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The Registrar manages all student records, assists in the admissions process, including transcript evaluation, and enrollment verification.  The Registrar also oversees graduation applications. Our focus is on the integrity of academic records and our goal is to help students and faculty in any way we can.

Additional services and resources  of the Registrar are provided through the links below.

Student Records

Academic Standards


It is with great pride that the Registrar’s Office celebrates the academic achievement of our students. The college recognizes these achievements via personal letter and in area newspapers. The following are the academic achievements that Carteret Community College awards on the transcript:

The President’s List

The President’s List is composed of students who are enrolled for at least twelve credit hours (9 for summer semester) and received no grade below an “A” on all course work.

The Vice President’s List

The Vice President’s List is composed of students who are enrolled for at least twelve credit hours (9 for summer semester) and make at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester with no grade below a “C” on all course work.

Graduation with Honors

Students graduating with a grade point average of 3.5 or above in their major program of study will be recognized during the graduation ceremony and their degree, diploma, or certificate will bear a gold “Honors” seal.


A full-time student is one who is carrying 12 or more credit hours of course work or nine credit hours during the summer term. Normal load for most students will vary between 12 and 18 credit hours. Course schedules and course loads should be carefully planned through consultation with the student’s faculty advisor. No student may carry in-excess of 21 credit hours without prior approval of the Dean of Student Services unless the curriculum requirements, as stated in the catalog, require more than 21 hours in a particular semester.


Students pursuing an associate degree, diploma, or certificate are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or better which indicates satisfactory academic progress. Once a student has attempted at least twelve (12) credit hours and has failed to meet the standards for Academic Progress, the student will be placed on academic warning, probation or suspension and must meet specific conditions to continue their enrollment.

Students in specific programs and students receiving financial aid and/or veteran’s benefits must also meet the specific academic requirements that determine continuation for these programs.

Academic Warning

Academic Warning occurs when a student has attempted at least 12, but not more than 23 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average less than 2.0. The student will be notified of his/her warning status. Information about requirements is available in the Academic Information section of the College Catalog.

Academic Probation

Academic Probation occurs when a student has attempted 24, but not more than 32 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average less than 2.0. The student will be notified of his/her probation status. Information about requirements is available in the Academic Information section of the College Catalog.

Academic Suspension

Academic Suspension occurs when a student has attempted 33 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average less than 2.0. These students will not be allowed to register again for one full calendar year.

Readmission from Academic Suspension

A student must submit a written request to the Dean of Student Services for readmission following an academic suspension. The request must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of any semester. The dean will confer with the student’s academic advisor before rendering a decision. As a condition of readmission, students must follow the specific recommendations of the dean. Additionally, students granted readmission will be placed on Academic Probation and will be expected to maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher for subsequent semesters.


The academic renewal policy contains three options: OPTION I – Academic Renewal based upon past academic performance, OPTION II – Academic Renewal based upon change of program of study, and OPTION III – Grade Replacement. A student may request Academic Renewal only once, either under the academic performance option or the change of program of study option. Grade Replacement may be done at any time. More information is available in the Academic Information section of the College Catalog.


  • The Academic Renewal Policy does not apply toward eligibility issues for federal financial aid.
  • It cannot be used to renew a grade awarded for Academic Dishonesty.
  • Once renewed, courses cannot be used to satisfy prerequisite or degree requirements.
  • Academic Renewal does not apply toward courses for which a certificate, diploma or degree has been awarded.


Students must attend a minimum of 80 percent of a course including class hours, laboratory periods, and clinical or work experience sessions. For specific programs or courses, more stringent minimum attendance requirements apply as indicated on the student’s syllabus.

Hybrid and web-supported course students must meet on the published meeting dates and times indicated by the instructor as well as complete course work as assigned by the instructor.

More information regarding Attendance is available in the Academic Information section of the College Catalog.


A student who has not missed three consecutive semesters (excluding the summer term) may graduate under the catalog requirements in effect at the time he or she began the program of study. If desired and requested in writing, the student may choose to graduate under a later years requirement for that program by completing a Change in Program of Study form, indicating the new program year. A student, who misses three consecutive semesters (excluding the summer term), will graduate under the program requirements in effect at the time of his or her return. A student who changes programs must meet the program requirements in effect at the time of the program change.


