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How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

  • 500-800 word personal goals statement that showcases your background, teaching experience and goals for seeking an advanced degree.
  • Copy of your current teaching certificate: must be uploaded with personal statement.
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary education* showing 3.0 GPA as required by the Graduate School.
  • Three letters of recommendation that assess your work ethic and potential as a graduate student. These letters must be included with the online reference form.

NOTE:  As of Spring 2013, GRE scores are no longer required for admission. However, if your overall GPA is below a 3.0, we strongly recommend that you submit GRE scores.

* Applicants currently attending or who have previously attended NC State are not required to provide an NC State transcript. Official transcripts will be required once an admission decision has been made by the Graduate School.

Credits Earned as a Non-Degree Studies/Post Baccalaureate Student

For students wishing to explore different fields of study before entering a graduate program, the Post Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) program within Non-Degree Studies (NDS) is an excellent option.

Graduate credits earned in PBS classification that become part of the Graduate Plan of Work are also included in the GPA calculations and the determination of academic standing. If you are later accepted into the program, you may count credit hours taken in appropriate courses approved by your advisor as part of your graduate program.

Visit the Non-Degree Studies website for more information and access to the online Non-Degree Studies application.

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Application Deadlines

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
see program website