Eligibility for CCP Pathways

Career and Technical Education Pathway Eligibility

For the Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway:

To be eligible to enroll as a Freshman or Sophomore: 

  1. Be a high school freshman or sophomore; and
  2. Recommendation of high school principal with his/her rationale for recommendation in place of the GPA requirement (assessment scores should be considered); and
  3. Recommendation of the college's Chief Academic Officer or Chief Student Development Administrator; and
  4. Grade of C or better in Math I, EOC score of 3, 4, or 5 for Math I, and EOG score of 3, 4, or 5 for 8th grade ELA Assessment; or 
  5. Demonstrate Readiness on approved assessments in English, Reading, and Math

NOTE: Eligible 9th and 10th grade CTE students may only enroll in pathways without UGETC courses in the following pathways: 

  • Engineering Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Business Technology

NOTE: Some CTE pathways require testing to be eligible for courses within the pathways.
NOTE: CCP Staff will work closely with 9th and 10th grade students to determine eligibility. 


To be eligible to enroll as a Junior or Senior: 

  1. Be a high school junior or senior; and
  2. Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 or better on high school coursework; or 
  3. Demonstrate readiness on approved assessment in English, Reading, and Math; or 
  4. Have recommendation of high school principal/designee with his/her rationale for recommendation in place of GPA requirement; and 
  5. Recommendation of the college's Chief Academic Officer or Chief Student Development Administrator

NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites in order to be registered. 


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-ACT, and PSAT 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.


College Transfer Pathway Eligibility

For the College Transfer (CT) Pathway:

To be eligible to enroll as a Freshman or Sophomore: 

  1. Be a high school freshman or sophomore; and
  2. Be AIG identified as gifted by local AIG plan in English, Reading, and Math; or
  3. Be AIG identified on aptitude and achievement test scores for English, Reading, and Math (92nd to 99th percentile); and
  4. Demonstrate college readiness via assessment; and
  5. Receive recommendation of high school principal, college president, and AIG Coordinator (if applicable); and
  6. Provide rationale from the high school principal via memo; and
  7. Receive academic advising prior to course registration

NOTE: For a list of aptitude and achievement test scores, visit The Buros Center Tests

NOTE: CCP Staff will work closely with 9th and 10th grade students to determine eligibility. 


To be eligible to enroll as a Junior or Senior: 

  1. Be a high school junior or senior; and
  2. Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses; or 
  3. Demonstrate college readiness in English, Reading, and Math approved assessment tests.

NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites in order to be registered. 


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-ACT, and PSAT 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.