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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.

Thompson, Scotty

Instructor | Building 4
Phone: (910) 272-3551


 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 for 2024 opens September 1st. 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 international high school or college work, you will be required to submit a few additional materials.

  1. Review our deadlines. Applications are generally available in mid-November for the following fall semester. Final deadline is June 1, but we encourage students to apply early.
  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 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.
  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 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 apply and be admitted to or be currently enrolled in an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Engineering program at 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.



Psychology Instructor | Building 4
Phone: (910) 272-3388


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 2.4 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

Robeson Community College is proud to announce its University Transfer partnership with East Carolina University! This transfer program is for students who are in their first year of coursework at RCC and allows them to attend special events, receive advising assistance, and additional support before they apply to ECU.

The Pirate Promise program is a partnership between Robeson Community College and East Carolina University. Pirate Promise is designed to create a pathway for prospective ECU students to begin their college career at RCC and transfer to ECU after successfully completing either an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science program. Students in the Pirate Promise program will receive academic advising from both institutions through a collaborative model designed to provide support and guidance every step of the way.

Pirate Promise students will also be eligible to purchase an ECU 1 Card and will be granted access to a multitude of campus resources, including admission to athletic events and access to the campus libraries. Prepare for your future: join the Pirate Nation with Pirate Promise. GO PIRATES!!

  • Guaranteed admission to ECU with a completed associate degree (see link below for list of approved associate degrees).
  • Waived ECU application fee.
  • Joint academic advising.
  • Joint financial aid counseling and RaiseMe micro-scholarship opportunities.
  • Eligible to purchase an ECU 1 Card to get access to:
  • Access to ECU Libraries.
  • Access to Virtual Job Shadow, ECU Career Services’ virtual workshop series.
  • Participate in select campus activities including “invitation only” Pirate Promise events at ECU.
  • And much, much, more at Student Affairs.

By participating you will have access to extensive resources geared to guiding you through the transfer process at ECU.

  • You are enrolling or are already a full-time student in your first year at RCC in an associate degree program (approved AA, AE, AFA, ADN, AS, AAS Early Childhood Education, and AAS technical programs list).
  • You are a full-time student (minimum 12 hours a semester) unless you are an Early College or Career and College Promise student.
  • Early College and Career and College Promise students are eligible if pursuing an approved associate degree and in their junior year of high school.
  • To retain eligibility, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

The Pirate Promise program does not guarantee admission to a specific major or program.

  1. Create your ECU Pirate Promise account.
    Please create an account so that ECU can send you updates & details about Pirate Promise!
  2. Submit an application.
  3. Contact ECU if you have any application questions at
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Brisson, Jim

Instructor | Building 4
Phone: (910) 272-3318

Robeson Community College is pleased to announce it has partnered with Fayetteville State University. RCC graduates with an Associate Degree can now complete a four-year degree at FSU online with the total average “out of pocket” cost of $10,000, including the Associate Degree.

The $10K Pathway Partnership makes it easy and affordable for students at RCC in the $10K Pathway Partnership with FSU to earn a bachelor’s degree in several programs. Students can take required lower-division courses at the community college and use our wide variety of online offerings to complete their bachelor’s degree in two years. Total out-of-pocket cost for the associate and bachelor degrees is guaranteed to be no more than $10,000.

For more information about transferring to Fayetteville State University, visit their trasfer website!


NC Community College Graduates w/ Associates degree can:

  • Complete four-year degree at FSU (online).
  • Total average “out-of-pocket” costs is $10,000 (includes cost of Associate’s degree).
  • North Carolina resident (for tuition calculation).
  • Submit FAFSA for each year of enrollment.
  • Complete an “Intent to Enroll” form.
  • Enroll only in courses specified in the curriculum guide for the selected pathway.
  • Earn a grade of A, B, or C in all required courses.
  • Earn an associate degree from community college in an approved curricular pathway.
  • Apply for admission to FSU and meet all admission criteria.
  • Complete the FSU degree within three calendar years of initial enrollment.

J. Bennett


Instructor | Building 5, 501J
Phone: (910) 272-3383

RCC’s partnership with Methodist University enables RCC students who transfer to Methodist University to carry with them credit already earned for as much relevant study as possible. Courses taken at RCC by any delivery method are considered equally transferable.

RCC students must meet the same standards and criteria for admission at Methodist University. Methodist University offers many articulation crosswalks for various programs. MU will accept Associate of Arts Associated of Science, and Associate of Applied Sciences.

  1. Students may take up to 8 credits and no more than two classes at Methodist at the current RCC tuition rate.
  2. Students are guaranteed admission with a 2.0 GPA from RCC and successful completion of the AA/AS/AAS degree.
  3. Up to 64 hours will be accepted for transfer.
  4. Students will need to complete a minimum of 31 hours of their bachelor degree at Methodist University.
  5. Course grades of less than C will not be accepted.
  6. Students will be provided a Methodist student identification care and students have access the library at Methodist.
  7. Students will have joint advising. One from RCC and one from Methodist University.



