UNCP Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings and Southeastern Community College President Anthony J. Clarke recently signed a BraveStep agreement between the two institutions.
BraveStep creates a pathway for prospective UNCP students to begin their college career at SCC and transfer to UNCP after completing required credit hours. Qualified applicants who are selected will be co-admitted to UNCP and SCC.
Cummings and Clarke signed the official agreement during a ceremony at Southeastern Community College on November 5.
The BraveStep co-admission program offers students an affordable, high-quality education and ensures they are prepared for academic success at UNC Pembroke.
BraveStep is designed as a comprehensive degree-completion strategy that includes academic advising from both institutions to ensure continued success throughout a rigorous academic journey. The goal is to provide co-admitted students with an affordable, high-quality education close to home.
Dr. Clarke pointed out that recent high school graduates can take advantage of the zero-dollar tuition and fees SCC Success Scholarship for two years while at SCC and then the $500 per semester NC Promise Tuition plan at UNCP, making a four-year college education substantially more affordable for all students.
BraveStep students will enjoy the privileges of a UNCP student while attending SCC. They will have a UNCP student ID and access to all campus resources, programming and admission to athletic events and Givens Performing Arts Center events. They will also receive academic advising from both institutions to ensure a smooth transition once they have completed coursework at SCC.
UNCP launched a BraveStep program earlier this year at Robeson Community College and enrolled students in the program beginning this Fall.
The colaboration is one way UNCP continues to build pathways between public universities and community colleges to improve student outcomes, reduce financial burdens and maximize the public investment.