Admissions requirements for the
College Credit Plus Program

The College Credit Plus Program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow high school students in Ohio to enroll in a college or university. The program is available to qualified students who are enrolled in public and non- public high schools.

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

Enrollment options are 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.


Requirements for 7th and 12th grade applicants:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA with a 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.

Steps to apply for admission

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

  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 high school counselor.
  3. Submit an official high 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 before the application deadline.)

College Credit Plus through distance learning

You may be able to take CCP courses without leaving your high school.  The University of Akron currently offers courses through interactive, multimedia classrooms in Medina County high schools, Barberton High School, Copley High School, Coventry High School and Springfield High School.

The application process, eligibility requirements, and deadlines are the same for students participating in CCP options via distance learning.

New student orientation is required for CCP distance-learning students, as are on-campus advising appointments each semester.

Non-public high school students

Once accepted, non-public students must bring the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) funding application to the University to be signed. Completed funding applications must be mailed to the ODE, Office of Finance Program Services and postmarked between May 15 and June 15.  Funding is based on a specified amount determined by the Ohio Legislature.

Students will be notified by the ODE regarding the approval for funding within three weeks of the June 15 deadline. Students must submit a copy of their ODE funding approval letter to The University of Akron no later than one week prior to the start of classes. 

All students must submit the Intent to Participate Form to high school administrators by March 30 to be eligible for enrollment in CCP for the following academic year.

To request an application for admission, apply online or contact the Office of Admissions at 330-972-7100 or 1-800-655-4884.

* The University reserves the right to accept only as many qualified students as can be appropriately served. Exceptions to eligibility requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis, only at the request of the high school counselor.

CCP student at UA