UNCW/Durham Technical Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The UNC Wilmington – Durham Technical Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The Pathway to Excellence (PTE) program is a partnership between the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and Durham Technical Community College (DTCC). It is a pathway for guaranteed admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable, college-level coursework from DTCC. 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 Office of Admissions.

UNCW will provide a Transfer Student Success Coordinator to meet with students at DTCC 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 DTCC students annually in an Open House event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the DTCC campus providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

Students entering in under the PTE program will receive transfer benefits of the statewide Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students who have at least a 3.0 overall GPA will also meet the requirements of the UNCW Bilateral Articulation Agreement and receive additional waivers. 

This MOU shall be effective upon the date of the last signature and serves as the basis of the partnership between the institutions.  The MOU may be modified by mutual written consent or terminated by either party upon a thirty (30) days prior written notice to the other institution.  It is subject to review by both parties every three (3) years. 

Letter of Intent Form