ECC, UNC-Wilmington sign transfer agreement


UNC-Wilmington Chancellor Jose Sartarelli, left, and ECC President Greg McLeod recently signed an agreement that enables ECC students to be guaranteed admission into UNC-Wilmington once they complete their ECC degree.


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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Edgecombe Community College and UNC-Wilmington have signed a partnership agreement that guarantees admission to UNC-Wilmington for qualified ECC students.

The Pathway to Excellence Program assures admission to UNCUNC- for students who complete an associate degree at Edgecombe Community College.

UNC-Wilmington will provide a transfer student success advisor who will meet with students on the ECC campus at intervals throughout each semester, working in collaboration with ECC advising staff to help students design a transfer path.

UNC-Wilmington also will host ECC students annually at an open house event. In addition, UNC-Wilmington will provide an application event each spring on the ECC campus providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

Students must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average in transferable college-level coursework to qualify for the Pathway to Excellence Program.

Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College, and Jose Sartarelli, chancellor of the UNC-Wilmington, recently signed the agreement.

“The Pathway to Excellence Program ensures that our students have access to the resources and support they need to successfully complete their associate degree at ECC as well as their four-year degree at UNCW,” McLeod said.

“We are excited about this new partnership and believe it will further support our students who are committed to transferring to four-year institutions.”

According to the UNC-Wilmington website, U-Wilmington has partnered with 15 N.C. community colleges on the Pathways to Excellence program.