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C3 Experience

To join C3 is to be a part our Pack family. Learn what the C3 experience is all about and hear our studentsโ€™ stories firsthand.

Discover the C3 Experience

The students in C3 are the heart of what makes our program great. The journey through university and beyond is a big one, and weโ€™re committed to celebrating every moment.

C3 is equipped with the tools and community to support our students at every milestone, from application to graduation. The multitude of resources provided at C3 are just as diverse as our students. We get our students career-ready and integrated into the Pack from day one at community college. Ready for cookouts at NC State ballgames? Career development workshops? Howling Cow ice cream socials? Weโ€™ve got you covered!

Congratulations, C3 students! You almost have your first month of classes under your belt ๐Ÿ“š

Balancing classes can be hard, so here is a list of resources available to each of you to help you along! โžก๏ธ (psst, community college students! Your college likely has these tools too. If you can't find them, reach out so we can help you.)

๐Ÿค NC State Academic Success Center (@ncstateasc) - offers tutoring, wellness coaching, writing consultation, and more services and support programs!

๐Ÿค NC State's Counseling and Prevention Services (@ncstatecounseling) - provides nine mental health support levels, from initial consultation to one-on-one therapy. 

๐Ÿค Grade Exclusions - NC State students are eligible for two grade exclusions for grades C- or lower. Talk to your advisor about this option if GPA stress is holding you back. 

โค๏ธ The C3 Team - Shoot us an email or a DM if you need help getting connected to the right resources. We're here to help! 

You've got this, C3 students! ๐Ÿ“ฃ
Get excited... It's #FDOC at NC State! ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ

C3 is happy to see you back on campus! If you're at a community college, we're cheering (๐Ÿ“ฃ) you on whether you're back in session or about to start. 

Psst...! If you're a community college student who is interested in majoring in the College of Natural Resources once you transfer over, there will be a virtual information session tomorrow from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Find more info on our IG stories. The link to register is in our bio! โฌ†๏ธ
The weather outside is frightful, but our upcoming free cookies and cocoa event for #NCStateWWW? ๐Ÿช Delightful! 

Join us on both Jan 9th (3:30-5:00pm) and Jan 10th (12:00-2:00pm)! ๐Ÿค All C3 students are welcome, new or returning, community college or transferred.

Our Cookies & Cocoa event can be found in the C3 office inside Harris Hall. Feel free to swing by for a snack on your way to other Winter Welcome Week events โ˜•

Keep an eye on @ncstatensp and @ncstatedasa for all the events to come!
๐ŸŽ„ Happy Holidays from C3๐ŸŽ„

You've nearly wrapped up a year of hard work. Next stop? Unwrapping presents! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ 

 However you celebrate, C3 hopes your break is full of joy!
Take a breath, NC State students. Your exams are done! 

Congratulations on wrapping up the semester. You've worked hard and absolutely earned your break. 

Have a wonderful holiday! ๐ŸŽ
If you're walking the stage this semester, celebrate with us! 

This Thursday, we're having a Celebration of C3 ๐ŸŽ“โœจ Whether you're graduating community college or NC State, this party is for you! Enjoy free food, gifts, and a night with other C3 graduates. 

Check your email for your invite to RSVP. See you soon! ๐ŸŽ‰
Fall season is finals season ๐Ÿ‚

It's the last push to wrap up the semester, and we know you can do it! Check out the most important dates for finishing strong below โฌ‡๏ธ

๐Ÿ”บ Monday, Dec. 5th - Final Day of Classes
๐Ÿ”บ Dec. 6th through Dec. 7th - Reading Days
๐Ÿ”บ Dec. 8th through Dec. 14th - Final Exams
๐Ÿ”บ Friday, Dec. 16th - Grades are Due
๐Ÿ”บ Saturday, Dec. 17th - Fall Commencement 

If you need support, reach out to us anytime โค๏ธ
Say CHEESE ๐Ÿ“ธ and spread the word!

C3 is looking for Social Media Ambassadors right now, and the deadline is almost here! 

โžก๏ธ There is NO experience required to take part! This exciting opportunity is open to all C3 students of any intended majors, no matter if youโ€™re at NC State or a community college.

