As a new student, you probably have lots of questions about where to go to find the resources and information you need about living and learning at NC State. The New Student Checklist can help as you start on the path to becoming the newest members of the Wolfpack family.
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You've done what it takes to be accepted by NC State - now it's time for you to accept the invitation. If you feel that NC State is the perfect place for you to complete your college experience, then make the choice.
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Confirm your Enrollment To verify your intent to attend this university, you must submit the $200 Adavanced Enrollment Deposit. Instructions for submitting the deposit can be found on your wolfPAW Application Status screen. The deadline to confirm your acceptance is: Spring Semester: December 1 or within 10 days of receipt of your acceptance letter if after deadline Fall Semester: May 1 or within 10 days of receipt of your acceptance letter if after deadline If you choose not to attend, please let Undergraduate Admissions know via your wolfPAW Application Status screen.
Access your Unity Account Your Unity account gives you access to numerous online resources available at NC State. To obtain your Unity ID, log in to https://wolfpaw.ncsu.edu/ with your wolfPAW username and password. Your initial Unity ID password is the last four digits of your ID number (found on the wolfPAW page) followed by the month and day of your birth (mmdd). Be sure you know your Unity ID and password when you come to Orientation as you will need them to register for classes! You need your Unity ID and password to access your email as well as online student services (e.g., ebilling, financial aid, Registration and Records) available via MyPack Portal at http://mypack.ncsu.edu. The first time you visit the Portal, you will be required to change your password from the default. You should also set up your security questions and answers so that future password resets, if needed, can be done over the phone by Help Desk staff. For answers to questions concerning your account, computing access, ResNet (networking for on-campus residents) or other computing questions, visit http://oit.ncsu.edu or http://oit.ncsu.edu/unityid or contact the NC State Help Desk at email@example.com or 919.515.HELP (4357)
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Get Connected to NC State Now that you are part of the Pack, you need to get to know us better. Getting connected to campus before ever setting foot inside a classroom is an important step to making sure you have an easy and comfortable transition to life at NC State. Ways you can get connected early: - Like us on Facebook to get updates on everything NC State at http://facebook.com/ncstate - Get quick NC State info by following us on Twitter http://twitter.com/ncstate - Follow us on Instagram to see pictures of life at NC State at http://instagram.com/ncstate Check out the opportunites to transform yourself at NC State by getting connected right away. Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) assists students with applying for and securing financial assistance. The priority application deadline for financial aid is March 1, and you should submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by that date to maximize your eligibility for grants and scholarships. You may still submit the FAFSA after that date but access to grant funding may be limited for students who submit the FAFSA after March 1. Visit to learn how to do the following: http://financialaid.ncsu.edu > Contact your Financial Aid Counselor > Apply for scholarships and other forms of financial aid > Search for outside scholarships > Track the status of your financial aid application You will be offered the best funding options available to you depending upon the timing of your application for aid, your level of financial need, and availability of funding. Contact: Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Campus Box 7302, 2016 Harris Hall, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: http://financialaid.ncsu.edu.
Complete your University Housing Application Once you are offered acceptance to NC State, you may apply to live on campus – but remember: Admissions and Housing involve two separate applications. Admission to the University doesn't mean you've been assigned to a room, so be sure to submit your Housing Application! Submit your application through MyPack Portal. Once logged in to MyPack Portal, click on Student Self Service. From the drop down menus, choose University Housing and Prospective Residents. Then click on the Housing Application link. Select a term and fill out the Housing Application. In addition to featuring Internet connectivity, air conditioning and microwave/mini-fridge units in every room, our facilities – which house more than 6,500 students in 20 residence halls across campus – provide diverse village communities and unique living experiences. We also offer four on-campus apartments – Wolf Ridge, Wolf Village, ES King Village, Western Manor – which are available to sophomores (and higher). Living and Learning Villages University Housing's fourteen Living and Learning Villages take the campus living experience to a whole new level. A united effort between University Housing and a network of campus partners, NC State's Living and Learning Villages were created to help cultivate residents' professional and personal passions – spanning the spectrum of interests from science and education to engineering and the arts. Need more information? Visit www.ncsu.edu/housing/villages. Apply to live on campus NOW! For more information about housing on campus, contact University Housing by e-mail at email@example.com, stop by the office at 1112 Pullen Hall, Raleigh NC 27695-7315, or call 919.515.2440. Website: www.ncsu.edu/housing After you have paid your enrollment deposit ...
