The College Credit Plus Program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow all students to enroll in a college or university to earn dual high school and college credit. The program is available to qualified public, private, parochial or home school student.
Through the College Credit Plus Program:
- Students are eligible to enroll in classes during fall and spring semesters
- Students must work with their school guidance counselors to discuss specific school policies
- Students will receive both high school graduation credit and college credit
- Public high school student’s tuition will be paid directly out of the public school’s state funds
- Non-public and homeschooled students are subsidized by a specific sum of money set aside by the Ohio General Assembly, and funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
- Required textbooks, tuition and fees related to coursework are provided for both public and non-public students by the individual school district
Advantages for college-level learning during high school
- Strengthening the 7-12 curriculum and raising expectations for students.
- Reducing the total number of credits needed to be earned in college.
- Potentially reducing the time required to obtain a degree.
- Potentially reducing costs to parents, students, school districts, and taxpayers.
- Allowing earlier entry into advanced courses, facilitation of double majors, or permitting additional electives after completing introductory courses.
College Credit Plus is not intended to be a substitute for the academic programs, social growth or maturing experience provided by Ohio’s schools. It is not intended to interfere with or replace advanced placement courses nor the school’s college preparatory curriculum available to students within their school system.
• 3.00 cumulative GPA
• 21 ACT composite or 1060 SAT Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing combined score
• The Office of Admissions will evaluate the cumulative GPA and ACT or SAT scores to determine college readiness for applicants not meeting the preferred requirements
• A minimum ACT English score of 18 or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 440 is required for all applicants (No exceptions)
*Eligibility requirements are subject to change
Application deadlines for the fall and spring semesters are April 15 and October 15, respectively.
1. Complete the online College Credit Plus Application at
www.gouakron.org/special and select “College Credit Plus” as the type of student. Also make sure to select “The University of Akron – Wayne College, Orrville, Ohio” as the campus you will be applying for admission.
2. Complete the Signature Page. Signatures are required by the student, parent or guardian, and the high school counselor.
3. Submit an official high school transcript.
4. Submit ACT or SAT test score results (testing must be completed prior to the application deadline).
5. No application fee is required.
All admitted students must attend a mandatory orientation to enroll in the program.