Career & College Promise:
College Transfer Path

College & Career Promise: College Transfer Path offers North Carolina high school students the opportunity to begin their two- or four-year college work by earning college credits tuition free. The program is open to all high school students who maintain a “B” average and meet other eligibility requirements (see list below).

Additionally, high school students in College Transfer Pathways may earn high school credit for specific college transfer courses.  Please see your counselor for details.

There are two College Transfer pathways to choose from:

Students must choose one pathway. Only courses in the pathway are allowed. Changing of pathways is generally not permitted.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school junior or senior at least 15 years of age.
  • Have a weighted high school GPA of 3.00 on all high school courses.
  • Meet prerequisites for all courses.
  • Demonstrate college readiness by achieving placement test scores as outlined in the state approved test score chart shown below.  Students must take and pass all subsections of all Accuplacer subtests (Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills and Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra) to place into the College Transfer Pathways.  Multiple administrations of subsections are not permissible. Students may be allowed only one re-test with appropriate approval.
  • Students may take the Accuplacer placement test, which is available at the college.
  • Courses taken at Forsyth Tech can be used for granting Articulated Credit at the high school level with Honors Credit status.
  • All credits are transferable but may be considered elective credit if the Pathway is not completed.
  • All students must enroll and register in the Office of Educational Partnerships.

Submit to Office of Educational Partnerships:

  1. Forsyth Tech Application Adobe PDF Icon – IMPORTANT: This cannot be completed online. We currently are not accepting applications through It must be a written application and must be turned into the Educational Partnerships office in person and be an original.
  2. Permission Form Adobe PDF Icon
  3. FERPA Release Form Adobe PDF Icon
  4. Official high school and other college transcripts
  5. Official test scores
  6. In addition, home school students are required to have notarized transcripts, proof of age (birth certificate or driver’s license), and North Carolina Office of Non-Public Instruction proof of registration.

To maintain eligibility:

  1. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all college coursework after completing at least two courses.
  2. Continue enrollment in high school with a minimum half-time enrollment status.


Tuition is waived for curriculum classes for fall and spring semesters and some summer courses.  Students are responsible for paying college fees each semester and for purchasing textbooks; however, some school systems, like WSFCS, purchase textbooks for their students.  Please contact Educational Partnerships with questions about textbooks.


Students will adhere to the Forsyth Tech college calendar, which is different than the public schools calendar.


  • Fall
    2011 students are grandfathered into a pathway based on completing fall 2011 courses in good standing academically (2.0 GPA or better).
  • Prior
    to each semester a calendar will be issued to all counselors and posted on the website of required due dates for applications and registration information.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

The Office of Educational Partnerships at 336-734-7236; 336-734-7379; 336-734-7261; 336-734-7466

College Readiness* Benchmarks on Approved
Diagnostic Assessment Tests

Test Content Accuplacer
(NCCCS test cut scores)
(NCCCS test cut scores)
SAT Minimum Scores ACT Minimum Scores
(no longer using composite score)
English 86(120 highest score possible) Composite score of 151 or higher
(test integrates both reading and English skills)
500 or higher 18 or higher
Reading 80(120 highest score possible) See above 500 or higher 22 or higher
Mathematics 55 Arithmetic75 Algebra
(student should complete HS Alg. 2 before taking algebra portion)(120 highest score possible)
7 or higher on EACH of the 6 modules DMA 010 through DMA 060
(student should complete HS Alg. 2 before taking algebra portion)
500 or higher 22 or higher

*To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college

readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on an approved test or tests. Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. For example, a student may combine a 19 on PLAN math with an 86 and an 80 on Accuplacer sentence skills and reading to demonstrate college readiness.

***The Reading & English part of the NC DAP is an integrated assessment of reading and English skills; meeting the composite cut score score for placement into ENG 111 is one way to demonstrate college readiness in order to participate in the College Transfer Pathway.