CCP admission requirements & guidelines

Zippy giving a thumbs up to UA studentsThe 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

Preferred Requirements for 7th through 12th grade applicants:

  • 3.0 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.

Mandatory Requirements for 7th through 12th grade applicants:

  • Minimum 18 ACT English score or 440 SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

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 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
    • 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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