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How to Apply

Your application process for becoming an NC State student is based on your desired student classification: graduate student, undergraduate student, or Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. After you have determined your classification, review the appropriate section below for information on how to apply.

Online and distance education is an important part of North Carolina State University's program offerings and mission. However, due to recent changes in higher education regulations, NC State University will no longer be able to accept applications for admission, allow registration for courses, or offer online programs and courses for students residing in Minnesota. NC State worked with state authorities to allow students in these states who are currently enrolled in an NC State online degree or certificate to complete their programs. For questions regarding state authorizations, please contact DELTA at (919) 515-9030 or email destateauth@ncsu.edu.

There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations.


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Prospective students wishing to apply to the Graduate School for a certificate or degree program should visit the Graduate School Admissions website.

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Receive information for enrollment


After you have been accepted into a program by the Graduate School, you need to enroll in classes.
Learn how to enroll.

Contact NC State Distance Education Try our Frequently Asked Questions


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Check out our FAQs for answers to our most common questions! If you wish to speak to someone directly, please contact the Distance Education office at (919) 515-9030 or toll-free at (866) 467-8283.