Enrolling at NC State as a non-degree student is an excellent way to continue your lifelong education. All continuing education in Crop and Soil Sciences Online Courses are open to non-degree students that meet the prerequisites for the intended course. To see if you meet the qualifications, view our online course descriptions.
Are you a student at another university interested in courses that will broaden your educational experience? Our online soil science courses are excellent complements to agricultural, environmental science and natural resource degrees being pursued elsewhere. Courses completed at NC State may transfer to your home institution and count as credit towards your degree.
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:
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.