UNCW/South Piedmont Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The UNC Wilmington – South Piedmont Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

This program is a partnership between UNCW and South Piedmont Community College (SPCC). It is a pathway for guaranteed admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Engineering with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable,  college-level coursework from South Piedmont Community College. 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 South Piedmont 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 South Piedmont Community College students annually in an Open House event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the South Piedmont Community College campus, providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

Students entering in under the agreement who have earned an AA or AS- degree meet the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and will receive a waiver of University Studies 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