Career & College Promise
Core 44 College Transfer Pathway - Revised 3.21.12
To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a high school junior or senior;
- Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses;
- Demonstrate college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test. A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway. (Approved assessments/scores and tests/scores are at the bottom of this page.)
Beginning with the 2012 fall semester, a student who does not demonstrate college readiness on an approved assessment or test may be provisionally enrolled in a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway.
To be eligible for provisional enrollment, a high school student must meet all of the following criteria:
Be a high school junior or senior;
Have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 on high school courses;
Have completed two years of high school English with a grade of "C" or higher in both English classes;
Have completed high school Algebra II (or a higher level math class) with a grade of "C" or higher;
Obtain the written approval for provisional enrollment from the high school principal or his/her designee; and
Obtain the written approval for provisional enrollment from the community college president or his/her designee.
NOTE: A provisional student may register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen Pathway. To be eligible to register for other courses in the Pathway, the student must first successfully complete the mathematics and English courses in the chosen pathway with a grade of "C" or higher.
To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:
Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
A student must enroll in one Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
A student may change his or her program of study with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college's chief student development administrator.
With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college's chief student development administrator, a student who completes a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway while still enrolled in high school may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the 44-hour general education transfer core.
With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college's chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.
Approved assessments and placement tests and scores:
||Asset (NCCCS Cut Score)
||COMPASS (NCCCS Cut Score)
||Accuplacer (NCCCS Cut Score)
||86 Sentence Skills
||41 Numerical Skills & 41 Int. Algebra
||47 Pre-Algebra & 66 Algebra
||55 Arithmetic & 75 Elem. Algebra
In addition to the diagnostic assessments, colleges may use the following SAT and ACT scores recommended by the testing companies as benchmarks for college readiness:
NOTE: Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. Students may take the COMPASS Placement Test at CVCC only once during each high school semester. There must be a minimum of 80 school days of academic instruction before compass re-testing.