Apply to Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online

Introduction to Youth, Family, and Community Sciences

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Online Graduate YFCS Courses

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student

Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.

Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the University. Anyone interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program at NC State must first apply as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. Admission to NDS does not imply admission to an NC State degree program. NDS students are classified as non-degree-seeking. Grades earned as an NDS student will go toward the student’s NC State University grade point average or may be transferred to another institution based on that institution’s transfer policy.

The Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) classification is assigned to those NDS students who have earned a bachelor’s degree. Enrolling as a PBS student is an excellent way to explore different fields of study to fulfill your personal and career goals.

As an NDS student, you may take up to 12 credit hours or 4 courses on a space-available basis. These 12 hours will transfer in to count towards your master’s degree. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so review the course schedule to determine your eligibility.

If new NDS applications are not currently being accepted, you must wait to apply until after the start-of-term lock-out ends. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

To register as a new NDS student:
    • Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status. To be eligible to apply for NDS, prospective students must:
      • Have graduated from high school at least one year before beginning enrollment.
      • Be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
      • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times to remain eligible to continue.
      • Have accumulated less than 30 hours of total credit as a NDS student. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30-hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit. For more details, please see the NDS Enrollment rule.
    • If you meet the criteria for enrolling as an NDS student, and:
      • you have never attended NC State as a degree-seeking student, OR
      • you graduated with a degree from NC State and wish to enroll as a NDS student, OR
      • you previously attended NC State as an NDS student, but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer,

Complete the online application. All applications require official transcripts.

Note: NDS applications are good for a full year.

The Registration & Records website provides additional information and answers to questions about Non-Degree Studies at NC State University.

Apply to the NDS Program

Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes.To pay your tuition:

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

Step 3: Register for Your Class

Once you have completed your application and been accepted as an NDS student, you will receive your Unity ID (and/or student ID number) and password via email, which you will then use to register for your classes. NDS students may only register for classes after the enrollment period for full-time students has ended. Enrollment deadlines vary by semester, but are generally one week before the last day to add a class.

You may then visit the MyPack Portal, use your Unity ID and password to log in, and register for your classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.

Apply to Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Graduate Certificate Program

Step 1: Apply to the online Graduate Certificate Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

You may submit your graduate application online for the Family Life Education and Coaching certificate, the Leadership and Volunteer Management certificate, or the Youth Development and Leadership certificate.

You can check the status of your application at any time. International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

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Step 2: Register for Classes

Once admitted, you will receive an NC State student ID, password, and username, which you will use to register for courses. Visit the YFCS Online Courses webpage to peruse course descriptions. Should you have any questions or need assistance with determining your course workload, contact our Director of Graduate Programs, Kimberly Allen, Ph.D.

Go to MyPackPortal to register for classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

You may visit Distance Education Tuition and Fees to complete the tuition payment process. All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the cashier’s office.

This early enrollment will generate a tuition bill, which must be paid by its due date in order to hold the seat. Closer to the start of the Fall semester, we will send you more information about NC State’s Wolfware course management system for accessing course content.

Apply to Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Master’s Program (Thesis)

Step 1: Apply to the online Master’s Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

Requirements for admission include:

  • GPA (transcripts from your previous institutions)
  • GRE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation (at least two that can attest to your academic abilities)
  • Students must submit a 500-800 word academic writing sample that answers the following prompt: What is the role of family science in a diverse society?
  • Transfer credits are generally not allowed. Exceptions made at the discretion of the DGP.

You may submit your graduate application for the online master’s degree program here.

You can check the status of your application at any time. International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

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Step 2: Register for Classes

Once admitted, you will receive an NC State student ID, password, and username, which you will use to register for courses. You will receive an email from the Director of Graduate Programs that identifies your advisor. You should schedule a phone conference before registering for courses.

Visit the YFCS Online Courses webpage to peruse course descriptions. Should you have any questions or need assistance with determining your course workload, contact your advisor. If you have other questions, you can contact the Director of Graduate Programs, Kimberly Allen, Ph.D.

Go to MyPackPortal to register for classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

You may visit Distance Education Tuition and Fees to complete the tuition payment process. All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the cashier’s office.

This early enrollment will generate a tuition bill, which must be paid by its due date in order to hold the seat. Closer to the start of the Fall semester, we will send you more information about NC State’s Wolfware course management system for accessing course content.

Apply to Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Master’s Program (Non-thesis)

Step 1: Apply to the online Master’s Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the Department of Statistics Online Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

Requirements for admission include:

  • GPA (transcripts from your previous institutions),
  • GRE scores,
  • 3 letters of recommendation (at least two that can attest to your academic abilities)
  • Students must submit a 500-800 word academic writing sample that answers the following prompt: What is the role of family science in a diverse society?
  • Transfer credits are generally not allowed. Exceptions made at the discretion of the DGP.

You may submit your graduate application for the online master’s degree program here.

You can check the status of your application at any time. International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Apply Now

Step 2: Register for Classes

Once admitted, you will receive an NC State student ID, password, and username, which you will use to register for courses. You will receive an email from the Director of Graduate Programs that identifies your advisor. You should schedule a phone conference before registering for courses.

Visit the YFCS Online Courses webpage to peruse course descriptions. Should you have any questions or need assistance with determining your course workload, contact your advisor. If you have other questions, you can contact the Director of Graduate Programs, Kimberly Allen, Ph.D.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

You may visit Distance Education Tuition and Fees to complete the tuition payment process. All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the cashier’s office.

This early enrollment will generate a tuition bill, which must be paid by its due date in order to hold the seat. Closer to the start of the Fall semester, we will send you more information about NC State’s Wolfware course management system for accessing course content.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted through rolling admissions, which means students can apply at any time during the year and begin classes the semester following acceptance.
  • Students can apply year-round. Applications are reviewed as they are received.
  • New students can start any semester (Fall, Spring or Summer).
For semester start and end dates, view the NC State Academic Calendar.

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