Cooperative Work Experience and Internship Courses

Cooperative work experience (WBL) and internship courses may may be completed for a grade up to two(2) times only if a passing grade was not achieved the first time and only with written permission of the curriculum department chair. Each attempt will be recorded, and all grades will be reflected on the transcript. The highest grade earned for the cooperative work experience or internship course will be used to calculate a cumulative grade point average.

Other Courses

No course may be counted more than once toward graduation.
A curriculum course may be completed a total of three (3) times, including audits.

Each attempt will be recorded, and all grades will be reflected on the transcript. The highest grade will be used to calculate the cumulative grade point average. More information is available in the Academic Information section 8 of the College Catalog & Student Handbook.
Veterans and financial aid students should be aware that they cannot receive benefits for courses previously passed. Furthermore, transfer students should be advised that receiving institutions do not have consistent policies regarding GPA computation. Admissions personnel will review the transcripts of transfer applicants and may recompute a GPA to include original grades.


Carteret Community College operates on the semester system. The fall and spring semesters are sixteen (16) weeks each in length; summer term is ten (10) weeks in length (total hours are equivalent to a sixteen (16) week semester). The College is in session six (6) days per week during the fall and spring semesters and four (4) days per week during the summer term.


  • Freshman: A student who has earned less than 30 semester hours of credit.
  • Sophomore: A student who has earned 30 or more semester hours of credit.
  • Full-time or Regular Student: A student who is registered for twelve (12) or more semester hours, (9) nine or more semester hours for summer term.
  • Special Credit/Visiting Student: A student not seeking a degree, diploma or certificate from Carteret Community College.

Financial Aid student classifications are different. Visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.


Transfer credit for all college-level courses is under the purview of the Registrars Office and awarded by staff in the Registrars Office and Counseling Center. Any questions regarding credit should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.

Examples of credit accepted include but are not limited to previous college classes, CLEP, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Exam (IB), Industry Certifications and Licensure, Military credit from the U S Armed Services, DANTES and AP.

Specifics regarding accepted credit are available in the Admissions section of the College Catalog in the Advanced Standing Guide.

Change of Program of Study/Course Substitution

Students who wish to change their Program of Study or Course Substitution should see their advisor or visit the MAPS center.

Credit by Examination

Students who believe that they have mastered the competencies for a course through previous experience may be allowed to earn course credit through credit by examination.



Beginning with the summer 2003 semester, a course may be repeated for a higher grade, and the higher grade will replace the original grade in the calculation of the grade point average. The original grade on the transcript will be noted as a repeated course. A request for grade replacement must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar.


GPA is more important than you think. It affects Financial Aid, eligibility for Scholarships, program continuation, and program completion.

A GPA of 2.00 is equivalent to a “C” average at Carteret Community College. The grade of “D” or “F” will not transfer for credit here or to other institutions and some programs do not allow these grades at all.

If you want to calculate your GPA, the GPA Computation Help Document can guide you through, but always look to the transcript for the most accurate information.


Final grades will be posted on each student’s WebAdvisor account at the end of each semester or grading period. Any inquiries regarding the validity of grades should be directed to the instructor of the class. Grades and/or Grade Point Averages (GPA) will not be given over the phone as they are not considered directory information and distribution of this information would be a direct violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. (FERPA)


The quality point system is used to calculate all student academic standings. Individual instructors or programs of study may deviate from this standard. The letter grades used and explanations follow:

Carteret Community College has adopted a 10- point grading scale for all classes except those with other requirements governed by outside accrediting agencies. Please look at program information about each program in Academic Programs.


Letter Grades & Their Meaning

A – Excellent

B – Above Average

C – Average

D – Below Average “D” may not be transferable

F – Failed no credit hours or quality points, will not transfer

P – Proficiency, Pass, Satisfactory Completion– credit hours given; no quality points earned.

DP – Developmental Pass -credit hours completed, not counted in GPA; no quality points earned developmental courses – course numbers beginning with “0” only

R – Repeat required -developmental courses only

S – Satisfactory progress-short of completion.

I – Incomplete – no grade or quality points because of incomplete work. An “I” must be removed by the date indicated on the Academic Calendar of the following semester. If an “I” is not removed within the time allowed, the “I” will be changed to an “F”

AU – Audit – no grade or quality points earned

WD – Official Withdrawal – non-punitive, no grade or quality points earned

UW – Unofficial Withdrawal – considered a grade of “F” in calculation of grade point average

T – Transfer – credit hours awarded for course work completed with a grade of “C” or better from another regionally accredited educational institution or from another program of study within Carteret Community College; no grade or quality points earned

Numerical grade value may vary for different programs or courses.

