Transfer students beginning at NC State in the fall 2021 semester will register for classes from home during the spring or summer on MyPack Portal. Course registration takes place after you have completed academic advising either through advising meetings and/or online modules. Review the information below to understand how to prepare for registering for your first semester of courses.
Registration Resources and Tutorials
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 assist 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.
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 2021 schedule will be available on October 8, 2020.
- 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.
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.
The course catalog lists every course offered during your time at NC State. Use this tool to view course descriptions and credit information.
Select your academic college or program to learn about what you should expect from the academic advising process:
You will be contacted by the Agricultural Institute with further details on course advising and registration.
Be sure to check both your NC State email and the personal email you have on file with Undergraduate Admissions regularly. For general questions, please feel free to contact Alease Hancock or Kayla Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should contact your academic department for course advising and registration once you are matriculated (about two business days after the advanced enrollment deposit is paid). The advising contact for your department can be found on the Coordinator of Advising webpage. You should register for courses before Transfer Orientation, but also plan to introduce yourself to your advisor at orientation.
You should contact your College of Design Coordinator of Advising for course advising and registration once you are matriculated (about two business days after the advanced enrollment deposit is paid). The advising contact for your department can be found on the Coordinator of Advising webpage.
Once you confirm your enrollment, contact a College of Education advisor to schedule your registration advising appointment.
For new students in the College of Engineering, follow the instructions below to ensure a smooth advising and course registration process.
ENGINEERING TRANSFER STUDENT ADVISING PROCESS
- April 15: Admissions Transfer Student Notification Date
- April – June: Students pay their Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) indicating their intention to attend NC State this fall and register for Transfer Orientation.
- April – June: The College of Engineering assigns academic advisors within 30 days of AED payment.
- April – June: Students find their assigned academic advisors within in MyPack Portal (MyPack Portal: For Students ‐‐> Academic Records ‐‐> My Advisor). General advising questions (ex. prerequisite course structures, semester‐by‐semester plans, course restriction definitions, ) may be directed to email@example.com at any time, but specific questions (ex. how transfer courses may/may not be used to fulfill degree requirements) should be reserved for assigned advisors.
- April – June: Students contact their assigned advisor to learn how their department handles transfer advising. Students may be asked to schedule an appointment, visit posted drop‐in advising hours, accept optional email advising, or sign up for a group transfer advising session offered in the department. Walk‐ins are discouraged. Please keep in mind that fall classes start on August 16; some advisors may request your patience.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Should students be advised before attending Transfer Orientation?
Students admitted before May 15th should be advised prior to Orientation. Students admitted later than May 15th may be advised after orientation in some cases. Students admitted after May 15th should receive their advisor within 30 days after AED payment, so please be patient. NOTE: Students admitted into the Electrical and Computer Engineering department will be advised via group enrollment/advising sessions which typically are offered at least three times throughout the summer. Please contact the ECE department if you are an ECE transfer student admitted after May 15 and have not been notified of the time/date/location of these advising sessions.
Who should students contact if they have not been assigned an advisor in MyPack Portal 30 days after AED payment?
Students are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to alert the College of Engineering that they are a transfer student who has paid their AED fee more than 30 days ago and request to be assigned an advisor. The College of Engineering will confirm the date of AED payment and arrange advising accordingly.
Should students register for courses before attending Transfer Student Orientation?
Not necessarily. Students admitted on April 15 will likely have registered before Orientation, but some students will register later if they are admitted later in the summer. Note that in a majority of critical path courses seats in departments are held for transfer students, so while you want to register as soon as possible students usually do not have issues enrolling in their key engineering coursework. Ideally, transfer students will have their schedule finalized by the end of June if not sooner. An academic advisor will need to release the advising hold prior to students being able to register for courses.
Who should students contact in their college with advising and course registration questions?
Students should contact their assigned departmental advisor found within MyPack Portal, once listed. Otherwise, advisors in the office of Academic Affairs (email@example.com) are available for more general advising and registration questions.
You should contact your academic department for course advising and registration once you are matriculated (about two business days after the advanced enrollment deposit is paid). The advising contact for your department can be found on the New Student Academic Advisors website.
If you are unable to connect with an advisor, or if you have general questions, please contact Dara Leeder, Director of Student Recruitment and Retention, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few days after confirming your enrollment, you will be contacted by the College of Natural Resources with next steps and instructions for reaching out to an academic advisor. Be sure to check both your NC State email and the personal email you have on file with Undergraduate Admissions regularly.
If you need assistance, contact the College of Natural Resources Academic Affairs Office at email@example.com or 919.515.6191.
After confirming your enrollment, you should make an individual virtual appointment with an academic advisor to discuss course registration. If after reviewing the list of advisors you are unsure whom to contact, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applied Mathematics: Dr. Alina Duca
Biological Sciences (BS, BA, all concentrations): Ms. Dana Thomas
Chemistry: Dr. Jeremy Feducia
Geology: Ms. Maggie Puryear
Genetics: Dr. Betty Gardner
Marine Sciences (all concentrations): Ms. Maggie Puryear
Mathematics: Dr. Alina Duca
Meteorology (general or Marine concentration): Ms. Maggie Puryear
Microbiology: Dr. Jonathan Olson
Natural Resources with Marine & Coastal Resources concentration: Ms. Maggie Puryear
Physics: Dr. Zack Lewis
Statistics: Dr. Spencer Muse
Zoology: Ms. Dana Thomas
Students should wait to hear from their assigned advisor. Once assigned, the student can work with the advisor to answer any questions that still persist. If students have a question before they are contacted by their advisor, they can reach out to email@example.com.
Once you pay your enrollment deposit, you will be contacted by an academic advisor who will share the process for advising and course registration. If you have questions prior to that, email Heather Lyerly (firstname.lastname@example.org).