Admission Requirements

*The MS in Adult Education offers fall and spring admission only. 

The following are required for admission for the MS in Adult Education program: 

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from a Regionally Accredited College or University
  • 2.50 or higher Grade Point Average from the undergraduate degree-granting institution
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • Scholarly Work (if applicable) 
  • Completed Graduate School Application
  • Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Letters of Reference and/or Reference Forms

Application Deadlines  

Priority Deadline

February 1 (for fall admission)
September 1 (for spring admission)  

The priority deadline is the date by which complete applications with all required documents must be submitted to receive priority review for merit based graduate awards and for admission to space constrained graduate programs.  While the online application, payment of application fee, and uploading of all documents is required, original transcripts and official transmission of test scores is not necessary at this stage.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be processed but will be given consideration based on availability of funds and/or space in the program. 

General Deadline

The general deadline is the date by which all application materials must be received by the graduate school for admission decision. The general deadlines for domestic and international applicants are listed below. 

Domestic Applicants:

June 1 (for fall admissions)
October 15 (for spring admissions) 

International Applicants:

May 15 (for fall admissions)
October 1 (for spring admissions) 

International applicants are strongly advised to submit all original documents as soon as possible after receiving notification from the Graduate School.  The Graduate School’s final review leading to a formal offer of admission requires original documents from international students.  The issuing of an I-20 may take several weeks after the offer of admission.  


A graduate student in good academic standing who withdraws from the university, is not granted leave of absence, or fails to enroll for not more than one (1) semester (excluding summer) may apply for re-enrollment. In addition, students returning to graduate studies following an approved leave-of-absence may apply for re-enrollment. Effective March 1, 2013, there will be a non-refundable application processing fee of $35. Payment can be made in the form of a check, money order, or certified check payable to North Carolina A&T State University.  

Re-enrolling students must be cleared by the Sebastian Health Center prior to registering for classes. Please contact the Health Center at (336) 334-7880. Also, all applicants for readmission are required to submit Campus Safety Questions. 

The re-enrollment application and application fee must be received no later than August 5th for Fall admission, January 5th  for spring admission, and May 5th  for summer admission.