First-Year Student Fall Advising

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First-year students beginning at NC State in the fall 2020 semester will register for classes from home during the summer. Course registration takes place after you have completed academic advising either through online modules or advising meetings.

  • Find your college or academic program below to learn about when and how you will complete advising and course registration.
  • After advising is complete and enrollment opens, students may then register for classes using the MyPack Portal System (
  • You may also be pre-enrolled in some courses before you register. If you already have courses in your schedule, please DO NOT DROP them from your schedule unless advised to do so by your advisor. You may already be registered for courses such as ENG 100 or 101 or others by your college, especially if you are participating in a special group (ie. University Honors or Park Scholars)

Course Registration Resources and Tutorials:

Course Sections and Seat Listings: Visit the Enrollment section within MyPack Portal or through the online Schedule of Courses (select the “2020 Fall Term”).

Course Registration Tutorial: Visit the Enrollment Wizard Tutorial for step-by-step directions for enrolling in classes using MyPack Portal. We also recommend watching this Enrollment Wizard video that guides you through using MyPack Portal for course registration and other important campus functions. For questions regarding the Enrollment Wizard, contact Registration and Records at 919.515.NCSU.

Unity ID and Password Assistance for MyPack Portal: To access your Unity account for the first time, visit the New Student Checklist for instructions. If you need to reset your password, visit the Password Assistance webpage. For additional help with password resets or login issues, contact the NC State Help Desk at 919-515-HELP (4357) or

Degree Planning: Utilize the Pack Planner to assist in planning your degree. Learn more by watching the Pack Planner video tutorial.

Self Registration Help: Get additional information from Registration and Records about the self registration process, including advising holds, AP credit and placement, etc.

Select your college or program: