Parents & Families

While it’s a step many students take, transitioning from high school to university life can seem a huge leap for young adults and their families. NC State Admissions understands that students not only depend on their parents to ensure they are ready for college life, but they also lean on family for continued support throughout their university experience.

Knowing where to find resources about NC State’s academic opportunities and campus life can help you ease your student’s transition to university life. As your student settles into academia, you can find new ways to stay involved and to help your child thrive.

NC State’s Parents & Families Services organization strives to involve parents in the life of the university. Members receive “Hello NC State Parents,” an email newsletter that highlights important dates and deadlines, gives information about upcoming events, and suggests timely conversations to have with your student.

Parent Resources

Here, we provide you with targeted links so you can quickly locate the information you need to assist your university-bound student.

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As one of the nation’s top research universities, admission to NC State is competitive. See if your student meets NC State’s admission requirements before applying.

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College is a major financial commitment. Here you can find up-to-date costs, estimated expenses and payment options as you explore your investment in your student’s future.

Opportunities abound for financial assistance to help cover the costs of tuition and fees.  From scholarships to grants, loans to work study experiences, NC State can help you reduce expenses. Explore your financial aid and scholarship options here.

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From learning villages to traditional residence halls and apartments, NC State offers many options for your student’s new home. With housing nestled near academic centers, as well as dwellings for athletes and University Scholars, your student will find the perfect environment to support his or her academic and social life. View the choices and find the housing type best for your student here.

NC State’s Parents’ Orientation is designed to help you navigate through your family’s transition into the Wolfpack community. This comprehensive program will give you the knowledge and tools to be a partner in your student’s success through presentations about State’s academic programs and campus services.