Career and College Promise: Try on College in High School

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 juniors and seniors (semester fees will apply). You must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher or passing test scores.

Students can earn:

Summer / Fall 2024 Dates:
  • March 15, 2024: Priority Application Deadline for early registration
  • May 17, 2024:  Final Summer Application Deadline
  • May 30, 2024: First Day of Summer Classes (8 week session)
  • July 19, 2024:  Final Fall Application Deadline
  • August 19, 2024: First Day of Fall Classes

Career and College Promise Information Sessions

For students interested in CCP

Guilford Technical Community College will present an information session about its Career and College Promise Program for high school students. The presentation will provide information about the dual enrollment program for high school students along with information about the admissions process and qualifications for the program. Students and parents are invited to attend one of the free, hour-long events. Reservations are not required.  

May Events - To Be Announced

Please check back!

Event Location:  GTCC Jamestown Campus
Auditorium, Koury Hospitality Careers Center
621 East Main Street, Jamestown, N.C.

View Career and College Promise Admissions Presentation!

The presentation will provide information about dual enrollment at GTCC along with the admissions process and qualifications for the program. This is the same presentation under the New Student Admissions Meeting section below. 


New Student Admissions Meetings

Admissions sessions are required for all new students. Because of COVID-19, the recorded admissions session below replaces the required Admissions Meeting.  Please submit a completed application packet with all signatures after viewing the Admissions Session.

Admissions Session includes information on the following:

  • General Program Information
  • Curriculum Pathways
  • How to navigate the website to search for classes
  • How to register for classes
  • Q & A

It is important that you and your parent watch the entire recording.

Admissions Session Recording

Once you and your parent have viewed the Admissions Session:

  1. Determine your Career and College Promise Pathway – Write the Pathway name and Code on your Verification Form.  Please refer to the Dual Credit Allowances Document for information on how the high school credits dual courses.  This also shows which GTCC classes are needed for high school requirements.

    There are two types of Career and College Promise Pathways:
    • College Transfer Pathways  – GTCC offers nine different college transfer pathways
    • Career/Technical Education Pathways – GTCC offers numerous certificate and diploma programs.
Use the link below to view Pathway options:
CCP Pathway Information
  1. Complete Forms in the Application Packet. (Signatures may be obtained by email.)

    The Application Packet includes:
    • GTCC Application for Admission 
      Online Application Link:

      You will need to create an account on  Please include your social security number on the online application.

    • Verification of Student Eligibility Form – Please make sure that you have all signatures required and that you have included the pathway.  Leave GTCC ID blank.
    • Attendance Policy Form
    • Consent to Release Form - to be completed by the student. 
    • General Medial Release Form 
    • Year-End High School Transcript – Please send a copy of your latest transcript with the admissions packet. If you attend a public high school, you may request this through  Please provide your High School ID # on the Verification Form. If your transcript is in a sealed envelope, you may open it and scan it. Home School Transcripts - courses must be listed by grade level, signed and dated by principal and include a cumulative unweighted GPA. 
    • Copy of Home School State Registration (if applicable)

All forms are available for download on the right side of this webpage. See Career and College Promise Forms.

  1. Scan your admissions packet and email the documents as attachments using the attach button to Do not copy and paste the documents into the body of the email.

    Once you have submitted your application packet:
    • Please frequently check the email listed on your application. If something is missing, you will be notified.  After the application is processed, the applicant will receive an email with Titan Account Activation Instructions.
    • After activating your Titan account, please check your GTCC Titan Email daily.  You will receive registration instructions after your application is processed.
    • Once you have registered for classes, you will be sent an email with instructions for our mandatory online CCP Orientation.

There are two types of Career and College Promise Pathways:

  1. College Transfer Pathways (GTCC offers seven different college transfer pathways)
  2. Career/Technical Education Pathways (GTCC offers numerous certificate and diploma programs)

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.

Click on the link below to submit the online application:

Students will need to create an account on  Please include your social security number on the online application.

Once the application has been submitted, complete the forms in the Admissions Packet listed below and submit them by email to

  1. Verification of Student Eligibility Form [PDF]
  2. Official High School Transcript
  3. Home School Registration Form (if Applicable)
  4. Consent to Release Form [PDF]
  5. Attendance Policy Form [PDF]
  6. General Media Release Form [PDF]

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

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 6 and the high school semester ends January 18 – 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.