Procedure - High School Student Enrollment

I. Enrollment of High School Students (non-degree seeking)

The College provides seamless opportunities for high school students to get a head start with their college education by enrolling in eligible pathways through Career and College Promise (“CCP”). Enrollment in identified courses is available to students enrolled in public and private schools (including home schools) through articulation agreements between the school system and the College and approved by the North Carolina Community College System Office.

II. CCP Overview CCP provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry‐level job skills. The College offers the following CCP pathways aligned with the K‐12 curriculum, career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education:

A. College Transfer Pathway, leading to a college transfer certificate requiring the successful completion of thirty (30) semester hours of college transfer courses, including English and mathematics, for qualified high school students;

B. Career and Technical Education Pathway, leading to a certificate or diploma aligned with one or more high school Tech Prep Career Clusters;
C. Career and Technical Education – Workforce Continuing Education, leading to a State or industry recognized credential; and

D. Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway.

Tuition is waived for CCP students; however, all CCP students taking classes on-site at the College or online though the College, except for those in Cooperative Innovative High School Programs, must purchase their own textbooks and supplies required for their classes. Transportation for high school students will not be provided by the College.

The College will develop specific and uniform admission’s criteria and program requirements for CCP enrollment that comply with State Board of Community College regulations.

III. Continuing Education Courses for Minors

A minor, age 16 or 17, may enroll in continuing education course sections subject to the following conditions:

A. Minors shall not displace adult students.

B. Minors shall pay the registration fees associated with the course section except for cases where they meet eligibility requirements for a fee waiver.

For minors that are also enrolled in a high school, the College shall not designate Continuing Education course sections to provide partial or full credit towards meeting high school graduation requirements. Further, the College shall not offer Continuing Education course sections that are specifically scheduled for high school students except those that are part of an approved Workforce Continuing Education Career and College Promise Pathway or those that are self-supporting course sections.

IV. Exclusive College Programs for Minors

Except as provided above, the College cannot offer enrollment options for students who are under the age of sixteen (16) unless they have earned a high school diploma.


Adopted: April 21, 2021
Revised October 22, 2021
Legal Reference:

N.C. Session Law 2011-145, § 7.1A(a)-(l); Article 15, Part 9, Chapter 115C of the N.C.G.S. – Cooperative Innovative High School Programs; 1D SBCCC 200.95; 1D SBCCC 400.11; 1D SBCCC 300.4