Dates and Deadlines

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Application Deadlines

With both spring and fall admission you can apply when you are ready. International applicants will also follow the deadlines listed below whether you are a first-year or transfer applicant, and your decision will be released on a rolling basis, as your application becomes complete and we are able to review it. Once admitted, all applicants have until May 1 to confirm your enrollment or within 10 days if you are accepted after May 1.

Applying for a studio-based major or the Agricultural Institute?

Make sure to review their application deadlines and notification dates – they differ from our other programs.

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Fall Entry

Freshman Applicants

Our best advice is to apply early. We don’t necessarily give priority to early action applicants in the review process but you do receive priority consideration for scholarships as well as our honors and scholars programs. You will also hear back from us sooner! Decisions are released on the corresponding notification date as long as your application is complete by the deadline.

Early Action

  • Deadline – November 1
    Notification Date – January 30

Regular Decision

  • Deadline – January 15
    Notification Date – March 30

International applicants must apply by the deadline and will have their admissions decisions released on a rolling basis once your application is complete.

Transfer Applicants

Once you review our recommendations for competitive applicants and have made a plan, go ahead and submit your application. We will consider spring or fall courses in progress as long as they are successfully completed prior to you enrolling.

Regular Decision

  • Deadline – February 15
    Notification – Rolling beginning April 15

Spring Entry

Freshman and transfer applicants for spring entry should apply by the deadline below.

Regular Decision

  • Deadline – October 1
    Notification – Rolling beginning November 15

A few programs do not accept applications for Spring entry:

  • College of Design studio-based majors
  • Exploratory Studies
  • Engineering First Year
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Apply on Time

Submit your application and all required materials by the deadline.

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Studio-Based Majors

The following programs are considered studio-based majors and are fall entry only:

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Fashion & Textile Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design

Application Deadline – November 1

Both freshman and transfer students applying for one of the majors above should apply by November 1.

Portfolio and Additional Essay Due – November 1

To complete your application for a studio-based major, you have a couple requirements in addition to the freshman and transfer admission requirements. You are required to submit a portfolio and additional essay by November 1 through SlideRoom.

Agricultural Institute

NC State’s 2-yr Agricultural Institute (AGI) accepts freshman and transfer applicants. Decisions are posted on your wolfPAW account on a rolling basis, once your application is completed and reviewed.

Fall Entry

  • Deadline – June 1

Spring Entry

  • Deadline – November 1