High School Partnership

Can I complete college credits while still in high school?

YES. TCCC offers opportunities for high school students to earn college credit under the North Carolina Career and College Promise program. This program provides affordable opportunities for students interested in transfer courses, technical courses, or our Early College program.

What about AP classes?
AP classes can play an important role in your application to some universities and four-year colleges, and you should carefully discuss your options with your counselor. It’s important to remember, though, that if you complete a college-transfer course in the Dual Enrollment program, your credit is guaranteed.

Will I be treated differently than the other college students?

No. Other than the fact that you won’t have to pay tuition, you will be treated with the same respect afforded all our students. Remember, however, that this respect works both ways. You will be treated as an adult, and you’ll be expected to act like one.

How much money can I really save?

Check out these cost savings. Most likely you won’t be enrolled full-time every semester you dual enroll, but you can see that your savings add up quickly.
 

School Cost for four semesters Cost of CCP Enrollment for four semesters of full-time enrollment Savings
Tri-County Community College

$3,317

$0

$3,317

UNC - Asheville

$8,822

$0

$8,822

Western Carolina University

$8,660

$0

$8,660

Appalachian State University

$8,850

$0

$8,850

NC State University

$10,948

$0

$10,948

UNC - Chapel Hill

$11,250

$0

$11,250

Montreat College

$41,152

$0

$41,152

Mars Hill College

$41,698

$0

$41,698

Gardner-Webb University

$42,340

$0

$42,340

Note: Figures are for tuition and fees only and do not include the cost of textbooks, room and board, or living expenses. Tuition and fees information based on Fall 2009 figures from www.collegeboard.com