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Summer Sessions FAQ

General Questions

Summer Sessions at NC State provide students the opportunity to take courses during the summer.

  • New incoming first-year and transfer students, as well as current degree-seeking students can take Summer Sessions courses at NC State. They can register for courses via MyPack Portal just like they do any other term. 
  • Visiting students and Non-Degree Students (NDS) can take Summer Sessions as long as they have an active Non-Degree Students (NDS) status. To apply to NC State as a NDS student, please visit
  • Summer Sessions at NC State offers four session options starting at 3 weeks and up to 10 weeks. Session options include:
    • Summer Sessions I
      • May 17 – June 5, 2024 (Summer Term I – 3 weeks) – Maymester
      • May 17 – June 21, 2024 (Summer Term I – 5 weeks)
      • May 17 – July 30, 2024 (Summer Term I – 10 weeks)
    • Summer Session II
      • June 24 – July 30, 2024 (Summer Term II – 5 weeks)

Summer Sessions at NC State course offering include both in-person and online courses.

Benefits of Summer Sessions include:

  • Access to online and in-person courses
  • Balance your course load 
  • Concentrate on a difficult subject 
  • Enroll in high-demand and restricted courses
  • Explore something new
  • Graduate on time or early
  • Meet your GEP requirements
  • Potential to increase GPA
  • Retake a course in order to meet degree requirements
  • Take advantage of small class sizes
  • Summer Sessions at NC State offers the opportunity to incoming, current, visiting students to take courses during the summer and earn credits toward their degree or certificate, or gain additional skills.

    You can learn more about Summer Sessions at NC State at
  • Summer Start is a residential program tailored to new first-year and transfer students, including international students and Spring Connect students, who want to begin their NC State undergraduate experience early by taking Summer Session II (Summer Term II) courses prior to the fall semester, earning up to eight credit-hours. 

    You can learn more about Summer Start at

    Note: Summer Start is not required. New incoming students can indeed opt to enroll into Summer Sessions courses, typically during Summer Term II and not be part of the Summer Start program.

Course Offering and Registration

You can find what courses are offered during Summer Sessions at NC State using the course schedule. Under “Term” select “Summer Term I” for Summer I 3, 5 and 10-week sessions and select “Summer Term II” for Summer II 5-week sessions.

Maymester is the 3-week session of Summer Sessions I (Summer Term I). You can find what courses are offered during Maymester using the course schedule. Under “Term” select “Summer Term I” and look for 3-week courses.

Registration for Summer Sessions opens with Spring enrollment. Be sure to pay attention to enrollment deadlines on the Enrollment Calendar and the late registration period to avoid any fees.

Note: While Summer Sessions enrollment opens with Spring enrollment, we recognize that most of the Summer Sessions offering will not be available at that time. We recommend that you check the course schedule prior to leaving on winter break to review any additional course offering.

You can register for Summer Sessions until the first day of class. However, we recommend not waiting as you may not be able to get into the courses you desire and you will be incurring a late registration fee.

Be sure to pay attention to enrollment deadlines on the Enrollment Calendar and the late registration period to avoid any fees.

  • Current Enrolled Degree Students:
    • Currently enrolled degree students, either graduate or undergraduate, will register for courses via MyPack Portal just like they do any other term. If you will graduate at the end of the spring semester, you will need to apply to register as a non-degree student.
  • Degree Students Who Are Not Currently Enrolled:
    • NC State degree students who are not currently enrolled will have to complete the readmission process through the Department of Registration and Records at least 30 days prior to the intended date of return.
  • Visiting Students or Non-Degree Students (NDS):

The maximum course load for undergraduate degree students is two courses plus a physical education course each Summer Session (Summer Session I and Summer Session II). To carry more than the maximum, students must obtain the approval of their academic advisers and of their college deans.

Tuition and Financial Aid

You can view our Summer Sessions tuition and fees information on our Summer Sessions Tuitions and Fees page on the Student Services Center website.

For any additional questions about Summer Sessions rates, please email

You can learn about what financial aid is available during Summer Sessions by visiting the Summer Sessions Financial Aid Eligibility page on the Student Services Center website.

Note: Visiting students are NOT eligible for financial aid from NC State University and should contact their home institution.

Dining, Housing and Parking During Summer Sessions at NC State

Meal plan options are also available during the summer. Prior to the start of Summer, you will be able to review the meal plan options by visiting If you have any questions about dining and meal plans during the summer, please contact NC State Dining.

Information about summer housing will be available in the spring at

If you have questions regarding summer housing or how to sign-up, please call 919-515-2440 or email us at

Summer Sessions parking is readily available. Vehicles must display an appropriate parking permit between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. All Summer Sessions permits are sold via an online open sale by visiting the Transportation website. Instructions on the homepage will guide you through the application, purchase, and permit pickup process. Online payment enables you to purchase your parking permit from an off-site location prior to the beginning of the Summer Sessions.

You can review the parking information on the NC State Transportation website. Information about summer parking will be available during the spring semester.

If you have any questions about transportation and parking, please contact NC State Transportation.

Visiting Students and Non-Degree Students (NDS)

Your home institution will determine if a course from NC State University will transfer back to your home institution. Talk with your academic advisor or department on the specific steps you need to take at your institution.

Additional Questions

For any additional questions, please email your questions at
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