NC State is full of people who are here to help you administer your programs and support your students. The Graduate School is happy to be your first line of support, but there are many other offices that may be more directly useful, depending on your needs.
The Graduate School
The mission of the Graduate School is to serve as a catalyst for excellence in graduate education at NC State. The Graduate School is here to create consistency across colleges and ensure the integration of graduate education at the University. Staff of the Graduate School are highly trained in a variety of topics related to managing graduate programs and are available to answer questions, as well as, provide resources and assistance to the campus community.
The Graduate Admissions Office assists departments and students with applying to graduate school, as well as the processes of being admitted to the University.
From the time a student is admitted to the time they graduate, the College Liaisons work with departments to administer graduate programs. From answering general academic questions to facilitating exam planning, Liaisons are here to support departments.
The Student Funding Office assists departments in financially supporting their students. From hiring a student into an Assistantship, or awarding them with a Fellowship, to making sure they are meeting eligibility requirements to receive benefits through the Graduate Student Support Plan.
The Graduate School manages all graduate data at the university. The Graduate School can also assist departments in preparing reports requested by external or internal offices.
The professional development group offers students multiple opportunities for professional development whether they wish to pursue a career in academia or private industry.
Residency determinations are processed centrally for all UNC System universities. All students claiming in-state residency will need to go through the Residency Determination Service (RDS). Once students receive a determination and their Residency Certification Number (RCN) they can enter it at go.ncsu.edu/residencystatus.
The Office of International Services (OIS)
The Office of International Services assists departments and students with navigating the special needs of international students attending NC State on a training visa (e.g. F-1 or J-1 visa).
The Cashier’s Office manages student billing, as well as sponsored payments by departments (GA1 requests) and external sponsors.
The Financial Aid office provides support to students seeking financial support to pay for their graduate education.
Registration and Records
Registration and Records manages official transcripts, diplomas, and enrollment verifications.
Department Graduate Service Coordinators
Graduate Service Coordinators in other departments can be a great resource in helping to navigate managing your own graduate program.
Student Health and Well-being
Student Health Services provides free, or heavily discounted, services for all fee-paying students. The facility also has a pharmacy with many free items available. The Mandatory Health Insurance plan is also managed by this office.
The Counselling Center offers one-on-one counseling, workshops and support groups for all fee-paying students.
NC State Cares is a referral program designed to help get students needed services who may be struggling to ask for help. It there is a student showing concerning behaviors such as missing classes/assignments, doesn’t reply to communications, or shares concerning information directly with you, please consider submitting a report.
The Veteran Affairs Office at NC State is a dedicated office to serve the veteran population, and their families, on campus. This office provides a wide range of support for students on benefits such as the: 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill (active and selected reserve), Survivor and Dependent Assistance, Reserve Education Assistant Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans, and other general assistance.
NC State Student Veterans (SVA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on helping veterans enroll in higher education, develop support campus, and provide resources to student veterans.
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus. There are multiple support offices housed in OIED for specific populations.