The North Carolina Career and College Promise Program provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. Eligible high school students may enroll in a College Transfer Pathway program of study leading to the awarding of specific college transfer credit and/or Career and Technical Education Pathway program of study leading to a certificate or diploma aligned with an identified career cluster.

Eligible college courses will be selected from authorized programs of study which are beyond the scope of high school offerings and will be of the same length and rigor as those offered to regular college students. College credit will be awarded upon successful completion of courses. High school credit may be awarded upon successful completion, based on credit hour equivalencies.

A Career and College Promise Program 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 Vice President for Instruction (or designee). The College’s Vice President for Instruction (or designee) shall approve a change in pathway based on verification provided by the student that the program change allows the student to meet their newly chosen career path.

The enrollment of high school students cannot displace adult college students. Enrollment of eligible Career and College Promise Program high school students during the summer semester is permitted. With appropriate approvals, eligible high school students may enroll in selected continuing education courses for specific enrichment or training purposes only (no high school, college transfer, or career technical awards). Adult High School or high school equivalency courses are not eligible.

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The Cost

Approved students pay no tuition. Students are required to purchase textbooks.

The Academic Requirements

As part of the admissions process, all students are required to submit a transcript and official scores from an approved assessment or placement test. Students must complete the Career and College Promise Application to be admitted into a Career and College Promise pathway.

SAT (taken 3/2016 or later)
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480
Mathematics 530
PSAT (2015 or later)
Writing & Language 26
Reading 26
Mathematics 24.5
Pre-ACT & ACT
 English 18
Reading 22
Mathematics 22
NC DAP
English and Reading Composite score of 151 or higher
Mathematics 7 on each assessment for DMA 010 – 060

College Transfer Pathway

Courses in this pathway provide an opportunity for a student to complete transferable credits/courses toward an Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree.

Criteria
  1. Be a high school junior or senior.
  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 in high school courses.
  3. Demonstrate college readiness on an approved assessment in English, reading and mathematics.
  4. To remain eligible for continued enrollment, a student must complete a new application for each semester documenting continued progress toward high school graduation and maintain a 2.0 GPA on college coursework after completing two courses.

Career and Technical Education Pathway

Courses in this pathway lead to certificates or diplomas aligned with the student’s career path.

Criteria:
  1. Be a high school junior or senior.
  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the academic recommendation of the high school principal or designee.
  3. Have received career pathway information outlining program requirements for completion of the certificate or diploma.
  4. To remain eligible for continued enrollment, a student must complete a new application for each semester documenting continued progress toward high school graduation and maintain a 2.0 GPA on college coursework after completing two courses.