Guaranteed Admission / Co-Admission Programs
North Carolina State University: C-3
The Community College Collaboration (C3) is a dual-admission, dual-enrollment program between NC State and eight community college partners. C3 is intended for community college students from low-to-moderate income backgrounds with demonstrated potential for academic success who aspire to transfer to NC State after completing their associate degree.
C3 provides academic and program support for students during their time in community college and prepares them for a successful transition to NC State and timely completion of a bachelor’s degree.
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: CSTEP
In 2006, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program, or C-STEP, to enable more community-college students to transfer to and graduate from Carolina. C-STEP focuses on high school seniors or community college students. You must also be enrolled (or plan to enroll) at a partner community college in a course of study that will lead to the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associates of Sciences (AS) degree, and you must earn the degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Candidates are reviewed holistically and the University considers, among other criteria, demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles, first-generation college status, diversity, employment history, and family responsibilities. Talented low and moderate-income high school and community college students are guaranteed eventual admission to Carolina if they are admitted to and complete the community college portion of the program successfully.
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Through an articulation agreement signed in 2016, The University of North Carolina, Wilmington guarantees admission to graduates of Wake Tech’s Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Engineering programs provided that the student completes the degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 / 4.0 and that the candidate for admission meets all other admission requirements. The agreement does not guarantee admission into a specific program at UNCW. Students who complete these programs with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher accrue additional benefits.
East Carolina University: Pirate’s Promise
ECU’s Pirate’s Promise is a co-admission program for community college students at participating institutions. Through the Pirate’s Promise, students enjoy guaranteed admission, a waived transfer application fee, joint academic advising and financial aid counseling, scholarship opportunities, access to libraries, workshops, and more. To be eligible, you must be enrolling or already enrolled as a full-time student at one of the NC Community College Pirate Promise schools in an associate degree program. Early college and Career and College Promise students are eligible if pursuing an associates degree.
To maintain eligibility, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
The Pirate Promise program does not guarantee admission to a specific major or program.