49erNext, an initiative between UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College, will create a seamless pathway for individuals who want to start a degree at the two-year institution and complete it at UNC Charlotte. 

Distinguishing 49erNext from similar, existing transfer programs between the two institutions is “proactive advising.” 49erNext students will be eligible to transfer into more than 75 undergraduate degree programs encompassing 130-plus majors at UNC Charlotte as long as they earn an associate degree at Central Piedmont with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. 

“This partnership with Central Piedmont will ensure UNC Charlotte, which admits the highest number of transfer students in the UNC System, is meeting students’ academic, financial aid and career planning needs while making the transfer experience as seamless as possible,” said UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. “49erNext is designed to produce a greater number of workforce-ready, qualified graduates at a significant cost savings to them. Nearly 60 percent of the inaugural class of 49erNext participants represent underrepresented populations, which is significant given that higher education is an essential path that can lead to greater economic mobility.”

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Originally published Oct. 3, 2019.