The smart option for those planning to get their bachelor’s
For many students, starting at a community college before transferring to a four-year college or university just makes sense. At Robeson Community College students can explore their career options, hone their skills, and build their college confidence, all while saving a bundle of money at a college that’s close to home. Over 30% of RCC’s curriculum students are in a transfer program.
Students at a smaller community college like RCC don’t get lost in the shuffle. On a smaller campus, counseling and financial aid offices are easier to find and utilize. The library and bookstore are close at hand, and students don’t have to walk long distances in the freezing cold or driving rain to find a study nook or grab soft drink as they might on larger campuses.
With dedicated faculty and smaller class sizes, community colleges are better at easing students into the college experience with more individualized attention.
If a student is struggling, faculty can identify and spend time with them, even putting together study groups or getting them in touch with tutoring or other services they may need.
Transferring is easier than ever, but it does take some planning. Follow these steps for a smooth transition:
See the section on Eight Steps to Enroll at RCC on the back cover.
Talk to an RCC advisor about transfer options, even if you are undecided about a major. An advisor can also help you identify your goals and create an individualized plan.
Take the time to learn the requirements of your transfer university and your program of study. Find out if there are articulation agreements in place. Some programs give preference to students who start at that college or have a minimum GPA, and for some, a student may need to apply to both the college and the program.
- Once your plan is in place, visit your RCC advisor before every semester to make sure you are still on track. If you switch majors, let your advisor know so you don’t spend unnecessary time and money on classes you don’t need.
- Get to know your transfer institution. Visit the campus and talk to academic and financial aid advisors. Take an unofficial copy of your transcript and have them evaluate it.
For more information on becoming a transfer student at RCC, call the Admissions office at 910-272-3342, visit them in the Fred G. Williams Student Center, or visit www.robeson.edu/admissions.
Career & College Promise (CCP) is North Carolina’s dual enrollment program for high school students. This program allows eligible NC high school students to enroll in college classes at North Carolina community colleges and universities through their high school. Students who successfully complete college courses earn college credit they can take with them after graduation. In many cases, students can also earn dual credit – meeting high school graduation requirements with college courses.
Career & College Promise offers students the option to choose from these pathways:
- College Transfer – Designed for students planning to continue their educational career beyond high school to eventually achieve an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at a community college or university.
- Career & Technical Education – Allows students to earn a certificate or diploma program in a particular technical field or career area.
For more information about this opportunity visit www.robeson.edu/high-school/
or call Ms. Patricia Locklear at 910.272.3356
Where are RCC Students Going?
RCC alumni go on to pursue their bachelor’s degrees at colleges and universities close by and as far away as New York. Here are some of the places graduates have gone:
- East Carolina University
- Methodist University
- New York University
- NC A&T University
- North Carolina State University
- UNC-Chapel Hill
- Western Carolina University