Summer Start Frequently Asked Questions

With all the buzz being generated about the Summer START program, there are several frequently asked questions. We wanted to put this list together for you to help answer those. Additionally, if you have any questions that aren't answered here, feel free to contact us via e-mail at


Students should complete a interest form by May 1st. While these dates are listed as deadlines, please remember Summer START program enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis.

When is Summer START?

Summer START takes place during the second summer session at NC State. Please reference the NC State Academic Calendar for detailed dates.


Housing is available in on-campus residence halls on Central Campus, putting you in close proximity to dining, recreation, tutoring, and health facilities.

Please keep in mind that the application for summer housing will be different from your fall housing request. Once you complete the online interest form for Summer START, we will contact you with registration procedures for summer housing.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available to help you pay for your summer classes with the Summer START program. If you are interested in receiving financial assistance through our Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, you must complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

Math Placement

We strongly encourage each applicant to take the online math skills test. If you qualify for upper level mathematics, we will speak to you about the options before you are registered for courses. 

Chemistry Placement

We encourage each applicant to take the online chemistry skills test. If you qualify for upper level Chemistry, we will speak to you about the options before you are registered for courses.

Registration for Summer Classes

The Summer START staff will work on student course schedules on an individual basis with the student’s adivisor.  Once the best path is decided by the advisor and Summer START, with the student's input, Summer START staff will register the student. You will receive your fall course schedule at New Student Orientation (first week of Summer START).

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation works closely with Summer START to ensure students are amply orientated to campus before you start taking classes. New Student Orientation for Summer START students and parents will take place prior to the first day of summer class and replaces the college specific orientation session. When students are confirmed to the program, they will be registered for this orientation. For more information about orientation, please visit this link.