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CCP College Transfer Pathway Information

College Transfer Pathways allow students to obtain tuition-free course credits toward an Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Science, or Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree. The Career and College Promise Pathway requires the completion of a transfer pathway approved by the State Board of Community Colleges including transfer courses in English and mathematics and ACA 122 College Transfer Success.

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior; and
  2. Have a 2.8+ Unweighted High School GPA or Demonstrate College Readiness on Approved Assessments in English, Reading, and Math. See Page 6 of the CCP Pathway Guide (pdf) for program eligibility benchmarks.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  1. Continue to make progress toward High School graduation, and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
    • A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.

High school students participating in Career & College Promise may not delay high school graduation in order to continue participation in the CCP Program. Students progressing towards high school graduation have access to CCP for up to two (2) years – one year as a junior and one year as a senior.

Students enrolled in Adult High School, Adult Basic Education, or Adult Secondary Education are not eligible for Career and College Promise.

Changing A Pathway Major

A student may only enroll in one College Transfer Pathway and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another. A 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 chief academic officer or chief student development administrator.

The college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator 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. Verification could include (but is not limited to) a bachelor degree plan published by the university, a career pathway plan, career information published in the Occupational Outlook Handbooks and/or information published in the North Carolina Career Cluster Guide, etc.

After Completing a College Transfer Pathway

With the approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, a student who completes a College Transfer Pathway, while still enrolled in high school, may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the Associate in Arts or Science, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, or Associate in Arts or Science Teacher Preparation.

Additional Information

  • Students enrolled in courses to complete a pathway during a term may concurrently enroll in additional courses to complete the associate degree program within the same term.
  • With the approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, a student may concurrently enroll in:
    • One College Transfer Pathway and one Career Technical Education Pathway; or
    • One College Transfer Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway
  • CCP students may enroll in supplemental courses, (example: MAT 010 , MAT 021 )
  • CCP students may enroll in curriculum transition courses but may not enroll in non-curriculum transition courses.
  • CCP students may not enroll in transition courses offered through College and Career Readiness (CCR)
  • CCP students may not audit courses
  • CCP Students may not be enrolled in the Associate in General Education or General Occupational Technology programs.

Related CCP Forms

CCP Pathway Guide (pdf)
CCP Registration Form
VGCC Career and College Promise Eligibility Form
CCP Special Permission Form