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Community College Collaboration (C3)

C3 is a transfer experience that begins at community college and ends with a lifelong community at NC State.

Welcome to C3

C3 Orientation 2022

As a land-grant institution, NC State is built to serve all North Carolinians. C3 provides an affordable pathway to a degree and a Wolfpack family to support your journey every step of the way.

The transfer pathway begins at one of our partner community colleges, continues through NC State, and ends with a community of students that are career-ready upon graduation.

Our C3 Community

Our C3 students embody perfectly the NC State Think and Do motto. Our thinkers and doers bring a wide variety of experiences to our program. We are:

  • Traditional students applying straight from high school
  • Non-traditional students returning to school with years of life experience
  • International students
  • First-generation students
  • Military-connected students
  • Students from underserved rural communities

Can you see yourself in C3? You don’t need to meet all of those criteria, but the students who are the best fit for our community and benefit the most from C3 resources often fall into one or more of those categories.

Am I a fit for C3?

Students interested in the C3 program at NC State should meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

Low to Moderate Income Families

Annual household income <$110,000

Resident of
North Carolina

for tuition purposes

Residency Determination Service

Minimum of One Full Year Remaining

at the Community College

Less Than 30 Credit Hours

of college work completed

Attending a Partner Community College

C3 Community College Partners

Potential for
Academic Success

College GPA at or above 3.0

Why Choose C3

C3 is a program that aims to not only make higher education more accessible, but to elevate your transfer experience through academic, social, and financial support. To join C3 is to become part of our Pack family! To do this, we provide the following tools and activities to ensure success on your college journey.


Planning Tools

Networking Opportunities

Programs &


These are just a few of the ways we #ThinkAndDoC3. Want to see more of C3’s events? Check out our social media to see highlights of campus life, stay updated on our next events, and read our best tips for transfer students.