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Career and College Promise (CCP)

Career and College Promise Program at RCCC

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Join the CCP Remind Group by Texting the number 81010 with the message "@NCHSCCP"




What is Career & College Promise (CCP)? The Career and College Promise Program is a state-sponsored collaboration between High Schools and public colleges and universities across North Carolina. CCP allows qualified students to take tuition-free courses that earn high school and college credits at the same time. Courses taken in the College Transfer Pathway receive Honors-level high school credit (weighted) and will transfer to many four-year colleges and universities. Courses taken in the Career and Technical Education Pathway receive standard high school credit (non-weighted) and can help students complete diploma, certificate or degree programs at community colleges.


Why take CCP courses? Many high school students are taking dual-credit/dual-enrollment courses to get an early start on their college education. North Carolina pays tuition costs for CCP, Cabarrus County Schools covers textbook costs, and many credits earned are transferrable to public for-year colleges in North Carolina. CCP (or dual enrollment) is an excellent way to get a jump start. Additionally, the list of CCP courses available to students expands options for classes in high school. Courses taken in the CCP College Transfer Pathway earn weighted quality points, similar to AP classes for those in the Class of 2019 and beyond. Benefits include: high school & college credit, and courses are free!


Who pays for CCP? The state of North Carolina pays the tuition for courses taken through the CCP Program. Cabarrus County Schools provides textbooks (or reimbursement) for courses taken during Fall and Spring semesters only. Textbook reimbursements are not available for summer courses. Students are responsible for payment of administrative fees for summer courses. 


What are the requirements for CCP courses? To participate in CCP, students must meet criteria set by the State of North Carolina. This criteria includes grade-level limitations, GPA minimums and test scores. In addition to these entry requirements, students should have sufficient high school credits to allow for a no-credit travel period (if one is needed).

  • high school junior or senior
  • 2.8 or higher Unweighted GPA
  • meet minimum test scores on the PSAT, PLAN, ACT, SAT or Accuplacer            

See more about CCP at RCCC’s webpage at at this LINK

Important Facts for CCP Students


Choosing CCP classes means you are ready for the responsibility of a college class. This includes being knowledgeable about policies of both the high school and community college, where they are similar and where they are not directly aligned. Ignorance is not an excuse, as college students are expected to proactively seek information that impacts their choices.

Failing CCP classes will negatively impact your high school and college transcripts and can impact your future eligibility for financial aid and college athletics. Students who become concerned that they may fail their CCP courses should immediately contact the CCP Advisor MRs. Emily Baldwin (, their RCCC course instructor and high school counselor to request assistance and support. NCHS students who fail CCP courses may not be allowed to continue in the program.

Dropping CCP classes outside of the normal NCHS schedule change process/window will result in a WF (Withdraw Failing) on your high school transcript and negatively impact your high school GPA. Even though the college RCCC will allow you to do so, NCHS students may not drop CCP classes outside of the NCHS schedule change process/deadline without the prior consent of their high school counselor. 

Summer CCP classes are available for students to take after their Junior year only. Students are responsible for any RCCC administrative and/or registration fees as well as books for all summer courses. Fees vary in price, but can be $20-80 per course, depending on the course. 

Students with Disabilities, IEP, or 504 Plans: If a student intends for their accommodations from an IEP or 504 plan to be honored in college courses, they will need to see the Office of Accessibility at RCCC in order to complete the intake form and submit documentation. Office of Accessibility