Graduate Program - Frequently Asked Questions
Which term, fall or spring, is best for U.S. applicants to apply?
When do you begin taking applications for fall admission?
The Graduate School's application deadlines are different from yours. Which should I observe?
Can I apply to your doctoral program if I don't have a master's degree?
I haven't finished my final year of undergraduate schooling. Will you still accept my application?
Should I call or contact faculty if I'm applying to your program?
How can I arrange to visit the Computer Science department?
What if my undergraduate degree is not in computer science/engineering?
Do you admit people who've completed a 3-year undergraduate program in computer science at non-U.S. universities?
Do you allow part-time doctoral study?
My name is different now from how it appears on my transcripts. How do I note this on my application?
Can I apply to more than one of your degree programs, like the PhD and MS?
How many international applicants do you expect to admit this year?
How can I learn the status of my application?
I selected the MS in Computer Science degree when I submitted my application. Can I change it to the non-thesis master's degree?
I already hold a master's degree in computer science from a non-U.S. school. Can I still apply to your masters program?
I'm interested in one of your distance education programs, but live outside the United States. May I apply?
I applied to your program and was denied admission. Can I reapply reusing my previous application?
I read somewhere that you don't admit people with a GPA below 3.0. What if my school doesn't use a 4-point grading scale?
Would I be automatically denied admission if my undergraduate GPA is below 3.0?
I'm in a graduate program at another U.S. university but want to finish my degree at NC State. How do I transfer?
What code do I use to have ETS report my GRE and/or TOEFL test scores?
I don't meet your Graduate School's sectional or overall minimums on my most recent TOEFL or IELTS test. Can I still apply?
When does a TOEFL exam expire?
I've taken the GRE/TOEFL/IELTS exam more than once. Which scores will you consider?
How long does it take to complete your masters program?
I was recently admitted to your program. How do I defer my admission?
If I'm admitted, will graduate classes I've taken at NC State through Non-Degree Studies count toward my degree?
Do I have to take a TOEFL test if I'm a U.S. citizen but my undergraduate degree is from a foreign school?
Will you consider my application if something's missing but I submit it by CSC's deadline?
I am a foreign national who resides in the U.S. on a work visa. Do I qualify as a domestic applicant?
My school doesn't use a 4-point grading scale. Should I convert my average to 4.0 GPA for CSC's supplemental information form?
Where do I find CSC's required supplemental information form?
I keep emailing application/admission questions and just get canned responses. Why won't a human being reply?
I'm a new student and don't know how to register. Help!
Would you please release my advising hold. (I'm a new student trying to register.)
Must the recommendation letters my references upload be on letterhead?
What do I do if one of my references can't use your online recommendation system?
Where do I mail my application materials?
May I apply for spring admission?
Are the requirements and coursework for your distance education programs different from the on-campus versions?
What if I don't have any academic references for my three required recommendations?
How do I know if a class I've taken at another school is comparable to your prerequisites for study?
How do I change something after submitting my application?
Do you provide financial support, like teaching/research assistantships or fellowships, to masters students?
What transcript evaluation services do you accept?
I did poorly on one section of the GRE. Should I retake the test?
My test scores are below the averages you list for admitted applicants. Does that mean I'll be denied admission?
I completed a dual degree program (3+2 years) for a bachelor's and master's degree. Am I ineligible for your masters program?
Will you grant me an exception for ... ?
What sorts of accreditation does NC State recognize?
Do you offer provisional or conditional admissions?
I was admitted by another department. Can I transfer to the CSC graduate program?