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Policies and Procedures

Majors/Minors/Concentrations

Students may change their major within Poole College regardless of their cumulative GPA.  To request a change of major, students should complete the Request to Change a Major form and submit the form to the Office of Undergraduate Programs after meeting with your assigned academic advisor. 

In consultation with their academic advisor, students who change their major may choose:

  1. The most current curriculum associated with the new major, OR
  2. The curriculum that was in place for the new major at the student’s date of entry into Poole College 

Students interested in changing majors to a non-Poole major should consult the University’s CODA process.

Students may choose to change their concentration at any point. If a student changes their concentration after their registration period has opened, the student will be dropped from any pending courses associated with the previous concentration. They may attempt to re-enroll in those courses once concentration courses open to all Poole students as.

To change their concentration, the student must complete the concentration change form accessible via MyPack Portal.  Instructions can be found here. We strongly encourage students to contact an advisor prior to changing concentrations.

Students interested in changing majors should see ‘Changing a Major in Poole College’.

Note:  Students are not allowed to pursue multiple concentrations within the same major. (see ‘Second Concentrations’).

Students are not permitted to declare more than one concentration within a single Accounting or Business Administration major. 

Students enrolled in a Poole concentration may take courses from other concentrations when the enrollment period for those courses opens to all Poole students.  Please see go.ncsu.edu/poole_courses for more information.

Students interested in pursuing a second major within Poole should consult the Request for Second Major Policy. (see: Requesting a Second Major)

Students may request a second major within the college, provided that there is not significant overlap in coursework (specifics outlined below) between the two majors. 

  • Students must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA to declare a second major within Poole College.
  • Students may not pursue two majors in the following combinations*:
    • Accounting: Financial Analysis & Business Administration: Finance
    • Accounting: Managerial & Business Administration: Operations and Supply Chain
    • Accounting: Information Systems & Business Administration: Information Technology 

*Students interested in requesting ‘Accounting: No Concentration’ as a second major are required to consult with their academic advisor to craft a plan of study that ensures a minimum of 6 unique credit hours for the ‘Accounting: No Concentration’ major.  

To officially request a second major within Poole College, the student should complete the Second Major Request Form and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Programs for review.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Due to limitations in 400-level major-field courses, Poole College cannot guarantee spaces in those courses for a student’s second major. Being accepted into a second major does not guarantee the student will be able to enroll in the courses necessary to complete the additional major.  Students pursuing second majors may need to wait to secure a seat until students in the first majors are enrolled.
  • Students who are admitted to a second major will be admitted to the current curriculum associated with that second major.
  • Students are not permitted to declare more than one concentration within a single major. (See:  ‘Second Concentrations’)

Degree Requirements

Students may choose to move into the most current curriculum offered for their major.  The student will be required to complete the new curriculum as it is outlined without modification.  Students may not choose to move into an older curriculum. Students who choose to move into the new curriculum may not later choose to return to their old curriculum.

To change the curriculum, the student must consult with their academic advisor.  The academic advisor will facilitate the change via the Change of Major or Curriculum form.

Students interested in changing their major should see ‘Changing a Major Within Poole College’.

As per University Policy, students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA (without rounding) on all hours attempted at NC State. In addition, students must have at least a 2.0 GPA (without rounding) in the Poole major.  Students should refer to their degree audit for their major GPA and the courses included in its calculation.

NC State University Residency Requirements:

To be eligible for a bachelor’s degree, a student must be enrolled in a degree program at NC State, must have completed at least 25 percent of credit hours required for graduation through courses offered by NC State, and must have earned at least 30 of the last 45 hours of credit through NC State courses. In no case shall the proportion of credit hours taken at NC State and applied towards a bachelor’s degree be less than 25 percent. Individual departments and/or colleges may have additional residency requirements. 

Poole College of Management Residency Requirements:

College-specific residency requirements must be met in addition to the University requirements noted above.

Poole College of Management requires Accounting and Business Management majors to earn at least 30 credit hours while officially enrolled as a degree candidate in Poole (e.g., students transferring in BUS during their last 2 semesters will not be permitted to graduate). Students in the Economics majors (EC/ECS) must earn at least 1/2 of their required economic credits while enrolled in the EC or ECS curriculum.  Students must be admitted to the degree program at the beginning of the semester to qualify as being enrolled as a degree candidate during the semester.

