North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High School (Early College) Students

For students who expect to earn an associate’s degree from a North Carolina Early College/Cooperative Innovative High School prior to enrolling in college, you have the opportunity to apply as a freshman or transfer student.  Below are the specific advantages and disadvantages for choosing each option.  For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions via phone at (336) 334-7946 or via email at uadmit@ncat.edu.

Applying as a New Freshman

Advantages

  • Eligible to apply for New Freshmen Institutional Scholarships
  • Access to First-Year Support Services (mentorship, Freshmen specific programs)
  • Eligible to run for Student Government Association (SGA)-related positions within their academic classification
  • New freshmen are guaranteed on campus housing

Disadvantages

  • Not being able to bring a motorized vehicle to campus your first year
  • Housing availability is limited to freshman housing options ONLY

 

Applying as a New Transfer

Advantages

  • Access to higher loan amount based on the number of hours transferred into the University
  • Students would be allowed to bring your motorized vehicle to campus
  • Possible access to additional housing opportunities (single rooms, Apartment Style Living) 
  • Applying as a transfer student provides the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with additional information that can be taken into consideration, including less competitive high school performance measures. 
  • Eligible to run for Student Government Association (SGA)-related positions within their academic classification

Disadvantages

  • Not eligible to apply for New Freshman Institutional Scholarships such as the Dowdy, National Alumni and any other scholarship noted for New Freshmen
  • No access to First-Year Support Services (mentorship, freshman specific programs)
  • First-Semester Transfers are not eligible for membership into Greek organizations during their first year on campus