In order to be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Current high school junior or senior
  2. Weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Test scores that demonstrate college readiness

Students must meet the following testing requirements to demonstrate college readiness:

Test PLAN PSAT 2014 earlier PSAT 2015 and Future Asset (NCCCS Score) COMPASS (NCCCS Cut Score) Accuplacer (NCCCS Cut Score) NC DAP(NCCCS Cut Score)
English 15 45 26 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills Composite score of 151 or higher
Reading 18 47 26 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading Composite score of 151 or higher
Mathematics 19 47 24.5 41 Numerical Skills and 41 Int. Algebra 47 Pre- Algebra and 66 Algebra 55 Arithmetic and 75 Elem. Algebra 7 on each assessment for DMA 010 thru 060


(Pre-March 2016)

(March 2016 and Future)



English 500 Evidence- Based Reading and Writing 480 English 18 English 18
Critical Reading 500 Reading 22 Reading 22
Mathematics 500 Mathematics 530 Mathematics 22 Mathematics 22

All students must meet the following criteria in order to maintain eligibility for continued enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway:

  1. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses

Note:  A student’s academic GPA does not include any penalization for course withdrawal. However, a student’s financial aid GPA registers a course withdrawal as a grade of ‘F’. Students are encouraged to think carefully before withdrawing from any courses as it may negatively affect their future financial aid availability.

A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway program and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another. Your program of study may be changed with approval of the high school principal or designee and the College’s chief student development administrator. A student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway and a Career and Technical Education Pathway with approval of the high school principal or designee and the College’s chief student development administrator.

Provisional Status

A high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled if the following criteria are met:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  2. Two completed years of high school English with a grade of C or higher
  3. Completed high school Algebra II (or higher level math) with a grade of C or higher
  4. Written approval from the high school principal or designee
  5. Written approval from the community college president or designee

A Provisional Status student must complete college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen pathway with a grade of ‘C’ or higher before becoming eligible to register for other courses in the pathway.