Major Specific Residency Requirements 

Major-specific residency requirements must be met in addition to the University and College requirements noted above.

Accounting

For students who enrolled in Poole College prior to summer 2017:  

  • Students must complete 30 credit hours of their major course requirements for the accounting degree at NC State University
  • Students must take their ACC concentration course (ACC 411 for financial analysis, ACC 420 for managerial, ACC 440 for information systems and ACC 451 for internal auditing) and four of the following five courses at NC State: ACC 310, ACC 311, ACC 330, ACC 340 and ACC 450. 

For students enrolling in Poole College summer 2017 or later:

  • Students must complete 30 credit hours of their major course requirements for the accounting degree at NC State University
  • Students must take ACC 450 and three of the following four courses at NC State: ACC 310, ACC 311, ACC 330 and ACC 340.

Business Administration

All students: To be eligible for a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a student must complete at least 30 credit hours of the major course requirements for the degree at NC State University. 

Economics

All students: To be eligible for a bachelor’s degree in Economics, a student must complete at least one-half of the required economics credit hours (EC courses) at NC State University.

Courses included in Major Requirements List for Residency:

Economics

Any 300, 400, or 500-level EC course (including cross-listed EC/ARE courses or ARE courses used to fulfill major requirements)

Accounting

BUS/ST 350
BUS 351 (only for 2178)
ACC 210
ACC 200 or 220
ACC 310
ACC 311
ACC 330
ACC 340
ACC 450
BUS 320
BUS 340 (only for 2171 and 2178)
BUS 360
BUS 370
MIE 201
MIE 305
MIE 330
MIE 480
Accounting Elective (only for 2147)
Concentration Courses* (if declared concentration) 

*12 credits in 2147; 9 credits in 2171 & 2178; 0 credits if doing no-concentration

Business Administration

BUS/ST 350
BUS 351 (only for 2178)
ACC 210
ACC 200 or 220
BUS 320
BUS 340
BUS 360
BUS 370
MIE 201
MIE 305
MIE 310
MIE 330
MIE 480
Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Courses and Credits

Poole College follows the NC State University course credit guidelines for AP, IB, CLEP, and other credit opportunities. 

For all Poole Major Degrees (ECBS, ECBA, BUS, ACC):

Students may use up to six credits of experiential coursework (including but not limited to, internship credit, practicum credit, co-op credit, etc.) as free electives. Courses must be approved by the University for credit to be eligible for use. Any courses approved by the Office of Undergraduate Programs to fill major-field requirements do not count towards the six credit limit.

Please see NCSU regulation 02.20.15 – Credit-Only Courses for more information on Credit Only (S/U) courses.

Before the Drop/Revision Deadline.  Students interested in taking a course for credit-only (S/U grading) can change the course grading on their own until the drop/revision deadline (see the academic calendar).  Please note – only specific courses in each degree can be taken S/U and still count toward degree requirements.  Students are responsible for knowing how S/U graded courses will affect their progress to degree. Students should consult with their academic advisor if they have any questions.

After the Drop/Revision Deadline.  Changing a course from graded to S/U grading will only be considered in cases with significant extenuating circumstances, typically only if the student is experiencing something unanticipated, unavoidable, and out of their control.  

The student should discuss their situation with their academic advisor, and if warranted, the Director of Advising will review and may consult the Associate Dean for a final decision. If approved, the student should complete a Schedule Revision Form, bring it to the Office of Undergraduate Programs (2150 Nelson Hall) for relevant signatures and then submit it to Registration and Records.

University policy allows students to schedule up to 18 credits during the fall or spring semesters, and up to 8 credits in any summer session without any additional permission. Students who wish to exceed these registration limits need permission from their academic advisor. Permission is generally granted only in cases where students have a specific need to take additional credits and/or where students have established the ability to be successful while taking a high courseload. 

Fall/Spring semester: 

To get permission to take:

  • 19-21 units – the student should meet with their advisor to discuss the reasons for taking more than 18 units.  The advisor may approve this request in cases where reasoning is sound AND where the student has a prior semester of 17 or 18 units where they earned a 3.25 or higher semester GPA.  Situations in which the student does not meet the threshold above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    If approved, the advisor will adjust the student’s credit limit in MyPack and the student can enroll themselves in the course or courses.
     
