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. Official high school and other college transcripts
  4. Official test scores
  5. 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.  Students are responsible for purchasing their books and paying all fees to the college.


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:

Dr. Susan Phelps, Dean of Educational Partnerships, 336-734-7236 or 

Mrs. Brenda Peoples, Administrative Assistant, 336.734.7466 or

Mrs. Martha Pearce, Part-time Assistant, 336.734.7379 or

*College Readiness Benchmarks on Approved
Diagnostic Assessment Tests

Test PLAN** PSAT** Asset
(NCCCS Cut Score)
(NCCCS Cut Score)
(NCCCS Cut Score)
English 15 49 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills
Reading 17 50 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading
Mathematics 19 50 41 Numerical Skills and 41 Int. Algebra 47 Pre-Algebra and 66 Algebra 55 Arithmetic and 75 Elem. Algebra

In addition to the diagnostic assessments, colleges may use the following SAT and ACT scores recommended by the testing companies as benchmarks for college readiness:*

English 500 English 18
Critical Reading 500 Reading 22
Mathematics 500 Mathematics 22

*To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved test.

**PLAN and PSAT scores recommended by ACT and College Board as indicators of college readiness.

*Chart approved by and received from North Carolina Community College System 10/11.