Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C‑STEP)

There are many paths to Carolina. C-STEP at CCCC is one of the best ways to transfer to UNC‑Chapel Hill.

Program Mission

C-STEP serves as an assured pathway for transferring to UNC-CH through special events, advising, and support while students are attending CCCC, in their transition to and during their tenure at UNC-CH.

Brief program description

C-STEP assures CCCC students' ability to transfer to UNC-CH's College of Arts and Sciences as long as program participants maintain at least a cumulative 3.2 GPA at CCCC, actively participate in the program, and complete either an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.

In addition to assured admission to UNC-CH's College of Arts and Sciences upon successful completion of the program at CCCC, there are many other benefits to being a C-STEP student. Program activities include trips to Chapel Hill for sporting, cultural, and academic events. C-STEP students receive specialized advising and guidance while enrolled at CCCC to ensure that the available prerequisites for their intended major at UNC-CH are met before transferring.

The goal of C-STEP is to help CCCC students be connected to and academically prepared for UNC-CH.

Entrance requirements

CCCC reviews candidates holistically and consider, among other criteria, demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles, first generation college status, diversity, employment history, and family responsibilities. However, to be eligible for the program, students must

  • be enrolled or planning to enroll at Central Carolina Community College.
  • major in either Associate of Arts or Associate of Science transfer degrees.
  • agree to participate actively in the program.

Factors that the application review committee will consider include

  • College readiness
  • Earned GPA in High school and college (if applicable)
  • Favorable recommendation letters
  • Application essays

UNC-CH provides more information about the C-Step program on their website.

The application can be found online.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

  • Charity Turner
  • Angela Crisp-Sears
    • Student Learning Coordinator, College Success Center
    • (919) 545-8010