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Eligibility for Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. 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 at no cost to them or their families. The three pathways include:


1)College Transfer - Designed for students planning to continue their educational career beyond high school to eventually achieve an Associate's or Bachelor's degree at a community college or university.

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2)Career & Technical Education - Allows students to begin a certification or diploma program in a particular technical field or career area.

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3)Cooperative Innovative High Schools - North Carolina's early colleges and other innovative schools are small public high schools, usually located on the campus of a university or community college, where students simultaneously work toward completion of both the high school diploma and an associate's degree, transferable credit or certificate.

To view complete program eligibility guidelines and state policy, click the link below:

Click here for State CCP Eligibility Guidelines and Procedures

***CCP Operating Procedures are subject to change***

 Click here for CCP Eligibility Benchmarks