An advanced degree from a prestigious research institution can assist you in achieving your full potential. The Visit NC STATE Program will provide you the opportunity to explore your options for graduate education.
The Graduate School at NC State strives to recruit highly competitive scholars with leadership potential to participate in its comprehensive recruitment visitation programs.
Who we are: The Visit NC State Program is an innovative and progressive recruitment strategy committed to extending educational opportunities for talented students interested in pursuing a graduate degree.
What we offer: The two-day event includes opportunities for participants to:
- Interact with world-class faculty in your interested discipline and research interest
- Visit several state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories
- Be exposed to research opportunities
- Network with current graduate students and other prospective students
- Meet academic administrators
Who we are looking for: motivated scholars with:
- Strong academic profiles
- An ability to establish and achieve work objectives
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills
- Energy and enthusiasm
- A desire to contribute to the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines
Qualifications for Admittance: students who are selected to participate in the Visit NC State Program must:
- Be seriously considering attending one of NC State University’s graduate programs
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.25
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (consideration for international students currently enrolled in a higher education institution within the continental United States may be considered)
- Be a sophomore through senior (Fall only) in college, an enrolled Master’s student, or an interested post-baccalaureate (Seniors will NOT be admitted for the Spring Visitation Program unless approved by NC State graduate faculty)
- Complete the entire application (including faculty recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and statement of interest)
What the application consists of: (To be considered in our selection process, interested students must submit the following materials (postmarked or electronic stamp) by the deadlines: 2013 Fall Visit NC State Program, Friday, September, 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m. and 2014 Spring Visit NC State Program, Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
- Visitation program application form
- Statement of Interest (directed towards your graduate program of interest)
- Letter of recommendation from faculty
- Unofficial copy of transcript (each institution attended)
To apply for the 2013 Fall Visit NC State Program, click here.
To apply for the 2014 Spring Visit NC State Program, click here.
If you have any questions about the Visit NC State Program, please see our FAQ
- Air or ground transportation (original receipts must accompany request for reimbursement)
- NOTE – We will not reimburse checked luggage fees
- Lodging accommodations (double room occupancy)
- Meals while participating in the program
To learn more about graduate programs at NC State, visit our future students web page.
To view the 2012 Fall program agenda, click here.
Brett A. Locklear, Director for Graduate Recruiting