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Complete the Medical and Immunization forms Before arriving at NC State University, students are required to submit their medical histories and proof of required immunizations. Submit your completed the Medical History and Immunization information online within 30 days of confirming acceptance at https://healthweb.ncsu.edu/login_directory.aspx AND, submit official copies of immunizations in one of the following ways for verification: a. By fax: 1.888.972.4149 OR b. By mail: Student Health Services Immunization Compliance Office Campus Box 7304 Raleigh, NC 27695-7304 OR c. By delivering a COPY of your original immunization records during Orientation to Student Health Services. Please note that for students under age 18 as of the first day of the semester a parent/guardian consent is required for treatment and services at Student Health Services. Complete and submit the Consent for Treatment form prior to the first day of class and mail or deliver to the above address. Download the form at http://healthcenter.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Parental-Consent-Treatment.pdf It is important to monitor your NC State email and Healthweb secure messages regarding compliance status. For helpful tips, penalties for non-compliance, and detailed information visit: http://healthcenter.ncsu.edu/before-you-arrive. Provide Health Insurance The UNC Board of Governors requires students to provide proof of creditable health insurance coverage, purchase a private insurance plan or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students with credible health insurance should complete the online waiver. Students who do not waive out or purchase SHIP will need to enroll online. Visit http://healthcenter.ncsu.edu/insurance/ for eligibility information, to waive or enroll and for more detailed information regarding insurance. Provide Admissions with a Final Transcript If you are currently enrolled in high school or at a college or university you must submit an official copy of your final transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Final acceptance is contingent on your maintaining a level of academic performance that is equal to or better than your previous academic record. Failure to submit an official final transcript will cancel your enrollment. Mail transcripts to: NC State Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Campus Box 7103, Raleigh, NC 27695-7103. Access your Tuition and Fees Information You will use MyPack Portal to view your eBILLs and detailed student account information. To view your bill and make an online payment, log into MyPackPortal with your Unity ID and password and select Main Menu>Student Self Service>Student Center>My Student Account. Bills and account information are on the billing and account summary tab. Fall billing is in July, Spring billing is in November, Summer I billing is in April, and Summer II billing is in May. Bills are not mailed. Click the red "Make a Payment" button to pay your bill. Tuition and Fees must be paid by the date posted on your billing statement to avoid class schedule cancellation. It is the responsibility of each student, whether or not they receive a statement, to make full payment or complete financial aid information prior to the posted deadline. Approved Financial Aid awards, scholarships, and sponsorships will be noted on the account, and only the amounts exceeding the award must be paid to prevent cancellation. To grant parental access to your account, students should go to Main Menu>Student Self Service>Campus Personal Information>Parent/Guardian Access. Please be sure to grant "Student Account/Billing Payment" access for your parent/guardian. The person(s) you set up for Parent/Guardian Access will be able to log into the eBILL system to view your eBILLs and make online payments. Parents/Guardians with access will receive an email each time a new eBILL is posted. Students must sign up for direct deposit to receive refunds. From the Student Center, select the My Student Account link under Finances. Select the Direct Deposit tab and enter your routing and account number from your checking account. Complete billing and payment options are posted on the Cashier’s website. A “How To” reference is available at www.fis.ncsu.edu/cashier/documentation/ . For additional information contact the University Cashier’s Office at 919.515.2986 (option 6) or email firstname.lastname@example.org . If you decide not to attend NC State University you must notify the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in writing no later than the first day of classes. You will be held responsible for any charges on your account until an Official Withdrawal is completed. Please include your full name and date of birth in the email. Take Placement/Skills Assessments : First-year students In an effort to ensure you are registered in the appropriate courses, placement/skills assessments are offered – and some required – in certain subjects such as math, English, chemistry, and foreign languages. To learn more about these assessments, visit the appropriate website: - For students whose first semester is Spring 2015: http://newstudents.ncsu.edu/springentry/placement.php - For students whose first semester is Summer/Fall 2015: http://newstudents.ncsu.edu/firstyear/placement.php Transfer students: Placement/skills assessments for math and English are not required for transfer students, but based on your needs