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High School Students Concurrent Enrollment Programs

High School students are eligible to enroll in courses through Concurrent Enrollment programs. The College follows the eligibility requirements and procedures outlined by the North Carolina Community College System. High School students must meet the College's admissions and placement procedures as stated in the current Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook prior to enrolling in Career and College Promise and/or Articulated Credit.

Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise provides seamless, tuition-free, concurrent enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students. The purpose of Career and College Promise is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school students to enroll in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level jobs skills. Academic credits earned through Career and College Promise shall enable students who continue into postsecondary education after graduating from high school to complete a postsecondary credential in less time than would normally be required.

Career and College Promise provides the following pathways for students while they are still in high school:

  • College Transfer Pathway leading to a minimum of 30 hours of college credit. If you are a junior or senior planning to attend a four-year college after high school, this pathway will allow you to complete some of the core general education classes required during the first two years of a four-year degree.
  • Career Technical Pathway leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree. If you are a junior or senior in a career cluster program at your high school, this pathway will give you the opportunity to enroll in a CCC Certificate or Diploma Program that aligns with your high school program.
  • Cooperative Innovative High Schools (limited availability) – Begin earning tuition-free college credits as a high-school freshman by attending a Cooperative Innovative High School. Cleveland Early College High School only enrolls rising 9th grade students. For more information on Cleveland Early College High School and the application process, please visit: http://www.clevelandcountyschools.org/schools/cechs/

Students interested in enrolling in the College Transfer or Career Technical Pathway must complete the following admissions requirements:

  1. Complete an application for admission (online at www.clevelandcc.edu). Applicants may request a counseling interview in Student Services by calling 704-669-4103.
  2. Submit high school transcript (showing PLAN, PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores if necessary).
  3. Take the Placement test: Students must demonstrate college readiness through their high school GPA and/or on an assessment or placement test in order to register as a CCP student. Placement Testing schedules and practice test questions are available in the Student Success Center. Students can also use official test scores from these approved diagnostic assessment tests, in order to meet course prerequisites and/or pathway eligibility requirements: PLAN, PSAT, ASSET, COMPASS, and SAT/ACT scores.
  4. Complete the Career and College Promise Pathway Approval Form, available on our website at www.clevelandcc.edu. This form must be completed by the student and high school principal or designee.

For more information on Career and College Promise, including eligibility requirements, testing benchmarks, and approved pathways, please visit: www.clevelandcc.edu.

Articulated Credit

Articulation is a systematic, seamless student transition process from secondary to postsecondary education that maximizes use of resources and minimizes content duplication. Students will make a seamless transition of identified courses from secondary to postsecondary education. The following criteria will be used to award college credit for identified high school courses:

  1. Student must enroll in a member institution of the NCCCS authorized to offer the applicable college courses within two years of their high school graduation.
  2. High School Career Development Counselor or designee must submit Articulated Credit Approval form to Student Services for processing.
  3. Student must submit an official secondary transcript to determine the college credit to be awarded.
  4. Student must receive a grade of "B" or higher in the course.
  5. Student must be "proficient" in the course by receiving a Level II on the Career Technical Education course post-assessment or receive national certification from the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER). This requirement will not apply when the course post-assessment is a "state field test" from the NC Department of Public Instruction.

To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at the community college within two years of their high school graduation date. Please visit the Articulated Credit webpage on our website at www.clevelandcc.edu to obtain additional information.