Alamance Community College students who are interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at North Carolina State University now have a fresh opportunity to get started with a new dual-admission program that guarantees university enrollment if they earn an associate’s degree and maintain a 3.00 GPA while at ACC.
Beginning in fall 2018, the NC State Community College Collaboration, or NC State C3, provides a pathway toward full admission to NC State for high-achieving ACC students from low-to-moderate income households. The University is partnering with eight regional community college partners on this initiative.
Officially signing documents to seal the partnership during a June 7 ceremony on the ACC campus were ACC President Algie Gatewood and Dr. Louis Hunt, NCSU Senior Vice Provost of Enrollment Management and Services.
Also attending from NC State University were Erin Dixon, Senior Associate Registrar; Martha Harmening, Director, C3 Program; and Taylor Holland, Associate Director and Transfer Admissions Coordinator.
The core values of the C3 agreement between ACC and NC State University are multi-layered:
Another advantage for ACC students is that they will gain immediate benefits from NC State University:
“This program will allow our students to link their studies with programs at NC State, and provide them access to many university resources before they actually transfer,” said Scott Queen, Executive Vice President at Alamance Community College. “Moreover, our students can get their first two years of college at a fraction of the cost they’d pay at a university.”
Students interested in specific departments still need to qualify for admission to those schools according to prerequisite guidelines.
“We at Alamance Community College are very grateful and excited to partner with North Carolina State University on the C3 initiative that creates a pathway for many of our students to qualify for guaranteed admission and accessibility to a great university,” said ACC President Dr. Algie Gatewood. “I commend the excellent personnel at NC State for working so agreeably with our staff on this partnership.”