  • 22+ units – the student should meet with the Director of Advising to discuss the situation. Permission is generally only granted for very special circumstances and with significant evidence pointing toward the student’s ability to be successful in 22 or more credits. 

    If approved, the student will need to complete a Schedule Revision Form to add the class that would put them over 21 units, get the signature of the Director of Advising, and then take the original to Registration and Records for processing.  

Note – permission to take additional credits above 18 will be granted only if the course has open seats.

Summer semester:

If a student wants to take more than 8 units in a summer session, they follow the process for 22+ units above.

Study Abroad Exception – students accepted to participate in select Poole Study Abroad Summer Programs are approved to take 9 units in order to go on the trip.  Advisors will process this exception after approval by the Poole Office of Global Programs.

The academic degree requirements for Poole majors and minors are set by the academic department and must be completed as reflected in the degree audit. In rare cases, exceptions to degree requirements can be made at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Programs in consultation with the academic departments.

Common requests include:

  • Using a transfer course in place of an NC State course
  • Using a different NC State course in place of a specific required course
  • Making an adjustment to a curricular requirement (e.g., changing the number of credits required in a particular area, using a course from one category in another category)

In all cases, even those where curricular adjustments are approved, students must complete at least 120 credits towards the major degree or 18 credits towards the minor degree (15 credits for Accounting) and fulfill residency requirements. See ‘Residency Requirements for Major Degree’ for more information.

Students interested in requesting an exception to a degree requirement should contact their academic advisor to discuss their options. If they choose to pursue the request, they should submit the Degree Requirement Exception form to the Office of Undergraduate Programs. The request will be reviewed and the student will receive an email with the decision.

Please note, all requests must include a written statement explaining why the request is being made, and in most cases, the request should also include a course syllabus (if the request is for a specific course or course-based degree requirement).

Honors sections of courses are designated with an “H” suffix in the section number (e.g., 003H).  These courses typically have smaller class sizes and provide a more in-depth exploration of subject matter and content.

Students enrolled in courses with honors designation must meet the requirements of the course with a grade of B- or higher to receive recognition for completion of the honors version of the course. 

Those students who do not meet these requirements will have the honors designation removed from the course by Registration and Records at the request of the faculty. The faculty member will facilitate this process by contacting the Poole College Office of Undergraduate Programs.  In this case, the transcript will not reflect completion of honors requirements.

Students who are interested in receiving an honors designation in a course that does not have an honors section may request that their instructor consider allowing an honors contract.  If the instructor is willing, the student and instructor should follow the timeline and procedures set forth by the University Honors Program. An instructor is under no obligation to allow an honors contract and may make a decision based on each individual case.

The University decides which transfer courses are awarded NC State credit while the colleges and academic departments determine how those transfer credits will count towards a specific degree. This policy only affects how courses can be applied to Poole College major degrees and minor certifications. It does not affect whether those courses will be counted for NC State credit by the university. 

Please consult the  NC State Transfer Course Credit database maintained by University Admissions for transfer course equivalencies.  As is noted on the transfer database webpage: 

“Courses found on these lists are considered to be college level for admissions purposes. Their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. The course equivalencies on this list are for information purposes only and subject to change due to revisions in course offerings at the external institution and at NC State.”

Transfer Course Policy

Courses approved by the University for NC State credit will be accepted for use in Poole College degree plans in conjunction with the following guidelines:

  1. 100-level courses taken at other U.S. institutions will not be accepted to fulfill 300- or 400-level major degree requirements*.
  2. 200-level courses taken at other U.S. institutions are subject to review by the Office of Undergraduate Programs in consultation with the academic departments to determine suitability to fulfill 300- or 400-level major degree requirements*

*A list of what is considered a 300 or 400-level “major degree requirement” can be found below

Additional Guidelines Associated with the Transfer Course Policy:

  • This policy only applies only to courses taken at U.S. higher education institutions; courses from institutions outside the United States are reviewed by the Poole Office of Undergraduate Programs on an individual basis.
  • Courses awarded transfer credit by NC State that are not eligible to fulfill major degree requirements may still be used to fulfill other degree requirements and/or free electives as appropriate.
  • Courses that do not fit into the 100/200/300/400 numbering system (e.g., BUS 1002) will be reviewed individually by the Office of Undergraduate Programs.
  • The Poole College reserves the right to make updates or changes to how transfer courses will count at any point, based on a full review of the course.

