Summer START :: Courses
Get an early start on your NC State degree! Summer START participants can earn up to 8 credit hours in just five weeks. All students are required to take USC 100: Transition into a Diverse Community. All majors at NC State require a diversity course for graduation and this fills that requirement. The course focuses on building a successful community in helping students acclimate to campus while learning about campus resources.
Summer START participants have the opportunity to take a wide variety of courses. Some students use Summer START as an opportunity to get a semester ahead in certain course tracks while others retake courses they took in high school to prepare for more rigorous college level courses. An example of how students get ahead is students that take Introduction to Biology 1 in the summer then take level 2 in the fall, which are prerequisites for sophomore level coursework in some majors. Once the first two levels are complete students are taking their sophomore level major courses in the spring of their first year. Summer START is a great way to adapt to the rigors of college academics and get a jump start on a path towards four year graduation.
Domestic students are offered courses to build their math, science, language, and writing abilities with the specific courses being determined on an individual basis with assistance from standard NC State placement tests. Courses are decided on an individual basis. Summer START staff works alongside advisors from the incoming students major to decide the best course path for the student. No need to worry about registering for classes.
Upon acceptance to Summer START, International students will be enrolled in courses to help facilitate the transition to the American higher education system. Upon acceptance to Summer START, International students will be enrolled in courses to help facilitate the transition to the American higher education system. Course selection will depend on the students scores on the TOEFL Exam and high school course work. Course selection will be based on the following:
1. Incomming International students from countries in which English is not their first language will be enrolled in FLE 101 which is the required English course for all incoming freshmen at North Carolina State University. Students will also take GTI 401: US Culture and Education Colloquium. The GTI 401 course is designed to give international students the skills to make that adjustment and thrive at an American university.
2. Incomming International students from North Carolina State University's Chinese partner high schools will be enrolled in FLE 101 which is the required English course for all incoming freshmen at North Carolina State University. Students will also be enrolled in a 3 credit course that corresponds with their major.
3. Incoming International students that have completed Level 6 of the Intensive English Program will be enrolled in the Academic English Program courses offered through the College of Hummanities and Social Science. Students will be enrolled in FLE 101 which is the required English course for all incoming freshmen at North Carolina State University. Students will also be enrolled in HI 252: Modern American History. This History course will apply to the student's Hummanities requirement of their General Education Plan that must be fulfilled to graduate.
What Students Took Last Year:
|BIO||165||Introduction to Environmental Research|
|E||115||Intro to Computing Environments|
|ENG||100||Intro to Academic Writing|
|ENG||101||Academic Writing and Research|
|ENG||249||Native American Literature|
|FLE||101||Academic Writing and Research|
|GTI||401||US Culture and Education Colloquium|
|HI||252||Modern American History|
|MA||111||Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry|
|MA||114||Intro to Finite Math with Applications|
|MA||131||Calc for Life and Mngt Sciences A|
|MA||225||Foundations for Advanced Math|
|PS||201||American Politics and Government|
|PSY||200||Intro to Pysch|
|PY||208||Physics for Engineers and Scientists 2|
|SOC||202||Principles of Sociology|
|ST||311||Intro to Statistics|
|USC*||100*||Transition into a Diverse Community*|
* - Denotes Mandatory Course for All START Students
If you see a class you are interested in taking this summer not on the list we will work to get you enrolled and on your way to success here at NC State.