FAQ

My daughter or son wants to attend NC State and is taking AP Courses.  What score(s) do they need in order to get AP Credit?

This information can be found on NC State’s Admissions website under the tab “High School Students“.  

I am currently a student at a community college, interested in transferring to NC State and pursuing an Animal Science degree. Do you have any information that would help me plan what courses I would need to take?

Absolutely.  Here is a link to the recommended courses, as well as information on competitive GPA, degree and career paths, AP credits, and the transfer application process.

Another link you might find helpful is the transfer equivalency database

I want my child to have the best chances for admission to NC State.  He or She is just beginning high school and I want to make sure they are taking the right courses as well as find out what test scores and GPA’s are considered competitive.

We are asked this question quite often. As part of the UNC System, we follow the same guidelines as the other sixteen universities in the system.  Here is more information on minimum admissions requirements within the UNC System.

Also see “Position Yourself for Success”, which shares statistical information for preparing early, test scores, average high school GPA’s, etc., that you may find helpful.

I’d like to schedule a visit to campus.  How can I do that?

The information is on the NCSU admissions website,

During the Fall and Spring of each year, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers multiple ways to visit campus other than the walking tour. These visits give a more in depth look at our department, the opportunity for an informational session with a faculty member in Animal Science, the opportunity to sit in on a class, have lunch with other students, etc. It’s a great way to get a feel for who we are and what we do.  Plan your visit.

I can’t attend Spend A Day at State due to my school schedule, but I’d like to take the walking tour and possibly meet with someone in Animal Science to ask questions.  Would you be able to accommodate me?

We make every effort to accommodate prospective students.  Please schedule the walking tour first and then call our office and speak to Jennifer Knoll at 919-515-3028 to coordinate a visit. Please give us 2 to 3 days advance notice.

I’ve planned my tour, but I’m not sure where to park and how to find the Animal Science Department.

  • Campus tours are conducted at Joyner Visitor Center.  For the campus tour, you will need to park in visitor parking at 1210 Varsity Drive. 
  • After the campus tour, you will need to drive to the Coliseum Deck on Cates Avenue.  This is a paid parking deck. 
  • Once you park, exit the deck on Jeter Dr. 
  • Turn left on Dunn Avenue. You will walk past Reynolds Coliseum (on your left).
  • Cross Dunn Ave and turn right, follow one flight of stairs down, walk through the tunnel, and follow three flights of stairs up. 
  • Cross Yarbrough Dr. and take a right onto the sidewalk . Make an immediate left into Riddick Hall.
  • Take the elevator in front of you to the third floor. 
  • Take an immediate right out of the elevator, then another right, walk all the way down to the end of the hall, take another right, and we are the last door on the left at 342 Riddick Hall.