Admissions requirements for College Credit Plus

The College Credit Plus Program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow secondary school (7-12) students in Ohio to enroll in a college or university. The program is available to qualified students in grades 7-12 who are enrolled in any public, private, parochial, or home school.

Through the College Credit Plus Program, students are eligible to enroll in The University of Akron classes for fall and spring semesters. It is recommended that prospective students work with their school counselors to discuss specific school policies.

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 7th through 12th grade applicants:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 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..

Steps to apply for admission

The application deadline for the summer and fall semester is April 15. The spring semester deadline is October 15.

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Admission Application; check the box marked College Credit Plus Program.
  2. Complete the Signature Page. Signatures are required by the student, parent or guardian, and the school counselor.
  3. Submit an official school transcript. For applicants in the 7th grade, the transcript should include 6th and 5th grades. For applicants in the 8th grade, transcripts should include 7th and 6th grades.
  4. Submit ACT or SAT test score results (Testing must be completed prior to the application deadline.)

Information for Non-public and Home-School Students

In addition to applying to the University, non-public and home-school students must follow the steps outlined by the Ohio Department of Education.

Students must submit a Letter of Intent to Participate to the state between February 15 and April 1.

Funding applications must be submitted to the state between February 25 and April 8.