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How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

The NC State University Graduate School, which oversees the graduate certificate application process, has its own admissions criteria but the Department of Statistics Online Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well.

After submitting your Graduate Application (opens in new tab) for the Graduate Certificate in Statistics Education program, you may check the status (opens in new tab) of your application at any time. International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The GRE is not required, but we ask you to upload the scores if you have taken it.

How to Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Statistics Education

Step 1: Apply to the Online Graduate Certificate Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. To learn about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

You may submit your graduate application for the Statistics Education certificate or Applied Statistics and Data Management certificate. You can check the status (opens in new tab) of your application at any time.

Apply now (opens in new tab).

Step 2: Register for Classes

You now have your NC State student ID, password, username, and personal information and are ready to register for courses. Visit the Online Graduate Certificate Program Courses page to view required courses. Should you have any questions or need assistance with determining your course workload, contact our online graduate program coordinator, Dr. Barton, at

Go to MyPack Portal to register for classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules. Special note: restrictions are often put on classes to give priority to “online only” students. Thus, you may need to contact Dr. Barton ( to be enrolled.


Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

This early enrollment will generate a tuition bill, which must be paid by its due date in order to hold the seat.

You may visit Distance Education Tuition and Fees to access tuition rates. All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the cashier’s office.

Closer to the start of your first semester, we will send you more information about NC State’s Wolfware course management system for accessing course content. You can find information about how our online courses work here.


Not ready to enroll yet? You can still take classes! Classes taken independent of a certificate or degree program may be used to satisfy continuing education requirements or, if approved, be applied toward a certificate or degree program in the future. Learn how to enroll in individual classes as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student.

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Application Deadlines

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
Fall July 30
Spring November 30
Summer April 30