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Knowing where to go for help or where to find answers to your questions is key to your success as a college student. Your academic advisor and the Student Success and Advising Center have a wealth of information to help you find the answers you need or identify campus resources to help you succeed in reaching your academic and personal goals.

NC State and College Resources

  • Professional Education for  Teachers – What does it mean to be admitted to candidacy? What is the professional semester? How do I obtain my teaching license? Find answers to your professional education and licensure questions here.
  • Resources for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion– Learn about the College of Education’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • General Education Program – Information about NC State’s General Education Program (GEP) requirements, including a list of classes meeting each requirement.
  • NC State Minors – If you are interested in adding a minor during your time at NC State, you’ll want to start by perusing this list. Minors typically add 15 to 18 additional hours (5 to 6 additional classes) on top of your degree requirements. However, most minors will allow you to ‘double count’ up to two courses to go towards both your minor and your major, assuming that the minor courses fit into your major’s degree plan.
  • Academic Advising Services – If you are in the process of switching majors, or perhaps just undecided about the best academic path for you, the advisors in Academic Advising Services can help. They provide general advising for the university and are well-versed on the different majors that NC State offers.
  • Transfer Course Equivalencies – Find out how college courses taken at another institution will transfer to NC State.

Academic Success Resources

  • GPA Calculator – To help you calculate your current semester and cumulative (overall) GPAs.
  • Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire – To help you learn more about your personal learning style, with suggestions for studying more effectively.
  • Career Path Checklist – Specific steps to take each year at NC State in order to stay on track for finding the job you want after graduation (from the Career Development Center).
  • Time Budgeting Worksheet – Here’s a good way to examine your time management habits. Fill out this worksheet to see where your time is spent. You may end up with a deficit, or you may find you have extra hours.
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Time Management – If you have too much to do and too little time to fit it all in, this guide has some suggestions for how you can make better use of your time and avoid distractions.
  • Cornell Notes Template – If you haven’t heard of the Cornell method of note taking, give it a try this semester – you might be amazed at how your notes are better organized and easier to study from! This template will generate customized pages on which you can take your class notes.

Resources on Teacher Education