CCP | New Applicants

How to Apply

To apply to the College Credit Plus (CCP) Program:

  1. Gather your Social Security Number and State Student ID (SSID).
    Your SSID is provided by your public high school.
  2. Click the “APPLY NOW” button below, and complete the online CCP application. 
    After you submit the online CCP application, you will receive next-step instructions by email. 
  3. To be admitted to the CCP program, you are required to submit the following documents:
    • High School transcript – ask your school to fax the transcript to 513-569-1562 or email it to
    • If you have not completed two years of high school or your HS GPA is below a 2.75, you may need to provide placement test information (i.e. ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER). If you are unsure, please email to confirm. See below for link to Testing Center to schedule an ACCUPLACER.

Additional information specific to Private and Home Schooled students is on the “Private and Home School Students” page. 

Application processing times may vary. All required admission documents should be submitted to the Cincinnati State Office of Admission at least one month prior to the start of the semester when you wish to register for classes. Students who do not submit the required admission documents at least one month prior to the start of the semester are not guaranteed to be admitted to the CCP program in time to register for classes.  

Additional Information

The high school transcripts and placement scores (ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, etc.) can be submitted to the Office of Admission:

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Office of Admission
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH  45223
Fax:(513) 569-1562

Placement Test

If you have not taken a placement test (ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER), you may be required to do so to be eligible to participate/register for courses.  Make arrangements to take the ACCUPLACER test prior to attending a CCP Orientation session. 

  • Please carefully review the Testing Center webpage for the most up to date information regarding ACCUPLACER testing through Cincinnati State.
  • Students must first submit the online CCP Application to be eligible to take the ACCUPLACER test.
  • Students testing at Cincinnati State are required to bring a photo ID with them to be eligible to take the placement test. 

Details about ACCUPLACER can be found here.

Notice of Admission

After Cincinnati State receives your online CCP application, you will be notified via email of acceptance to the CCP program. The email message contains information regarding next steps, including CCP Orientation.

If you applied before March 11, 2024 using our prior application process, you will need to complete the CCP Permission Slip and CCP Questionnaire.

If you applied after March 11, 2024 using our new process, these forms were completed as a part of the online application.

Application Timeline

For optimal course selection and registration, prospective CCP students are encouraged to submit the online CCP Application and other required documentation by the timeline outlined below:

  • For Summer registration:  Submit all materials by March 1
  • For Fall registration:  Submit all materials by May 1
  • For Spring registration:  Submit all materials by November 1

These are suggested timelines, not deadlines. Cincinnati State’s CCP Program has rolling admissions.  Private and Home schooled student should refer to the Ohio Department of Higher Education website regarding other deadlines that could affect funding opportunities. 

Although Cincinnati State has flexible admission deadlines, your high school may have strict deadlines. You are responsible for meeting any deadlines imposed by your high school that affect your eligibility to participate in the CCP program.

Orientation and Advising

All students who are accepted into the CCP Program must complete the online New Student Orientation. Instructions to register for the CCP Orientation (this is a virtual meeting) will be included in an email message once the student is accepted into the CCP program.

Students who plan to participate in courses offered at Cincinnati State or online, and not courses taken at their high school, are required to attend a CCP Orientation session. During this session the student will learn how to register for a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss course options and register for classes.

REMINDER: If you have not provided placement test scores, you may be required to take the ACCUPLACER to be eligible to participate in the CCP program.


Our Academic Advising Team work closely with CCP students to ensure the following:

  • Student understands college expections.
  • Courses chosen will fulfill high school and/or college requirements.
  • Monitor student progress.

NOTE: If you plan to participate as a CCP student in courses ONLY offered in your high school, please check with your School Counselor for alternative procedures available at your high school.

Email: ccpadvising@cincinnatistate.eduEmail:
Phone: (513) 569-5700Phone: (513) 727-3400

More about Cincinnati State’s CCP Program

Cincinnati State offers College Credit Plus opportunities to qualified students through a variety of experiences. Students can take courses at any of our campus locations and online. In some cases students can take courses in the high school classroom through partnerships between Cincinnati State and their high school.

Courses offered in the high school are the same courses offered on Cincinnati State’s campuses and are taught by high school teachers who have met rigorous college-level instruction standards established by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.


  • Many courses available on campus or online
  • Opportunities to bring courses to the high school
  • Earn a year or more worth of college credit at Cincinnati State prior to graduation from high school
  • Engage with college professors
  • Access to college courses not available in your high school
  • Access to college resources (library, tutoring, activities)


  • Grades matter! Grades received through CCP participation are reflected twice – on college and high school transcripts
    • Grades earned in the college course remain a part of the student’s permanent record at the college
  • College transfer credits earned through CCP are generally accepted by most major institutions. However, credits are not always guaranteed for transfer toward private or out-of-state institutions. Students should check with institutions of interest regarding their transfer policies.
  • Students are responsible for transportation
  • Students could be held liable for the cost of CCP tuition/fees and should understand the reimbursement policy of their public high school, where applicable
  • The college schedule is the required schedule when students are enrolled in college courses, either on campus or online
  • Academic content could be mature in nature