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This brief describes a new policy allowing students without a high school diploma or GED to qualify for federal student aid if they successfully complete six credits in lieu of passing an Ability-to-Benefit test. Basic skills bridge programs could be designed to help students earn the critical six credits.

*July 1, 2001: Please note, the recent Pell regulation changes have eliminated the Ability-to-Benefit option. We are keeping this resource in the Virtual Academy for historical purposes*

2011
Julie Strawn
Center for Law and Social Policy

From February to October 2010, NCCCS representatives visited each of North Carolina’s 58 community college campuses to discuss SuccessNC’s aims and to learn more about each school’s triumphs and challenges. Over the course of the tour, colleges presented more than 200 best practices related to improving student success, access to course offerings and program quality. Since the tour’s conclusion, SuccessNC has compiled information gathered through these listening sessions and made it available on its website. Best practices can be accessed through a searchable innovations database that provides a brief summary and point of contact for each innovation. This database offers a new resource for community college practitioners throughout North Carolina and beyond. (Description from here)

2011
The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS)
The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS)