College Coursework in High School

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Dual Credit–High School Credit and Community College Credit within One Course

To support high school students who are earning college credit while in high school through Career and College Promise, NCDPI has determined dual credit allowances for courses included in the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.  The following chart lists the community college course and the high school course equivalency.

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NC Community College Articulation Agreement

The weblink above directs to the NC Community College Articulation agreement between community colleges and the NC university system.  This document aligns community college general education coursework with university general education requirements.

 

CTE High School to Community College Articulation

The web link above directs to the NCDPI webpage on high school CTE coursework and its alignment to community college career technologies coursework.  The statewide articulation agreement includes approximately 50 high school CTE courses that match the knowledge and skills in similar community college course.  The agreement ensures that if a student is proficient in his/her high school course, the student can receive college credit for that course at any NC community college.

In advising your students of CTE courses that will articulate to community college credit, please note that the High School to Community College Articulation Agreement was updated recently for courses beginning after July 1, 2017. For student advisement purposes, this means that students taking any CTE course this year will fall under the new agreement. If a student took a CTE course in a prior year, he/she will be subject to the 2012 articulation agreement.

Additionally, in order for a student to receive articulated credit, the student MUST enroll at the community college within two years of high school graduation date AND meet the following criteria:

  • Final grade of B or higher in the course AND
  • A score of 93 or higher on the standardized CTE post assessment

 

CTE course taken after July 1, 2017 Use this link: http://www.ncperkins.org/mod/page/view.php?id=38
CTE course taken in 2016-2017 school year and before Use this link: http://www.ncperkins.org/mod/page/view.php?id=936

Please keep in mind, that the community college is the official “awarder” of credit. This credit does not appear on a transcript at SCC or any other community college until AFTER he/she enrolls as a full-time student. It is up to the student to make the community college aware of and to claim any CTE articulated credit. CTE course grades and CTE post assessment scores are recorded officially on high school transcripts, most of the time. There are some instances in which this has not/does not transfer. In that case, the student may request an official letter from my office to send with his/her score and grade details. It is entirely up to the college as to whether or not they accept the letter as proof. This should help the community college identify and award credit where earned. Additionally, please note that there is no guarantee these courses will transfer to a 4-year university. These courses are Career Technologies transfer courses and each college may or may not choose to accept these as transfer credit. As always, each student should be counseling according to postsecondary plans, in other words “beginning with the end in mind.”

 

Career and College Promise Student Information Screener

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