Summer Sessions FAQ
What are Summer Sessions at NC State?
Summer Sessions at NC State provide students the opportunity to take courses during the summer.
Who can take Summer Sessions courses at NC State?
- 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 nds.registrar.ncsu.edu/apply.
What are the dates and options for Summer Sessions at NC State?
- 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 I
Are Summer Sessions at NC State courses offered in-person or online?
Summer Sessions at NC State course offering include both in-person and online courses.
What are the benefits of Summer Sessions at NC State?
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
What is the difference between Summer Sessions at NC State and NC State Summer Start?
- 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.ncsu.edu.
- 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 go.ncsu.edu/summerstart.
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
How do I find what courses are offered during Summer Sessions at NC State?
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.
What is Maymester at NC State? How can I find what courses are offered during Maymester?
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.
When can I register for Summer Sessions at NC State?
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.
What is the deadline to apply to Summer Sessions at NC State?
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.
How do I register for Summer Sessions at NC State?
- 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):
How many credit hours can I take during Summer Sessions at NC State?
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
How much are the tuition and fees for a Summer Sessions course?
Are there any types of financial aid or scholarships available for Summer Sessions at NC State?
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
Information about summer housing will be available in the spring at housing.dasa.ncsu.edu/residential-communities/summer-housing.
If you have questions regarding summer housing or how to sign-up, please call 919-515-2440 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
As a visiting student, will NC State Summer Sessions course credits transfer to my home institution?
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.