CCP | New Applicants

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 “APPLY NOW” and complete the online CCP application. 
    Upon submission of 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 your High School transcripts, any placement test information you may have (ex:  ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer), and your school district must complete the CCP Authorization electronic form.  This form is linked in the next-step instructions you will receive by email after you have submitted the online CCP application, and can also be found in the “Resources for Parents/Students” and “Resources for School Partners” page of this website.

NOTE:  Information specific to Private and Home schooled students can be found by clicking on the “Private and Home School Students” link. 
NOTE: Processing times may vary. For PRIORITY ADMISSION, all required admission documents must be submitted to the Office of Admission at least one month prior to the start of the semester in which 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.  

Submit Documents

The high school transcripts and placement scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, etc.) can be submitted to the Office of Admission:
USPSCincinnati State Technical & Community College
Office of Admission
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH  45223

*NOTE:  The CCP Authorization electronic form must also be submitted to be eligible to participate.  This is an electronic form your school district must complete and submit on your behalf. 

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 an Orientation session. 

  • Please carefully review the Placement Testing 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 (Clifton or Middletown Campuses) 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

Upon receipt of your online CCP application, the completed CCP Authorization electric form and your high school transcripts, you will be notified of acceptance to the CCP Program via email.  The email contains information regarding Orientation requirements for CCP students. 

REMINDER:  If you have not provided placement test scores, you may be required to take the Accuplacer test to determine eligibility to participate.

Application Timeline

For optimal course selection and registration, it is strongly recommended prospective CCP students submit the online CCP Application, and 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

NOTE:  These are suggested timelines, not deadlines.  Cincinnati State CCP Program has rolling admissions.  Private and Home schooled student should refer to the State website regarding deadlines specific to them since state deadlines could impact funding opportunities.  Please be advised, while Cincinnati State does not have admission deadlines, your high school may have strict deadlines. You are responsible to ensure you have met any deadlines imposed by your high school to be eligible to participate in the CCP program.

Orientation, Advising & Registration

All students who have been accepted into the CCP Program must participate in CCP Orientation.  Instructions for participating in CCP Orientation will be included in the student acceptance email.

Students who plan to participate in courses offered at Cincinnati State or online, and not those courses reserved for their high school, are required to attend an Advising and Registration session.  Instructions for RSVP’ing for a session will also be included in the student acceptance email and can also be found on the Advising & Registration page on this website.

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.


To be eligible to participate, CCP students taking classes on our campus or online must communicate with an Academic Advisor to plan and register for classes.  Our Academic Advisors work closely with CCP students to ensure they understand college expectations, are taking college courses applicable to both high school graduation and long-term college goals, and monitor student progress.  Details about this process are outlined during CCP Orientation.

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

Clifton Campus
Middletown Campus