Johnston Community College, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington have approved a partnership that will offer dual admission to students who are planning to enroll at N.C. State, ECU, and UNCW after earning an associate’s degree.

The dual admission program offers a structured, guaranteed pathway for progressing directly from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree. Students who participate in the program are considered fully admitted to JCC and conditionally admitted to either N.C. State, ECU, or UNCW.  Successful completion of the college transfer degree program grants the student admission to the university. Admission to competitive programs are not guaranteed.

The partnership includes students receiving coordinated academic advising and campus visits from NSCU, ECU, and UNCW representatives to ensure appropriate course work is completed and will apply toward their bachelor’s degree.

Students admitted to the program will have access to NCSU, ECU, and UNCW online advising, financial aid support, library services, and other campus programming and services. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities at the senior institution.

“Dual admission is an excellent approach to an affordable education and offers a strategic option to secure admissions in a highly competitive college market,” said Dawn Dixon, dean of university studies and educational technologies at JCC. “JCC is honored to be selected by N.C. State, ECU, and UNCW to provide the foundational courses and initial collegiate experience to the dual admission participants.”  

For more information about dual enrollment at JCC and upcoming information sessions, please contact Dawn Dixon at or visit