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About 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 on a part-time basis.

Through Non-Degree Studies, individuals can take undergraduate or graduate courses to:

  • Meet NC State University admission requirements,
  • Transfer credits to another university,
  • Update professional skills, or
  • Enrich personal experiences.

What You Are Applying For:

You are applying for Non-Degree Studies; you may register for a maximum course load of 2 courses + a Physical Education per semester on a space available basis. You may choose from any On Campus and/or Distance Education courses. All course work carries degree credit. Most of the University's academic support services, such as the library, are available to NDS students; however, social, athletic, health, and similar non-academic services are not available.
Please note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II or Fall.

Admission to NDS does not imply admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program.