โžก๏ธ Social Media Ambassadors will provide 3-10 photos or videos a week of anything you already document. Cool campus picture? Favorite study spot? Sports event selfie? Send it all to us! 

๐Ÿšจ Apply with our link in bio! Applications are due before December 9th ๐Ÿšจ
Today, NC State honors a wellness day. We hope you use it to take a break and refresh in any way you need. 

Remember you aren't alone! 

C3 has the resources to help you navigate academic, financial, and personal stress. Please reach out if there is any type of support you need, even if it's just to chat. You can find more resources and ways to destress today in our Instagram Stories. 

You're at home with the Pack and with us โค๏ธ
Harambee is a kiswahili term meaning โ€œall pull together." Celebrate with us by doing exactly that - coming together! 

๐Ÿ”บ C3's next event is on Friday the 4th to celebrate the African American Cultural Centerโ€™s annual Harambee! ๐Ÿ”บ

Join us to celebrate Red and White Week, meet various campus partners, connect with friends, enjoy music, games, good conversation, and the savory cuisine from an assortment of food trucks ๐Ÿ˜‹

Find us at Harris Field from 3:00 to 6:00pm.

See you there!
It's not too late to join the C3 Pack family! Our application closes on November 1st ๐Ÿ“โ—

Our Thinker and Doers include...

๐Ÿ”บ Traditional students applying straight from high school
๐Ÿ”บNon-traditional students 
๐Ÿ”บFirst-generation students
๐Ÿ”บStudents from underserved rural communities

... and more!

Learn more about our eligibility requirements on our website. 

Questions? Drop them below, DM us, or send us an email! We can't wait to help you #ThinkAndDoC3
โค๏ธ Home is where the wolfpack is โค๏ธ

Mark your calendars because Red & White Week is nearly here! The celebration starts on Oct. 30th and lasts until Nov. 5th. 

๐Ÿฆ If a treat from @ncstatehowlingcow is your favorite snack, you can find lots of it being handed out during Chancellor Randy Woodson's annual  fall address on Monday, October 31, at 1 p.m. in the main lobby of Talley Student Union. 

๐ŸŽˆIf games, snacks, music, and a sea of Wolfpack red is more your style, visit Miller Field on Nov. 2nd for all of that and more to celebrate our employees! 

Looking for more ways to celebrate the Wolfpack? Visit to see all the upcoming events!

Show off your Pack Pride using #NCStateRedWhite and tag us in your posts! ๐Ÿ“ธ
Have you been feeling low on Wolfpack spirit?? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Never fear! 

C3 is hosting a TOTALLY FREE soccer social this Saturday, and all C3 students are invited!

WHEN โžก๏ธ Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

WHERE โžก๏ธ Dail Soccer Field, 2495 Cates Avenue

COST โžก๏ธ Free! 

Meet other C3 students ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ“, watch NC State play against Syracuse โšฝ, and replenish your Wolfpack spirit ๐Ÿบ

Questions about the event? Drop them in the comments below or send us a DM. See you there!
Is anyone fall-ing in love with campus all over again?! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ๐ŸŽƒ

The new season marks the halfway point in the semester, and it can be hard to stay motivated! If you find yourself struggling with any kind of financial hurdles that are making it hard to focus on school, we're here to help.

Cora here! Take it from me - unexpected accidents are no fun. 

When I broke my prescription glasses last semester and it looked like tape was my only solution, the C3 Hardship Grants helped me afford the new pair I needed for school. 

The grant isn't just for accidents like mine (๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ’ฅ) C3 students, find the link in our bio to learn more!

Student Stories

The C3 transfer experience means being career-ready upon graduation. By joining the Pack through us, we help you Think and Do by connecting you with resources on campus to excel in your profession. Weโ€™re devoted to helping you do what you love, both in the classroom and beyond.

The C3 staff can connect you with faculty and departments on campus that are hiring. You’ll gain meaningful professional development that’s closely aligned with your major while earning a paycheck to help cover college costs.

