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Admitted Certificate Students

Congratulations on taking this exciting step in your career! Find all you need to know about registration, tuition, and more.

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During your time in the Jenkins Graduate Certificate program, you can expect to gain knowledge and grow your career. You will also have opportunities to put classroom learning into practice. Perhaps most importantly, we deliver a top-ranked, high-value experience to maximize your return on investment.

As a Jenkins Graduate Certificate student, you’re joining more than 30,000 current NC State students who call themselves part of the Wolfpack. With a diverse student body, accessible faculty members and a rigorous learning environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration, your pack members will soon feel like family.

Enrollment and Registration Checklist

Please monitor both your NC State email and your application email often as we will send out important information prior to the start of the semester. In addition to checking your email accounts, there are a few other important steps that you need to take which are outlined below. Should you have any questions about these action items or anything else, please reach out to our office.

Before you can be fully admitted, you must submit all final documentation required in your application portal, which includes official transcripts and any international student documents required (if applicable). You will also need to complete the enrollment intention form with your admission decision.

Following submission of all required information, The Graduate School will email you an updated decision notification that includes your NC State University “Unity ID.”

Your academic advisor will email you when it is time to start advising and registering for classes. Advising for the spring semester typically begins in November and in May for the fall semester.

All students will have an advising hold until you talk with your academic advisor. During your advising appointment, you will discuss your plan for the program, including the classes you will take your first semester. Please note that you may not register for classes until you are a fully enrolled and admitted NC State student.

 If you have questions prior to your advising session, you may reach out at Be sure to include your name, Student ID, and which certificate program you have been admitted to.

Once you have spoken with your academic advisor and developed a plan with regards to your classes, your advisor will register you for your classes. You will need to submit your tuition payment by the indicated due date as per the Cashier’s Office.

Unity ID and Campus ID Information

Each person affiliated with NC State University is assigned a Unity ID and password. Your Unity ID is included in your official admittance email from The Graduate School. Please visit the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) webpage for details on your Unity ID and default password.

  • Has eight or fewer characters (Examples: eapoe, jddoe4, owinfrey, tseliot2)
  • Has letters generated from your initials and last name
  • May end with one or more numerals (if the letters generated for you match those for someone else)
  • Synonyms: Unity username, Unity user ID, Unity login ID
  • Has nine numerals (no letters)
    Example: ID # 123456789
  • Follows “ID #” on your NC State University Wolfpack One Card
  • Synonyms: Student ID Number, Employee ID Number, Peoplesoft ID Number


Students will receive tuition bills via email after they register for classes. Please be sure to add to your list of trusted senders. You may also check your bill by logging in to MyPack Portal. To login, you’ll need your Unity/User ID and password, which is contained in your official acceptance letter from The Graduate School.

Tuition rates will depend on residency status, credit hour registration per semester, and graduate enrollment.

Certificate Only Students

Certificate students completing the in-person evening program at the Main Campus location can find current tuition rates listed on the Student Services website, while certificate students completing the in-person evening program at the RTP Campus or Online should refer to the Online and Distance Education Student Services website. Regardless of campus location, certificate tuition is charged at the MBA premium tuition rate and listed under the Master of Business Administration section on the above pages.

Please note that semester rates may vary depending on:

  • Credit hour enrollment 
  • Class location availability 
  • Residency classification
  • Program platform 

Premium tuition provides funding for the additional resources, including dedicated program staff (academic advisors, career resources, and admissions), an innovative curriculum with corporate partners and renowned faculty, projects and practicum courses with real world applications, and more.

NC State Students In Another Graduate Degree

Students who are completing another graduate program at NC State and have added a certificate as a secondary program will be charged at their primary program’s tuition rate. If a student graduates from that program and continues in the certificate, their tuition will update to the MBA premium rate. 

Financial Aid Resources

Half-time enrollment in a graduate degree or certificate program for federal student aid is defined at NC State as 4.5 credit hours. At NC State, part-time students must be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters in order to borrow a federal student loan or maintain in-school deferment status for loans borrowed in the past.

If you have questions about financial aid, requirements for aid, or student loans please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for assistance. Additional resources are listed below:

Certificate Curriculum & Requirement

Certificate programs are between 12 – 14 credit hours and will be completed on a part-time basis. The curriculum consists of core and elective courses from the Jenkins MBA progra

Students must achieve a grade of a B- or better in each course and a cumulative 3.0 GPA to earn academic credit towards the certificate. No transfer credits or course substitutions are accepted. Students may take evening in-person or online courses, depending on their specific program platform and/or course availability.

Admission deferrals are allowed for up to 1 year from the initial admission term. Students must complete the certificate within 3 years of beginning coursework.

You may find a list of MBA course descriptions on our website. Please note that courses are taught by different faculty and at different times of the year and are therefore subject to change.

Counting Certificate Coursework for the MBA Program

Courses completed during enrollment of a Jenkins Graduate Certificate may be applied towards the completion of the MBA program if the following requirements are met:

  • The grade received in the MBA class is a B- or higher.
  • The overall cumulative GPA in the certificate program is a 3.0 or higher.
  • The course(s) is/are taken no more than 6 years from the projected date of MBA program completion.
  • The student applies and is accepted into the Jenkins MBA program.

The credit sharing policies of the NC State Graduate School for Certificates and Graduate Programs are adhered to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your official admission letter from The Graduate School may state that you need to complete an immunization form, but part-time students (this includes Jenkins Certificate students) are NOT required to complete these forms.

No. Certificate classes are held either online or in the evening. Parking at the NC State Campus in many locations does not require a parking pass after 5:00 PM. Parking at the RTP Campus does not require a parking pass.

All Jenkins students are required to own or have access to a laptop computer. For more information and additional NC State recommendations on laptop purchases, please see: Poole College Computer Information for Student