For New Transfer Students

Welcome to NC State from the Department of Biological Sciences advising team!

Steps for getting advised for your first term of classes:

  • Please fill out the form here. This will help our advisors recommend appropriate classes for you.
  • Next, familiarize yourself with your degree audit – which is the official list of the required courses to earn your degree. This will be a very important tool for you throughout your college career.
  • Wait for an email from an advisor delivered to your NC State Gmail Account (; use your unity password). This can take some time because…
    • First, we must be sure that your transfer credit has been fully uploaded before we can start making course recommendations.
    • Next, we must analyze your coursework to know how it will apply to your degree requirements.
    • Last, we will make course recommendations and release your advising hold.
    • Instructions for enrolling (after you have heard from us).
  • Want an in-person or phone advising appointment before Fall begins? Fill out the form here.

Transfer student FAQ’s