Information for Transfer Students Pending Spring Grades

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We receive many qualified applications for admission to NC State University. The majority of Fall 2020 transfer applicants will receive a final decision of admit or deny by April 15, but a portion of applicants may be asked to submit their spring grades before the University makes a final decision.

If you are a transfer student and received a decision of pending spring grades, you should contact your current institution to have your official final transcript with spring grades included sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You can check your wolfPAW account to see when your transcript has been received and processed. Please allow up to two weeks from the time your transcript is sent. Your official final transcripts must be received by June 1 to receive a final admission decision by June 15. Read below for more information about a pending spring grades decision.

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

If you’ve been asked to send in your spring grades, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to submit additional academic information before making a final decision. We encourage you to review our recommendations for competitive transfer applicants. If you are currently completing the recommended courses or credit hours for your major of interest, we will review your spring grades before making a final admissions decision by June 15. You should submit your official transcript by June 1 for review.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY ACADEMIC INFORMATION?

You should contact your current institution to have your official final transcript with spring grades included sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by June 1. You can check your wolfPAW account to see when your transcript has been received and processed. Please allow up to two weeks from the time your transcript is sent. Your official final transcripts must be received by June 1 to receive a final admission decision by June 15.

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

It is difficult to predict how many applicants we will be able to accept after receiving spring 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 transcript showing your spring grades is needed. 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 JUNE 15?

Requesting a major change or providing updated information will not change your current status. We will review all applicants who submit their spring grades and release decisions by June 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 the pass/fail option and have access to midterm letter grades, you can upload them to your wolfPAW account for review. This can help strengthen your application. However, not having access to these grades will not be held against you.

Transfer credit will be awarded for a “pass” final grade. No transfer credit will be awarded for a “fail” final grade. If you choose to keep your letter grade, any grade that is a C- or higher can transfer to NC State. A course’s ability to transfer is contingent on if we can accept it as elective credit or a direct equivalent course at NC State. You can view our transfer course credit database to see how your credits will transfer.

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.