Procedures for Pursuing Transfer Credit Approval:  

Poole Students…

  • Who are currently taking, or who have previously taken, a course at another institution that has not been identified as a direct equivalent to an NC State course should consult with their academic advisor and potentially complete a Poole Degree Requirement Exception Form.
  • Who plan to enroll in a course at another U.S. institution in a future semester and seek transfer credit for that course should consult the Transfer Course Database, discuss the course with their academic advisor, and complete a Course Transfer Request Form prior to enrolling in the course.
  • Who plan to enroll in a course at a non-U.S. institution should contact the Poole Global Programs office to complete the necessary paperwork and course approval process.

Major Degree Courses Subject to the Restriction on Transfer Courses Policy

ACC Major Degree Requirements
BUS 320
BUS 340
BUS/ST 350
BUS 351
BUS 360
BUS 370
MIE 305
MIE 330
MIE 480
ACC 310
ACC 311
ACC 330
ACC 340
All 400-level ACC Courses
All 400-level Concentration Courses

BUS Major Degree Requirements
BUS 320
BUS 340
BUS/ST 350
BUS 351
BUS 360
BUS 370
MIE 305
MIE 310
MIE 330
MIE 480
All 400-level BUS Courses
All 400-level MIE Courses
All 400-level Concentration Courses

EC Major Degree Requirements
All 300-level EC courses
All 400-level EC courses

Students with questions about the First-Year Writing (ENG 101) requirement and placement policy should consult the Department of English webpage focused on this general education requirement:
https://english.chass.ncsu.edu/undergraduate/first_year_writing/fy_writing_placement.php

Students who are potentially bringing in transfer credit for an English composition course should consult the above page and the page that outlines First-Year Writing Program Transfer Credit Guidelines:
https://english.chass.ncsu.edu/undergraduate/first_year_writing/fy_transfer_credit_guidelines.php

If the English department approves the use of a 3-credit transfer course for the ENG 101 requirement, they will request that R&R make the change to the degree audit. Since the student will be using a 3-credit transfer course to fulfill the 4-credit ENG 101 requirement, they will still be required to take an extra credit of free electives that will be applied to complete the last credit of the ENG 101 requirement, but are not required to take another ENG course to fulfill the requirement. For Poole students, the extra credit will be moved on the degree audit in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.

Courses and Registration

NC State prohibits students from attempting the same course more than twice* without permission from the Dean of their college. See REG 02.20.06 – Course Repeat Regulation for the full university regulation. Poole students who need to take a course for the third time should consult with their academic advisor. Permission to take a course for the fourth (or greater) time is rarely granted and is only considered with significant extenuating circumstances.

*Note – Withdrawals count as an attempt.

Approval Process – After discussing the situation with their academic advisor, the student will receive the Request to Enroll in Course for the Third Time form from their advisor to complete (along with any supporting documents) and return to the Office of Undergraduate Programs for review by the Director of Advising. If approval is granted, a Schedule Revision Form is completed to add the student to the course. The student will be notified and should come to the Office of Undergraduate Programs to pick up the Schedule Revision form, complete the appropriate sections, and take it to Registration and Records for processing.  

Please see the NCSU regulation on auditing courses – https://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-04/

Poole does not allow undergraduate students to audit Poole courses (ACC, BUS, EC, M, MIE) due to the high demands on space in our classes and classrooms.

If a student is interested in auditing a non-Poole course, they should first speak with their advisor to ensure they understand what an audit means (e.g., it still shows on your transcript, you still have to pay for it, etc.). After speaking with their advisor, if the student would still like to audit the course, they should complete the Audit Request Form on the Student Services website – https://studentservices.ncsu.edu/your-resources/forms/

*Please note that courses that have different calendars than the standard 16-week course schedule (e.g., 8-week courses) may have different deadlines. Consult the academic calendar for more information. 

ADDING POOLE COURSES

During the Standard Registration Period (see Enrollment Calendar)Poole College courses (ACC, BUS, EC, M, MIE) are available to students as indicated on the Poole scheduling webpage at go.ncsu.edu/poole_courses.  Please note that most Poole courses are restricted to students in a Poole major.

Students may add courses without permission through the enrollment wizard in MyPack Portal through the fifth day of class https://studentservices.ncsu.edu/calendars/academic/).  They can find more information at https://studentservices.ncsu.edu/your-classes/registration/. Students should also review and be familiar with the university policies and procedures on adding and dropping courses at https://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-02/.

