3+X Accelerated Master’s Degrees

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The 3+X Accelerated Masters Program is a cooperative program between certain schools in China with NC State University. Select students from these universities enroll in graduate-level NC State courses during the fall semester which also count towards the completion of their undergraduate degree.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

  • Estimated cost of attendance for an academic year
  • Visa and SEVIS fees charged by the U.S. government
  • Graduate School application fee
  • GTI Administration Fee: $500 paid during the semester at NC State (billed with tuition)

Fall Semester at NC State

OctoberBegin preparing financial documents to submit to OIS for I-20 extension from GTI to the Master’s program for the Spring semester. These financial documents must be submitted no later than December 1.
September 1 Deadline to submit final transcripts with the official confirmation of bachelor’s degree, if you are graduating in December. If you do not plan to graduate until May, you should still submit your degree confirmation at this time or no later than February 1 of next year.
November 15 Deadline to submit new TOEFL/IELTS and/or GRE exam scores AND official/original transcripts, if you uploaded your transcript(s) at the time of application.
December 1 Deadline to submit new financial documents for I-20 extension to the Master’s program.
December 10Deadline to receive confirmation from your home University that you have met the requirements to complete and receive your bachelor’s degree.