The General Education Program (GEP) is completely portable...
GEP categories may not be subdivided – a program or college may not require a student to take a specific GEP course to satisfy the GEP requirement.
If a student changes majors within NC State and has completed the GEP requirements prior to the change, then the student will not be required to take any additional courses to satisfy the GEP requirements.
If a student changes majors within NC State and has not completed all of the GEP requirements prior to the change, then the student will receive credit for all of his/her completed coursework that satisfied a GEP requirement and will complete his GEP coursework dependent upon his/her new major.
If a student changes majors within NC State then the student may be required to take additional coursework to satisfy any requirements of the new major or college, but the GEP requirements will be governed by 1b and 1c above.
If a student transfers to NC State from a Community College in the NC System then the following rules apply:
If the student has earned an Associates Degree in Science or in the Arts, then the student will have satisfied all of the requirements for our GEP based on the NC Articulation Agreement.
Students transferring to NC State will have their coursework evaluated on a course by course basis for satisfaction of our GEP requirements if they fall into the following categories:
Associates Degree from an NC Community College other than an AA in Arts or Science.
Transfer from an NC Community College without an Associates Degree.
Transfer from any institution other than a NC Community College, unless there is a bilateral agreement covering the GEP between NC State and the student’s former institution.
Courses on the U.S. Diversity list or the Global Knowledge list may be double-counted to satisfy an additional GEP category if the courses have been identified as co-requisites for the appropriate lists. Double-counting means that a course can satisfy the requirements of two categories but the number of credits will not be counted twice. There are no other situations in which a course may be used to satisfy more than one requirement for the GEP.
Courses on GEP lists may be double-counted as satisfying a GEP requirement and a requirement of a major or of a minor. Double counting is defined as in #6 above.
Any course on a GEP list must be a course that has been approved by the UCCC as a University approved course and by CUE for a GEP category.