When the steps listed below are completed and you receive program acceptance confirmation, you may begin taking classes any semester and time that is convenient to you.

  1. To enroll in the certificate program, complete this form to indicate your intention. The form is automatically submitted to the director, Dr. Stacey Pigg.  
  2. Once you receive an acceptance letter from Dr. Stacey Pigg, you must enroll at NC State as an Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student:
  3. Pay pre-registration fees. 

    NDS tuition rates

      5. Register for classes when the open enrollment period begins.  You can search for course dates               and times here, NC State Class Search

As a Non-Degree Studies student, please note these reminders: 

  • Your NDS application is valid for ONE year.
  • You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Enrollment for any term is based on available capacity and students in degree granting programs have priority.

After completing all five courses, send a copy of your transcript or grade report along with the certificate completion form to:

         Certificate in Professional Writing 
         NCSU Department of English
         Attn: Samantha Fowler 
         Campus Box 8105 
         Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

We will send you a certificate suitable for framing and a letter attesting to your achievement in your coursework.