Courses Requiring Permission: In some cases adding or dropping a course may require permission (as indicated on the schedule of courses and in the enrollment wizard) during the first week. In these situations, information indicating what a student needs to do to enroll is included in the notes section of the course listing in the enrollment wizard.  If it is not, or there are any questions, the student should contact poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu and include the specific course and section in which they are attempting to enroll.  A screenshot of any error messages during enrollment processing is also helpful to include.

After the fifth day of classes through the tenth day of classes (census date) students are required to get permission to add a class. In most cases, enrollment is only approved if there are extenuating circumstances.  Exceptions may be made for changing sections of the same course (if seats are open). For Poole courses, students currently in a Poole major should work with their advisor; students not in a Poole major should send an email request to poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu with information about the course they are requesting. All decisions about enrollment in Poole courses are made by the Office of Undergraduate Programs.  Individual instructors cannot add students to their classes.

After the census date, a student may only add a course if there are extenuating circumstances. Poole very rarely grants permission to late-add courses. Poole majors should work with their academic advisor to discuss the situation and whether a late-add is appropriate.  If the situation warrants consideration the Director of Curriculum and Academic Programs will evaluate the request for approval. If the request is approved, the student should complete a Schedule Revision Form.

ADDING NON-POOLE COURSES

Different departments on campus manage enrollment in different ways.  Poole majors who want to add non-Poole courses after the fifth day of classes or where there are course prerequisites/restriction should speak with the instructor and/or department offering the course they wish to add.

Related Policies & Procedures

If you are trying to add a course for the third time (or more), please see the policy on course repeats.

If you are trying to add a course that will put you over 18 credits for the semester, please see the credit overload policy.

If you are interested in auditing a course, please see the “auditing a course” policy.

*For more information on prerequisites and waivers, please see the section on Prerequisites…

Students who meet course prerequisites from:

  • transfer credit
  • previously approved course substitution or degree requirement exception
  • prerequisite waiver

will not be able to add the course themselves via the Course Enrollment Wizard on MyPack.

Instead, they must complete the Course Enrollment Form to be enrolled. This form should be completed and submitted to their academic advisor (if they are a Poole major), or to the Office of Undergraduate Programs (for non-Poole majors).

While we will do our best to enroll students in courses via the Course Enrollment Form as close to their scheduled registration date and time, we cannot guarantee that they will be enrolled as soon as the enrollment window opens.

Poole courses (ACC, BUS, EC, M, MIE) are in high demand, and so registration in these courses is generally tightly restricted to students enrolled in Poole majors and minors.  However, in some cases, non-NC State students may be permitted to enroll as long as there is space available and they meet the course prerequisite(s).

Students participating in the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) program should contact NC State’s Office of Registration and Records (R&R) first to determine the process to be approved to take courses at NC State. Permission from the Poole Office of Undergraduate Programs will also be required for any Poole courses, but the student should start with R&R first, and then contact poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.

Non-NC State students not participating in the CRC will need to be registered as Non-Degree Studies (NDS) students prior to enrolling in courses – more information can be found here.

Enrollment requests for Poole courses for NDS (or potential NDS) students will be considered on an individual basis. Interested students should send an email with specific information about their situation and the course(s) requested to poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu, along with a digital transcript (unofficial is fine) from any other higher education institutions that the student is attending or has previously attended.

Independent Study courses provide students with an individualized opportunity to pursue academic content outside the scope of typically offered courses. These courses proceed under the direction of a full-time faculty member who work with and guide students through the investigation of course content.

Poole College students wishing to enroll in an independent study should consult with their academic advisor and/or the department to determine whether an independent study is appropriate.  Generally speaking, independent study courses should be considered for advanced undergraduate students who seek in-depth exploration of a topic for which there is not a course available or where a course does not exist at the desired level of rigor. Only full-time faculty may direct an independent study.  Independent studies may not be used to gain credit for internship experiences.

Please note: Independent Study courses are only possible at the discretion of the faculty member and the academic department, and there is no expectation that they will be made available. 

Students must complete a Poole Course Agreement for Student Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses.  The Agreement must be completed and signed by the student, the supervising faculty member, and the appropriate department head prior to enrollment in the independent study. Completed agreements should be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Programs for verification and enrollment.

