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Answers to Common Questions

Students may be coming to you with questions about the application process. Below we have highlighted a list of the most common questions our office receives.

For further information and additional frequently asked questions, please refer to our FAQ page.

  • I sent my transcript/test scores and my wolfPAW account shows they are still missing.
    Once your application and fee have been submitted, it takes a few days for your application to be downloaded by NC State. You will receive an email confirming we have received your application and a link to check your status and view missing items.Average processing time is two weeks for all documents/test scores.


  • How do I change my email address on my account?
    Email our office at with the following information to verify your identity for security purposes.
  1. First and Last Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. New Email Address
  • How do I change my major on my application?
    • If you have not received an admission decision, you can request to change your major by emailing our office at from the email account used to apply to NC State. Once updated, the change will be reflected on your wolfPAW account.
    • If you have received an admission decision, we will consider your major change request but it will not have an effect on your current admission decision.
    • If you are admitted, we will review your requested major on a space available basis.