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The Summer/Fall 2015 NDS Application is now OPEN.

  • NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30 hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have hit (or exceeded) the 30 hour limit.
  • NDS students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at all times. Failure to do so will render a student ineligible to continue as an NDS student.

Non-Degree Studies Program

What is NDS?

The Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Program is administered by the Department of Registration and Records and provides individuals who have not matriculated into a degree program access to credit courses at NC State University as a visiting student on a part-time basis. The program is primarily intended for adults seeking to: update professional skills, enrich their personal experiences, or explore graduate programs. However, visiting undergraduates may also use the program to take summer courses.

Please note: Admission to NDS does not imply admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program. NDS students are also required to adhere to the academic and conduct standards, policies, and procedures, as well as all add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines for NC State students.


Non-Degree Studies
1000 Harris Hall CB 7313
Raleigh, NC