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Make The Transfer Pathway Even Smoother

Direct Entry Programs are guaranteed admission agreements between Blue Ridge Community College and select four-year colleges and universities to provide smoother transfer pathways upon completing an Associate’s degree.

Benefits of Direct Entry Programs

There are many benefits to Blue Ridge students including:

  • Waived application fee for admission to partnering colleges and universities;
  • Coordinated federal and state financial aid;
  • Connected degree completion so students who maintain established academic standards move seamlessly to the four-year college or university to complete upper-division coursework;
  • On-site admissions and academic advising; and
  • Access to a Blue Ridge representative who serves as a point of contact for the direct-entry program, helps identify and recruit eligible students, and facilitates visits with partnering colleges and universities.

How To Enroll

  • Look for participating colleges and universities in list below.
  • Click on link below entitled Direct Entry Program Request Form
  • Complete and submit request form.
  • Verify eligibility to participate in the program.
  • Start experiencing benefits of the program.

Direct Entry Program Partners

  • Appalachian State University: Aspire Appalachian
  • Brevard College
  • East Carolina University: Pirate Promise
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Gardner-Webb University: Bulldog Bound
  • Lees-McCrae College
  • Lenoir Rhyne University: Bear Bound
  • Mars Hill University
  • N.C. State University: CALS PackTrack Program
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Wilmington: Pathway To Excellence
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wingate University

Don’t see the college/university you’re looking for? Email for more information.