Requesting Transcripts from Carteret CC

Students may request unofficial and official transcripts here. Transcripts will not be released to students with unpaid account balances, financial aid holds, or library fines.

Submitting Transcripts to Carteret CC

Submitting Official and Unofficial Transcripts

If you have already ordered an official copy of your transcript to be sent to CarteretCC, you can view up-to-date status information by logging into Carteret Compass.

If you have not already sent the official transcript(s) for the schools listed below to CarteretCC, please do so as soon as possible to prevent a registration hold being placed on your record.  Please note, high school transcripts must show a final graduation date.

  • First-time in college students: Please request an official copy of your high school transcript or GED diploma — unofficial transcripts are not required.Note: Most Health Science applicants MUST submit all transcripts (high school and college/university) regardless of whether or not they have a college degree.Note: Applicants having a HSE should submit an official transcript from the state in which the HSE was received. Students with a HSE from North Carolina can go to Diploma Sender to obtain an official transcript.
  • Students with previous college credit: Request an official transcript from each college/university attended. To best serve you while we wait for your official transcripts to arrive, upload an unofficial transcript from your most recent college/university attended to the Supplemental Documents section of your application account. We do not require your high school transcript or GED certificate.


How to Submit Official Transcripts

You can submit your official transcripts in one of the following formats:


Note: This method is only for institutions that use any of the following methods for sending transcripts:

  • Parchment
  • Credentials Solutions Inc.
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Scrip Safe
  • Speede Partnership

These services should send the transcript to transcripts@carteret.edu. It can take 24-72 hours for transcripts to be received.

Important: Scanned and emailed copies are NOT acceptable.

By Mail and Hand delivered

Send to:
Carteret Community College
Attn: Registrars Office
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Send a separate copy to your home address and bring it to your advising session.

Important: Open transcripts are NOT accepted for admissions purposes. Transcripts must be in the original, unopened, sealed envelope.

Military & Veteran Transcripts

If you are active-duty or veteran, send official military transcripts in addition to your high school/GED or college transcripts to transcripts@carteret.edu.

Standardized Test Credit

If you are seeking credit from tests such as SAT, ACT, AP, CLEP, IB, etc., request the official score report to be sent to transcripts@carteret.edu.

International Transcripts

Students with international institution transcripts must have the transcripts translated into English and evaluated by an international accrediting/evaluation service such as World Education Services, Inc.


Please call the Registrar’s Office at (252) 222-6150.

Transcript Evaluation

Carteret Community College will initiate transcript evaluations for non-degreed transcripts. Transcripts must be from a regionally accredited college or university or military training or service. You can view approved transfer credits on your official transcript or how your credits affect your current academic program in Carteret Compass under My Progress. See the Student Handbook for transfer credit limitations and other information.

Update Student Information

Current CarteretCC students may update their personal information in Carteret Compass under User Profile.

IMPORTANT- To make a legal name change, students must visit the Registrar’s Office in the McGee Building.


Avoid penalties by reviewing drop/withdrawal rules in the student handbook before you drop a class.

Areas that are affected include financial aid, veterans’ benefits, international student status, and academic standing.

Tuition refunds: You are eligible for a 75% tuition credit refund during schedule change periods prior to the census date of the course.

To receive a 100% refund, you must drop a class before the semester/session begins. To request a refund for a course, please contact the Registrar Office in the McGee building or 252-222-6150.


Registration & Important Dates

How to Register

Before every semester, you will need to follow CarteretCC’s registration steps to plan, register, and pay for classes until you graduate and/or transfer. Whether you’re new to CarteretCC or a returning student, registering for classes is easy and convenient.

Register Now!

Understanding Course Codes

Need help deciphering course codes? Use this helpful cheatsheet to find out what they really mean.


Apply for Graduation

Are you ready to graduate? We’ll take you through the process, from applying for graduation to receiving your diploma. Visit the graduation webpage to see how to submit your graduation application.

Commencement Celebration

CarteretCC holds a commencement ceremony in May. Students who graduate in December the semester prior are invited to the May ceremony by completing the Fall Completion Application.

See the commencement webpage for important details include date, time, location, and FAQs.

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