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College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus (CCP) permits high ability students in grades 7 through 12 to complete college coursework for high school and/or college credit. The University of Mount Union allows students to participate in CCP either on campus or at regional high school sites.

Students seeking admission into the College Credit Plus program must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate college readiness by meeting Mount Union’s admission standards and the Uniform Statewide College Readiness Standards. Mount Union determines college readiness in part by using ACT or SAT scores.

However, in response to COVID, the State of Ohio has provided the following accommodation: Colleges may use either the student’s scores on an assessment exam or the student’s unweighted high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) to determine eligibility. A minimum unweighted cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 is required. This flexibility item will continue to be reviewed to ensure that students have appropriate access to participate in the College Credit Plus program and additional guidance may be forthcoming. View the College Credit Plus resource to learn more about the flexibility and guidance for colleges and universities. 

Students who wish to take courses in mathematics or take courses that have a mathematics prerequisite may also be required to complete the University’s math placement assessment to determine college readiness in mathematics. The University will accept placement scores through either Accuplacer or PlaceU.

Application Process for First-Time Students

*Returning students must contact their advisor for scheduling information.

Apply online for CCP at Mount Union, CCP at your high school, or both. The CCP calendar for each academic year begins with summer courses and ends with spring courses. To take summer courses, students must apply by April 15. To take fall courses, students must apply by June 15. For students wishing to start in the spring, applications must be submitted by December 1.

Have the following information ready:

  • Social security number
  • Selective Service Number for male students over the age 18
  • Your school counselor’s email
  • Your parent or guardian’s approval
  • Your statewide student identifier (SSID), located on your transcript   

Your counselor will need to provide the following application materials:

  • Official high school transcript including verification of your SSID
  • Official ACT or SAT scores (may be included on official high school transcript or come from the test company), if available. The University will also accept placement scores through either Accuplacer or PlaceU. Mount Union has approved a test optional policy for students applying for admission to the University through the spring 2022 semester, temporarily suspending its requirement that applicants submit an ACT or SAT score. 

Your parent or guardian will need to provide the following materials: 

  • Sign and submit the mature content permission slip which will be provided upon at acceptance. 

In addition, applicants must:

  • Have the approval of their parent or guardian and their school counselor (part of the CCP application)
  • Be attending full-time at a high school in the State of Ohio or state approved home school
  • Complete their school district’s letter of intent to participate


Upon completion of the CCP application process, the Office of Admission will notify the applicant by email with a CCP admission decision and further instruction. A copy of the letter will be emailed to the high school counselor contact for CCP.

Parents or guardians will need to sign and submit the mature content permission slip which will be provided upon at acceptance. This permission slip must be completed in order for the student to enroll in college courses under the College Credit Plus program.