Placement Testing

How and where do I take the Accuplacer test?

Students can take the Accuplacer after they have submitted the online CCP application. The Accuplacer test is available on our Main Campus.
Learn more about remote access to the Accuplacer test.

What do I need to bring to take the Accuplacer?

Photo ID, School ID (with a picture), or other form of identification as described on the Testing Center webpage.

Where can I find the hours of operation for taking the Accuplacer?

Details about the Accuplacer, including hours of operation, online preparation, and more can be found on the Testing Center webpage.

Students testing at Cincinnati State Clifton campus are required to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer. Students can schedule online or call (513) 569-1569 to schedule an appointment.

What other placement tests do you accept?

We accept ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer.

I didn’t include Cincinnati State as a college to send my official scores from ACT or SAT– do I have to pay to add Cincinnati State to the list of colleges that get the scores?

No. When you receive your scores, we can accept an unofficial copy as long as we can clearly see your name, test date, and all sub-scores.

What scores do I need to be eligible to participate in the CCP program at Cincinnati State?

  • The State Department of Higher Education has provided a table showing the range of acceptable scores for participation in the CCP program.
  • We also review high school transcripts and recommendations of your high school Guidance Counselor.
Advising, Classes, and Schedules

How do I decide which classes to take?

Most importantly, you need to know what classes you need to graduate from high school and focus on making sure you are meeting high school graduation requirements.

You should also consider your long-term college and career goals and work with an Academic Advisor to carefully review courses available to you. Together, you and your Academic Advisor will develop a plan that will help you meet your long-term goals.

How can I view the classes that are available?

This YouTube video will walk you through how to use Cincinnati State’s interactive tool to search for classes.

Can I take any class the college offers?

No, some courses are excluded from participation of CCP students. See the list of courses here.

Other than courses that are excluded, CCP students can participate in courses for which you qualify academically, based on your placement score, previous coursework, and/or the enrollment plan you developed with your advisor.

Do my classes meet every day?

College courses rarely meet every day. When you are using the interactive search tool to explore classes, you will often be able to choose from several different scheduling options.

Work with an Academic Advisor to help you build the best possible schedule.

When can I register for classes?

CCP students can register for classes AFTER orientation and meeting with your Academic Advisor.
CCP Students can register for classes during regular student open enrollment periods.

Text Books and Materials

How do I get my textbooks?

Information about how to obtain your textbooks is on the web page Forms & Resources for CCP Students and Parents.

What materials are covered by Cincinnati State for CCP students?

Textbooks and materials required for purchase at the College Bookstore are available to the CCP student at no cost.

The cost of materials not required for purchase at the College Bookstore may be reimbursed to the student by the student’s school district, per the school district policy. CCP students must verify their school district policy regarding reimbursement for materials.

The reimbursement option does not include required uniforms.

Do I have the option to use E-books?

Yes, if the textbook for your course is available as an E-book, you may use that option.

Do I have to return the books?

Yes, all textbooks that are not considered consumables are required to be returned to the College Bookstore. If you are unsure if your textbook is a consumable, please ask a Bookstore staff member.

Can I order my book online?

Students who order their textbooks and materials online will have to pay for their purchase and seek reimbursement from their school district. Cincinnati State will NOT reimburse students for the cost of their textbooks or materials purchased online from the Campus Bookstore or any other online textbook provider.

Online or WEB Courses

How do online or WEB courses work?

Students who register for online or WEB courses will see the link to your course on the “Blackboard Courses” tab of MyCState. You might not see the course link until the day the course begins. or a few days prior.

If you have never taken an online course, our expectation is that you will participate in the Online Orientation Workshop.  This workshop is free, self-paced, takes a few hours to complete, and provides a solid foundation for your success in an online course. 


How do I show my high school my college grades?

CCP students have access to “My Grade Report” through Self-Service. This report includes details such as the semester, course information, instructor name, grade, credit hours, and GPA information.

If your high school Guidance Counselor or Administrator requires grades directly from Cincinnati State, please send the request to Sue Kowalski via email:

State FAQ’s and State CCP Website

Ohio Department of Higher Education FAQ’s for CCP
Ohio Department of Education CCP Webpage