Ask any admissions counselor at NC State what separates our university from others and most likely, you'll hear a familiar reply: we are a community. A community not only of scholarsboth faculty and studentsbut a community of people deeply committed to innovative, collaborative, hands-on learning that impacts the lives of others in measurable, positive ways. It's this approach and commitment to education that gives our students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today's close-knit world.

At NC State, we don't expect you to have figured out how to balance the country's budget or found alternative uses for C02 emissions. What we are looking for are demonstrably intelligent students with a passion for making the world and those who inhabit it a better place. We are glad you are interested in attending NC State and hope you will join us. Below, find information and links to admissions information for undergraduates, graduates, non-degree and distance-learning programs.

Undergraduate Admissions

Prospective undergraduate students, including freshman, international, and transfer students can find information about the admission process, placement, academic majors and minors, ways to pay for college, and visiting campus. Learn more.

Graduate Admissions

Graduate degrees in all 10 of our academic colleges are available through the NC State Graduate School. Visit the Grad School website for a complete listing of degrees and minors offered. For information about available PhD programs, review the Graduate School Catalog or visit the individual web sites of all NC State colleges.

Non-Degree Programs

For those interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program, NC State offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Available on-campus and through distance education, students who meet course prerequisites can pursue higher ed courses while not disrupting demanding and busy schedules. Learn more.

Distance Education

Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) ensure academics at NC State are accessible by all. DELTA integrates and supports learning technologies in NC State's academic programs, both on campus and at a distance. With academic programs accessible through expanded distance education, faculty, staff, and students can collaborate in a virtual classroom environment, applying expertise in technology and pedagogy in an efficient, effective, and service-oriented environment. Learn more about DELTA.