CCP for Public 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 are a student intending 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. For Summer or Fall admission, it is recommended that you take the ACT/SAT by February. For Spring admission, it is recommended that you take the ACT/SAT by September. 
  • 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 are a student only intending to take courses at a partnered high school, 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 cannot 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 Uniform Statewide Standards for Remediation Free Status. 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 and Math Placement Test date(s).

Important Dates

Make sure you submit your application and materials on time! Check all important dates.


Application Checklist

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Fill out and submit the CCP Authorization Form directly through the online application portal.
  • 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 the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    To send electronically: Please use Parchment or Escrip-Safe to send transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    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