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Transfer Partnerships

Our several transfer partnerships allow you to earn your associate degree at RCC and then enroll, with junior standing, at one of the four-year colleges and universities listed below to pursue your bachelor’s degree. Support services and financial assistance, such as advising and scholarships, are included to help you achieve academic success.

The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) is a partnership between Robeson Community College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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C-STEP is designed to foster success by identifying talented low-to-moderate income students while they are early in their community college experience, work with the community college to mentor students as they complete the associate’s degree and transfer as a junior to UNC-Chapel Hill.


Participating in C-STEP means having an academic advisor at Robeson Community College as well as UNC-Chapel Hill and participating in activities designed to develop a connection with the Tar Heel community. Robeson Community College students who participate in the program are guaranteed eventual admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provided they complete the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree and maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. above 3.2. 

  • Fill out the online application and please include all requested information.
  • Upload unofficial hard copy transcripts from your graduating high school and all colleges and universities attended. (You must submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions in which you have enrolled, regardless of whether you completed coursework.)
  • Email two electronic letters of recommendation in PDF format.
  • Please self-report  SAT or ACT results (If taken)
  • If you answer “yes” to any of the community standards questions, please submit an explanation and supporting documentation as requested in the instructions. Please note that we are unable to review incomplete applications that do not include an explanation and supporting documentation to any community standard incidents.

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Additional information about the C-Step program can be found on the UNC-Chapel Hill website.


Instructor | Coach’s Corner – 13
Phone: (910) 272-3492


 The NC State Community College Collaboration (C3) Program is a dual-enrollment program designed as a guaranteed admission pathway for participating community college students interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at NC State University.

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 This program will benefit the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science majors.

The C3 Program targets students from rural or low-to-moderate income backgrounds who demonstrate the potential for academic success and exhibit a high level of motivation and perseverance. It is open to students immediately after completing high school or for community college students who have completed less than 30 credit hours of college work.



The C3 application deadline is June 1, 2020 for Fall 2020. See for additional information.

RCC students should be enrolled in an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), or Associate of Engineering (A.E.) degree program at one of our partner community colleges.  You should have completed less than 30 transferable college semester hours when applying to C3, and you must have at least 24 semester hours remaining in your A.A., A.S., or A.E. program. You must be eligible to return to each institution you previously attended.  If you have attempted coursework at NC State, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher on your NC State work.

Make sure to submit your C3 application and all required materials by the deadline. C3 applicants do NOT have to submit a regular freshman or transfer application for admission. You only have to submit the C3 application. If you have an international high school or college work, you will be required to submit a few additional materials.

  1. Review our deadlines. Stay up to date with when to apply. 
  2. Complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) Form. The C3 program is available only to students who qualify as North Carolina residents for tuition purposes. Click to complete your RDS Form and obtain your Residency Certification Number (RCN). You will need your RCN on your C3 application.
  3. Complete the C3 application. The application is fully online. Each section of the application will automatically save as you complete it, so you do not have to complete the application all at one time. All portions of the application must be completed before you can submit the application. There is no application fee for the C3 program.
  4. Submit your transcript(s). You will need to submit an official transcript from your high school and each college or university you have attended. Your high school transcript is required only if you are under the age of 21 or have less than 30 transferable college credit hours when you submit your application. Transcripts may be uploaded directly to your application, sent electronically from your high school or college, or mailed to the C3 Office. If you have an international high school or college coursework, click for more information on the additional documents you must provide.
  5. Apply to one of our partner community colleges. To be eligible for the C3 program, applicants must have applied and been admitted to or be currently enrolled in one of our partner community colleges
  6. Check your status. You may check the status of your C3 application online. You can see what documents we have received or what information may still be missing. We will also notify you of your final C3 decision through this account.

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Why C3?

RCC & NC State values your success as a student, and C3 pairs your path to an NC State degree with academic and social support to enhance your experience. C3 provides the following tools and activities to ensure your experience along the way.

The program pairs one’s path to an NC State degree with academic and social support through specific programmatic support: an NC State advisor, online planning tools, and networking events. Participants in the program commit to earning either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, maintain a GPA above 3.0, and participate in program activities. Upon completion of the degree and verification of the cumulative GPA, students are guaranteed admission to NC State University. Admission to specific programs may be more competitive.

