Wilmington, NC — On Tuesday, October 1, Cape Fear Community College President Jim Morton and University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli signed SEA-Path—an agreement that provides qualifying students an opportunity to earn an associate’s degree at CFCC and seamlessly transition to one of UNCW’s undergraduate programs through dual admissions pathways.
To be eligible for SEA-Path students must meet and maintain the eligibility criteria outlined by the UNC System Minimum Course Requirements and maintain a 2.5 GPA at CFCC. Students dually enrolled through SEA-Path will have the opportunity to choose one online or main campus class per term (beginning their second semester following high school graduation) at UNCW. UNCW will award a $200 scholarship for each dually enrolled course for up to a total of three courses.
Students participating in SEA-Path will benefit from:
- Guaranteed admission to one of UNCW’s undergraduate colleges
- Dual admission to CFCC and UNCW
- Waived UNCW application fee
- One online or main campus class per term (beginning their second semester following high school graduation) at UNCW
- $200 scholarship toward each dual-enrolled course (up to a total of 3 courses with continued UNCW GPA average of 3.0)
- Opportunity to be considered for a merit-based scholarship once graduated from CFCC and enrolled full-time at UNCW
- Access to UNCW student services, facilities, programs, library resources, etc. appropriate to their enrollment status
“SEA-Path offers CFCC students an avenue for a seamless transition to their baccalaureate studies at UNCW,” said Dr. Jason Chaffin, CFCC Vice President for Academic Affairs. “This articulation and admissions agreement is a great opportunity for students in New Hanover and Pender counties.”
“Cape Fear Community College is committed to providing strong pathways for our University Transfer students,” said Jim Morton, CFCC President. “Partnering with universities like UNCW strengthens enrollment at both schools, and helps students succeed. We are pleased to work with UNCW, and we look forward to our continued partnership. SEA-Path is a terrific way for Sea Devils to become Seahawks!”