Admission Guidelines

Meeting the College Credit Plus program student eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to OHIO's CC+ program. Applications on any of Ohio University’s campuses is modeled on the same review process in place for degree-seeking freshman enrollment. Admission to CC+ does not guarantee admission as a degree-seeking student; learn more about applying as a degree-seeking student on the Undergraduate Admissions website. In determining CC+ admissibility, all available data, including the following, may be considered:

  • Strength and rigor of curriculum
  • Performance in curriculum
  • Class rank
  • Grades and grade point average
  • ACT and/or SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores
  • End-of-course examination scores
  • Any prior postsecondary work
  • Writing assessment
  • Secondary teacher or counselor recommendations, including professional judgment assessing the student’s maturity and readiness for a college curriculum
  • Disciplinary records
  • Other official secondary academic information as applicable and available
  • Advanced Placement scores, if applicable

Suggested College Prep Coursework for High School Students

Ohio University strongly recommends that all applicants complete the following college-preparatory high school courses (21 units total at minimum):

  • English, 4 units
  • Mathematics (including Algebra II or above), 4 units
  • Science, 3 units
  • Social studies, 3 units
  • Foreign language, 2 units
  • Visual or performing arts, 1 unit
  • Other electives, 4 units

Athens Campus

Successful CC+ applicants to the Athens campus typically will be pursuing a strong college-prep curriculum and present documentation of one of the following combinations of credentials:

  • Completion of the 9th grade or higher of high school with a cumulative, unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • A/B average (or minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale) AND a 21 ACT or 950 SAT (math and critical reading) composite test score from one test date
  • B average (or minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale) AND a 25 ACT or 1130 SAT (math and critical reading) test score from one test date
  • A/B average (often demonstrated by minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale) in high school coursework AND strong performance on prior postsecondary coursework (AP, IB, CC+)

    Note: The above combinations are provided as examples only and are not an exhaustive list

Regional Campuses

Successful applicants must have a strong academic preparation to succeed in college-level coursework. Applicants who have not completed their 9th grade year of high school with a cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average below 3.0 may still be considered for admission if qualifying exam scores can be provided. Find out more about remediation-free standards and placement testing.