Eligibility

You are eligible for the Professional Writing Certificate if... 

  • You have completed the first year of college English or the equivalent (credit, transfer credit, or credit by exam).
  • You enroll as a Non-Degree Studies student (NDS). The Division of Lifelong Education in the UGS (undergraduate studies) and PBS (post-baccalaureate studies) classifications both fall under NDS.
  • You are not seeking a degree at NCSU during the time you take these courses.


If you completed the pre-requisite English courses during a bachelor's degree program, but are no longer seeking a degree, you qualify for admission to the certificate program.