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Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree can save drastically on tuition costs and student loans by taking the first two years of study at FTCC. Our transfer counselors can assist in planning the best transfer pathway to achieve your goals.

FTCC and FSU Keen Scholarship

An exciting partnership exists between FTCC and Fayetteville State University. The FSU-FTCC Keen Scholarship, in honor of former FTCC President Dr. J. Larry Keen, assists with financial relief in covering tuition costs at Fayetteville State. Eligible students must have earned an associate degree from FTCC, have a minimum GPA of at least 3.0, and meet the requirements for admission to FSU. For the 2024-2025 academic year, students must apply for this scholarship by March 31, 2024. For more information about the FSU-FTCC Keen Scholarship, please contact Brittany Mundy (FSU Academic Advisor for FTCC) at or 910-486-7455.

The Guaranteed Admissions Program is a program that ensures students who graduate from FTCC with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree and have met all requirements are able to transfer to any North Carolina public university with junior status.

The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program is a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and community colleges in North Carolina that provides transfer opportunities for talented low- and moderate-income students. Admission into professional programs at UNC-Chapel Hill is competitive, and all students are not guaranteed acceptance. Admission to UNC-Chapel Hill through Undergraduate Studies is guaranteed upon completion of the AA or AS degrees.

C-STEP is an all-encompassing program that helps students gain extensive knowledge of the campus, meet key individuals who will be of aid when they arrive, and, more importantly, provide them an opportunity to learn and grow with like-minded individuals who become far more than peers.

University Outreach Program Benefits

Students who participate in GAP or C-STEP programs enjoy many exclusive opportunities:

•Exclusive Advising: Get
Customized Advice Which is Tailored to Your Needs
•Special Events: Make Connections with Mentors and Peers at Great Events
•Transition and Support Services: Get Help Making the Transition to a University
•Special Scholarships: College is Expensive, but Our Scholarship Programs Can Help
Both GAP and C-STEP are highly competitive programs that are only available to the most highly qualified students.
“Sometimes things don’t quite work out as you had planned, but blessings come from the support of others and the ability to stay humble along the process," said Bryan Cuevas-Figueroa, FTCC C-STEP Graduate
Other Partner Universities and Deadlines
•North Carolina State University, FTCC’s newest partner in the GAP Program, admission Deadline: September 1 and November 1
•The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (C-STEP Program), College Admission Deadline: October 1, High School Admission Deadline: April 1, Rolling Admissions
•North Carolina A&T University , Rolling Admissions
•Pirate Promise at East Carolina University, Fall and Spring Admissions
•University of North Carolina Wilmington, Complete interest form – deadline not applicable

Are you ready to learn more about how FTCC can help you save money on tuition costs when considering a four-year degree?

Please reach out to Loutricia Nelson in FTCC’s University Outreach office at 910-678-8205 or

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