Students may apply and be admitted to RCC and Methodist at the same time, grating a pathway for earning an Associates degree’s and Bachelor’s degree.

Students who transfer from RCC to Methodist have no application fees.

Students will have joint academic financial aid advising to maximize the savings offered when attending both RCC and Methodist.

For More Information

The below link is to a SHORT pre-recorded webinar giving information on how Robeson Community College and Methodist University have teamed up to make your goals a reality.  The webinar is just 4 minutes but covers a lot of valuable information about how to navigate time and money management as well as scholarship funds available.   Take 4 minutes and see what is available to you. 


I look forward to working with each of you!

Glenn Connors

Director of Community Partnerships   

Methodist University Online


 Methodist University   

5400 Ramsey Street   

Fayetteville, NC 28311


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Instructor | Building – 5
Phone: (910) 272-3382

RCC’s partnership with Lees-McRae College furthers the efforts of both institutions to meet the educational needs of RCC student body. Each student seeking to transfer from RCC to LMC will be admitted and earn the necessary academic credits needed through a state-wide articulation agreement.

RCC students admitted to LMC will receive academic merit scholarships that range in amounts up to and including 60% off LMC annual tuition based on GPA. These merit scholarships are guaranteed for the duration of the student’s stay at LMC, provided the student remains in good academic standing.

  1. All RCC students must fill out the LMC application for admission and the application fee will be waived.
  2. Credit is automatically given for all course completed with a C or better that articulate to a LMC program of study.
  3. Students apply during the second semester of their sophomore year at RCC.
  4. Students must have a 2.2 GPA up to a 3.0 GPA minimum at RCC depending on the LMC program of study.


Hernandez, Elizabeth

Phone: (910) 272-3375


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Why Choose UNCP?


    • NC Promise reduces the cost of tuition, opens the door to college for talented students and dramatically reduces the debt burden as you enter the workforce. NC Promise delivers an affordable high-quality UNCP education. Tuition is just $500/semester in-state and $2,500/semester out-of-state, which is like a guaranteed $10,000 or $40,000 scholarship upon admission!
    • With small class sizes, a low student-faculty ration and one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, UNCP is a growing university that empowers students to reach their full potential. Each student is an individual at UNCP. Our students get a chance to make names for themselves —      to stand out in a warm and welcoming community that wants them to succeed ­­­­­­­— and experience a rare combination of opportunities, cultures and ideas that can’t be found anywhere else.
    • There are opportunities for students to participate in over 100 registered student organizations! UNC Pembroke has everything from student government, special interest groups, fraternities and sororities, scholastic and professional honorary societies, departmental clubs, cultural and identity interest groups, religious organizations, and sports and recreation clubs. If you have an interest, we have a student organization for you!
    • With 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs, as well as countless internship opportunities, you’ll be an active and engaged learner at UNCP. Your excellent critical-thinking skills, paired with sound reasoning, writing and communication abilities, will give you the confidence you need to navigate life’s adventures.
    • Men’s Athletics: Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Track & Field, and Wrestling
    • Women’s Athletics: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball
    • Our well-appointed residence halls and apartment-style communities offer a vibrant, active campus community for you to be a part of!

Belk Hall ● Cypress Hall ● Oak Hall ● Pine Hall

North Hall ● University Courtyard Apartments

             University Village Apartments

    • Robust music, art and theatre programs offer a chance for students to get involved on the stage or in the audience.
    • The Office of Academic and Military Outreach serves as a liaison to provide support for our military-affiliated students and community college partners. UNCP is consistently ranked as a military-friendly university.
    • UNCP serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation for the values of all people. U.S. News & World Report has identified UNCP as the most diverse regional university in the South. Minority enrollment at UNCP is 62%. Fifteen percent of our students are American Indian, mostly from the surrounding Lumbee community whose history and legacy are interwoven with the university’s. The student population includes citizens from across the United States and approximately 20 countries.
    • UNCP was founded in 1887 as the Croatan Normal School to educated American Indian teachers. UNCP is the nation’s only four-year public institution founded by American Indians for American Indians. Today, the UNCP community reflects diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

Students who attended a college or university after graduating from high school should apply for admission as a transfer applicant and meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 24 hours of transferable college-level coursework (completed or in progress)
  • Applicants with less than 24 transferable credit hours may be reviewed based on freshman criteria.
  • Students under the age of 21 will also be expected to meet the freshman admission criteria.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college courses as calculated by the UNC Pembroke Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Transfer Requirements | The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (




Transfer Coordinator Advocate | Building – 13

Phone: (910) 272-3516