FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Applies to both JCPS and Non-JCPS students:

How do students apply to participate in the Career & College Promise program?
The application process can be found on our "Apply to CCP" webpage.

Can high school students enroll in a community college outside of Career & College Promise?
No, except for some non-credit courses taken on a self-supporting basis (i.e. safe driving courses).

What is the maximum number of college credits that a CCP student can take?
There is no maximum number of college credits that a CCP student can take. However, students must complete the entire CCP pathway before pursuing additional courses. All CCP participants must maintain eligibility status.

Are local colleges permitted to let high school students take a course outside the pathway concurrently with their pathway-completing course?
No, students must complete their pathway before taking additional courses.

Can high school students take community college courses in the summer and have tuition waived?
All curriculum courses (Fall, Spring, and Summer) taken by CCP students at community colleges in accordance with in G.S. 115D-20(4). are tuition-waived except courses offered on a self-supporting basis.

Will CCP students receive honors or AP credit for completing college courses?
All community college courses included on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) will receive weighted credit in accordance with NCDPI policy GCS-L-004. CTE and other courses not included in the CAA are not eligible for weighted credit.

Are there any community college courses that DPI will allow to count towards high school core course graduation requirements?
Yes, principals are permitted to award dual credit based upon course content relative to available high school courses and State Board of Education policy GCS-M-001, which allows students in a College Transfer pathway to receive high school credit toward graduation requirements using community college courses. Additionally, some CTE college courses may count towards high school CTE core requirements. Contact the high school counselor or principal for more information.

Are there any minimum class attendance requirements for CCP students?
CCP students enrolled in community college courses will be held to the same attendance and academic requirements as traditional college students.

What constitutes a “junior" or “senior” standing for CCP?
Junior or senior standing is determined by the local school administrative unit.

If a high school student completes all high school requirements in December (eligible to graduate) can he/she continue with the courses, tuition exempt, even if he/she has no high school classes?
No, high school graduates cannot participate in CCP. However, if the high school semester ends after the community college semester has started, the student would still be eligible for CCP. (Example: The community college semester begins on January 6th and the high school semester ends January 18th – the student would still be eligible for CCP because they were still a high school student when community college semester started).

Who pays the cost of the student’s textbooks and course access codes?
Textbooks and course access codes are a student’s responsibility, however there may be local provisions for them. A student’s high school, the school district, or another local organization may cover these costs. Students should check with their principal or counselor to verify how these costs are paid.

Are student fees (e.g., technology fees and insurance fees) waived in addition to the waived tuition for CCP students?
No, all fees are a student’s responsibility, however there may be local provisions for them. A student’s high school, the school district, or another local organization may cover these costs. Students should check with their principal or counselor to verify how these costs are paid.

Are any funds available to assist the high schools with transporting students to the college’s campus?
Cooperative Innovative High Schools (ECA and CTLA) receive transportation funds as part of a larger funding allotment at each district. No additional transportation funding is available for other CCP students.

How do we request a JCC transcript?
Unofficial transcripts can be viewed by the student via WebAdvisor. Official transcripts can be requested online via JCC Transcript Ordering Services or a request form in the Registrar's office (C1500, Wilson Building).

Applies to Non-JCPS students only:

Are home school and private school students eligible to participate in Career & College Promise?
Yes, students attending a registered home school or a private school may participate in CCP. Generally, private school students are required to establish eligibility using the same criteria applied to public school students (GPA, assessment scores). Home school students and students from private schools not using traditional grading scales shall follow the Community College’s established procedures for assessing eligibility and determining placement.

What information should be included on a home school student's transcript?
-Student name, DOB, and address
-Home school name
-Home school administrator's name and signature
-Completed and in-progress courses broken down by the academic year (i.e. 2015-2016 / Freshman year)
-Date of high school entry
-Projected high school graduation date (month, day, year)
-Cumulative, unweighted GPA

Can a college set a minimum and maximum age limit for home-schooled students? How do we know if they are juniors or seniors?
No, the home school student’s principal (usually the parent) must certify that the student is a junior or senior and is making progress toward graduation.