Transfer applicants can learn more about the application process below:

Invitation to Apply

4.6.2018 Update: Status updates have been sent via email to students who applied to our Transfer Class of 2021. Thank you to everybody who applied!

By March 17, 2018, the Goodnight Scholars Program will issue approximately 125 invitations to prospective NC State transfer students who have applied for fall 2018 admission. This invitation gives each student access to the Goodnight Scholars Program online transfer application. The invitation is sent to the email address listed on the student’s general NC State application, which is accessible via Pack ASSIST.

To receive an invitation to apply as a transfer student, a student must:

Additional criteria may be used to address critical needs in STEM and STEM education fields, and encourage diversity and inclusion per the University’s strategic plan.


Prospective NC State transfer students who have applied for fall 2018 admission and have unique academic and/or financial circumstances that they feel may cause them to be overlooked for an invitation to apply to our Program, may nominate themselves for consideration by completing the self-nomination form. The self-nomination form for the Transfer Class of 2021 has closed. We will open the self-nomination form for the Transfer Class of 2022 in February 2019.

The Goodnight Scholars Program Application

Once the student receives the Goodnight Scholars Program application, he or she will be required to answer a series of questions pertaining to his or her candidacy. Questions will focus on the student’s academic achievement, extracurricular and  community involvement, and understanding of the role STEM fields play in addressing key societal and global issues. The application will also contain a  section for the student to self-report unusual or unique financial circumstances that won’t be reflected on the FAFSA. Applications will be due by March 26, 2018. Applications are reviewed by a committee of NC State faculty, staff, alumni, and campus partners.

The Goodnight Scholars Program Transfer Finalist Interview Day

In early April, the review committee and the Goodnight Scholars Program Professional Staff will select the top 30 transfer candidates as finalists to participate in our Transfer Finalist Interview Day. Interviews will be hosted at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 and will be conducted by NC State faculty, staff, alumni, and campus partners.

Please note: Participation in the Transfer Finalist Interview Day is mandatory for finalists who wish to be considered for the Program.

Recipient Selection and Notification

In late April 2018, the Goodnight Scholars Program selection committee will meet and select the recipients and alternates for the Transfer Class of 2021. Students will be notified of their status immediately via the email address listed on their Goodnight Scholars Program application. Recipients will have until May 10, 2018, to accept the scholarship offer.

NC State Transfer Application Procedure & Deadlines

Throughout the entire Goodnight Scholars Program selection process, transfer students are expected to abide by the general NC State transfer application procedures and deadlines including submitting all official transcripts for completed spring coursework by June 1st. Any scholarship offers from the Goodnight Scholars Program can be rescinded if any deadlines are missed.

Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to review our FAQ for additional information about our Program and scholarship. If you have more questions after reading the FAQ, please feel free to contact us at