Military Connect

Serving students who served

About C3 Military Connect

Military transfers and deployments can complicate your path to a college degree. C3 Military Connect provides advising and support that starts at partner community colleges and ends with an NC State degree. Through partnerships with the Jeffrey Wright Military and Veteran Services office and our partner community colleges, C3 is committed to serving veterans and their families, providing a clear pathway to a degree.

Supportive staff

In C3, we’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 that mean we can support you in achieving your college dreams.

Military-friendly school

We’re consistently named among the top 10 military-friendly schools, both for veterans and for military families/dependents. NC State’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-affiliated students on campus, you’ll find others who understand your experiences and can support you in your college journey.


  • Military veterans
  • Active duty service members within 12 months of separation
  • Dependents of active duty service members (regardless of separation date)
  • Dependents of veterans (within three years of veteran’s discharge date)
  • Attending or planning to attend one of our C3 Military Connect partner community
  • Completed less than 30 hours college-level work
  • Demonstrated potential for academic success

Benefits of C3

Guaranteed Admission

Students who start in C3, maintain a 3.0+ GPA, complete required coursework, and finish their associate in arts, associate in science, or associate in engineering are guaranteed admission to NC State. While we can’t guarantee admission into a particular major, we’ll help you find a program that will prepare you for the kind of career you’re planning.

Individual Advising

You’ll meet with a C3 advisor at NC State each semester to ensure the courses you’re taking at your community college will transfer seamlessly. And no need to drive to Raleigh – our advisers will come to you, on your community college campus or meet with you online to talk through your academic and professional plans.

Online Planning Tools

C3 provides a roadmap from admission through completing your bachelor’s degree. With early access to your degree audit at NC State and the Pack Planner tool, you can know exactly which courses you should take each semester. Regular data transfers from your community college show you how each course you take there will move you toward graduation at NC State.

Career Support

With ongoing support from NC State’s Career Development Center, C3 will help you choose the right major and the right career to meet your long term goals.

Paying for College

We work closely with 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.