Academic Success Course Policy

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Instruction and Student Support

Carteret Community College recognizes that the transition to college-level coursework and college processes can be challenging for students.  Therefore, the College requires all students to take academic preparedness courses as part of their new-student experience.  These courses are intended to engage students in their first semester of enrollment, to support them through that term, and to prepare them to progress and successfully complete their programs.

Successful completion of ACA 122—College Transfer Success is a graduation requirement for all college transfer degrees at Carteret Community College, including the Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in General Education – Nursing degrees.  Students in these programs must enroll in ACA 122 at Carteret Community College in their first or second semester unless they have transfer credit for ACA 122 from another North Carolina community college.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to satisfy this requirement.

Successful completion of ACA 115—Success & Study Skills is required in most Associate in Applied Sciences degrees.  Students whose programs of study require ACA 115 must take the course in their first semester at the College.