STEAM – it stands for Student Transition Enrollment Advising and Mentoring – is a unique program to help students interested in agriculture get in to CALS. This path combines a summer session at NC State with a year of classes at a North Carolina community college (or other institution).
- Participate in a summer session at CALS
- Take the first year of classes at an N.C. community college
- Get mentoring and personalized academic advising to make sure credits earned apply toward CALS degree
- Guaranteed sophomore year admission into preferred CALS program
PackTrac is a collaborative effort between CALS and 10 North Carolina Community Colleges providing specialized academic training and advising to students with a passion for agriculture and a desire to earn their degree from NC State.
Community College Partnerships
We partner with community colleges to provide a 1+3 and 2+2 admissions path to CALS. We provide personalized advising support for students while they attend community colleges to ensure a smooth transition to NC State.
We hear from many of our students, “It’s not important where you start, but where you finish,” and our transfer students finish strong – often out-performing many of our traditional 4-year students.