Independent study courses in Poole College are numbered as 498 courses in the appropriate academic department.  Independent study courses may be taken for a grade or as S/U and can carry 1-6 credits.

Prerequisites for Poole Courses (ACC, BUS, EC, M, MIE) are established by the academic departments and college, and then approved and implemented by the university. They are established to ensure that students have the academic preparation necessary to be successful in a given course. Prerequisites are indicated in the course catalog and in the schedule of courses.

Students who believe they have met the prerequisites in an alternate fashion or who believe they face extenuating circumstances may elect to request a waiver of prerequisites.  Poole students who would like to request a waiver of prerequisite(s) should acquire a Prerequisite Waiver form from their academic advisor and complete it. Non-Poole students should email poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu to request the form.

Decisions are made by the Office of Undergraduate Programs in consultation with individual faculty and the academic departments and are based on the individual situation and any extenuating circumstances. In most cases, a student requesting a waiver of prerequisite must provide evidence of how they have met the prerequisite in an alternate fashion (e.g., completing a more rigorous course than the prerequisite), or how they have alternate preparation to be successful academically in the course.

For more information on enrolling in courses where the prerequisite is not met, see [link to section on Enrollment where Prereq is not met]

Students who are not enrolled in a Poole College major or minor are prohibited from enrolling in 400- level Poole courses (ACC, BUS, EC, MIE).  Students enrolled in Poole minors that require 400-level Poole courses are permitted to take only the 400-level Poole courses required to complete that minor.

Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) students who wish to enroll in a 400-level Poole Course will be considered on an individual basis.  NDS students interested in pursuing a 400-level Poole course should contact the Poole Curriculum, Scheduling, and Student Records office at poole_scheduling@ncsu.edu.

Advising

All students newly admitted to the Poole College of Management are assigned to an academic advisor after their enrollment is processed or their change of major is made effective. Students can locate the name and contact information for their assigned academic advisor in MyPack or in GPS.

If a student has a concern about the experience with their academic advisor, they should first address the concern directly with their assigned advisor. If the student is not able to resolve the concern, the student should contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs at 919-515-5565 or poole_undergraduate@ncsu.edu to schedule an appointment with the Director of Advising.  

The Director will review the concern and collaborate with the student and the academic advisor to devise a means of addressing the concern. Only on very rare occasions will the student be assigned to a new advisor.

The Poole College of Management follows university regulations related to the continuation of undergraduate enrollment. Students should consult NC State Regulation 02.05.01 for university policies on academic standing, academic warning, academic probation, and academic suspension.

More information on these things and related academic standing policies and procedures can be found in the University’s online Student Services Center – https://studentservices.ncsu.edu/your-degree/academic-progress/ugrd/. Questions can also be directed to a student’s assigned academic advisor, or to the University Office of Registration and Records – https://registrar.ncsu.edu/.  

Please consult University Regulation 02.20.02 – Adding and Dropping Courses

*Please note that courses that have different calendars than the traditional course schedule (e.g., 8-week courses) may have different deadlines. Consult the academic calendar for more information. 

Prior to Census Date (view academic calendar) – a student can drop a course in MyPack and will not receive a W (for Withdrawal) notation on their transcript.  This is also the deadline for a student who is full-time (above 12 units) to drop below full-time status on their own.

After Census date, but prior to the drop/revision deadline (academic calendar), a student can drop a course in MyPack on their own if doing so does not drop them below 12 credits. Dropping a course during this period will result in a W on the transcript.  Students considering dropping a class before the drop/revision deadline are strongly encouraged to speak with their academic advisor prior to doing so. If dropping the course will put them below 12 credits, they must meet with an academic advisor for approval to drop the course.

To receive approval to drop below 12 credits a Schedule Revision Form must be completed and submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Programs (2150 Nelson Hall).  The student will be notified if the form is approved; the student should then submit the form to Registration and Records for processing.

After the drop/revision deadline, approval is granted only if there are extraordinary extenuating circumstances specific to that one course. Students in this situation should consult with their academic advisor.  Dropping a course during this period will result in a W on the transcript.

