UNCW/Surry Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The UNC Wilmington – Surry Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

This program is a partnership between UNCW and Surry Community College (SCC). 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 Surry Community College. 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 SCC 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 SCC students annually in an Open House event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the SCC campus providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

Students entering in under the PTE program 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 Foundations and Approaches & 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