Guaranteed Admission

After completion of the A.A., A.S., or A.E. degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better,  C3 participants are guaranteed admission to NC State. Entry into specific majors may be more competitive.

Academic Advisor

C3 students will be assigned an RCC & NC State advisor upon admission to the program. The advisor at RCC will ensure students are progressing towards completion of their degree. The advisor at NC State will help students identify majors that are aligned with their interests and academic abilities, map a comprehensive course plan, and ensure that courses taken at the community college will transfer to the student’s intended major. Students will also receive financial aid advising to maximize aid eligibility and minimize student debt.

Online Planning Tools

Students will have direct access to NC State’s specialized online advising and course planning tools. These tools will help develop a comprehensive academic course plan to enhance the timely completion of both the associate and bachelor’s degrees.

Networking Programs

While enrolled at RCC, students will have opportunities to visit NC State’s campus for specialized C3 activities and programs to network with C3 students from NC State as well as other community college campuses. Students will develop social connections to ease their transition to NC State.

C3 and other NC State representatives will also visit RCC several times during the regular academic year to meet with C3 students and make sure they are progressing toward their goals and staying connected with one another.


Additional information about the C3 program can be found on the NC State website.



Program Director, Associate in Science | Building 5, 501G
Phone: (910) 272-3494


Students interested in academic programs that focus on agriculture now have a path to earn a degree through a new partnership between Robeson Community College and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University. 

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PackTrac is a collaborative program that provides academic training and more importantly, advising to students passionate about agriculture and those who wish to earn a degree from NC State University.

Students in the program will learn about all aspects of agriculture and the life sciences to be leaders in North Carolina’s agricultural industry. Agriculture includes food, fiber, and forestry, and contributes $84 billion to the state’s economy. This industry accounts for more than 17 percent of the state’s income and employs 17 percent of the workforce.


Guaranteed admission in the following NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences departments or majors:

  • Agricultural and Human Sciences
  • Agriculture and Resource Economics
  • Animal Science (Industry Concentration only)
  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Agricultural and Environmental Technology major only)
  • Crop and Soil Science
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant and Microbial Biology
  • Prestage Poultry Science

Upon successful completion of at least 30 transferable credit hours (in recommended courses by the CALS advisor), with a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.0, you will be admitted to a CALS major at NC State.

Only the departments or majors listed above are eligible for this program. Once you transfer to NC State University, credits will reverse transfer to RCC in order to complete the degree requirements for an Associate’s degree.


Students in the program will receive specialized academic success training and academic advising from both NC State and RCC. A general advisor at NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as a departmental advisor from their major of interest, will be assigned.



Instructor| Building 5
Phone: (910) 272-3626

UNC Wilmington and Robeson Community College have established a Pathway to Excellence Partnership (PATH). PATH offers guaranteed admissions to RCC students who complete either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.Collage of two photos: The first is a student studying and the second is a UNCW graduating

UNCW will provide a Transfer Student Success Advisor to meet with students at RCC at intervals throughout each semester at the community college, working in collaboration with RCC advising staff to help students create a path of transfer and beyond. UNCW will host RCC students annually in an Open House event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the RCC campus providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

To participate in PATH, interested RCC students are to complete the letter of intent.



Instructor| Building 4
Phone: (910) 272-3363

BraveStep is a partnership between Robeson Community College and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  BraveStep is designed to create a pathway for prospective UNCP students to begin their college career at RCC and transfer to UNCP after completing 30 credit hours. Qualified applicants who are selected will be co-admitted to UNCP and RCC.  The BraveStep co-admission program offers students an affordable, high-quality education and ensures they are prepared for academic success at UNC Pembroke.  BraveStep students will receive academic advising from both institutions through a collaborative model designed to provide support and guidance every step of the way.

BraveStep students will be members of UNCP BraveNation from day one. They will have a UNCP student ID and access to all campus resources, programming and admission to athletic events and Givens Performing Arts Center events.

Students admitted into the program will participate in North Carolina’s Reverse Transfer Program. This will allow them to obtain an associate degree from RCC with the credits they earn from UNCP.



Instructor| Building 4
Phone: (910) 272-3363