Studio Based Majors
Architecture (BEDA), Art+Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design
Admission in Fall semester ONLY
- Nov 1: Application Due for Studio-Based Majors (Including Portfolio and Design Essay for Studio-Based Majors)
- Late Feb: Decision Notification
- May 1: Deadline to Accept Admissions to NC State
Steps to Complete Application:
- Submit a completed Common Application or Coalition Application with a studio-based major as your first-choice major. We strongly suggest choosing a second choice major on your application, if applicable. Your second choice major cannot be another studio-based major.
- Submit 10 portfolio images and a design essay through Slideroom (guidelines)
- Activate your personal wolfPAW account and complete the university required checklist
- Undergraduate Admissions reviews applicants – for application essentials (SAT, ACT, credits, etc.) then sends a list of competitive students to the College of Design.
- The College of Design then reviews the student’s 10-piece portfolio and design essay.
- Applicants continuing in the review process will be invited to Admissions Review Day in January.
- Admissions Review Day is a mandatory interview with faculty members or department heads. This part of the admission process is typically held on a Saturday in late January. Applicants will be notified in December if they have been selected and will receive detailed information at that time.
- Final admissions notifications will be sent in late February.
Non-Studio Based Majors
Admission in Fall and Spring semesters
No portfolio required.
- Apply via the Common Application or Coalition Application by the Undergraduate Admissions deadlines.
- We HIGHLY recommend that you put a second-choice major. If you are not selected for your first choice major, you could be under consideration for your second choice major. Your second choice major cannot be another studio-based major and should be something that interests you.
- Activate your personal wolfPAW account and complete the University required checklist
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