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Advising and Course Registration

New students beginning at NC State in the spring 2024 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 in late-October 2023.

Review the timeline and information below to understand how to prepare for registering for your first semester of courses.

Advising and Registration Timeline

Early-October 2023Spring 2024 Class Schedule Available Online  

View courses in the Class Search Tool or in the Enrollment Wizard on MyPack Portal.
October 6, 2023Placement 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.
Mid-October 2023Virtual Academic Advising

Get details on the academic advising process for your college or program below. You must complete academic advising before enrolling in courses.
Late-October 2023Online 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. Spring Connect students are assigned priority appointment times taking place in late-October.

To find your specific enrollment date and time, navigate to MyPack Portal > Student Homepage > Planning & Enrollment tile.

If you have a question or need assistance with the Enrollment Wizard, contact Registration and Records at 919.515.NCSU (6278) weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 1, 2023Suggested Registration Deadline

We recommend students register for a full-time schedule by December 1, 2023 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.

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 early-Oct. 2023)

Visit the Enrollment section within MyPack Portal or through the online Schedule of Courses (select the ‘2024 Spring 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.

Consider a First Year Inquiry Course

Would you enjoy a course where you can get to know your professor and have the opportunity to discuss timely topics that interest you in a small-class environment? Learn more about the FYI courses offered this spring.

Terms to Know

At NC State, academic advising is an intentional process designed to support students as they develop and pursue educational, career, and personal goals. As part of this process, academic advisors will provide advising around course selection before each academic term enrollment period.

The academic advisor who assists you with your first semester registration may or may not be your ongoing assigned advisor. Regardless, the advising team in your college or program will provide you with advising while you are in transition as a new student.

Holds on your account may prevent you from enrolling in the upcoming term. An advising hold is placed on your account until you have completed academic advising. To view your holds, navigate to MyPack Portal > Student Homepage > Tasks & Holds tile.

Use the Class Search Tool to view upcoming class schedules. Search by class subject, number, or days and times each section meets in order to find what best meets your needs. The Spring 2024 schedule will be available in early-October 2023.

The course catalog lists every course offered during your time at NC State. Use this tool to view course descriptions and credit information.

  • Asynchronous – Classes that do not meet on set days at a set time; instead, students may be required to watch pre-recorded lectures or otherwise complete coursework on their own time. If a class meets asynchronously, it will simply be designated as online with no meeting time on your class schedule.
  • Face-to-Face – Courses that take place in-person in classrooms on campus
  • Hybrid – Classes that have both in-person and online components. Students may be split and meet in-person on alternating days; on the days in which students are not meeting in-person, they may be required to watch live lectures, pre-recorded lectures, or otherwise complete coursework online. Individual class details will be communicated to students by the instructor. 
  • Synchronous – Distance-education (online) courses that meet on a set day(s) at a set time; will have a meeting day and time designated on your class schedule.

You will be assigned a specific date and time that you can enroll in classes using the online Enrollment Wizard in MyPack Portal. To find your enrollment date and time, navigate to MyPack Portal > Student Homepage > Planning & Enrollment tile. Learn more on the Enrollment Calendar webpage

The Enrollment Wizard is a tool in MyPack Portal that allows you to plan your classes and build your schedule each semester. Learn how to use the Wizard on the Student Services Center website.

The SSC is your one-stop shop for registration, billing and financial aid information. Visit their website at or contact them at 919.515.6278 (weekdays 8am-5pm) or if you need assistance with the registration process. 

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

*Students majoring in the Life Sciences First Year Program should locate instructions below under the heading Life Sciences First Year Program

Individual Virtual Advising Meetings: You will be required to connect/meet individually with an advisor based on your major to discuss your classes for the spring semester. They will then remove the advising hold on your account so you can register for classes on your scheduled enrollment day and time. Students should expect to receive an email communication that will detail the advising process and their next steps. 

Any questions regarding the spring advising process should be directed to the STEAM Coordinator (

You will be contacted directly by College of Design advising staff to discuss the advising and course registration process. Check both your NC State email and the personal email you have on file with Undergraduate Admissions regularly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

You will be sent an email with detailed instructions and Zoom join links to complete advising activities:

  • Online Advising Module: Complete the online advising modules in Moodle prior to your registration advising appointment.

If you have questions, reach out to  

You will be contacted in early October via your NC State email by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and/or your academic department with further details on Spring course advising and registration. First-year students will also be emailed a link after October 1 to required online modules that provide helpful advising and registration basics. 

Be sure to check your NC State email account, as that email will be used for these messages. For general questions in the interim, contact Dara Leeder, Director of Student Recruitment, Retention and Engagement, at

You will receive an email in mid/late September from your advisor with guidance and instructions to complete the Self-Registration Moodle for the College of Natural Resources. Check both your NC State email and the personal email you have on file with Undergraduate Admissions regularly.

The online module will take you through the pre-enrollment process, as well as provide resources to set your first semester up for success! The module will need to be completed prior to late October to ensure your class registration process goes smoothly.


*Students majoring in the Life Sciences First Year Program should locate instructions below under the heading Life Sciences First Year Program

You will be contacted in early/mid-October through your NC State email by a College of Sciences academic advisor or someone from your academic department with further details on Spring 2024 course advising and registration. Check your NC State email regularly.

For questions, contact Mike Smith, Director of Undergraduate Enrollment in the College of Sciences at Welcome to the Wolfpack family!

You should have received an email on September 25 with guidance and directions to complete an Exploratory Studies Self-Registration Moodle (online module) to help provide information and resources around preparing for the spring semester. Upon completion of the Moodle process, you will receive a link by email to schedule a virtual meeting with your assigned advisor to organize your Spring 2024 classes.

Please reach out to John Resnick-Kahle ( if you have any questions or issues.

In early October, you will receive an Enrollment Guide from the LSFY Advising Team whereby you will answer questions in order to determine the courses in which you should enroll.  Your LSFY advisor will be in contact via email in mid-October to answer any questions.  Options for virtual advising sessions will be available at that time. 

If you need assistance before that time, please contact the advising team at

By mid-October students will receive an email from the Poole Advising Team, granting access to our Spring Connect registration website. This website provides information to help students plan and register for their spring courses; it should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and will meet the requirement to have your advising hold released.

Virtual Advising Event: We will be hosting Spring Connect Advising Day. During this session, we will help students prepare for course registration. Students will have an opportunity to get any questions answered before registration. Families are welcome to attend. This session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend. The date and time will be announced at the beginning of October! 

Registration Assistance/Office Hours: Incoming Spring Connect students will be able to register for their Spring 2024 classes online via MyPack Portal (registration times may vary by student and can be found in MyPack Portal). A Poole academic advisor will be available via Zoom to address any questions or issues you may have during your registration window. Dates and time will be announced at the beginning of October. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact the Poole Advising Team (

Pre-Enrollment: Before your enrollment appointment date, academic advisors will add courses to your Shopping Cart in the MyPack Portal Enrollment Wizard based on course recommendations, and general advising information along with an explanation of the enrollment process will be provided via email. On the date of your enrollment appointment, you will be able to add these courses to your schedule.

Advising Appointments: Academic advising appointments are not required to register for classes, but are available upon request.

Need assistance? Contact the advisor corresponding with your last name: