Eligibility for the two CCP pathways differs slightly. 

For the Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway:

To be eligible to enroll, a student must:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior;
  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the principal’s recommendation; and
  3. Meet the prerequisite requirements of the career pathway. 

For the College Transfer (CT) Pathway:

To be eligible to enroll, a student must:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior;
  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
  3. Demonstrate college readiness (see below); and  
  4. Meet all college course prerequisite requirements. 

For continuation in the program:

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must: 

  1. Continue to progress toward high school graduation: and
  2. Maintain a GPA of 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses. 

College Readiness* Benchmarks on Approved Diagnostic Assessment Tests

Test

Plan**

PSAT 2014 and Earlier**

PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT 2015 and Future**

NC DAP (NCCCS Cut Score)

English

15

45

26 or a composite score of 460 for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing


Composite score of 151 or higher ***

Reading

18

47

26 or a composite score of 460 for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

Mathematics

19

47

24.5 or 510

7 on each assessment for DMA 010 thru 060

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
(Pre-March 2016)

 

SAT
(March 2016 and Future)

 

Pre-Act

 

ACT

 
English 500
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480
English 18 English 18
Critical Reading 500 Reading 22 Reading 22
Mathematics 500 Mathematics 530 Mathematics 22 Mathematics 22

*To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on an approved test or tests.  Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. For example, a student may combine a 19 on PLAN math with an 86 and an 80 on Accuplacer sentence skills and reading to demonstrate college readiness.
**PLAN, Pre-ACTPSAT scores recommended by ACT and College Board as indicators of college readiness.
***The Reading and English part of the NC DAP is an integrated assessment of reading and English skills; meeting the composite cut score for placement into ENG 111 is one way to demonstrate college readiness in order to participate in the College Transfer Pathway.