CCP admission requirements & guidelines

The College Credit Plus (CCP) program is available to qualified students in secondary   school (grades 7-12) who are enrolled in any public, private, parochial or home-school in Ohio.  

Through the CCP program, students are able to enroll in The University of Akron classes. It is recommended that prospective students work with their school counselors to discuss specific school policies.

Please note: CCP is not intended to be a substitute for the academic programs, social growth or maturing experience provided by Ohio’s secondary 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.


Test Score Optional

  • 3.0 Cumulative Unweighted High School GPA
  • Obtain at least one remediation-free score on the ACT or SAT as determined by the Ohio Department of Higher Education:
    • ACT English of 18, ACT Reading of 22 or ACT Math of 22.
    • SAT Evidence-based Reading & Writing of 480 or SAT Math of 530.
  • Students with at least a 2.75 cumulative unweighted high school GPA will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions to determine if ACT or SAT scores are required.
  • 7th and 8th grade applicants without an established high school GPA must take the ACT or SAT.

    Students admitted without ACT/SAT scores, or students with test scores who do not automatically place into college-level courses will be required to complete necessary placement testing through the University.  Placement testing is administered after students are admitted and have confirmed their enrollment and should be completed prior to attending a mandatory orientation program.

College Credit Plus Honors Academy


The application deadline to begin in the summer (May/June) or the fall semester (August) is Apr. 15. To begin in the spring semester (January) the deadline is Oct. 15.

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Check the box marked College Credit Plus Program

  2. Complete the program signature page and permission slip
    • Signatures are required by: the student, the 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 and/or SAT test score results (Optional for applicants with a 3.0 cumulative unweighted high school GPA)
    • Testing must be completed prior to the application deadline


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

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