The Gateway Program: College Opportunities for High School Students
CFCC offers local high school students several ways to earn college credit in high school.
Huskins and Concurrent Enrollment
The Huskins Program, named after a North Carolina bill, gives high school students the chance to take college classes at their own high schools, at CFCC, or even online. Concurrent enrollment gives high school students the chance to enroll select college courses offered in the college's regular course schedule.
Admission Requirements for Huskins and Concurrent Enrollment Programs:
- High school principal/administrator approval;
- Completion of all college course prerequisites;
- Minimum age of 16 for concurrent enrollment (no exceptions) or minimum age of 16 or junior or senior grade level for Huskins enrollment.
Allowable Courses for Huskins and Concurrent Enrollment Students:
Huskins and Concurrent Enrollment students are eligible to enroll in the following types of courses:
- Courses numbered 100 or higher
- Vocational and technical courses
- College transfer courses in math, science, and technology
Costs for Huskins and Concurrent Enrollment Programs:
- Students are not charged tuition for approved courses during fall and spring semesters.
- Students taking classes at a CFCC campus are responsible for paying technology, student activity, and parking/security fees as well as applicable insurance fees.
- Students are responsible for purchasing course supplies and textbooks.
- Students are charged tuition for all summer courses or for any "self-supporting" course.
College Registration Process for Huskins and Concurrent Enrollment Programs:
Huskins students register for class during the first class meeting. (Students taking online Huskins classes should turn in their registration card directly to their high school representative.)
Concurrent enrollment students register for class during CFCC.s Late Registration. Check the Academic Calendar for late registration dates.
Early College High School
CFCC partners with New Hanover County and Pender County Schools to host two early college high schools. Pender Early College High School (PECHS) and Wilmington Early College High School (WECHS) are high schools located on the campuses of CFCC that provide select high school students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit or an associate.s degree within four to five years.
CFCC tuition is waived for fall and spring semesters. Tuition for summer enrollment is the responsibility of the student. Fees and other charges may apply.
Registration for college classes is coordinated through the Early College Liaison at each campus.