UNCW/Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The UNC Wilmington – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

This program is a partnership between UNCW and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC). 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 RCCC. Guaranteed admission to the university does not constitute admission to a professional school or specific program.  Students entering the pathway will 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 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 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 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students annually in an Open House event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College campus, providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

Students entering in under the PTE program who have earned a transferable Associate's degree meet the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).  They will receive a waiver of 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