UNCW/Cleveland Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The UNC Wilmington – Cleveland Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The Pathways to Excellence (PTE) program is a partnership between the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and Cleveland Community College (CCC). It is a pathway for guaranteed admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable, college-level coursework from CCC. 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 Advisor to meet with students at CCC 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 CCC students annually in an open house event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the CCC campus providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

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

Letter of Intent Form