Advising and Course Registration

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New students beginning at NC State in the spring 2021 semester will register for classes from home during the fall on MyPack Portal. Course registration takes place after you have completed academic advising either through online modules and/or advising meetings. Spring Connect students and students who deferred enrollment from fall to spring are assigned priority registration times taking place October 20-23, 2020. Review the timeline and information below to understand how to prepare for registering for your first semester of courses.

Advising Process for Your College or Program
Resources and Tutorials
Terms to Know

Advising and Registration Timeline

October 8, 2020Spring 2021 Class Schedule Available Online  

View courses in the Class Search Tool or in the Enrollment Wizard on MyPack Portal.

Placement Test Deadline

You may need to complete online assessments for chemistry, foreign language, math, and/or writing before course registration. Review information and get started on the Placement Testing webpage. The tests won’t close on the deadline, so if you miss it, just take them as soon as you are able to ensure timely registration.
October 9-16, 2020Virtual Academic Advising

Get details on the academic advising process for your college or program below. You must complete academic advising before enrolling in courses.
Friday, October 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm ESTCourse Registration Overview Live on Zoom

Join New Student Programs and Registration and Records for this event to help you prepare for registering for your courses using the Enrollment Wizard. 

The Zoom link to join will be emailed to students, and a video recording will be emailed out after if you are unable to attend.
October 22-23, 2020Online Course Registration Begins

After completing academic advising, students may then register for classes online using the MyPack Portal Enrollment Wizard ( at their assigned enrollment start day and time. 

To find your specific enrollment date and time, navigate to MyPack Portal > Student Homepage > Planning & Enrollment tile.
October 23, 2020Virtual Registration Assistance

Need assistance navigating the Enrollment Wizard? New Student Programs and Registration and Records will host a virtual drop-in help session on Zoom from 1pm-4pm. Stop by any time to get one-on-one help!

Zoom Link: coming soon

Academic advising will not be provided during this time. Reach out to the advising team in your college or program for assistance with selecting courses.
December 1, 2020Suggested Registration Deadline

We recommend students register for a full-time schedule by December 1, 2020 to ensure the greatest course availability. You can still make changes to your schedule after this time.
The table is a schedule of advising and course registration activities. Column 1 lists the date and column 2 describes the activity taking place.

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Check your email regularly!

Registration and Records and the academic advising team in your college or program will primarily contact you via email with updates and action items. Check your email daily, including both the personal email you have on file with Undergraduate Admissions and your @ncsu email.

Registration Resources and Tutorials

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

Course Sections and Seat Listings (Available Oct. 8, 2020)

Visit the Enrollment section within MyPack Portal or through the online Schedule of Courses (select the “2021 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.

Degree Planning

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

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Terms to Know

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Select your academic college or program to learn about what you should expect from the academic advising process:

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