Credit Opportunities

Get a jump start on your college requirements and make sure the college-level courses you take will transfer to NC State.

Earning Credits

Take Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and A-levels in high school to get a jump start on your college requirements. We don’t use the exam scores in the freshman admission review process but encourage you to submit them to us once you confirm your enrollment. AP scores can be used to meet the recommended courses for transfer students.

Learn about the recognized test curriculum, accepted test scores, and credit awarded for the following exams:

Transferable Credit

Make the most of your time and cut down on your degree requirements by making sure the courses you take at another university or college apply towards your degree at NC State. Search our extensive database to get an idea of the credits you may bring to NC State or to make sure the classes you select will transfer. An official evaluation of your credits will be completed when you apply and submit your transcript.

If you are a first year student who took dual enrollment courses in high school or attended an early college, once you confirm your enrollment, you should submit your official final college transcript by July 15. We will then evaluate your courses and apply the transferable credit toward your degree.

During the semesters associated with COVID-19, NC State will honor pass/fail (or satisfactory/unsatisfactory) grades from any regionally accredited institution. During the application process, pass/fail grades will be reviewed but will not be calculated into the applicants cumulative GPA, which we consider in the application review process. Transfer credit will be awarded for a “pass” final grade. No transfer credit will be awarded for a “fail” final grade. Consistent with our current policy, if students choose to keep their letter grades, courses with a C- or higher will be eligible for transfer credit. A course-by-course evaluation for each applicant will be conducted of all courses to determine transfer ability and if credit will be awarded at NC State for each transferable course as an elective or direct equivalency. Each academic department determines how these credits are awarded to a students degree plan if they enroll.

Understanding your transfer credit

  • Must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • To meet admissions criteria you must receive a grade of a C- or higher
  • NC State courses in the database that are designated as *** transfer as elective credit


Credit Opportunities

Transferring credits from a non-U.S. university?

We are unable to determine how many of your credits will transfer to NC State when you apply. If you are admitted, and once you decide to attend, your department will then determine how many of your non-U.S. university credits will transfer toward your degree. You will need to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by World Education Services (WES) and have it submitted to our office.