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Dual Enrollment at PCC

High School students walking in hallway

Career and College Promise (CCP) offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. The program is available to all students who meet the eligibility requirements. Through a partnership of the Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the University of North Carolina system and many independent colleges and universities, North Carolina is helping eligible high school students to begin earning college credit at a community college campus tuition-free for them and their families. The Bulldog Promise Scholarship will give CCP Students an opportunity to complete a Pitt Community College Degree TUITION FREE!

The three pathways are listed below:

  1. College Transfer Pathways (CTP) require the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics.
  2. Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE) is a curriculum program leading to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.
  3. Cooperative Innovative High School Programs (CIHSP) are located on college campuses (unless a waiver was provided) and provide opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years. Examples include Early and Middle College High Schools.

Eligibility Requirements

College Transfer Pathways (CTP)

Be a high school Junior or Senior and:

  1. Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses; or
  2. Demonstrate college readiness in English, Reading and Mathematics on an approved assessment (PSAT, SAT, PreACT, ACT); or
  3. Have the recommendation and approval of the school counselor and/or administrator

Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE)

Be a high school Junior or Senior and:

  1. Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses; or
  2. Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved assessment (PSAT, SAT, PreACT, ACT); or
  3. Have the recommendation and approval of the school counselor and/or administrator

Freshman and Sophomore Eligibility

Option 1: College Transfer Pathway

  1. Must be identified as academically gifted in reading and math and
    • PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS: AIG designation must be verified by the district AIG coordinator
    • HOME/PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS: Provide test scores showing greater than 92nd percentile on an achievement test in English, Reading, and Math from the Mental Measurements Yearbook. The CCP staff does not arrange for testing.
  2. Demonstrate college readiness in English, Reading and Mathematics on an approved assessment (PSAT, SAT, PreACT, ACT); and
  3. Receive recommendation verifying the student is mature enough to enroll; and
  4. Receive written consent from the student’s parent(s); and
  5. Receive academic advising prior to enrollment and registration

Option 2: Career and Technical Education Pathway

  1. Have passed Math I with a grade of C or better (or PC-19); and
  2. Score a 3 or higher on the End of Course assessment (EOC) for Math I if available; and
  3. Score a 3 or higher on the 8th grade End of Grade ELA assessment if available; or
  4. Demonstrate college readiness in English, Reading and Mathematics on an approved assessment (PSAT, SAT, PreACT, ACT); or
  5. Have the recommendation and approval of the school counselor and/or administrator and
  6. Receive academic advising prior to enrollment and registration and
  7. Enroll in approved Engineering, Industrial, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Transportation Systems, Construction and Business Technologies courses only

Maintaining Eligibility

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