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Career and College Promise

Eligibility Criteria

  1.  College Transfer Pathway    
  2.  Technical Education Pathway  
  3.  College Readiness Benchmarks  
CORE 44 COLLEGE TRANSFER PATHWAY
  1. The Career and College Promise Core 44 College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least thirty semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics.
  2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be high school junior or senior;
    • Have weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
    • Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test (PLAN, PSAT, ASSET, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT). A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for Core 44 College Transfer Pathway.
  3. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:
    • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
    • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
  4. A student must enroll in one Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
  5. 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 student development administrator.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAY
  1. The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.
  2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria
    • Be a high school junior or senior;
    • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee; and
    • Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.
  3. College Career Technical Education Courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.
  4. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:
    • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
    • Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.
  5. A student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another. The 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 student development administrator.
College Readiness Benchmarks on Approved Assessment Tests
Test PLAN PSAT SAT ACT Asset COMPASS Accuplacer
English 15 45 500 18 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills
Reading 17 47 500 22 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading
Mathematics 19 47 500 22 41 Numerical Skills
and 41 Int. Algebra
47 Pre- Algebra
and 66 Algebra
55 Arithmetic and
75 Elem. Algebra