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Registration and Enrollment


Make sure you are constantly checking the course schedule, getting on waitlists when possible, and not giving up if you don’t get into a class you want.

Important Notes:

Poole will be regularly managing enrollment in courses by adding seats, updating restrictions, and occasionally even adding additional sections. Make sure you are constantly checking the course schedule, getting on waitlists when possible, and not giving up if you don’t get into a class you want. Your schedule on your registration day likely won’t be anything like your final schedule.

Courses taught by the Poole College of Management (ACC, BUS, EC, MIE) are very popular. Our priority in the Poole College is to ensure that Poole majors (and minors) have access to the courses they need and are able to enroll in those courses to stay on track for graduation. To manage this process, and to be transparent about enrollment controls and deadlines, we will follow the process outlined below.

  • Poole utilizes the university’s registration waitlist function extensively for courses that are full or have reserved seats. As long as you meet the prerequisites for the class, you should be able to get on the waitlist, even if there are reserved seats. We will review enrollment on our courses on April 16th and remove many of the reserved seats at that time. These seats will go to students based on their position on the waitlist so be sure to waitlist early. See more information about waitlists below.
  • M 100 and M120 are restricted to students who are already in a Poole major and are not an option for students who are pursuing the CODA process until after they have been officially accepted.
  • Most 200-level Poole courses will be open to anyone at NC State (e.g., MIE 201-001, ACC 210-001) from the start, although some seats will still be reserved for Poole students. Students are encouraged to get on the waitlist.
  • Most 300-level Poole courses are restricted to admitted Poole majors and minors. On the 4th day of classes, we will remove this restriction for any remaining seats. BUS 351 will remain restricted to Poole majors only
  • EC 301 and 302 are not restricted but have some seats reserved for Poole majors. Students are encouraged to get on the waitlist.
  • All 400-level Poole courses are restricted to admitted Poole majors and will not be open to non-Poole students at any point. Students in the Business Entrepreneurship minor will have access to MIE 41x courses for their program.
  • During the second week of classes, Poole College consent is required by any student seeking to add a Poole course.  Students interested in adding or swapping a Poole course during this period should email poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu to request consideration to add the course.  Please note that these requests are rarely approved, and faculty do not have the ability to add students to their classes.
  • Poole uses waitlists and reserved seats to manage enrollment and give priority to students who need specific courses for their program. If in doubt about your eligibility to enroll in a class, be sure to try to get on the waitlist first. If you still have questions after reviewing the information on this website, please contact poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.
  • If you see a yellow circle with an exclamation mark next to a class, that means that you don’t meet the prerequisites and are ineligible to enroll. If you believe this to be an error, you can submit a Poole Prerequisite Override Request Form found at go.ncsu.edu/poole_prereq_requests.
  • If you don’t see the yellow circle, you should be able to enroll or at least get on the waitlist, even if there are reserved seats. Be sure to check the “Wait List” box for the class and then click “Enroll”. If there aren’t any un-reserved seats available, you will get a message that you are on the waitlist. We will review enrollment on our courses on April 16th and remove many of the reserved seats. These seats will go to students based on their position on the waitlist.
  • Please review the “swap to waitlist” feature in MyPack to be sure you don’t receive a registration error if a seat opens up in the class. Instructions can be found here.
  • Being on a waitlist does not guarantee a spot in a course, so make sure you have back-up courses.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you enroll in the appropriate courses when your enrollment window opens.  Failure to register in a timely fashion may result in your not being able to get the courses you need to stay on track or graduate on time.
  • If you still have an advising hold on your account, please review the emails sent to your @ncsu.edu email account from Poole Advising. Please contact the Poole Advising Team if you have more questions.
  • If you are unable to register for a course that you need to stay on track or graduate, please get on the waitlist as soon as you are able, and contact Poole Advising (after getting on the waitlist). If the waitlist is full, you should still contact Poole Advising.
  • If you cannot enroll in a course because the system is not recognizing that you have met the prereqs, or you feel that you are being denied enrollment in error, please submit a Poole Prerequisite Override Request Form found at go.ncsu.edu/poole_prereq_requests.
  • We will not consider requests for course changes or enroll you in a course that is full for convenience reasons (e.g., don’t want to have to take an 8am class, don’t like the instructor, etc.)
  • Eligibility for Poole courses is dependent on already having been accepted into the Poole minor prior to the semester of enrollment. For information on how to declare a Poole minor, visit go.ncsu.edu/poole_minors.
  • Students in all four Poole minors have access to all the courses for their specific minor, however, there may be some seats reserved for Poole majors. Most of the reserved seats will be released on November 14th and will be given to students according to their position on the waitlist. Students are encouraged to get on the waitlist as soon as possible so that they are more likely to be enrolled. Even if the class appears to be restricted or full, be sure to check the “Wait List Ok” box in your Enrollment Wizard when trying to enroll. If you still have issues, please email poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu for assistance.
  • Students in the Business Entrepreneurship Minor  can request enrollment in MIE 418 or MIE 419 by submitting this form: http://go.ncsu.edu/e-practicum.
  • Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Go to go.ncsu.edu/minor_coda for more information.
  • Please check the Poole Minors website for additional information regarding course registration.
  • The University dictates when enrollment for non-degree (NDS) students opens. NDS students can begin enrolling in Spring 2024 courses on November 17th.
  • NDS students may have access to Poole courses on a case-by-case basis. NDS students having trouble enrolling in Poole courses should contact poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.
  • Students in the Business Essentials Certificate should contact the Business Essentials program at business_essentials@ncsu.edu. Although this is primarily a Summer program, we will work to provide seats for students in the certificate in some cases.

We will do our best to respond to your email within 24 hours but during busy times, it may take longer.

Drop-in advising for Poole majors is available during the times specified here. Additional drop-in advising will be available for both Poole and non-Poole students during the first week of classes. Please check this page prior to the beginning of the Spring 2024 semester for specific days and times.

A video presentation of the Poole CODA process and recommended coursework can be found here.