you may be required to complete placement tests in chemistry and/or foreign languages. To learn more about these assessments, visit the appropriate website: - For students whose first semester is Spring 2015: http://newstudents.ncsu.edu/springentry/placement.php - For students whose first semester is Summer/Fall 2015: http://newstudents.ncsu.edu/transfer/placement.php Register to Attend New Student Orientation You must register for Orientation through your wolfPAW account via https://wolfpaw.ncsu.edu/. Click on the “Orientation” link on the left column of the wolfPAW page. Read the instructions, select, and submit the Orientation you wish to attend. Only the session(s) available to you are offered as options. Review your Application Status screen in wolfPAW or your acceptance letter from Undergraduate Admissions if you are unsure of your college. Contact New Student Programs at 919.515.1234 immediately if you have a conflict with attending your designated Orientation session. If you have parents or family members who are interested in attending Orientation with you, they are encouraged to attend Parents' Orientation. Parents' Orientation runs in conjunction with the student's program and is designed to introduce families to the academic programs and special services available at NC State. Click here to learn how to register or call 919.515.1234 for more information. Complete AlcoholEDU All incoming students, non-transfer, under the age of 21 are required to complete AlcoholEdu for College. Failure to complete puts a hold on their record and they won't be able to register for spring classes. http://alcohol.dasa.ncsu.edu/alcoholedu
Check with your college regarding the Common Reading Assignment (First-year students whose first semester is Summer/Fall only – does not apply to transfer students or first-year students whose first semester is Spring) This year’s Common Reading was selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students, as a way of introducing new students to institutional and academic values and expectations amidst current local and global concerns. You will receive a copy of the book when you come to your orientation (so do not buy it), and there will be activities related to the book during Wolfpack Welcome Week, just after you arrive on campus. For information about your college’s expectations and possible related assignments regarding the Common Reading go to: http://newstudents.ncsu.edu/firstyear/commonreading .
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Request all AP/IB test scores be sent to NC State Students taking Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams should have official score reports sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions. Undergraduate Admissions does not accept scores from high school or college transcripts. Information on NC State's Advanced Placement policy for AP exams can be found at http://admissions.ncsu.edu/apply/credit-opportunities/advanced-placement-ap/. Information on NC State's International Baccalaureate policy can be found at http://admissions.ncsu.edu/apply/credit-opportunities/international-baccalaureate-ib/. Grant Parent/Guardian Access to your Records You can give your parent or guardian online access to VIEW your financial (billing/payment) and academic information (schedule/grades) through MyPack Portal. To grant access within the portal go to Student Self Service>Student Center>Parent/Guardian Access. A tutorial is available: www.ncsu.edu/registrar/faq/parental.html To learn more about your academic records and the laws that protect them, visit http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-11-00-01 Update your Home Address and Phone Number It is very important that your address and phone information are kept current with the university. It’s easy to do using MyPack Portal. Enrolled students can update their personal information (address, phone, emergency contacts, etc.) through the Portal using their Unity ID and password. Go to http://mypack.ncsu.edu and log in. Go to Student Self Service>Student Center>Personal Information. Please be sure to sign up to receive emergency text messages, which may be sent during campus safety emergencies. Request a College or Curriculum change (Does not apply to students whose first semester is Spring) Requests to change the program into which you were accepted must be submitted to and approved by Undergraduate Admissions prior to June 1. You cannot change your major after June 1 or during Orientation. Email your request to email@example.com (make sure to provide your complete name and date of birth). Sign up for your Meal Plan University Dining offers a variety of restaurants, dining halls, convenience stores and vending machines that accept the meal plan to make eating with the Pack easy. Whether you live in on-campus housing or commute to campus, there are affordable meal plans to meet your needs. All first-year students (students entering college for the first time) living in on-campus housing are required to have a meal plan their first year. To sign up or compare meal-plan options, go to http://dining.ncsu.edu or call 1.800.701.4940 . You have until September 30 each fall and January 31 each spring to make changes. Get WolfTV for your on-campus room The Office of Information Technology provides an all-digital, comprehensive cable television package (WolfTV) for students living on campus. For more information, or to sign up for service, http://go.ncsu.edu/wolftv . Review