News

Related

New Dual-Admission Agreement Offers ACC Students Pathway to NC State

Officiating over a new dual-admission partnership are (left) Dr. Louis Hunt, NC State University Senior Vice Provost; and Dr. Algie Gatewood, President of Alamance Community College.

Officiating over a new dual-admission partnership are (left) Dr. Louis Hunt, NC State University Senior Vice Provost; and Dr. Algie Gatewood, President of Alamance Community College.

Officiating over a new dual-admission partnership are (left) Dr. Louis Hunt, NC State University Senior Vice Provost; and Dr. Algie Gatewood, President of Alamance Community College.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:

  • Students apply for C3 admission immediately after high school completion or during their first year at ACC.
  • Participants must be from low-to-moderate income households, defined as 200% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines, or approximately $50,000 for a family of four.
  • Students will be dually admitted into the associate degree program at ACC and as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student at NC State University.
  • Students admitted to C3 program will have up to 3 years to complete the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
  • Completion of the associate degree and continuous maintenance of a minimum grade point average of 3.0 will result in guaranteed admission to NC State.

Another advantage for ACC students is that they will gain immediate benefits from NC State University:

  • C3 participants will have student profiles created in NC State’s student information system while enrolled at ACC.
  • Students will have access to online advising systems allowing them to map their progress towards their intended majors at NC State.
  • Students will be assigned an NC State academic advisor while at ACC to assist with program planning and preparation to transition successfully to NC State.
  • C3 students will have the opportunity to enroll in approved NC State courses while enrolled at ACC.
  • NC State representatives will visit ACC multiple times each semester. These visits give C3 students an opportunity to meet with admissions staff, academic advisors, financial aid advisors and C3 program staff.

“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.”

Early College students Uriel Regalado, Oscar Perez-Lopez, and Hugo Rojas pose with NCSU Vice Provost Dr. Louis Hunt; ACC President Dr. Algie Gatewood; and Bonnie Roane, Principal of the ABSS Early College. The students attended the signing ceremony as guests and are prospective candidates for the new C3 dual-admission initiative between ACC and NC State.

Early College students Uriel Regalado, Oscar Perez-Lopez, and Hugo Rojas pose with NCSU Vice Provost Dr. Louis Hunt; ACC President Dr. Algie Gatewood; and Bonnie Roane, Principal of the ABSS Early College. The students attended the signing ceremony as guests and are prospective candidates for the new C3 dual-admission initiative between ACC and NC State.

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.” 

 

#