AAPS Walk-In Advising for Students Exploring Majors

Academic Advising Programs and Services (AAPS) provides walk-in advising for students who are exploring or changing undergraduate majors at NC State. Cross-curricular advisors help students evaluate potential majors, navigate the on-campus change major process (CODA), and plan appropriate coursework as students transition between majors. To minimize wait times, advising sessions may be limited to 20 minutes per student.

Please check-in at least 15 minutes prior to the end of walk-in hours.

Location and Hours 

AAPS Walk-in is offered in-person in Holmes Hall, the Academic Success Center (ASC), and Virtually.


Monday: 11am -1pm
Tuesday: 11am -1pm
Wednesday: 2 -4pm
Thursday: 11am -1pm
Friday: 11am -1pm

Spring 2022 Dates

AAPS Walk-in is offered every day the University is open (January 3-May 27).
There is no AAPS Walk-in on January 17 (MLK, Jr. Day; University Closed).
AAPS Walk-in will be virtual-only during Spring Break (March 14-18).

Holmes Hall In-Person: January 3-March 11; March 21-May 27
ASC In-Person: January 6-March 11; March 21-April 25.
Virtually: January 3-May 27

  1. In Person:

    Please check-in at the front desk for the AAPS office on the 2nd floor of Holmes Hall or at the Academic Sucess Center main desk on the 2nd Floor of D.H. Hill Library. You will be given a link to fill out a short survey before you meet with an advisor. We encourage you to bring a laptop to your appointment.

  2. Virtual:

Call the AAPS office line during walk-in hours at (919) 515-8130. You will be given a link to fill out a short survey. After completing the survey, you will receive an email from one of our advisors that will include a Zoom link for your virtual meeting. Please plan to have access to a computer with a camera in a quiet area for your virtual meeting. Please do not use a cell phone for virtual appointments. If you do not have access to technology, we encourage you to attend in-person or check out a laptop from University Libraries.


Poole College of Management Drop-In Advising (Prospective On Campus Transfer Students)

Thinking About Changing Your Major?

Before you attend walk-in hours, follow these steps:

  1. Use Explore Majors and Minors to learn about all undergraduate programs.
  2. On the individual Majors pages look at the semester-by-semester plans to see the course requirements for the major. You can see how your current credits fit into any major by using the Degree Audit in MyPack Portal.
  1. Each college and major has specific admission requirements listed under the Change of Degree Application (CODA); you will want to meet the “preferred” requirements for your intended major. Pay attention to the application deadlines!  If you want to change out of your current college please consider our Inter-College Transfer (ICT) Program; students transferring out of Engineering can save the $750.00 engineering fee by transferring to ICT.

Note:  If you are interested in transferring to the College of Engineering  (COE) please know that the 2.0 minimum for “success” courses is only for students who are currently in the College of Engineering.  There is limited space for other students to apply to COE and the grade point average requirements are very high (well over a 3.0 in most cases). Please review this data on students accepted into COE programs.

  1. As you work towards a new major you may still need to take the courses in your current major; check with your current academic advisor if you have any questions about requirements for your major.

Services for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Students

Non-Degree Studies Students –  If you are taking undergraduate courses, you can ask questions through the virtual advisor or visit AAPS Walk-In. Non-degree  Studies and Prospective Students can also visit University Admissions at the Joyner Visitor Center.

Graduate Students

We do not offer services for graduate students.  Please consult your academic advisor.