Inter-Institutional Program

The Department of Registration and Records encourages all eligible students to take part in one of the inter-institutional registration programs offered at NC State. Under the Inter-Institutional Program, any enrolled degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate student (excluding non-degree students) may register for courses with appropriate approval at the following Universities:

Undergraduate students are allowed to register for  II courses, provided the student is registered for at least 12 credit hours (hours at both institutions combined) during the same semester as the requested II registration.

Fall and Spring Terms

Graduate students are allowed to take two courses per term, provided that the student is also registered for at least one course on the NC State campus during the same semester as the requested II registration.

Summer Sessions

Graduate students are allowed to take one course per summer session term, provided that the student is also registered for at least one course on the NC State campus during the same session as the requested II registration.

Registration is valid only for the approved course. A course change requires a new approval form.

Graduate students must obtain approval from their academic advisor and complete the information on the Inter-Institutional Approval Form.

Fall and Spring Terms

Undergraduate students are allowed to take one II course per regular term, provided the student is registered for at least 12 credit hours on NC State’s campus during the same semester as the requested II registration.

Summer Sessions

Undergraduate students are allowed to take one II course per summer session, provided the student is registered for at least 3 credit hours on NC State’s campus during the same session as the II registration.

Undergraduate students must obtain approval from their academic advisor as well as their college’s academic dean and complete the information on the Inter-Institutional Approval Form.

NOTE: If the course has registration restrictions, you will need to obtain approval from the instructor or department at the host institution.

At NC State, II students are not permitted to take online courses. Online courses may be taken at other participating institutions through the UNC Online System.
NC State will bill the student for all courses taken (including II courses) at the prevailing tuition rate. The host institution will receive no fees from the II student unless there is a special fee associated with a particular course.

Undergraduate Students

Grades will be reported by the registrar’s office at the visited school. The student will receive transfer credit for the courses only if they earn a grade of “C” or better. II registration courses transfer as credit hours only and are not used in the computation of the grade point average for undergraduate students.

Graduate Students

Graduate students receive both credit hours and grades for II registration courses. The grades received from the visited school will be converted to the NC State grading scale and added to the student’s transcript. Students are not allowed to register for II classes on a Pass/Fail or Audit basis. The grading process takes approximately 3 weeks from the time the department of Registration and Records receives the grades from the visited school.

Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information on grading.

NC State students wishing to take courses at a participating II school should follow these steps to register:

  • Obtain the appropriate approval signatures and complete the Inter-Institutional Approval Form.
  • Bring the completed Inter-Institutional Approval Form to the office of Registration and Records, 1000 Harris Hall, where your registration will then be completed between the participating universities.
  • Register for the courses you are planning to take at your home institution before submitting the form to Registration and Records.

NOTE: The last day for a student to submit an II request to the Registrar’s office is also the last day to add a course without departmental approval. This information corresponds to that term’s Academic Calendar. If a student is interested in a course that begins after this deadline due to differing university schedules or separate modules in which the course is being offered, the deadline will be the fifth day after the start of that class. Start dates will be verified with the school offering the course.

  • A copy of your completed Approval Form will be sent to the host institution.
  • Once their registration date opens for visiting students, they will attempt to register you. If you are closed out or denied a seat in the course due to enrollment restrictions, please notify the NC State II coordinator.
  • You will receive confirmation of your status from the host institution.

Important: Registration in a requested course must be confirmed by the visited institution for enrollment to be complete. II courses cannot be added on a post-semester basis for any reason.

To initiate a drop, please contact the II coordinator in the Registrar’s office.

Contact and Course Information

Duke University

Mark Taylor
Smith Warehouse, Bay 9, Rm A289
Phone: 919-684-2813
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North Carolina Central University

Iris Hicks
108 Administrative Building
Phone: (919) 530-6257
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NC State University

Holly Cowfer
1000 Harris Hall
Phone: (919) 515-1427
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UNC-Chapel Hill

Daniel Collins
105 Hanes Hall
Phone: (919) 962-0505
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UNC-Charlotte

Julie Burt
King Building 1st Floor
Phone: (704) 687-5481
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UNC-Greensboro

Debbie Nelson
1000 Spring Garden Street
Phone: (336) 334-5646
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