Information for Transfer Students Pending Midterm Grades

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We receive many qualified applicants for admission to NC State University. The majority of Fall 2020 transfer applications will receive a final decision of admit or deny by April 15, but a portion of applicants may be asked to submit their midterm grades before the University makes a final decision. Students should submit their midterm grades by April 24 to receive a final admission decision by May 15. We want to see how you have performed in your in progress courses so far to assist us in making a final admissions decision.

Read below for more information about a pending midterm grades decision.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SUBMIT MY GRADES BEFORE RECEIVING A FINAL DECISION?

If you’ve been asked to send in your midterm grades, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to submit additional academic information before making a final decision. You should submit your midterm grades by April 24 to receive a decision by May 15.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY ACADEMIC INFORMATION?

You should submit your midterm grades or an update on your progress in the course from your professor. We are trying to see how you have performed in your courses overall up until this point to help us make a final admissions decision. We accept midterm grades in various forms, including screenshots from your portal, screenshots from your professors, etc. You may submit it by:

  • Uploading your midterm grades – we encourage you to upload all your midterm grades in one document on your wolfPAW by April 24.
  • Request updates from your professor(s) and screenshot the email and upload to your wolfPAW account. We encourage you to upload your screenshots in one document.
  • Screenshot your midterm grades from your student portal, if available, and upload them to your wolfPAW account.
  • If you are unable to submit your grades through wolfPAW, you may email them to our office at undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu.

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF BEING ADMITTED ONCE I PROVIDE MY MIDTERM GRADES?

It is difficult to predict how many applicants we will be able to accept after receiving your midterm grades. Admission will depend on your academic credentials, the credentials of the other applicants and space availability.

WHAT, IF ANYTHING, CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY CHANCES OF BEING ACCEPTED NOW?

Only your midterm grades are needed. This will provide additional context to your academic performance. Letters of recommendation, evaluative interviews and meeting with admissions staff members are not required or recommended.

IF I UPDATE OR CHANGE THE MAJOR ON MY APPLICATION WILL I HEAR BACK BEFORE MAY 15?

Requesting a major change or providing updated information will not change your current status. We will review all applicants who submit midterm grades and release decisions by May 15.

HOW WILL A PASS/FAIL GRADE AFFECT MY ADMISSION TO NC STATE?

During the semesters associated with COVID-19, NC State will honor pass/fail grades from any regionally accredited institution that an applicant attends. During the application process, pass/fail grades will be reviewed but will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA, which we use for review purposes. 

If you are performing well in your current classes and have a “B” or higher average, you may want to consider keeping the letter grade and not switch to pass/fail (if your university allows for that option). Keeping a letter grade may make you more competitive, as we put an emphasis on your cumulative GPA and grades in our recommended major specific coursework in our admissions review process.

If you choose to move to pass/fail but have access to midterm letter grades, we encourage you to upload them to your wolfPAW account by April 24.

WHAT CAN I DO IF I AM ULTIMATELY NOT OFFERED ACCEPTANCE BUT WANT TO ATTEND NC STATE IN THE FUTURE?

We are confident you will have a successful educational future and encourage you to consider applying for a future semester. Our admissions staff is available to discuss your next steps and plan your path to NC State. You can email us at undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-515-2434. If you would like to meet one-on-one with an admissions staff member to discuss your admissions decision or have questions about your next steps, we would encourage you to schedule a virtual appointment here.