UA's College Credit Plus (CCP) Program

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.


Preferred Requirements*

for the 2021 – 2022 academic year*

3.0 cumulative GPA (required by the State)

• Submitting ACT or SAT scores is optional

• All applicants without the 3.0 GPA must meet at least one of the minimum College Readiness Standards as determined by the Ohio Department of Higher Education:

– ACT: 18 English, 22 Math and 22 Reading

– SAT: 530 Math, and 440 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing

• Applicants who do not take the ACT or SAT will be required to complete placement testing through the University.

*Eligibility requirements are subject to change


How to Apply

Application deadlines for the fall and spring semesters are April 15 and October 15, respectively.*

1. Complete the online College Credit Plus (CCP) Admission Application at uakron.edu/admissions/undergraduate/ccp.

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 scores (optional)**

5. No application fee is required.

All admitted students must attend a mandatory orientation to enroll in the program.
*Application deadlines are subject to change. **Submission of test scores is subject to change.


For more information, contact:

Alicia Broadus                                           Jim Lawrence
Coordinator of Admission Services              Academic Advisor
330-972-6416                                           330-684-8981
broadus@uakron.edu                                 jkl@uakron.edu