A course that was completed at another regionally accredited US college or university may be considered for transfer to a master's program provided that:
The course is classified as a graduate course
It was completed while the student was in a graduate or post-baccalaureate classification
It was not taken as a part of a previous master's degree program at another institution
The grade in the course is "B" (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better
In rare instances, students may be allowed to transfer credits from international institutions. No more than 12 credit hours may be transferred from another institution into a master's degree program at NC State University. Transferring credits is dependent on both the academic department's acknowledgement that the courses are relevant to the degree program, and that department's willingness to incorporate those credits into the student's plan of work.
Engineering Online strongly encourages graduating students who are able to come to campus to participate in commencement ceremonies. Commencement ceremonies are held at the end of each Fall and Spring semester. Summer graduates may participate in the Fall ceremony. Both NC State University and your academic department will host a commencement ceremony. Graduating students can choose to participate in either (or both) events. As graduation nears, the Graduate School provides all graduating Engineering Online students specific instructions regarding University commencement procedures. Students must review and follow these procedures to participate in the University commencement. Students planning to participate in the ceremony hosted by their academic department should contact their academic department's graduate studies office for guidance.
A plan of work (POW) is a list, by academic term, of the coursework a student must complete to earn a degree. All graduate students are required to complete a POW.
Students develop their plan of work using both departmental degree requirements and guidance from their academic advisor, and enter the POW online via the Student Self Service section of the MyPack portal. Students may begin composing their POW as soon as they enroll in their graduate degree program. The POW must be approved by the academic department, and submitted to the Graduate School for final approval. No student is permitted to graduate without an approved POW on file in the Graduate School.
Ideally, your POW should be submitted in MyPack and approved by your academic department before the end of your second semester of coursework. However, students attending part-time may need more time to develop an accurate POW. All students should submit a POW no later than the start of the semester in which they plan to graduate. This ensures that the Graduate School will have time to review the POW for final approval prior to graduation. Be aware that the Graduate School will not approve your POW without a signed Patent Agreement on file. No student is permitted to graduate without an approved POW on file in the Graduate School.
The Office of Registration and Records mails diplomas to graduating students approximately one month after commencement. Diplomas are sent to the home mailing address each student has on file in the MyPack portal. To receive their diplomas, graduating students must review their contact information in the portal and make any necessary changes prior to commencement.
The process that you use to apply for admission depends on whether you plan to be a degree or non-degree seeking student. Applicants for Engineering Online's master's degree programs go through the same admissions process as all other prospective NC State University graduate students. You can find our convenient online admission application here:
Remember as you are completing the admissions application to select the distance option for the program in which you wish to enroll. For example, to apply for the distance Aerospace Engineering master's program, choose "Aerospace Engineering - Distance Track - MS," not "Aerospace Engineering - MS" as your desired program in the drop-down menu of the application. This is crucial for avoiding administrative issues later on.
Once you have received admission to an Engineering Online master's degree program, you can use EOL's registration process to enroll in your desired courses.
Non-degree students can simply complete Engineering Online's registration request form found here: http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/registration.html. After Engineering Online's registrar has reviewed your form, you will be instructed to complete the application to enroll in NC State University as a non-degree studies student.