How Do I Apply?

2018 NDS Application Dates:

Enrollment Term Application Open Application Deadline
Spring 2018 September 12, 2017 January 4, 2018
Summer I 2018 September 12, 2017 May 15, 2018
Summer II 2018 September 12, 2017 June 21, 2018

After confirming you meet the eligibility requirements select the following category for Non-Degree Studies that applies to you and fill out the application.

NOTE: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall or Spring.

  1. Before you apply:
    • Review the criteria for residency requirements, as this will determine if you pay in-state or out-of-state tuition.
    • International students should review the Instructions for International Students below.

    Complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) Form

  2. Proceed to application – The 2018 Spring and Summer NDS application opens on September 12, 2017.
  3. Once your application is processed,  you will receive an email with registration information. See the enrollment guide for more information on using MyPack Portal.
  4. After you apply, you may wish to review resources available to NDS students.

Continuing Students

Students in the NDS program who have NOT missed a spring or fall semester may register online during open enrollment through the MyPack Portal system using the same Unity ID and Unity password used previously.

If you do not remember your previous ID or are unable to access MyPack Portal for registration, contact the Help Desk at (919) 515-4357.

Students Seeking Readmission to Non-Degree Studies

Students who previously have taken courses in the NDS program but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer must fill out a new NDS application and pay the non-refundable processing fee of $35.

NDS students who left the university with an academic status of “Suspended” are ineligible to take classes as NDS students and should not complete an application. If you have questions about your prior academic standing, please contact Registration and Records.

  1. Before you apply:
      • Review the criteria for residency requirements, as this will determine if you pay in-state or out-of-state tuition.
      • International students should review the Instructions for International Students below.

    Complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) Form

  2. Proceed to application -The 2018 Spring and Summer NDS application opens on September 12, 2017.
  3. Once your application is processed, you will receive an email with registration information. See the enrollment guide for more information on using MyPack Portal.
  4. After you apply, you may wish to review resources available to NDS students.

Foreign Nationals with valid Permanent Residence or Asylum Status should submit their NDS application to the NDS program with a copy of their Green Card or documentation of their valid Asylum Status.

    1. Complete an NDS application -The 2018 Spring and Summer NDS application opens on September 12, 2017.
    2. Read the instructions carefully and complete the International Clearance for NDS form. Submit to Distance Education with the required documentation. For questions about this form, call DE at (919) 515-9030 or (886) GOSTATE (toll free).
    3. If you have lived in North Carolina for more than one year, you may be eligible for North Carolina residency for tuition purposes (in-state tuition rates). To be considered, follow the instructions found on the residency website.

Complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) Form

  1. Once notification of an international applicant’s approval to take classes is received, the application will be processed and the student will receive an email with registration information. See the enrollment guide for more information on using MyPack Portal.
  2. After you apply, you may wish to review resources available to NDS students.

Students must have graduated from high school at least a year prior to taking classes as regular NDS students. However, NC State does provide other academic opportunities to high school students through the Academic Enrichment Opportunities program and a variety of summer enrichment activities.

Academic Enrichment Opportunities (AEO)

Students with exceptional high school records who have exhausted all course options available at their high school in a particular subject may take NC State courses for credit while still in high school. The AEO Program is offered to qualified high school students on a year-round basis, including summer sessions.

Summer Youth Opportunities

Each summer, several of NC State’s colleges and departments offer academically enriching experiences for young people. Check out the listing on the university’s Pre-College Program website.