Criteria For Current & Transfer Students

First-year students with a 3.6 cumulative grade point average after their first semester at NC State are automatically invited to apply to the University Scholars Program mid-year and begin the program in the spring.

The University Scholars Program is geared toward first-year students, as they will have enough time at NC State to complete the requirements of the program and they are more likely to benefit from the residential component of the program. Transfer student and upperclassmen applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Sean Cassidy at 919.513.3984 for more information.

University Scholars application for current NCSU freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students.  

Interested students are also encouraged to review our FAQ page at