Administrators & Counselors


Welcome to the administrator and school counselor resource page. Here, you will find resources to assist you in building and maintaining a College Credit Plus partnership with COTC. Whether you would like to explore COTC courses at your high school or will be sending students to a COTC campus, follow the links below for admissions, enrollment, and course information.

Students have the opportunity to participate in College Credit Plus at Central Ohio Technical College in three different ways:

  • Students take college courses taught by high school faculty at the high school. (Partnering high school)
  • Students take college courses taught by COTC faculty at the high school. (Partnering high school)
  • Students take college courses at any of COTC’s four campuses and/or online.

First Step

Complete a free COTC application at least 1 week prior to the start of a semester or term

1. Create an Application Account

If you are a future student who has never  applied to COTC, you need to create an account before you can complete an application.

Click on “Not registered yet? Create an account!” (screenshot below).

Sign In Screenshot

If you have previously applied and/or attended COTC, you may not need to create an account. You can simply sign in with your email and password.

2. Verify Account Creation Email

When you create an account to apply to COTC, you will be asked to verify the email you used to create the account before you can begin and complete your application.

Account Verify Email Screenshot

When the link is selected from the applicant email, the prompt below will appear. You need to select the sign in button at the top of this form and enter the email address and password created. ​

Verify Email Final Step

3. Complete the COTC Application

You can complete your application by signing in with your email and password. 

The COTC application is not the same as a selective healthcare application.

If you are interested in a healthcare program that requires selection, you must attend a program information meeting and complete an additional application and steps. Selective healthcare programs are:

  • Diagnostic Medial Sonography Technology
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Science Technology
  • Surgical Technology
Students walking

Second Step

Submit Official Transcripts

Request High School Transcripts

Students should contact their high school to request their official transcripts be sent to COTC.

Transcripts can be submitted as follows:

Mailed to COTC:
The Gateway – Student Records
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055. 

Emailed directly from high school personnel to

High school transcripts can be used to allow students to place out of certain coursework or into higher-level coursework.

SSID Number

Student SSID numbers (not Social Security numbers, district ID numbers, or any other identifier) are the means by which student funding is tracked, reported and disbursed.  Typically, we have found that the majority of districts put SSIDs on their transcripts.  However, some do not.  If your district does not report SSID numbers on student transcripts, please provide it to our Records Support Specialist, Robin Champ, at


CCP Eligibility

The state of Ohio requires students to show some level of college readiness to be eligible to participate in College Credit Plus (CCP). The CCP Eligibility rule for the school year 2022-2023 has been expanded and went into effect February 13, 2022. 

Per the state of Ohio, a student is eligible for the College Credit Plus program if the student meets any of the following criteria:

  • Obtains a remediation-free score on one of the standard assessment exams (Accuplacer, ACT, SAT);
  • Has a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of at least 3.00;
  • Has a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of at least 2.75 but less than 3.00 and received an “A” or “B” grade in a relevant high school course.

Note: COTC defines relevant coursework as high school level Math or English (non-remedial courses).  Other coursework may be considered as relevant for entrance into technical education courses and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Once a student interested in CCP at COTC has applied to the college and requested official transcripts be sent to COTC, an Admissions Representative will review the student for CCP eligibility. 

After it is determined a student is eligible to participate in CCP, students must still meet COTC course requirements and prerequisites. COTC course requirements may vary depending upon the subject and in some cases a student may need to complete placement testing.

CCP Student at computer

Disability Services

High school students who have an IEP or 504 must self-identify to colleges. We highly recommend students on an IEP or 504 connect with our Student Life – Disability Services (SL-DS) Office. The IEP or 504 accommodations a student has in high school do not automatically transfer to college. Accommodations can often still be provided for high school students taking college courses through CCP, but are assessed case by case by SL-DS.

CCP Student standing in front on Ariel Hall

Graduating Senior Information

CCP Scholarship

CCP students who are graduating seniors and have completed a minimum of 3 credit hours with COTC can be awarded $1,500 for two semesters each academic year for a total annual award of $3,000. Students must enroll at COTC in the autumn or spring semester immediately after high school graduation. The scholarship is renewable until students complete their first associate degree. Students must also have and maintain a minimum COTC 2.0 GPA.