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Career and College Promise


Community college courses are available to high school students through Career and College Promise (CCP). These courses are offered through community colleges across North Carolina, including Isothermal Community College.  Students MUST meet eligibility requirements in order to take online college classes.  Eligibility requirements vary by institution but often include:

  • a passing score on a placement test such as ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, NC DAP etc. (Information regarding placement testing can be obtained through the high school guidance office.)
  • minimum GPA
  • approval from the high school Principal
  • other specific requirements set by the high school such as attendance, academic readiness, maturity, etc.

If students are interested in taking community college courses via CCP, they should contact their school counselor.

For more information about CCP go to:

For more information about Isothermal Community College CCP, including the CCP Parent StudentHandbook, go to
Students who take CCP courses while in high school get high school credit as well as college credit. Many of the CCP courses are awarded higher quality points on the high school transcript.  Community college courses that award higher quality points are listed in The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) at The CAA is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students.