Courses and Enrollment

***There will be no Petition Process for enrolling in Poole courses for FA17
as there has been previously.  Please read below to find out more.***

MIE 201 Update:

There has been some confusion about MIE 201 for FA17. Sections 002, 003, and 004 are reserved for incoming Poole freshmen, and so are not available to other students. Section 001, is the only general section. Currently, all seats in section 001 that are not reserved for non-Poole major students are full. We are reserving seats for incoming internal and external Poole transfer students, so those seats won’t be available until after they have a chance to schedule (later in the summer).

There will likely be some unfilled seats and we may add additional seats if needed, so if you are not currently a Poole student, please continue to check after August 1st. There are also plenty of seats available in our summer sections of MIE 201, so might consider taking it this summer if that is an option.

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.

General Guidelines

  • Most Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Economics (EC), and Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (MIE) courses will be closed to students not in a Poole major or minor until the fourth day of class (see the exceptions and calendars below); 400-level Poole courses will not be open to students who are not in a Poole major or minor at any point.
  • Many 200-level and 300-level Poole courses/sections will be open to anyone at NC State (e.g., MIE 201-001, ACC 210-001, EC 301-001) from the start (though some seats may still be reserved for Poole students).
  • We will implement enrollment controls such that students who need to schedule a course for a particular concentration (e.g., Business Finance, Accounting Internal Auditing) will have access first (only if already enrolled in that concentration), then we will open those courses up to the broader Poole population.
  • Poole will utilize the university’s registration waitlist function for courses that are full for Poole students for the first four days of classes; at 5pm on the fourth day of class, the waitlist will open up to all NC State students (except 400-level courses).
  • Non-Degree (NDS) students who wish to enroll in Poole courses should contact if they wish to enroll.
  • During the second week of classes, Poole College Consent is required by any student seeking to add a Poole course.  Students interested in adding a Poole course during this period should email AND the faculty member (in the same email) teaching the course to request consideration to add the course.
  • The calendars below provide specific details on when courses will be open to specific groups of students for enrollment – assuming that your enrollment window has opened.

Guidelines for Poole Major Students

  • 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 email account from your academic advisor. Please contact your advisor 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 your advisor (after getting on the waitlist).  If the waitlist is full, you should still contact your advisor.
  • 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 contact your advisor ASAP.
  • 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.)

Questions or Problems?

For Poole students, please contact your advisor with questions. For non-Poole students, if you have questions about courses, please contact the Scheduling Office in the Poole Office of Undergraduate Programs at (we will do our best to respond to your email within 24hours but during busy times, it may take longer).  If you have questions about transferring to programs in the Poole College of Management, email the Poole College Office of Undergraduate Programs at

Additionally, for Poole students, walk-in hours are available with Poole advisors at the times specified here and additional walk-in hours for both Poole and non-Poole students will be scheduled for the first week of classes.  Please check this page prior to the beginning of the fall 2017 semester for specific days and times.

Course Enrollment Calendars

 The tables below provide information on when different courses will be available to different groups of students. These provide general guidelines, but there are some exceptions that may not be covered (e.g., Honors courses, special topics courses, practicum), please consult the schedule of courses for specific restrictions for specific courses.  To qualify for enrollment, you must have been officially accepted to that major/minor/concentration (not planning to declare).  The deadlines also only apply when the course has seats available and when all prerequisites are met.  Restrictions will be amended/lifted by 9am on the day indicated.

EC Courses

Group EC 301 and 302 300-Level Courses 400-Level Courses EC 490 and 491
Economics Majors Always Always Always Always
Economics Minors Always Always Always April 10
Other Poole Students (ACC, BUS, MGMT*) Always April 10 April 10 April 10
All Other Students Always Aug. 21 @ 5pm N/A N/A

*MGMT = pre-major (undeclared) students in Poole

ACC Courses

Group 300-Level Courses 400-Level
ACC 440 ACC 450
ACC (w/ declared concentration) Always Always *Always for Specific Concentrations Always
BUS (w/ declared concentration) Always *Always for Specific Concentrations April 28 April 10
ACC (w/ declared
Always April 10 April 10 Always
ACC Majors
(no concentration declared)
Always April 10 April 10 Always
All other Poole Students
April 10 April 28 April 28 April 10
(no MGMT)
Accounting Minors April 10 April 28 April 28 N/A
All Other Students Aug. 21 @ 5pm N/A N/A N/A

*MGMT = pre-major (undeclared) students in Poole

BUS/MIE Courses

Group 300-Level Courses 400-Level Courses** MIE 480 MIE 419
BUS (w/ declared concentration) Always Always for Specific Concentrations Only BUS &
ACC Seniors
ACC (w/ declared concentration) Always Always for Specific Concentrations Only BUS &
ACC Seniors
BUS (other conc. or no conc. declared) Always April 10 Only BUS &
ACC Seniors
Other Poole Students (EC, ACC, MGMT*) Always April 10 N/A Always
Business Minors Aug. 1
(for 001 sections)
(w/out dept consent)
All Other Students Aug. 21 @ 5pm N/A N/A N/A

*MGMT = pre-major (undeclared) students in Poole
**Courses for the Data Analytics Honors Program (BUS 458, BUS 459) are only open to students in that program
***400-Level entrepreneurship courses (MIE  410-418) open Aug. 1 for Business Entrepreneurship minors