Resources for New Transfer Students
Welcome to NC State!
This site has some resources that are available to help you transition to the University.
First of all you will want to make sure that Undergraduate Admissions has received your final transcript. Admissions is the office to contact if you have questions about how your credits have transferred. Additional questions about transfer credit and substitutions can be directed to your Academic Advisor or Coordinator of Advising. Check out our video about transferring courses to NC State (please note that the University homepage has changed and so the first page for you to view is Admissions-Transfer Students).
Hopefully you have had the opportunity to meet with your Academic Advisor. If not, you can find his/her name and contact information by going to Registration and Records, login to MYPACK PORTAL and on your Student Center page find the listing under Program Advisor. Your Advisor will be a key person to answer questions about courses, major requirements, academic policies and career information. If you are unable to get in touch with your Advisor you can contact the Coordinator of Advising for your major.
If you determine that you are not in the major that is best for you Academic Advising Services (AAS) can be of assistance. Students who are in their first semester are not eligible to change their major, however, AAS advisors can talk with you about your interests and see if it is realistic to work towards making a change of major. To see requirements for transferring to another major please review the information on Change of Degree Application (CODA). You may find Explore Majors & Minors and Tips on Choosing a Major to be helpful. Students who have questions can use the Ask an Advisor (virtual advisor) feature or visit the office during walk-in advising hours; information for both is posted on the AAS homepage.
It is important for you to be aware of the Academic Calendar that has deadlines for adding and dropping courses, changing from graded to pass/fail, etc. NC State has policies and procedures that are different from your previous institution. Please take the time to review them. Here are some key ones that you will want to be aware of:
- Grade Exclusion
- Progress Toward Degree
- Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment (Suspension Reg.)
- Tuition Surcharge
For answers to questions about email, computer labs, online platforms (such as Moodle), check out Technology resources.
Some resources that you will want to become familiar with are:
- Undergraduate Tutorial Center has free tutoring available for certain 100-and 200-level courses.
- Undergraduate Research provides opportunities for students to engage in research with faculty.
- Study Abroad promotes wonderful programs to live abroad and take courses in your major.
- Counseling Center: Individual and group counseling for personal, social, or academic issues, to workshops, this Center is a good resource for students.
- Career Development Center: It is never too early to begin getting practical work experience through cooperative education, summer jobs or internships, as well as information about career opportunities for those who are graduating.
- Additional Campus Resources. We hope that you will get involved in the campus community. PackTransfers is a student-run organization for transfer students run by transfer students. The Student Organization Resource Center has hundreds of clubs and organizations for you to consider.
If you are unable to get answers to your questions you can use this web site to do a search of the FAQ database or email firstname.lastname@example.org