high school
- Official transcripts from each college attended, sent directly from the registrar
- A list of current college coursework in progress (if applicable)
Applications are reviewed for an admission decision only after all required items have been received.
Please note, if you are a US Permanent Resident, you will need to submit a copy of your Green Card.
A note for international applicants: people who are neither US citizens nor US Permanent Residents must meet the requirements and deadlines for undergraduate international applicants.
freshman or transfer?
If you attended college after graduating from high school (or after earning the GED) then you are considered a transfer applicant. If you were ever previously enrolled as a degree student at NC State you should contact Registration and Records about readmission.
Every year, large numbers of applicants wait until just before the deadline to submit their applications and required materials. If you apply early, your application is processed before those who submit at the last moment. We can also inform you sooner whether any of your required items are missing. We know how overwhelming this process can be, but it really is in your best interest to apply before the rest of the crowd.