Application & Registration

You will need to log into MyPack Portal to access Enrollment. You can add a class by going to Navigation: Student Self Service > Enrollment > Enrollment Dates. The Enrollment Date is the day you can begin registration. Non-Degree Studies students are not required to meet with an advisor. It is recommended that you speak with the department for the course you are seeking to enroll in for information. NDS students will start enrollment during NDS Open Enrollment.


Enrollment Dates are assigned shortly before the Registration period begins. You can visit NC State’s Registration and Records website for additional information regarding enrollment period.

Visit our Apply page for specific details on how to get started.

The online master’s program is not yet available. Visit the program page for the most current details of this upcoming program.

MyPack Portal is an online student self-service application. Students may update their personal or academic information through this system, which includes updating contact information and registering for classes. Visit Student MyPack Portal Tutorials for more information.

A monthly payment plan is offered and can be spread across Fall or Spring semester only. Visit the Cashier’s Office and Student Accounts website to review payment plan FAQs.

The graduate tuition rates for the Graduate Certificate program and non-degree studies are the same. However, four classes from the Graduate Certificate can transfer into the Masters program at NC State, while only two NDS courses can transfer.

New To Taking Classes Online?

Our online courses use NC State’s Moodle, the course management system that is used to communicate with the class, deliver course content, facilitate collaboration, and manage assignments and grades. You may access your classroom and Moodle by logging into WolfWare using your NCSU ID and password. WolfWare allows you to view your existing courses or search on other relevant courses. Go to WolfWare Info to learn about using Wolfware.

Moodle is a learning management system platform used by NC State to host distance education courses, to store course material, and to communicate with instructors, teaching assistants, and colleagues.

Our online courses are asynchronous. You can access NC State’s Moodle classroom at any time that is convenient and from any place with internet access. Some online office hours and chat sessions may be set up for a specific time, but these are optional.


We believe online courses are ideal for those who continue to work professionally, travel, or have family obligations. Your time spent in Moodle is very flexible as long as you meet obligations and deadlines specified in the course syllabus and by NC State faculty and staff.

Our online courses follow the university’s academic calendar.

At the beginning of the semester, each faculty member in charge of a course shares their contact information with the students. Use this contact information to contact the instructor directly.

For most courses, you will submit your homework electronically through Moodle (typed or scanned).

Courses with exams will require you to have an approved proctor. Students who live near Raleigh may take exams at one of two distance testing locations on campus. Our exams for distance courses (both on campus and remote) are administered by Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) at NC State. See DELTA’s Testing Services for Students for more information.

Here is a map of pre-approved proctors nationwide.