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ECC and UNCW Renew Transfer Agreement

Edgecombe Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington have renewed a partnership agreement that guarantees admission to UNCW for qualified ECC students.

The UNCW PathWays program, formerly known as UNCW Pathways to Excellence, assures admission to UNCW for students who complete an associate in arts or associate in science degree at Edgecombe Community College.

The original agreement has been in place since 2018.

UNCW will provide tailored transfer coaching and pre-enrollment assistance from a Transfer Success Coordinator who will meet with students on the ECC campus, working in collaboration with ECC advising staff to help students design a transfer path.

In addition, for students applying to transfer, the transfer application fee will be waived, and students will receive priority consideration for transfer merit scholarships.

Dr. Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College, and Dr. Aswani Volety, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, recently signed the agreement.

“We are very pleased to continue this important partnership with UNCW,” notes Dr. McLeod. “The UNCW PathWays program ensures that our students have access to the resources and support they need to successfully complete their associate degree at ECC and their four-year degree at UNCW.

“My son is a junior at UNCW, so I can personally attest to the university’s commitment to quality education and student success.”

Students who are interested in learning more about UNCW PathWays can complete a UNCW PathWays Interest Form.