UNC Greensboro today announced a new co-admission agreement with Randolph Community College (RCC) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate educational resources, university facilities and support systems.

The UNCG-RCC “Spartan Passage” partnership expands opportunities for transfer students, regardless of location, to access and complete their baccalaureate degrees in a selection of nearly 60 popular majors including business administration, biology, psychology and computer science.

The first of its kind in Randolph County, the UNCG-RCC partnership is significant for the mostly rural community, with an average population density of 166 people or less per square mile. Randolph is not alone; approximately 2.2 million people – one in five North Carolinians – live in the state’s rural communities. Of the 100 counties in the state, 80 are considered rural.

“Our new partnership is designed to improve accessibility to resources and expand educational choices for RCC students,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “With a seamless transition to the UNC Greensboro campus, our collaboration with RCC will produce a greater number of qualified graduates in a shorter timeframe at a tremendous cost-savings. In addition to financial aid, co-admitted students are eligible for scholarships and other benefits.”

“We are delighted to be entering into this new partnership with UNCG,” said RCC President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. “Many of our students already transfer to UNCG after completing their work at RCC, and this provides a more seamless pathway for them. This will be a wonderful opportunity that will provide many benefits for UNCG, RCC and especially for our students.”

Application for the Spartan Passage program has been streamlined to benefit students. Prospective students complete one application, with a waived application fee for UNCG. Admitted students will have access to campus facilities, events, activities and services, including UNCG’s Jackson Library (in-house and online), the new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, academic advising and financial aid, among other benefits.

Earlier in the academic year, UNCG launched three new co-admission partnerships with Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), Alamance Community College (ACC) and Rockingham Community College (RCC) to improve student access to undergraduate and graduate education. All four co-admission programs begin enrollment in fall of 2018.

For more information, visit admissions.uncg.edu/apply-coadmissions-programs.php.


Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications