Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students the chance to earn college credits at a community college campus. The program is tuition-free for high school junior and seniors.  You must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher or passing test scores.

Students can earn:

Fall and Summer 2020 Semesters:

  •  March 26, 2020:  Priority Deadline for Summer and Fall 2020 Applications
     (Students who attend an Admission Meeting by this date will receive early registration dates in April.)
  •  May 27, 2020:  First day of 8 week Summer Session
  •  Aug. 17, 2020: First day of the Fall Semester

Career and College Promise Information Sessions

Attend an information session to learn more about this exciting program!

Information Sessions
Date and Time Location
6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 25 Jamestown Campus - Sears Applied Technology Room 120
10:00 am on Saturday, February 29 Cameron Campus, 7908 Leabourne Rd., Colfax
11:00 am on Saturday, February 29 Cameron Campus, 7908 Leabourne Rd., Colfax

New Student Admissions Meetings

Admissions meetings are required for all new students.  A completed application packet with all signatures is required in order to attend this meeting.

Students will receive information on how the program works including:

  • Curriculum Pathways
  • How to navigate the website to search for classes
  • How to register for classes
  • An opportunity to ask questions

There is room for up to 25 students (including their parents) per session.

Sign up for a session, required for new applications:

There are two Career and College Pathways: College Transfer and Career and Technical Education Pathways. Use the links below to learn more about them.

College Transfer Pathway

Learn More

Career and Technical Education Pathway

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ For Parents Of Students Attending North Carolina Community Colleges

The purpose of Career and College Promise is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school students to be concurrently enrolled in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level jobs skills.

Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. The tuition is waived for students who maintain a “B” average and meet other 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.

The pathways include:

College Transfer Pathways (CTP) allow the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses including English and mathematics, and ACA 122 College Transfer Success.

Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE) lead to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.

Students will need to submit an application packet for Career and College Promise. The CCP Application Packet should include the items listed below. Once the student has their completed application packet, they will need to schedule an appointment with Linda Whitlow. They can email& her at for hours of availability.

  1. GTCC Application for Admission [PDF]
  2. Verification of Student Eligibility Form [PDF]
  3. Copy of test scores used to meet the test requirements that are listed on the Verification of Student Eligibility Form if the student has an unweighted GPA below 2.8. Test score benchmarks [PDF]
  4. Official High School Transcript
  5. Home School Registration Form (if Applicable)
  6. Consent to Release Form [PDF]

No, except for some non-credit courses taken on a self-supporting basis, including safe driving courses.

There is no maximum number of college credits that a CCP student can take. However, students must complete the entire CCP pathway before pursuing additional courses. All CCP participants must maintain eligibility status.

No, students must complete their pathway before taking additional courses.

All curriculum courses taken by Career and College Promise students at community colleges in accordance with in G.S. 115D-20(4). are tuition-waived except courses offered on a self-supporting basis. (This applies to Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.)

All community college courses included on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) will receive weighted credit in accordance with NCDPI policy GCS-L-004. CTE and other courses not included in the CAA are not eligible for weighted credit.

Yes, principals are permitted to award dual credit based upon course content relative to available high school courses and State Board of Education policy GCS-M-001, which allows students in a College Transfer pathway to receive high school credit toward graduation requirements using community college courses. Additionally, some CTE college courses may count towards high school CTE core requirements. Contact the high school counselor or principal for more information.

CCP students enrolled in community college courses will be held to the same attendance and academic requirements as traditional college students.

Junior or senior standing is determined by the local school administrative unit.

No, high school graduates cannot participate in CCP. However, if the high school semester ends after the community college semester has started, the student would still be eligible for CCP. (Example: The community college semester begins on January 6th and the high school semester ends January 18th – the student would still be eligible for CCP because they were still a high school student when community college semester started).
FAQ For Home School Students And Private School Students:

Yes, students attending a registered home school or a private school may participate in CCP. Generally, private school students are required to establish eligibility using the same criteria applied to public school students (GPA, assessment scores). Home school students and students from private schools not using traditional grading scales shall follow the Community College’s established procedures for assessing eligibility and determining placement. 

No, the home school student’s principal (usually the parent) must certify that the student is a junior or senior and is making progress toward graduation. 

FAQ On Funding:

Students are responsible for the cost of fees and books. Tuition is waived for CCP

Cooperative Innovative High Schools (including early college high schools, middle college high schools, and other CIHS models) receive transportation funds as part of a larger funding allotment at each district. No additional transportation funding is available for other CCP students.