The path to NC State is not always direct. About 20 percent of our students start their college career at another college or university.

Prepare to Apply

We understand it is important to you to make the most of your time and take courses that transfer and apply toward your degree at NC State. We put together the following resources and encourage you to utilize them to prepare to be a successful applicant.

Find out what it takes to be competitive

All transfer applicants should have at least 30 transferable college credit hours completed, including specific coursework and a competitive GPA based on the major you are applying for. Meeting these recommendations does not guarantee admission but sets you up to be considered a competitive applicant in the review process.

View our recommendations for competitive applicants

Make the most of your time

We’ve done the hard work for you. We identified North Carolina Community College courses that fulfill requirements toward an associate degree, as well as transfer to NC State to meet admission requirements and apply as credit toward a bachelors degree. Utilize the CAA Baccalaureate Degree Plans to make the most of your time at the community college and once you are at NC State.

Utilize the degree plans

See how your courses may transfer

Search our transfer course credit database to help you select courses that will transfer or to get an idea of how many credits you will bring with you to NC State. We will do an official evaluation of your transferable credit once you apply.

Search the Transfer Course Credit Database

Plan your coursework

In addition to knowing which of your previous college credits will transfer to NC State, we know it is as equally important to you that those credits apply toward your selected degree program. Once you have determined how your courses may transfer, you can see how your credits would apply towards any degree at NC State by viewing the degree requirements.

View the degree requirements

Get to know us

See what it takes to be a part of the NC State community and all that we have to offer you.

57 transferable college credit hours

In 2019, transfer students brought in, on average, 57 college credit hours.

See how you compare

Learn More

Transfer Admissions Center

Transfer students are welcome to speak with an admissions officer at the Transfer Admissions Center, located at the Joyner Visitor Center - no appointment needed.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Phone: 919-513-1200

University Open House

Our University Open House is your opportunity to learn about all that the university has to offer. Representatives from admissions, academic departments, student support services and current students are all available to help you learn what it's like to live and learn at NC State.

Registration will be available in the fall.