• In 2006, with the help of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program, or C-STEP, to enable more community-college students to transfer to and graduate from Carolina.  C-STEP focuses on high school seniors or community college students whose household incomes fall at or below 300 percent of the 2015 federal poverty guidelines as indexed by family size (around $72,750 for a family of four).   You must also be enrolled (or plan to enroll) at a partner community college in a course of study that will lead to the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associates of Sciences (AS) degree, and you must earn the degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. For more information, please visit http://admissions.unc.edu/apply/transfer-students/carolina-student-transfer-excellence-program-c-step/