BCC Joins Pathway to Excellence Program with UNCW

BOLIVIA, NC – On Monday, April 1st, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor, Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, signed the Pathway to Excellence agreement with Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) President, Dr. Gene Smith. The Pathway to Excellence Program will allow admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Engineering with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable, college-level coursework from Brunswick Community College.

Dr. Gene Smith, President at Brunswick Community College is excited about the program. “This agreement is a great opportunity for our students wishing to further their education at a four-year institution to have a seamless transition, making it even easier to achieve their educational goals.”

Guaranteed admission to the university does not constitute admission to a professional school or specific program. Students entering the pathway will be expected to indicate their plan by submitting their letter of intent to UNCW Transfer Admissions; 601 South College Road; Wilmington NC 28403-5904 or UNCWTransfer@uncw.edu. UNCW will provide a Transfer Student Success Advisor to meet with students at BCC at intervals throughout each semester at the community college, working in collaboration with community college advising staff to help students create a path of transfer and beyond. UNCW will host BCC students annually in an Open House event. UNCW will provide an application event each spring on the BCC campus providing application fee waivers to students applying to transfer.

Students entering in under the agreement who have at least a 3.0 overall GPA will also meet the requirements of the UNCW Bilateral Articulation Agreement and receive the following benefits:

  • considered to have fulfilled all UNCW’s Lower-Level University Studies Requirements, with the expectation of Foreign Language (as set forth in the UNCW Undergraduate Catalogue) as well as upper division and major specific general education requirements.
  • be admitted to UNCW at junior-level status, provided all other conditions for admission are satisfied.

To learn more, please contact London Schmidt, PIO at Schmidtl@brunswickcc.edu or 910-755-7393.