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.

Placement Test Scheduling

Students must work with an Admissions Representative to determine if placement testing is needed and/or to get scheduled. Admissions Representatives can be reached at:

Placement Test Practice

We encourage students to visit the COTC Testing Center Accuplacer webpage and review the “resources to help” students prepare for placement testing. Students can even download an Accuplacer app to practice. 

Test Score Information

CCP students must show that they are deemed ‘college-ready’ by submitting test scores or taking the FREE Accuplacer test through COTC. Please note: scores DO NOT guarantee automatic placement into courses. Students must meet eligibility standards, placement measures, and prerequisites as established by the Ohio Department of Education and COTC.  We encourage you and the student to work with an admissions representative at COTC to discuss eligibility and placement into CCP courses. 

Accuplacer (Writeplacer): Score of a 5 or higher.
Accuplacer (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics): Score of a 263 or higher.
Accuplacer (Advanced Algebra &Functions): Score of a 263 or higher.

ACT: English: Score of a 18 or higher.
ACT: Math: Score of a 22 or higher.

SAT: Reading and Writing: Score of a 480 or higher.
SAT: Math: Score of a 530 or higher.