RUL 02.15.03 – Application to the Graduate School

Authority: Dean of the Graduate School

History: First Issued: June 1, 2002. Last Revised: November 29, 2011.

Additional References: 
Graduate Administrative Handbook 2.1

Graduate Administrative Handbook 2.2
Office of International Scholar and Student Services 
NC State University Graduate School Application
NC State University Graduate School Online Application 
Application Deadlines 
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

Contact Info: Dean of the Graduate School


1.1  All applicants must submit the online NC State University Graduate School Application, application fees, and all supporting documents directly to the Graduate School.

1.2  Conditions of Admission (the following conditions apply to admissions only and do not influence eligibility for the Graduate Student Support Plan):

1.2.1  If you are currently enrolled in a college or university, you must submit one official copy of your final transcript to the Graduate School.  This transcript must show that all work has been completed.

1.2.2  Final acceptance at NC State is contingent upon completion of any degree (Bachelors or Masters) listed on your electronic application.  It is your responsibility to maintain a level of academic performance that meets university and program admission standards.  Poor performance during your last semester(s) could jeopardize your admission.  Likewise, students currently enrolled in Post Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) or who request an admissions deferral and take PBS coursework must also maintain a level of academic performance that meets the university’s and program’s admission standards.  Failure to comply with these conditions could, at the discretion of the program, be grounds for changing the admission status.

1.3  Required Documents

1.3.1  Applications are not complete until the Graduate School receives the following supporting documents:  Non-refundable application processing fee of $65.00 (US) for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents or $75.00 (US) for Non-Resident Aliens (Internationals);  One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities previously attended (NOTE: Applicants currently attending, or who have previously attended NC State, are not required to provide an NC State transcript.);  Three recommendations from people who know the prospective student’s academic record and potential for graduate study;  On-line North Carolina Residency Form if claiming NC residence for tuition purposes;  A list of courses in progress if enrolled as a Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) student at NC State;  GRE or other standardized test scores, statements of purpose, portfolios or other work samples, depending on requirements of particular program; and  TOEFL scores, where applicable.