Important Notes: 

  • Students are restricted to 16 credits of course withdrawals during their undergraduate enrollment – see University Regulation 02.20.02 (Section 3) for more information.
  • At any point during the first two weeks (10 business days) of the fall or spring semester, students who need to drop ALL courses they are enrolled in will need to process a semester withdrawal. More information on withdrawal is available here – https://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-05-04/.  Or in the Poole Withdrawal policy.
  • Students who need to withdraw from an entire semester should talk with their advisor, and may want to consider a semester withdrawal (link to Poole withdrawal policy).

As per university practice, all undergraduate students within the Poole College of Management will have an advising hold placed on their account prior to registration for the upcoming semester.  In preparation for registration for an upcoming semester, students will receive information from their advisor about how to have their advising hold released.  

It is the student’s responsibility to complete the necessary process to have the advising hold released. Once students have completed the process communicated by their advisor, the student’s hold will be released within the communicated timeframe.  

Important Note: Students with enough credits to graduate will still have an advising hold placed on their account. This does not need to be addressed unless the student needs to register for the upcoming semester.

The Poole College follows University policy – on student semester term withdrawals. It is strongly encouraged that students consult with their academic advisor prior to initiating a undergraduate term withdrawal request.

Prior to the drop/revision deadline (see the University’s academic calendar) students may initiate a Withdrawal in MyPack.  Withdrawals initiated after Census Date, but prior to the Drop/Revision deadline don’t require approval.

After the drop/revision deadline (up to 30 days after the end of the term),  students can follow the same process in MyPack to initiate a Withdrawal request, but they require approval before being granted. Requests are routed to the Director of Advising and the Associate Dean and are evaluated to determine whether extenuating circumstances that were unanticipated, unavoidable and uncontrollable are present.  If so, the Director recommends approval of the self-service term withdrawal to the Associate Dean. 

Withdrawal requests initiated 30 days or more after a term ends are considered retroactive and are initiated in the counseling center and routed directly to the Associate Dean. The Associate Dean, in consultation with the counseling center, reviews relevant documentation and background to determine whether extenuating circumstances that meet the criteria of unanticipated, unavoidable and uncontrollable are present.   If so, the Associate Dean approves the retroactive withdrawal request.  

Other Policies and Procedures

Upon enrollment, all students at NC State are given an official NC State email address. The Poole College of Management follows university policy and treats this as the student’s official contact method. 

To ensure that the privacy of student academic records is maintained, students in Poole must conduct all business with the college from their official assigned NC State email address. The Office of Undergraduate Programs and Poole faculty and staff may not be able to respond to and/or provide specific academic information to non-NCSU email accounts.

In consideration of the large amounts of email that students receive, the Office of Undergraduate Programs does their best to send out only important information via email. These essential emails are sent out to all students, and students cannot opt out of receiving them. Emails deemed non-essential are generally distributed via email groups that have an opt-out option. 

Important: Students should check their NC State email account consistently to ensure that they are aware of any information from Poole faculty, staff or the college. Not checking email is not an acceptable reason to be unaware of college or university policy or to miss other essential information.

Overview of Procedures for Contractual Readmission to the Poole College of Management

In order to be considered for contractual readmission, the student must have been away from NC State for at least three years (as per university policy). 

  • If the student is currently or was previously enrolled in an accounting, business, or economics degree program in Poole College, the student meets with the Poole Director of Advising to discuss the possibility of returning under contractual readmission.
  • If the student was or is enrolled in a college other than Poole, they meet with the Poole Director of Admissions to discuss the possibility of returning under contractual readmission. The meeting must take place no later than 30 days prior to the University’s readmission application deadline.
  • To schedule the meeting, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs at (919) 515-5565. 

The student should bring the following to the meeting: 

  • Transcript of any coursework completed at other institution(s)
  • Evidence of academic progress (college coursework, military training, certifications, etc.
  • Any other supporting documents (resume, medical reports, etc)

Important Note: The college is under no obligation to consider contractual readmission requests.

After the meeting, if the student chooses to go forward they will be asked to submit a completed “Contractual Readmission Packet” to the Director (with whom they met) no later than 2 weeks prior to the University’s readmission application deadline.

  • The student may be required to meet in person with the Associate Dean. 
  • Following the associate dean’s review, the student will be notified to pick up their packet from the Poole Office of Undergraduate Programs (Nelson 2150). 
  • The student should submit the fully signed paperwork to the Readmission Coordinators in Registration and Records (1000 Harris Hall).
  • Students who are denied may apply again for the next readmission cycle if evidence of additional academic progress is provided.

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