Apply to Microbiology Online

Complete the following steps to get started taking courses.

  1. Apply for Admission to NC State University as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student
  2. Pay Tuition
  3. Register for Your Class
  4. (Optional) Enroll in the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate Program


Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State University as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student

Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the university. If you are not already matriculated in a degree program at NC State you will need to apply as a non-degree studies (NDS) student. Note, if you receive a message that new NDS applications are not currently being accepted you will have to wait to apply until after the start-of-term lock-out is over. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

To have the $30 application fee waived, when prompted for your Enrollment Objectives check “to earn an undergraduate certificate or participate in one of the following programs:” and select “University Undergraduate Certificate in Microbiology” from the drop-down list.
Click here to complete the NDS online application form

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Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes.

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Step 3: Register for Your Class

To register for classes you will need an NC State student ID number and/or NC State Unity (computer system) ID and password. These will be e-mailed to you once your NDS application has been processed and accepted.

  • NDS students can register for classes only after the open enrollment period begins. Click here for current information about open enrollment.
  • Using your NCSU Unity ID and password, log-in to the MyPack portal, and select the class(es) for which you wish to register.
  • To request a waiver of prerequisite classes not taken at NC State, or for other assistance with registration, e-mail Please include in the message the number and name of the course for which you wish to register, and your NC State student ID number.

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Step 4: (Optional) Enroll in the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate Program

Students in NDS status at NC State are eligible to enroll in the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate if they have completed high-school level chemistry and biology, and earned a High School diploma (or equivalent). A commitment to complete the program is not required in order to enroll.

  • To enroll, please submit the following by e-mail to the Microbiology Certificate Coordinator, Dr. Melissa Ramirez (
      1. A statement of your interest in the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate.
      2. An electronic copy of one or more unofficial transcripts to document previous college classes you have taken.
  • If you wish to apply transfer credit to the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate for a course taken at another institution, an official transcript that documents the course in question must also be submitted.
  • Click here for more information about the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate.

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Dr. Melissa Ramirez 1567A Thomas Hall 919.513.3309 Contact Me

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Tuition and Monthly Payments

Tuition and fee information for the upcoming semester can be found on the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website.

NC State offers a monthly payment plan.

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