Policy Series Reports

North Carolina, as part of SuccessNC, implemented the Career & College Promise, through a partnership of the North Carolina Community College System, the Department of Public Instruction, the University of North Carolina system, and many independent colleges and universities. The program allows eligible high school students to earn college credit at a community college campus at no tuition cost to them or their families.  The program is paid for through state funds, and students are able to transfer up to 30 hours of course credit to community colleges.

Once students enroll in the community college and complete their A.A. or A.S. degree, they can then transfer up to 40 credit hours to a four-year institution and enter as a junior. While the Career & College Promise is only available to 11th and 12th grade students, the state has also extended a dual-enrollment pathway to qualified 9th grade students through the Cooperative Innovative High School Programs.  These small public high schools located on college campuses provide ninth grade students the opportunity to complete a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in four to five years.

Program Contact
Matthew Meyer, Ph.D
Associate Vice President, STEM Innovations
NC Community Colleges
Phone: (919) 807-7155
Email: meyerm@nccommunitycolleges.edu 

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