Check out the cool stuff we have helped past C3 students accomplish and hear from them what #ThinkAndDoC3 means to them!

Rafael Stanziola-Clark ’23

Industrial Engineering

Sabrina Pietrosemoli ’22

Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering

โ€œThis position what my first experience as a researcher. It helped me develop valuable skills needed in a research lab, but the most valuable aspects of my experience were the connections I built and the reassurance to continue down the research path. The C3 program truly opened these doors for me, and I am forever grateful.โ€

Brennan Higgins ’24

Middle Grades Education

Justice Skinner

Undergraduate Research in comparative anatomy

Pursuing degree in Animal Science with a plan to attend veterinary school

โ€œI found out about this position through a spreadsheet of C3-funded jobs presented by C3โ€™s Director Martha Harmening. My favorite aspects of my job are how flexible the hours are and the amount of hands-on work that is included. Iโ€™m learning a lot about the anatomy of a variety of creatures, primarily lemurs, and as a result Iโ€™ll be more prepared going into veterinary school after I graduate.

Ben Falero ’22

Electrical and Computer Engineering


We host a variety of events for our C3 students to connect, learn about NC State resources, and get familiar with our campus before transferring. Join us!

C3 Benefits


Planning Tools


Programs and


Academic Advising

As a C3 student, you will be assigned an NC State advisor upon admission to the program. The advisor will help you identify majors that are aligned with your interests and academic abilities, map a comprehensive course plan, and ensure that courses taken at the community college will transfer to your intended major. You will also receive financial aid advising to maximize aid eligibility and minimize student debt.

Online Planning Tools

You will have direct access to NC Stateโ€™s specialized online advising and course planning tools. These tools will help develop a comprehensive academic course plan to enhance the timely completion of both the associate’s and bachelorโ€™s degrees. We have also created a specialized C3 Moodle page to help you learn about navigating NC State classes before you arrive on campus.

Networking Opportunities

While enrolled at the community college, you will have opportunities to visit NC Stateโ€™s campus for a wide range of engaging C3 activities and programs. These activities are made to help you build community with other C3 students and become connected with NC Stateโ€™s campus. We encourage attendance at these social events to ease your transition to NC State.

C3 and other NC State representatives will also visit the community college campuses several times during the regular academic year to meet with C3 students and make sure they are progressing toward their goals and staying connected with one another.

Programs and Events

C3 knows transferring to NC State can feel overwhelmingโ€“most of our staff have done it ourselves! College is more than the classroom, and we value every aspect of your college experience. We host events to help connect you with fellow students and with NC Stateโ€™s campus. We host a wide range of activities to help you feel at home on campus. Some that we have done in the past includeโ€ฆ

Guaranteed Admission

You are in at NC State. While we don’t guarantee admission to a specific major, we have a place for you and will help you find a major that meets your goals. After completing your associate degree with a cumulative 3.0+ GPA, you are guaranteed admission to NC State.

C3 Military Connect Additional Benefits

Military transfers and deployments can complicate your path to a college degree. As a C3 Military Connect student, we provide all of the benefits available to traditional C3 students, with the added support of caring advisors who understand your unique challenges as a veteran or dependent. We will connect you with support from NC Stateโ€™s Veterans Education and Jeffrey Wright Military and Veteran Services.

Paying for College

We work closely with Jeffrey Wright Military and Veteran Services to ensure you know how to maximize your education benefits. Our Scholarships and Financial Aid Office is there to provide additional support when you need it.

Supportive Staff

In C3, weโ€™ll pair you with people who understand your unique needs and unique challenges as a military-affiliated student. From our C3 staff advisors to our partnerships with the Jeffrey Wright Military and Veteran Services, we have military connections to support you in achieving your college dreams.

Military-friendly school

Weโ€™re consistently named among the top 10 military-friendly schools, both for veterans and for military families/dependents. NC Stateโ€™s most iconic landmark, the Memorial Belltower, was built to honor NC State alumni who were killed in World War I. And with nearly 2500 military-connected students on campus, youโ€™ll find others who understand your experiences and can support you in your college journey.

Connect with the Jeffrey Wright
Military and Veterans Services