CCP for Non-Public and Home School Students

Before applying to CCP Uptown, please read and familiarize yourself with the following:

We recommend you work with your high school counselor to complete and submit your CCP application and materials. Please note that the application and all materials, including test scores, must be received by the deadline.


College Readiness Testing

The State of Ohio requires students demonstrate college-readiness as a requirement for CCP participation.


If you intend to take any course on UC Uptown Campus or online with a UC faculty member, you are required to take the ACT or SAT. 

  • All official scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the University of Cincinnati and received by the application deadline. 
    • To send official ACT scores to the University of Cincinnati, please click here.
    • To send official SAT scores to the University of Cincinnati, please click here.
  • It is recommended that you take the ACT/SAT by December for Summer admission. 
  • It is recommended that you take the ACT/SAT by February for Spring admission. 
  • The ACT or SAT is only required if you want to take courses on the college campus or online with a UC faculty member.

If you intend to take courses at your high school with whom UC has a partnership, you may take the Accuplacer and the UC Math Placement Test (MPT) at your high school.

  • Contact your high school counselor for which test(s) you will need to take, and for UC's testing dates at your high school. Tests must be taken by the application deadline date.
  • ACT or SAT scores will also be accepted if UC receives official scores by application deadline. Official scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the University of Cincinnati.
  • Accuplacer and the MPT do not substitute ACT or SAT scores if you are applying to take courses at UC Uptown Campus or Online.
  • We will not accept Accuplacer test results from another institution.


College Readiness Indicator Scores

Readiness Area

ACT SAT Accuplacer (for In-High School participation only)  UC Math Placement Test (for In-High School participation only)

English Sub Score



480 (Evidence Based Reading and Writing)


Reading Sub Score


250 N/A

Mathematics Sub Score


530* N/A 420*

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

Scores listed above are the minimum for consideration per the State of Ohio's CCP Eligibility Requirements. Students who meet or exceed these scores are not guaranteed admission to the CCP program at UC Uptown.

All official scores must be received directly from the testing agency by posted application deadlines.

Students who participate through the in-high school option should check with their school counselor for Accuplacer Reading and Math Placement Test date(s).

Deadline Dates

Non-Public and Home School Students
Before February 15, 2020 Attend a College Credit Plus information session at your high school or local school district.
March 15, 2020 UC Uptown CCP Application Deadline. All application materials and test scores must be received by this date.
April 1, 2020 at 5:00PM

5:00PM EST deadline for non-public and homeschool students to submit an application for state funding for CCP after establishing a OH|ID (formerly SAFE) account. Families can begin creating a OH|ID account for tuition funding in February. 

Please check ODE's website for more information on funding.

November 1, 2019 Spring UC Uptown CCP Application deadline. Nonpublic and homeschool students who have not applied for and received funding earlier in the year will be charged full tuition and fees for participation.

Application Checklist

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Submit your Official College-Readiness Test Scores (see requirements above).
  • Have your high school counselor submit your Official High School Transcripts. Transcripts must be sent electronically from the student's school counselor directly to Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    To send electronically: Counselors may also elect to utilize the Slate.Org counselor portal to upload materials on behalf of individual students and to check student application statuses. Please contact for assistance.

    To send physically by mail: Please send official signed and sealed transcripts to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Cincinnati
    PO Box 210091
    Cincinnati, OH 45221

Funding for Non-Public and Home School Students

CCP state funding applications for non-public and home school students are only available once per year. An acceptance letter to the CCP program is required in order to submit an application to the Ohio Department of Education for CCP funding.

Non-public and home school students applying for state funding are required to submit their application for admission to UC Uptown's CCP program by the March 15th deadline.

Adhering to this timeline will help ensure that students may have their acceptance letter in hand to be eligible to apply to the Ohio Department of Education for CCP funding by the posted deadline.

Families can begin creating a OH|ID (formerly SAFE) account for state funding in February. The deadline to submit a funding application after creating an account is April 1st, 2020. Funding is awarded for the entire academic year (Summer, Fall, and Spring Semester). Students should apply for the full number of credit hours’ worth of funding they will need for the entire year. More information on state funding is located here.