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College Credit Plus

In response to standardized test cancellations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Union has approved a test optional policy for students applying for admission to the University for the 2020 fall semester. To learn more, please review the test optional policy.

College Credit Plus (CCP) permits high ability students in grades 7 through 12 to complete college coursework for high school and/or college credit, at either the university or high school site.

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. 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. 

Course Test Requirements for CCP at the High School Site:

  1. Math Requirements
    Math ACT SAT Accuplacer
    Math College Readiness Indicators 22+ Math 580+ Math 55+
    MTH 140 Precalculus 23+Math 600+ Math 91+ Elementary Algebra
    MTH 141 Calculus 25+Math 650+ Math 102+ College Math
    MTH 142 Calculus II 25+Math 650+ Math 102+ College Math
  2. Natural and Social Sciences Requirements
    Natural and Social Sciences ACT SAT Accuplacer
    BIO 140N Unity of Life 23+ Math 600+ Math 57-90 Elementary Algebra
    20-30 College Math
    BIO 105 Elements of Anatomy and Physiology 23+Math 600+ Math 57-90 Elementary Algebra
    20-30 College Math
    CHE 110N Foundations of Chemistry 23+Math 600+ Math 57-90 Elementary Algebra
    20-30 College Math
    CHE 120N Concepts in Chemistry 23+Math 600+ Math 57-90 Elementary Algebra
    20-30 College Math
    POL 105S US Politics in Crisis: American Gov 18+Composite 940 (EBRW + Math) 5 on Writepaper* 

    * If student does not have an Accuplacer test score for purposes of placement in POL 105S, the University will grant admission if student has a B average or better in social science classes. 

  3. Additional Requirements

    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

Application Process

Apply online for CCP at Mount Union, CCP at your high school, or both.

Have the following information ready:

  • Social security number
  • 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); will also accept placement scores through either Accuplacer or PlaceU


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.