NC State is home to nearly 2,500 military-connected students and has earned national recognition as a Top-Ten Military Friendly School. We are honored to serve all military-affiliated students and are committed to helping you successfully apply and enroll at NC State.
NC State proudly offers numerous benefits and resources to our military service members, veterans, and dependents, to include processing of Residency Reclassification, Yellow Ribbon funding, and veteran support services. For more information about these programs, email Veterans Education Benefits at email@example.com
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Applying to NC State
Determine Your Student Type
- Military dependents that are still in high school must apply as first-year applicants.
- If you have active-duty or veteran military status, the UNC System requires you to apply as a transfer applicant.
- We recommend you have a minimum of 30 transferable college semester credit hours completed (or 45 quarter hours) before you apply to NC State. View tips for preparing to apply here.
- If you have no prior college coursework, we encourage you to consider enrollment at a community college or other institution to obtain college credits and become a competitive transfer applicant.
- Learn more about transfer credit for military applicants here.
Apply On Time
- Review our dates and deadlines for your student type to make sure you apply on time.
- Interested in a studio-based major or the Agricultural Institute? Make sure to review their application deadlines and notification dates – they differ from our other programs.
Pay the Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $85 is required. If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, view fee waiver eligibility requirements and learn how to submit documentation here.
Active-Duty Military Personnel
Applicants have the opportunity to indicate on the application if they are active-duty military personnel in order to have the application fee waived.
- Learn who qualifies as active-duty military here.
- Contact the Veterans Education Office for more information regarding this process at 919-515-3048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military and Veteran Services
Transfer Credit for Military Students
NC State may award credit for military experience or coursework. Credit type and amount will vary by student, and most military credit is vocational and will only be awarded elective credit.
If your credit is reported on either a Joint Services Transcript or a Community College of the Air Force transcript, you will need to submit an official transcript to NC State for review.
Use the below resources to determine how you may be awarded for previous credits at NC State.
Military and Veterans Services has made a significant impact on my time here at NC State because of the overwhelming support and knowledge from the amazing staff.
Class of 2020