CCP Admission Requirements

In response to the recent announcement related to updated guidance for CCP (College Credit Plus) eligibility, UC (University of Cincinnati) has made some modifications to our eligibility/admissions criteria as well as our applicant review process. Please keep in mind that the state's guidelines outline the minimum criteria for determining admission to the UC CCP program. We also conduct a holistic review of the student's high school transcript for individual grades in core subjects, such as English and Math.  After a student is admitted, we will direct them to appropriate placement testing based on the coursework they wish to enroll in. 

Middle school students [in seventh and eighth grade] with high school work in Algebra I and high school English may be considered for admission.

 

On Campus/Online Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria to be considered to take courses on campus or online with a UC faculty member.

  • 2.75 minimum, unweighted high school GPA and A or B grade in high school English and A or B grade or better in high school Math

OR        

  • 18 ENGL, 22 MATH minimum ACT scores

OR

  • 480 EBRW, 530 MATH minimum SAT scores

 

In High School Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria to be considered to take CCP courses in their high school (only for high schools with which UC has a partnership).

  • 2.75 minimum, unweighted high school GPA and A or B grade in relevant high school course

OR        

  • 18 ENGL, 22 MATH minimum ACT scores

OR

  • 480 EBRW, 530 MATH minimum SAT scores

 

Deadlines

Please note that ALL application materials, including signed permission form and transcripts, are due by the application deadlines below.

 

Public School

Non-Public and Homeschool*

Summer Semester

April 1

March 15

Fall Semester

June 1

March 15

Spring Semester

November 1

N/A

*Non-Public and Homeschool students should apply for CCP funding through the state of Ohio by April 1st. An admission letter from UC is required for that application; therefore, the deadline for Non-public and homeschool students in March 15.  If a student is self-paying for courses, they can apply using the public school deadlines.

 

Application Checklist

  • Application: Complete the Online Application
  • Transcripts: Have your high school counselor submit your Official High School Transcripts, by following the instructions below. Homeschool students may email their transcripts to ccp@uc.edu
  • CCP Permission Slip: Download, sign, and upload this slip in the application portal

Official High School Transcripts (for High School Counselors)

High school students' transcripts must be sent electronically from the their school counselor directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, using Parchment. Counselors may also use the Slate counselor portal to upload materials on behalf of individual students and to check a student's application status. To request access, go to slate.org and click "Counselors Join Here."

Homeschool students may email their transcripts to ccp@uc.edu.

*higher score may be required to meet course pre-requisites

College Readiness Scores

Readiness Area

ACT

SAT

UC Math Placement Test (MPT)

UC English Placement Test (ENPT)

English (Verbal)

18

480 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)

n/a

5

 

Math (Quantitative)

22*

530*

420*

n/a