The Sponsored Student Programs office serves as your university liaison, helping address questions, serve as your link with students, and facilitating your connections with offices and departments across the university. We provide direct support to over 40 sponsor organizations representing more than 30 countries. We are here to serve as your campus resource and we encourage you to share your needs and expectations for your students with our office. We encourage sponsors to contact us so that we may understand your needs and assist in communicating those expectations to your students on campus. By working with us, you help us understand your needs, ensure the expedient dissemination of information to your students, and the timely delivery of support to you.
Some of the ways we support sponsors include:
- Centralized point of contact at NC State specifically to answer questions and concerns
- Coordination between admissions office, academic departments, international services office, Graduate School, and Intensive English Program (if required)
- Receipt and distribution of forms required to sponsor enrolling students
- Management of third party billing and student invoices
- Production of customized letters upon request
- Coordination of insurance waivers on behalf of a sponsor
- Crisis management and official communication to sponsors during emergencies
- Facilitate university visits and student meetings on behalf of sponsor representatives
- Issuance of student grade reports each semester or upon request
- Provide ongoing student wellness checks
- Monitor student academic progress and provide liaison support to departmental support, academic advisors, or other support services
- Serve as liaison between student, advisor, academic department, and sponsor for students encountering social, emotional, or academic difficulties
- Communicate student academic difficulties to sponsors for those students whose GPA’s fall below graduation requirements and where immediate action must be taken
Please note: In order for NC State to share student information with sponsor representatives, students must have a signed Consent to Release Student Information form on file with the Sponsored Student Programs office. This form authorizes NC State to share relevant student information with sponsor representatives in compliance with FERPA regulations. Without a signed information release on file with the Sponsored Student Programs office, NC State cannot release student information.
Sponsors are required to complete a Sponsor Affidavit of Support expressly stating which student expenses and fees to be covered by the sponsor and which are to be billed directly to the student.
In addition to helping students enrolled in degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate programs of study, the Sponsored Student Programs office works with non-degree programs and the Intensive English Program to provide support to sponsored students in these programs. These non-degree programs can include:
Intensive English Program
The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NC State is a full-time, non-credit program for international students seeking to improve their English language abilities for personal reasons or to continue their education in the United States. The IEP offers three levels of instruction – Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced.
NC State evaluates students for admission using a holistic approach to determine fit and readiness for our graduate and undergraduate programs. For international students with whose TOEFL/IELTS scores do not meet admissions requirements, NC State may consider offering conditional admission. Students who are conditionally admitted to NC State study in the Intensive English Program (IEP) before entering their academic programs.
NC State University’s Global Training Initiative (GTI) delivers educational and training programs that can be customized to the needs of sponsors and their students. If you are interested in learning more about customized programs, please contact the Global Training Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org.