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On-Campus Transfer Admissions

Application process and information for current NC State students

Updates to Interview Process

Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person interviews. Please check CODA for admissions updates.

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Important Dates

  • November 1: Deadline for all on-campus transfers (other majors on campus and current College of Design students).

On-Campus Transfer

Studio Based Majors

Architecture (BEDA), Art+Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design

Admission in Fall semester ONLY
10 piece portfolio and design essay required.

Steps to Complete Application:

  • Complete essay (on CODA Application).
  • Create a 10-piece portfolio website and put URL into the CODA Application. Check guidelines below for more information.
  • Submit your CODA Application | Deadline November 1.

Portfolio Guidelines

A portfolio is a collection of your strongest work. This is a showcase of who you are as a maker and creator. Submissions do not need to be major-specific. Any medium is accepted. You must submit 10 images. Guidelines can be found here: Admissions Booklet for On-Campus Transfer Students (Download a PDF).

Application Timeline:

  1. College of Design will review GPA and transfer hours, along with 10-piece portfolio and design essay after November 1.
  2. 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 via your CODA application.

*Admissions Update: Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person interviews. Please check CODA for admissions updates.

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Non-Studio Based Major

Design Studies

Admission in fall and spring semesters
No portfolio required for Design Studies applicants.

Check the CODA website for more information on deadlines and requirements.

Steps to Complete Application:

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Internal Transfer

Internal transfers should follow the same steps as the On-Campus transfer students listed above.

Bachelor of Architecture (5th Year)

Deadline: January 5

This is a one-year professional degree program and not available for recent high school graduates nor for college transfers (please see the BEDA program requirements if you are applying from high school or transferring into architecture).

Applications to this program from graduates of other comparable four-year pre-professional programs in architecture are welcome. Admission requirements include prerequisite courses which must be included in the applicant’s undergraduate program. A transcript review will identify any prerequisite deficiencies. If accepted to the program, the applicant will be advised regarding how to comply with the prerequisite requirements.