Apply to Soil Science Online Programs

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Apply to Soil Science Online Programs: Online Master of Soil Science

Step 1: Apply to the online Master’s Degree Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the Department of Soil Science Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

Applications for all graduate degree programs are submitted online through the NC State Graduate School Application. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for all U.S. citizens. Although there is no minimum score requirement, it is one of several metrics used by the Soil Science Department Graduate Committee to assess applicant qualifications. For master’s degree programs, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater is preferred with evidence of training in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and soil science. For applicants whose native language is not English, minimum TOEFL score requirements on the interned-based test are a total score of at least 80 with minimum test scores of 18 each for listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Click here to submit or check the status of your online master’s application.

Step 2: Register for Classes

Once admitted to the program, you will be provided with an NC State student ID, password, and username, which you can use to register for courses.

  • Visit the Department of Soil Science course listings webpage to peruse course descriptions. Should you have any questions, contact our online program coordinator.
  • Go to MyPackPortal to register for classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.
  • Verify your schedule.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

You may visit Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees to complete the tuition payment process. All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the cashier’s office. Your tuition bill must be paid by its due date in order to hold your seat in your classes.

Step 4: Start Your Class

As the semester or summer session nears, the lead instructor for your course will be in contact with information about accessing the course. Most distance education courses at NC State are accessible through Wolfware. You will use your Unity ID and password to log in.

Apply to Soil Science Online Programs: Online Undergraduate Certificate

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student

Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purposes of registration.

Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.

As an NDS student, you may register for a maximum course load of 8 hours per semester on a space-available basis. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so review the course schedule to determine your eligibility.

If new NDS applications are not currently being accepted, you must wait to apply until after the start of term lock-out ends. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

To register as a new NDS student:

    • Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status. To be eligible to apply for NDS, prospective students must:
      • Have graduated from high school at least one year before beginning enrollment.
      • Be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
      • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times to remain eligible to continue.
      • Have accumulated less than 30 hours of total credit as an NDS student. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30-hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit. For more details, please see the NDS Enrollment rule.
    • Beyond meeting the criteria for enrolling as an NDS student, you must have:
      • never attended NC State as a degree-seeking student, OR
      • graduated with a degree from NC State and wish to enroll as an NDS student, OR
      • previously attended NC State as an NDS student, but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer.

If you meet the above registration criteria, complete the online application. All applications require official transcripts.

Note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall, or Spring.

The Registration and Records website provides additional information and answers to questions about Non-Degree Studies at NC State University.

Apply to the NDS Program

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Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes.To pay your tuition:

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

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Step 3: Register for Your Class

Once you have completed your application and been accepted as an NDS student, you will receive your Unity ID (and/or student ID number) and password via email, which you will then use to register for your classes. NDS students may only register for classes after the enrollment period for full-time students has ended. Enrollment deadlines vary by semester, but are generally one week before the last day to add a class.

You may then visit the MyPack Portal, use your Unity ID and password to log in, and register for your classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.

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Step 4: Start Your Class

As the semester or summer session nears, the lead instructor for your course will be in contact with information about accessing the course. Most distance education courses at NC State are accessible through Wolfware. You will use your Unity ID and password to log in.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Courses for Continuing Education in Soil Science

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student

Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.

As an NDS student, you may register for a maximum course load of 8 hours per semester on a space-available basis. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so review the course schedule to determine your eligibility.

If new NDS applications are not currently being accepted, you must wait to apply until after the start of term lock-out ends. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

To register as a new NDS student:

    • Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status. To be eligible to apply for NDS, prospective students must:
      • Have graduated from high school at least one year before beginning enrollment.
      • Be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
      • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times to remain eligible to continue.
      • Have accumulated less than 30 hours of total credit as an NDS student. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30-hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit. For more details, please see the NDS Enrollment rule.
    • Beyond meeting the criteria for enrolling as an NDS student, you must have:
      • never attended NC State as a degree-seeking student, OR
      • graduated with a degree from NC State and wish to enroll as a NDS student, OR
      • previously attended NC State as an NDS student, but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer.

If you meet the above registration criteria, complete the online application. All applications require official transcripts.

Note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall, or Spring.

The Registration and Records website provides additional information and answers to questions about Non-Degree Studies at NC State University.

Apply to the NDS Program

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Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes. To pay your tuition:

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

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Step 3: Register for Your Class

Once you have completed your application and been accepted as an NDS student, you will receive your Unity ID (and/or student ID number) and password via email, which you will then use to register for your classes. NDS students may only register for classes after the enrollment period for full-time students has ended. Enrollment deadlines vary by semester, but are generally one week before the last day to add a class.

You may then visit the MyPack Portal, use your Unity ID and password to log in, and register for your classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.

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Step 4: Start Your Class

As the semester or summer session nears, the lead instructor for your course will be in contact with information about accessing the course. Most distance education courses at NC State are accessible through Wolfware. You will use your Unity ID and password to log in.

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