Overview & Admissions Requirements

What’s it all about?

Established in 2010, Passport is a bridge program built upon the successful collaboration between UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College.

This one year, invitation-only program for first time college students, enables students to complete their first year of college coursework at Central Piedmont Community College while utilizing dual academic advising from both institutions.

The passport program is committed to providing our students with the resources, social programming, and support necessary to be successful in college and to transition seamlessly from CPCC to UNC Charlotte. On average, Passport students earn a higher transfer GPA than other incoming transfer students.

Admissions Requirements

  • Qualified applicants are selected by UNC Charlotte for this competitive program based on their academic background including performance in high school coursework and competitive scores on either the SAT or ACT standardized tests.
  • Passport students are typically students who would have been admissible in prior years. These are students who we feel would be successful at UNC Charlotte after completeing transfer coursework.