As a Summer Start participant, you may be wondering about what you need to do to prepare for the summer and where to find the resources and information related to Summer Start. This Prep List serves as your roadmap for all the things that you need or may want to do before beginning on June 23!
Note: This Prep List does not replace the New Student Checklist but is meant to help you prepare for the Summer Start program specifically. Click here to access the New Student Checklist. Click through the items below to begin preparing for your Summer Start experience!
Now that you are part of Summer Start, you need to get to know us better. Follow these important groups to connect, access information, and stay up-to-date on deadlines.
- Follow Summer Start on Twitter and Instagram (@ncstatestart)
- Follow New Student Programs on Twitter and Instagram (@ncstatensp)
- Follow NC State on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@ncstate)
You should also make sure to check your personal and NC State email regularly for important information about your Summer Start experience, including course registration, important deadlines, and what to expect this summer! While you are at it, be sure to set up your NC State email account! To learn how to set up your NC State email, visit the Office for Information Technology’s website.
Whether you are a first-year or transfer student, there are steps you need to take to complete your advising and course registration for summer. Please look through the information below that pertains to you.
On your Summer Start sign up form, you indicated courses related to your major that you were interested in taking. Your academic advisor is reviewing that information, along with any transfer or AP credit you may be bringing to the university. They are sharing recommendations for your summer course schedule with Summer Start staff. Then, our staff will go ahead and register you for those classes. Once we register you for classes, you’ll receive an email from us with instructions on how to view your summer schedule. This process only pertains to your course registration for Summer Session II (Summer Start). You will register for your fall semester courses at a later date in conjunction with your academic program.
Any needed placement tests (indicated here in your college-specific information) should be completed as soon as possible in order to assist in the advising and course registration process.
You may complete course registration after speaking with your academic advisor by accessing the MyPack Portal system. Click here for a listing of academic advisors for transfer students. Advising for Summer Start can occur at the same time as your conversation with your academic advisor about fall classes.
Participants have the option of living on-campus in University Housing during the program! To learn about summer housing options, visit the Summer Start Housing website. This is optional for participants and is not required to participate in the program.
Housing will be provided in Owen Hall and each student will have a single room. Housing costs for the summer are $793.00. To live on-campus this summer, students must complete a housing application (this application is separate from the fall/spring housing application). To complete a summer housing application, you should:
- Log into the MyPack Portal
- Navigate to the “Campus Living” tile
- Look for the Summer Housing Application in the red navigation bar
- Select “Summer Start” as the summer term and “Summer Start Program” as the summer plan when completing the application.
If you have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you have been considered for potential financial aid awards. To learn about any financial aid you have been awarded, visit the Receiving your Financial Aid page on the Student Services Center website. Have specific questions about your award? Contact your Financial Aid Counselor! Click here to find your Financial Aid Counselor’s name.
Summer Session II tuition and fees will be available beginning May 25 via MyPack Portal and are due by June 10. Please note: there is no payment plan available during the summer so all bills must be paid by June 10. Use the links below to access resources available through the NC State Student Services Center for more information about your bill:
In order to have financial aid or other refunds deposited directly into a US checking account, students are required to complete direct deposit information. Failure to have current direct deposit information will delay refunds. Funds can be deposited into a checking account (not a savings account) at any US bank. Find the steps for completing your direct deposit information here.
As part of NC State’s commitment to fostering a healthy and inclusive environment, all new first-year and transfer students are required to complete online trainings before the stated deadline below, before their first semester. Online education courses cover topics including:
- Alcohol education (required for students under age 21 as of August 16, 2021)
- Hazing prevention
- Sexual assault prevention (Title IX)
The online education courses will be available for students in early June 2021 if they are starting at NC State in summer or fall 2021. Once they are available, visit https://prevention.dasa.ncsu.edu/required-education/ for instructions on completing the online trainings, and complete the trainings by the following dates:
- Deadline for Summer Start participants: June 24, 2021, Deadline for Alcohol Wise Part 2 is July 24, 2021 (*Available in early July 2021)
Phone: 919.515.4405 (Jeff Fay, Module Coordinator)
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All enrolled students are required to complete New Student Orientation. In addition, we strongly recommend that family members complete the concurrent Family Orientation program. New students must complete the required Online Orientation Modules and Virtual Session prior to the start of summer classes (Monday, June 28). Summer Start students should complete the Online Orientation Modules BEFORE their Virtual Session. When orientation registration is available, first-year students will be registered by New Student Programs staff and transfer students should register themselves. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email and you can register any family members) for the virtual session, which will be held on:
- First-Year Students (starting fall 2021 or spring 2022): Thursday, June 24
- Transfer Students: Friday, June 25
Please visit our Orientation Websites to find out more information about your specific session:
All actively enrolled Summer Start participants are eligible to enroll in a meal plan regardless of whether they live in University Housing or off-campus. Options range from 40 meals throughout the summer to 12 meals per week, and both options include Dining Dollars, which can be added throughout the summer as well. As you review the options, there should be a meal plan for you. And don’t forget to check out the campus dining locations!
You can learn more about meal plan options and how to sign up for a summer meal plan by visiting the University Dining website.
Meal plans will begin on Saturday, June 26.
If you are interested in a parking permit that allows you to park on-campus during the summer, please visit the NC State Transportation website for more information.
You should wait until approximately June 22 to purchase your parking permit and select the “Full Summer” option. The costs will be prorated from $75 to approximately $50; however, this will allow you to park on-campus from your Move-In (June 23) to early August.
For help in purchasing, please visit the Transportation link above and follow the directions under the heading “How To Obtain Your VIRTUAL Summer Event Permit“.
If you have any questions during the process, please contact NC State Transportation at 919.515.3424.
Your academic advisor is reviewing the course preferences you included on your Summer Start application in addition to any transfer or AP credit you may be bringing to the university. They are sharing recommendations for your summer course schedule with Summer Start staff. Then, our staff will go ahead and register you for those classes. Once we register you for classes, you’ll receive an email from us with instructions on how to view your summer schedule. Once your schedule is available, you can view it by logging in to MyPack Portal and selecting the “For Students” tab. Click the “Go to Student Center” link to view your upcoming courses.
Contact the Disability Resources Office (DRO) should you require academic accommodations during the summer or academic year due to physical, mental health and/or learning disabilities. Students are encouraged to initiate contact with the DRO as early in their academic career as possible.
Save the Date: Summer Start Welcome Program will occur on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm!
More information about the Welcome Program will be emailed to participants in early June.
Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions at 919.515.1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.