Campus Parking Permit Information Parking on campus requires a valid NC State Parking Permit. Permits are sold online beginning in early July. Eligibility to purchase a permit is based on a student's credit hours on file with Registration and Records. Freshmen may purchase a parking permit; however most freshmen will only be eligible to purchase off-site (Centennial Campus) storage permits, which is served by Wolfline, the University’s transit service. Please visit Transportation's website www.ncsu.edu/transportation for more detailed information regarding permit options and Wolfline. Contact Transportation directly at 919.515.3424. Review Options for bringing a computer Most students bring a laptop or computer when they come to NC State. Be sure to review the computer specifications at http://oit.ncsu.edu/computer-specs and check with your individual department or college before purchasing your computer. The Bookstore offers laptops from Apple, Dell and Lenovo. Each model is custom configured to meet or exceed the University’s minimum requirements for student laptop purchases. Each model qualifies for education discounts and walk-in technical support from the on-campus Support Services Center. For more information or to order, visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/computers . Keeping your computer and your information safe Be careful about what information you share on all of your devices and never share your password with anyone, even your parents. Phishing attacks are common on campus; and we remind you that the NC State Help Desk will never ask you for your password. If you receive suspicious email or other notices requesting your password, consider them spam and delete them immediately. Finally, all your technology devices, including smartphones and tablets, should be password-protected and kept up-to-date with security patches. For more information on Safe Computing, visit http://oit.ncsu.edu/safe-computing. You can also contact the NC State Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.515.HELP (4357) if you have any questions or concerns. Purchase your textbooks After you have registered for your classes, go to MyPack Portal http://mypack.ncsu.edu or to the Bookstore’s website and order your textbooks. All you will need is your student ID to view your textbook list and order your books. The Bookstore offers a robust online ordering system which includes online price comparison, textbook rental, ebooks and textbook buyback. Students eligible for financial aid may also order their books online and the bill will be sent directly to the University Cashier’s Office. For more information or to order, visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/textbooks Contact Disabilities Services Contact the Disability Services Office (DSO) should you require academic accommodations during the year due to physical, mental health and/or learning disabilities. Contact the DSO by phone 919.515.7653. Website: http://dso.dasa.ncsu.edu
Consider participating in one of NC State's additional summer programs (Does not apply to students whose first semester is Spring)There are a number of optional supplemental programs offered to assist students in their transition to the university. Consider participating in one (or more) of the following: (open to all first-year students) Wolfpack Bound, a program for incoming first-year students, offers an outdoor adventures-themed complement to the traditional NC State New Student Orientation through backpacking and climbing trips to the mountains of NC and sea kayaking in the Outer Banks! Throughout the experience, students will be challenged both physically and mentally while creating great friendships with other incoming freshmen! Website: Wolfpack Bound: http://recreation.ncsu.edu/outdoor/wolfpack-bound (open to all first-year students) An educational and transitional experience dedicated to maximizing the academic success of incoming first-year students by providing information about campus resources, support personnel, cultural heritage, networking and other strategies for success. Website: African American Symposium: http://oied.ncsu.edu/msa Native American Symposium: (open to all first-year students) An educational and transitional experience dedicated to fostering a sense of community for incoming first-year students and to provide them with information about campus support, personnel, coping strategies and Native American heritage and contributions as a basis for helping to ensure their academic, social and emotional success at NC State. Website: http://oied.ncsu.edu/msa Hispanic Symposium: (open to all first-year students) An educational and transitional experience dedicated to fostering a sense of community for incoming first-year students and to provide them with information about campus support, personnel, coping strategies and Hispanic/Latino heritage and contributions as a basis for helping to ensure their academic, social and emotional success at NC State. Website: http://oied.ncsu.edu/msa Summer START: (open to all) Through five weeks of academic and social programming, Summer START gives you the opportunity to acclimate to NC State and college life well before the fall semester. In addition to taking up to 8 credit hours towards your major, you will be exposed to valuable support programs and campus resources that will enable you to be academically and professionally successful at NC State. For more information visit: http://asap.dasa.ncsu.edu