Transfer Application Procedure

Choose only one of our application options: the Common Application or the Coalition Application.

A complete application includes:

  • application submitted through the Common Application or the Coalition Application
  • non-refundable application fee ($85 for domestic and $100 for international undergraduate applications)
  • official academic transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • official academic transcripts from graduating high school, if 21 and under or have less than 30 transferable hours at the time of the application
  • online portfolio and essay (required for studio-based major programs)

Letters of Recommendation are not required and not recommended. The College Report, Secondary School Final Report, and Mid-term Report on The Common Application are not required and not recommended.

The Common Application requires the name of your advisor on the Education tab in the common section.  Use the name of the university registrar (or person who issues transcripts) from your current or former college/university.

ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with more than 30 semester hours of transferable courses completed.  Qualifying AP scores can be used to meet transfer admission coursework requirements.  All AP or IB scores should be sent directly from the testing agency.

If you were ever previously enrolled as a degree student at NC State, contact Registration and Records about readmission.

If you are a U.S. Permanent Resident, you will need to submit a copy of your Green Card. Applicants who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. Permanent Residents should see the International Students page of our website for applications procedures and deadlines.

After you Apply

Once you submit your application, you can track your application status through your wolfPAW account.  Also remember to frequently check your email for updates throughout the application process.

Your decision will be displayed on your wolfPAW account after your complete application has been received and reviewed.  See Dates and Deadlines for your application’s notification date.

The decision may be “admitted,” “pending,” or “denied”:

  • If you are admitted, see our Admitted page for instructions on how to confirm your enrollment.
  • If your application is deferred pending spring grades, we will ask you to submit your official college transcript with spring grades by June 1.  You will be notified of your final decision on June 15.
  • If your application is denied, you can reapply for a future term.

You are required to submit your official final transcript from your current institution, once you have confirmed your intent to enroll at NC State.