UNCW/Vance-Granville Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

The UNC Wilmington – Vance-Granville Community College Pathway to Excellence Program

This program is a partnership between the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC). 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 VGCC.  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 the UNCW Office of Admissions.

UNCW will provide a Transfer Student Success Coordinator to meet with students at VGCC 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 VGCC students annually in an open house event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the VGCC 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 will 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 Living in Our Diverse Nation or Living in a Global Society. 

Letter of Intent Form