Pathways to Excellence Start Here - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Pathways to Excellence Start Here

Cleveland Community College recently entered into a partnership program with UNC Wilmington called Pathways to Excellence. The program will guarantee transfer admission to students who receive an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. “We are excited about the Pathways to Excellence program and what it will bring to our students,” said CCC President Dr. Jason Hurst. “If you are just beginning your educational journey, Cleveland Community College is a great place to start.”

Students who participate will receive special benefits including personalized assistance from the UNCW transfer student success staff and academic advising for their path to degree completion. Participating students will be guided through the admission process and the college application fee will be waived. There will also be opportunities to attend events to explore the UNCW community and student life.

“Thanks to the Pathways to Excellence program, we look forward to welcoming even more of Cleveland Community College’s outstanding students to the Seahawk community,” said Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, Chancellor at UNCW.

The program is only available for transfer students and does not apply to first-year admission. Students who wish to participate in the program should submit a letter of intent to UNCW Transfer Admissions and a transfer admission application for their desired semester by the priority deadline for that term. Admission to specific majors may require an additional application after university admission.

To learn more about the Pathways to Excellence program or get help applying to CCC, call 704-669-4081 or email

You can also read more about the Pathways to Excellence program on UNC Wilmington’s website.

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