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What does it mean to be on the waitlist as a transfer applicant?

Admission to NC State is highly selective. We received more than 4,200 transfer applications for the 1,435 spaces available in the fall 2022 transfer class. Students placed on the waitlist are those we believe could be successful at NC State if space becomes available. Read below for more information about being on the waitlist.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ON THE WAITLIST?

Due to the competition of our applicant pool and space availability, we are unable to admit you at this time. We will contact you by June 15 if we are able to offer you admission off the waitlist for fall 2022. If you have courses in progress this spring term, we encourage you to submit an official final copy of your college transcript by June 1. 

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF BEING ADMITTED FROM THE WAITLIST?

It is difficult to anticipate how many students we will be able to offer acceptance from the waitlist until after May 1, our enrollment confirmation deadline. If we are able to offer you admission, we will contact you by June 15 and you can consider the best option for you at that time.

HOW CAN I APPEAL BEING PLACED ON THE WAITLIST?

You cannot appeal being placed on the waitlist, as this is not a final admissions decision. 

WHAT IS MY NUMBER ON THE WAITLIST?

Our waitlist is not numbered. We will consider you for any space available in the transfer class after we have heard back from admitted students by the May 1 confirmation deadline.

WHAT, IF ANYTHING, SHOULD I PROVIDE TO INCREASE MY CHANCES OF BEING ADMITTED FROM THE WAITLIST?

If you have courses in progress this spring term, we encourage you to submit an official final copy of your college transcript by June 1. Resumes, letters of recommendation and evaluative interviews are not required or recommended. Requesting a major change will not change your waitlist status. 

I WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR.

We are readily available by phone (919-515-2434) or email Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET. If you are interested in meeting with a member of our staff individually, we have admissions officers available at the Joyner Visitor Center and our Campus Visits office in Talley Student Union.