College Closed for Memorial Day

Wake Tech is closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Prospective students can still apply online, and current students can register for classes. The college will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

UNC-Chapel Hill C-STEP Transfer Program

The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) provides a pathway for Wake Tech students working toward an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree to transfer to and graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Through C-STEP, students eligible to receive federal financial aid are guaranteed admission to UNC-Chapel Hill, where they can complete their four-year degrees after successfully completing their work at Wake Tech.

C-STEP gives students access to special events, advising and transition and support services at both Wake Tech and UNC-Chapel Hill. Students will be academically prepared and fully engaged in their college and university communities, setting them on a positive path to success.


Students must meet the following criteria to apply to C-STEP:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • No more than halfway toward an AA or AS degree, including the current enrollment term
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (applicants must be eligible to receive federal financial aid)

Early College students taking courses through Wake Tech are not eligible for C-STEP.

Program benefits

  • Guaranteed acceptance to UNC-Chapel Hill for students who complete the transfer requirements
  • Scholarship and internship opportunities
  • One-on-one faculty advising and mentoring
  • A dedicated academic advisor who specializes in UNC-Chapel Hill transfers
  • Early registration
  • Monthly experiences with the Wake Tech C-STEP cohort
  • Opportunity to build relationships with C-STEP students from other North Carolina community colleges
  • Opportunities for leadership
  • Community outreach
  • Special experiences for students in STEM majors
  • Exclusive information from Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising and other UNC-Chapel Hill offices
  • Unique experiences on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus

NOTE: Application deadlines are April 1
and October 1 each year.


Email the C-STEP program at [email protected] or Wake Tech Advising at [email protected].