Admitted Students Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions -- and answers -- you need to know to be successful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need immunizations?
Your official admission letter from The Graduate School will state that you need to complete an immunization form, but part-time students (this includes students in the Professional Evening and Online MBA programs) are NOT required to complete these forms.
What is the difference between Unity ID and Campus ID and Student ID?
Each person affiliated with NC State University is assigned a Unity ID and Unity password. This is included in your official admittance email from The Graduate School.
Please note that your Unity ID is different from Campus ID.
The NC State University Office of Information and Technology (OIT) has a webpage dedicated to describing your Unity ID and Campus ID.
Do I need to purchase a laptop computer?
The Jenkins MBA program requires all students to own or have access to a laptop computer. Please note that some classes use software not compatible with Apple products so if you opt for an Apple product, you may need to work with University IT support services to address compatibility issues.
Students will need access to a computer that will run application software compatible with MS Windows 10.
For more information and additional NC State recommendations on laptop purchases, please see:
What do I need to know about Tuition and Billing?
Students will receive tuition bills via email after they register for classes. The date you receive your E-bill will depend on when you were officially admitted by the Graduate School. Please be sure to add email@example.com 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.
You may pay your tuition bill online by credit card (ePay). The University accepts Master Card or American Express. However, Visa or Discover are not acceptable methods of payment. For more information, please see Payment Options. Please refer to the Cashier’s Office for information about due dates.
Main Campus students may find current tuition rates listed on the Cashier’s Office website, while RTP Campus and Online students should refer to the distance education section of the Cashier’s Office page.
Half-time enrollment in a graduate degree program for federal student aid is defined at NC State as 4.5 credit hours. This means that you must be enrolled in at least 4.5 credit hours in order to borrow a federal student loan or maintain in-school deferment status for loans you may have 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.
Do I need to get a parking pass for RTP or Nelson Hall?
No. You can park in the deck at 1 Park Drive in RTP at any time, or in the Dan Allen Parking Deck beside Nelson Hall, after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays without a parking pass.
Do I need to take any preparatory courses prior to enrolling in MBA courses?
All students must have completed an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better prior to beginning MBA coursework.
If you did not complete this requirement prior to being admitted, please refer to the following:
A statistics course equivalent to ST 311 or ST 350
You can determine if a class you took is equivalent here.
Additionally, all new Jenkins MBA students must complete MBA Math; detailed information is available in the Orientation Moodle web site. If you have any questions you can contact your academic advisor.
Where can I find the NC State University academic calendar?
You can find the academic calendar here.
What is required for Provisional Admission?
Students who are offered provisional admission must complete 6 credit hours of graded MBA courses with academic success prior to an offer of full admission. Academic success includes earning a grade of “B” or higher in each course and a minimum overall GPA of a 3.0 in MBA classes within one year. Provisional admission students will work closely with their academic advisor and follow a course sequence outlined by MBA Advising and Student Affairs.
Students completing MBA classes during provisional admission will pay the same MBA premium tuition rate as those granted full admission and will adhere to all MBA Student Services and NC State Student Policies, including the Code of Student Conduct and MBA program specific requirements outlined in the Student Agreement.
Once a student has satisfied all academic success criteria for full admission, they will convert to full student status within NC State’s student portal. Failure to meet academic and student policies will result in the termination of active student status and the ability to take MBA classes at NC State.