International 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.

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.

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.  Please take the time to review them.  Here are some key ones that you will want to be aware of:

You will want to be aware of the importance N.C. State places on “academic integrity” and the serious impact that academic misconduct violations can hold for students.  Educated yourself by reviewing academic expectations . You will also want to review the Office of Student Conduct information about academic integrity. If you have any questions (about plagarism, documentation of resources, etc.) you can ask your advisor in the Office of International Services or in the Office of Student Conduct

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, it is fine to begin exploring options and working towards making a change of major.  To see requirements for transferring to another major please review the information on Change of Degree Application (CODA).  Students who have questions can use the Virtual Advisor feature on the Academic Advising Services (AAS) web site or visit the office during walk-in advising; hours are posted on the homepage.

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.  Writing and Speaking services is a part of the Tutorial Center and can be a great help to you.
  • 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.
  • The Student Organization Resource Center has hundreds of clubs and organizations for you to consider joining.
  • High impact practices such as service-learning, study abroad, undergraduate research, etc. are highlighter on Student Leadership & Engagement. We encourage you to get involved in some of these great activities!

Returning students: If you are on the F-1 or J-1 visa you must be enrolled full-time (with a few exceptions) and are limited in the number of online/Distance Education courses that you can take each semester.  Please review enrollment requirements on the website of the Office of International Services-OIS.

If you are unable to get answers to your questions you can use this website to do a search of the FAQ database or email

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