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, non-public and homeschooled students.

Through the College Credit Plus Program:

  • Students are eligible to enroll in classes during the fall and spring semesters
  • Students must work with their high school guidance counselors to discuss specific high 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

Advantages for college-level learning during high school

  • Strengthening the high school curriculum and raising expectations for high school students.
  • Reducing the total number of credits needed to be earned in college.
  • Potentially reducing the time required for the baccalaureate and costs to parents, students and taxpayers.
  • Enriching the undergraduate college curriculum by lessening the need to take introductory courses, consequently allowing earlier entry into advanced courses, facilitation of double majors, or permitting additional electives.

College Credit Plus is not intended to be a substitute for the academic programs, social growth or maturing experience provided by Ohio’s public and private high schools. It is not intended to interfere with or replace advanced placement courses nor the high school’s college preparatory curriculum available to students within their school system.

The University of Akron Wayne College Preferred Eligibility Requirements*

• 3.00 cumulative GPA
• 21 ACT composite or 990 SAT Math and Critical Reading 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 Critical Reading score of 430 is required for all applicants (No exceptions)

*Eligibility requirements are subject to change
How to Apply for Admission

Application deadlines for the fall and spring semesters are May 15 and October 15, respectively.
1. Complete the online Undergraduate Admission Application at and select “College Credit Plus Program.”
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.

For more information, contact:
Alicia Broadus                                           Sarah Jane Morrow
Coordinator of Admission Services              Admissions Counselor
330.684.8901                                           330.684.8912