Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student
Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.
To register as a new NDS student:
Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status.
If eligible, complete the online application.
All applications require official transcripts.
Note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall, or Spring.
Step 2: Pay Tuition
NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes. To pay your tuition:
- Calculate your tuition and fees. Tuition for online classes (also called distance education, or DE) is calculated by the number of credit hours taken. To view current rates for tuition and fees, visit NC State’s Graduate Distance Education Tuition Rates page.
- Pay your tuition and fees online via ePay, or choose one of our other payment options.
Step 3: Register for Your Class
NDS students may only register for classes after the enrollment period for full-time students has ended.
Special note: restrictions are often put on classes to give priority to “online only” students. Thus, you may need to contact our online graduate program coordinator, Donna Barton, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org to be enrolled.
You may then visit the MyPack Portal, use your Unity ID and password to log in, and register for your 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.