The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program

Ten community colleges across the state now offer C-STEP. The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP for short) targets talented low-to-moderate income students and provides them with opportunities to excel at the community college for two years and follow up with two years at UNC-Chapel Hill. Admission to Carolina is guaranteed to these students two years in advance if they complete an AA or AS degree with at least a 3.2 GPA and fulfill certain program requirements. C-STEP students participate in cultural, social, leadership, and academic activities along with intensive advising. All of these activities are designed to ready them for transferring to Carolina.

Entry into the program is competitive and is based on demonstrated financial need and academic excellence.


Clay Bochnovic
Room 341 Wayne West Building
(252) 222-6061