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.
High Schools are required to track CCP probation and dismissal and notify COTC by completing the CCP Probation/Dismissal Notification Form. To view probation and dismissal information, visit the College Credit Plus Resource webpage for Administrators.
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.