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Dates and Deadlines

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Application Deadlines

With both spring and fall admission, you can apply when you are ready.

Interested in starting classes in Summer Session I or Summer Session II? Apply for fall admission, and if you are admitted, email us at undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu to request your application be updated to summer entry. We will then consider you for a Summer Session II entry which begins at the end of June.

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

First-Year Applicants

Our best advice is to apply early. We don’t necessarily give priority to early action applicants in the review process, but first-year early action applicants receive priority consideration for scholarships and financial aid as well as our honors and scholars programs. Decisions are released on the corresponding notification date as long as your application is complete by the deadline.

Early Action

  • Application Deadline – November 1
  • Notification Date – January 30

Regular Decision

  • Application Deadline  – January 15
  • Notification Date – March 30

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

  • May 1 or within 10 days if you are accepted after May 1

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

Transfer Applicants

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

Regular Decision

  • Application Deadline  – February 15
  • Decision Notification – Rolling beginning April 15

Students who submit and complete their application on time can expect to receive a decision in mid-April.

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

  • May 1 or within 10 days if you are accepted after May 1

Spring Entry

First-year and transfer applicants interested in applying for the spring semester should apply by the deadline below.

Regular Decision

  • Application Deadline  – October 1
  • Decision Notification – Rolling beginning November 15

Students who submit and complete their application on time can expect to receive a decision in mid-November.

Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

  • December 1 or within 10 days if you are accepted after December 1

A few majors do not accept applications for spring entry:

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

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 first-year and transfer students applying for one of the majors above must apply by November 1 to be considered.

Portfolio and Additional Essay Due – November 1

To complete an application for a studio-based major, there are supplemental requirements in addition to the first-year or transfer admissions application. You are required to submit a 10-piece portfolio and additional essay through your wolfPAW account (Fashion & Textile Design applicants will submit a portfolio through SlideRoom) by November 1 to complete your application.

Agricultural Institute

NC State’s two-year Agricultural Institute (AGI) accepts first-year and transfer applicants hoping to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in one of six academic areas. Decisions are posted on your wolfPAW account on a rolling basis, once your application is completed and reviewed.

Fall Entry

  • Application Deadline – June 1

Spring Entry

  • Application Deadline – October 1