UNCW/Catawba Valley Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The UNC Wilmington – Catawba Valley Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

This program is a partnership between UNCW and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). It is a pathway for guaranteed admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Engineering, or Associate in Fine Arts with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable, college-level coursework from CVCC. Guaranteed admission to the university does not constitute admission to a professional school or specific program. Students entering the pathway will be expected to indicate their plan by submitting their Letter of Intent form to UNCW Transfer Admissions.

UNCW will provide a Transfer Student Success Coordinator to meet with students at CVCC at intervals throughout each semester at the community college, working in collaboration with community college advising staff to help students create a path of transfer and beyond.

UNCW will host CVCC students annually in an Open House event. UNCW will provide application fee waivers to students applying to transfer who are in the Pathways to Excellence program. 

Students entering in under the agreement who have earned a transferable Associate degree (AA or AS) will meet the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and will receive a waiver of Foundations & Approaches and Perspective requirements (with the exception of PE, foreign language, and three credits from Living in Our Diverse Nation or Living in a Global Society). 

Letter of Intent Form