First Year Student Registration Information
Welcome to Exploratory Studies, Class of 2027! We’re looking forward to working with you this year, and to meeting you at New Student Orientation.
A webinar will be hosted to walk you through the Self-Registration Training on May 4, 2023 at 6:30pm. The recording will be added to the Exploratory Studies website.
Self-Registration Training in Moodle
We recognize that registering for your first term prior to meeting your advisor at New Student Orientation can be overwhelming; however, the self-registration training is designed to help you do this independently and give you an equal advantage to get classes. Click the link below to get started.
I see a hold on my registration. How do I get it removed?
All new first-year students have a hold on their registration until June 1. On June 1 your hold will be lifted and you can register for courses.
I don’t like the times for my pre-enrolled classes (for example USC101, ENG101 or Linked course). Can I change the days and times for these classes?
You cannot change your USC or linked course without departmental permission and it is strongly recommended that you do not change or drop ENG 101. If you feel you have a good reason, discuss this with your advisor at Orientation.
I don’t want to take one of my pre-enrolled classes this fall. Can I drop it?
Do not drop any pre-enrolled classes until you have spoken to your advisor at Orientation. Your advisor will make sure you understand why you have been pre-enrolled as well as the consequences of dropping specific courses.
I’m worried about taking too many hours my first semester; why is 15 to 17 hours recommended?
Students who take 15 to 17 hours each semester are more likely to graduate on time, they are more likely to meet the requirements to move into their preferred major, and they earn better grades in their courses.
I think I’m in the wrong math class — I should be in a higher/lower level course. Can I change my math class?
Based on the math placement test — you are placed into the highest level course for which you are eligible. If your preferred major requires a different math course or you prefer a different level course, please do not drop or change your current math course until you have spoken with your advisor. It is often hard to get the course back.
I’m pretty sure I scored really well on the AP calculus exam. Why do I have to take the placement test?
NC State requires either the math placement test, AP scores, or appropriate transfer credit in pre-requisite courses in order to register for a math class. If you do not take the placement test and wait for your scores, you will delay enrollment in math. (And sometimes students are mistaken about how well they did on the AP exam!) You can change your math class after your AP score comes in.
USC 101 is not listed as a course for my preferred major. Can I drop it?
No, you cannot drop this course. USC 101 is required for all first semester
Exploratory Studies students entering in the fall semester. Many majors
will substitute USC 101 for a major- or college-specific other first year
transition course, and the course can often fulfill other requirements. You
will learn about this in USC 101.
I can’t get registered for a course I want, and there’s an error message — what can I do to get into the course?
There are lots of reasons for error messages. Read the message carefully. The most common reasons are: the course may be restricted to students in a certain major, or it may have a prerequisite (a course that you need to take prior), or it may have a required co-requisite (a course that you have to take during the same semester as the course you want). If you’re still confused, you can ask your advisor at Orientation.
Who do I contact if I need accommodations for a disability in order to complete the Self-Registration Online Training or if I need to schedule classes at particular times due to a disability?
Contact the Disability Resource Office for assistance: https://dro.dasa.ncsu.edu/
I want to change to a major in one of the other colleges. Who do I contact?
Requests to change the program into which you were accepted must be submitted to and approved by Undergraduate Admissions prior to June 1. Email your request to email@example.com or or contact that office at 919.515.2434.
I’ve changed my mind and will not be attending NC State in the fall. What do I do about the courses on my schedule? Who should I contact?
Who do I contact if I am having issues logging into the Self-Registration Online Training in Moodle?
Contact the NC State Help Desk for assistance. Call 919-515-HELP (4357) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I hear from my academic advisor?
Your advisor will be assigned to you a week or two before New Student Orientation, and you will meet your advisor in person at orientation.