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Higher Education “New Front Door/ Carolina Stackable Certificates” Initiative for Adults

The purpose of the Carolina Stackable Certificates is to provide a clear and accessible path for adults seeking to advance their education. It is a formal way to document student progress and directly supports the Higher Education Study Committees’ goal of making South Carolina one of the most educated states as stated in the LeveragingHigher Education for a Stronger South Carolina 2009 action plan.

The Certificates will serve as a starting point for many adult learners as they continue their education. These certificates will create a foundation which the learners will build upon to increase their chance of success in postsecondary education and in the workplace.


For more information about the “New Front Door”/Carolina Stackable Certificates, please contact:

Mr. Michael L. Brown, Director, Planning and Access
(803) 737-2144,