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College Transfer Pathways

This provides eligible North Carolina high school juniors and seniors from public, private, or home schools an opportunity to take transferable, tuition-free classes while still enrolled in high school.


Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathways Benefits

  • Jump start a four-year degree while in high school with tuition-free, transferable* classes
  • Count college transfer classes as “Honors” credit for public high schools
  • Complete up to 35 semester hours of transferable credit equivalent to one year of college

*Classes from the College Transfer Pathways are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that sanctions the transfer of credits between the NC community colleges and NC public universities, as well as a number of independent colleges.  

Students may select from one of two College Transfer Pathways depending on their career choice:


Enrollment Requirements

  • Be a high school junior or senior making progress toward graduation
  • Have a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and math from an assessment or placement test


How to Apply

  1. Complete the Career and College Promise Application for Admission
  2. Provide a high school transcript showing current grade level, weighted GPA, and progress toward graduation
  3. Submit PLAN, ACT, PSAT, or SAT scores or schedule the BRCC placement test

(Students who are not college-ready may be “provisionally enrolled” if specific academic guidelines are met.)    


How to Register

  • Search the curriculum course schedule to locate the courses listed on your pathway
  • Determine if the class is offered at a time that works with your schedule
  • Note that each class on the schedule is identified with a section number unique to the day and time the course is being offered
  • Provide your advisor with course prefix, course number, and section number (ENG 111 001) in order to register for class


Important Links

How to Maintain Eligibility

  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses
    Falling below the 2.0 GPA requires students to fulfill the College’s policy for satisfactory academic progress
  • Not substitute classes from one pathway to another
  • Seek approval from the high school Principal/designee and the College’s Chief Student Development Administrator prior to changing pathways
  • Make at least a “C” grade to transfer the course to a four-year school
  • Complete their College Transfer Pathway prior to taking other transfer classes required for the degree 
  • Check with the high school Guidance Office to determine if the Blue Ridge class(es) qualify for high school credit
  • Attend class.  Excessive absences in BRCC courses may result in an incomplete withdrawal or failure, which could affect high school graduation.
  • Be aware of discrepancies between the BRCC academic calendar and those of Henderson County and Transylvania County public schools.