Frequently Asked Questions
- Registering for an Engineering Online course and admission to NC State University are two separate processes. Students who have not yet completed an NC State University application for admission should review the admission information found in the prospective students section of Engineering Online's website.
To register for a course, use the Engineering Online's registration form found here: http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/registration.html. You will be directed to create an account with your email address and a password of your choosing. Complete all of the requested demographic information. You will then be able to sign in and select the course(s) in which you would like to enroll.
The registration process informs the Engineering Online office of your intent to be an EOL student. The EOL registrar will review your registration request and make a final determination on your eligibility to enroll in your requested course(s). Throughout the registration process, the EOL registrar will send you regular e-mails both updating you on the status of your request, and instructing you on any further steps you need to complete.
- Graduate students wishing to audit a course must have the approval of their advisor and of the department offering the course. While auditors receive no course credit, they are required to attend class regularly. The degree to which an auditor must participate in class beyond regular attendance is optional with the instructor. Any auditing requirements should be clearly explained in writing to the student at the beginning of the semester. Should an instructor conclude that an auditor has failed to fulfill the stipulated requirements, the instructor is justified in marking "NR" (no recognition given for an audit) on the final grade report.
Deadlines for changing from credit to "AU" status can be found on the Registration and Records website (see also Academic Calendar for deadline information). The Dean of the Graduate School may approve exceptions to the given deadlines only on the grounds established for exceptions to the course drop deadline. To initiate the process, you must obtain a "Schedule Revision Form" from your Department.
Non Degree Students wishing to audit a course must have written approval from the instructor. The degree to which an auditor must participate in class beyond regular attendance is optional with the instructor. Any auditing requirements should be clearly explained in writing to the student at the beginning of the semester. Should an instructor conclude that an auditor has failed to fulfill the stipulated requirements, the instructor is justified in marking "NR" (no recognition given for an audit) on the final grade report. To initiate this process, contact the EOL Registration Coordinator for assistance.
- Auditors participate in courses that carry academic credit, but do not receive grades for their completed coursework. While no academic credit is given for audited courses, some academic work may be required for auditors to receive acknowledgement on their transcript for successful completion of the audit. Tuition and fees apply, and financial aid and military benefits are not typically available for audited courses. For Professional Engineers, audited courses may provide some of the Professional Development Hours required for licensure. Check with your state licensing board to determine if that is an option for you.
- Students seeking to add a course after they have already registered for the term should return to the Engineering Online registration website at: http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/registration.html. Log in as a returning user and request the desired course. Courses may be added during the first two weeks of the semester with the permission of both the instructor and the Director of the Engineering Online program.
- Engineering Online students cannot register for courses through MyPack Portal. Because students must meet the prerequisites for each online engineering and computer science course in which they hope to enroll, all Engineering Online enrollment requests are reviewed individually by the EOL registrar. To accomplish this, Engineering Online uses its own registration process to manage student enrollment. All students planning to register for an Engineering Online course should use the form located here: http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/registration.html
- Students wishing to drop a course prior to the last day to drop courses may do so by logging into MyPack portal, selecting 'Enrollment', selecting 'Drop' from the Menu, and clicking the 'select' box next to the course you want to drop. Once you have selected the class, click 'Drop Selected Class'. Confirm your selection and click 'finish dropping'.
Once you have completed this first step, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may update our records.
- Students who have paid tuition and fees for a term, and subsequently drop a course or withdraw from the university during that term, may be eligible for a full or partial refund. Review the Cashier's Office refund policies to determine if you are eligible to receive a refund, and how the repayment will be processed.
Students considering withdrawal should consult their major advisor or Director of Graduate Programs (DGP).
A student who wishes to drop all courses prior to the published deadline must go through the official withdrawal process through the Counseling Center unless notification has been given to the University by the DGP prior to the beginning of the academic period (Fall, Spring, or Summer) for which the registration cancellation is desired.
Graduate students may receive withdrawals after the last day of the official drop period but before the end of the semester. A student who wishes to pursue a withdrawal must go through the official withdrawal process through the Counseling Center. Withdrawals will be considered under one or more of the following conditions:
- Certification by a physician of inability to continue for medical reasons. Such medical petitions are subject to review by a University physician if a request for consultation is made by the Counseling Center.
- Certification by the Counseling Center or by an independent psychiatrist or psychologist of inability to continue for psychiatric/psychological reasons. In this case, the Counseling Center reserves the right to review pertinent records and to reexamine the student if necessary before recommending withdrawal. This is to certify that:
- (a) there has been a significant decrease in the student's usual level of psychological functioning, and
- (b) that regaining the previous level of functioning will involve a process of sufficient academic disruption to make continuing as a student unreasonable. In this situation a "hold" may be placed on the student's readmission pending certification by the Counseling Center or independent psychologist/psychiatrist that the student has regained an appropriate level of function and can be expected to maintain that usual level of psychological competence.
- Documentation of a personal or family hardship that adversely affected the studentís academic performance in a significant way.
The Counseling Center will communicate their recommendation to the Dean of the College in which the student is enrolled. The Dean of the College will review the student's request and the Counseling Center's recommendation, consulting with the student's Director of Graduate Programs if appropriate, and make a recommendation to the Graduate School. The Dean of the Graduate School will approve or deny the student's request accordingly.
- To learn when the registration window is open for a particular term, refer to Engineering Online's academic calendar found here http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/calendar.html