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College Transfer Pathways

 

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» Core 44 College Transfer Pathway Programs of Study (only for those high school seniors who were enrolled in a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway Program of Study in 2013-2014)

Qualified high school juniors and seniors may enroll in either the Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Arts or the Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Science.

The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Arts is designed for high school students who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Arts degree and a baccalaureate degree in a non-STEM major. 

The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Science is designed for high school students who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Science degree and a baccalaureate degree in a STEM or technical major.

The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathways allow qualified high school juniors and seniors to complete up to 35 semester hours credit (SHC) tuition free.  Classes identified in the Career and College Transfer Pathways will transfer seamlessly (with a course grade of C or higher) to any North Carolina public university as well as participating private colleges/universities.

A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway and may not substitute courses in one pathway for courses in another.

The student may change his or her College Transfer Pathway with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.

Eligibility Requirement:

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a high school junior or senior;
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses;
  • Demonstrate college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test. A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway. (Approved assessments/scores and tests/scores are at the bottom of this page.)

Beginning with the 2012 fall semester, a high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in a College Transfer Pathway. To qualify for Provisional Status, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5;
  2. Have completed two years of high school English with a grade of ‘C’ or higher;
  3. Have completed high school Algebra II (or a higher level math class) with a grade of ‘C’ of higher;
  4. Obtain the written approval of the high school principal or his/her designee; and,
  5. Obtain the written approval of the community college president or his/her designee.

Note: A Provisional Status student may register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen Pathway. To be eligible to register for other courses in the Pathway, the student must first successfully complete mathematics and English courses with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

Maintaining Eligibility:

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway and a Career Technical Education pathway.  

A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.

A student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator. Click here to download the Program Change Form.

With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student who completes a College Transfer Pathway, while still enrolled in high school, may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science.

With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.

How to Apply:
  • Complete R-CCC’s application for admissions either by download here or online
  • Complete the Eligibility Verification Form
  • Complete the Student Registration Form.  The guidance counselor will assist you with your class registration.
  • Provide an official copy of high school transcript
  • Provide an official copy of assessment scores (unless posted on high school transcript)
Approved assessments and placement tests and scores:
PSAT Scores revised 09.13.2013
ACT Reading Score revised 12.18.2013
PLAN Reading Score revised 03.27.2014
 
Test Plan** PSAT** Asset
(NCCCS Cut Score)
Compass
(NCCCS Cut Score)
Accuplacer
(NCCCS Cut Score)
English 15 45 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills
Reading 18 47 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading
Mathematics 19 47 41 Numerical Skills and
41 Int. Algebra
47 Pre-Algebra and
66 Algebra
55 Arithmetic and
75 Elem. Algebra
 

In addition to the diagnostic assessments, colleges may use the following SAT and ACT scores recommended by the testing companies as benchmarks for college readiness:*

SAT   ACT      
Writing 500 Writing 18    
Critical Reading 500 Reading 22    
Mathematics 500 Mathematics 22

NOTE: Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. Students may take the COMPASS Placement Test at R-CCC.