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New Students

We are proud to count you among our 4,200 undergraduate and graduate Humanities and Social Sciences students. Pat yourself on the back for getting in: Humanities and Social Sciences is a competitive college. This year, more than 3,000 students applied; we started the year with just 500 new freshmen and transfer students.

Now that you’re here, we want to let you in on a few things. ...

The Secrets to Success

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Jump in with both feet.

 

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Go to class.

  • Duh. But seriously.
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Speak up. Ask questions. Get help.

  • There’s an advising coordinator in your home department who can help you navigate your way.
  • Stop by the Academic Support Center. Just walk up to our Caldwell Lounge booths to ask your questions related to academics. Or contact chassacademicsupport@ncsu.edu. Experts are standing by 9:00–4:00, Monday–Friday.
  • Need tutoring? A co-op placement? Info about pre-law? We call it DASA.  You’ll call it helpful.
  • Questions about financial aid and scholarships? Contact Dara_Leeder@ncsu.edu.

 

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Get involved.

 

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Work hard.

 

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Follow the rules.

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Have fun.

 

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Practice gratitude.

  • If a professor changed your world, thank her.
  • If an adviser helped you out, nominate him.
  • If a parental unit, a mentor, or some earlier teacher helped get you here, let them know how you're doing. It will totally make their day. And yours.