About the Academy Program
The Ohio State Academy Program is an opportunity for outstanding students in grades 7 through 12 to enroll in Ohio State classes. The Academy Program is the Ohio State implementation of the College Credit Plus program that has been created by the State of Ohio. Admission to the Academy will be based upon a student’s college readiness as measured by standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer). This program is a partnership between Ohio State, the high school, the student and his or her parent(s)/guardian(s).
College Credit Plus - Academy
About the Academy Program
Who should participate in the Academy program?
Because students in the Ohio State Academy Program will be taking classes on campus and in classrooms with older students, it’s important for families to discuss if this is the right option. Students will have a college transcript and grade point average that will follow them after participation in the program. We recommend that students who participate are:
- Motivated and mature, able to advocate for themselves and able to follow through on required work
- Strong academic students, ready to take on the challenge of more difficult work and faster pace
- Interested in topics beyond the subjects easily available in high school
- Willing to devote extra time for the program, and possibly give up current extra-curricular activities
Admission to the Academy does not imply or guarantee admission to the Columbus or Mansfield campus as a degree-seeking student after high school graduation. You must reapply for admission as an Undergraduate student starting August 1 or later of your senior year. Go to apply.osu.edu for more information.
Students enroll in courses to receive college credit and high school credit; the local school district is responsible for the cost of tuition and textbooks for the student. A student can complete College Credit Plus in the autumn and spring semesters, as well as summer term.
Students who do not have funding through the state or who do not want college course work to appear on the high school transcript enroll in college credit only classes; the students’ family is responsible for all costs. This option is also available for the autumn and spring semesters, as well as summer term.
Public School Students:
- Autumn semester (begins in August): Apply by May 1
- Spring semester (begins in January): Apply by October 15
- Summer term (begins in May): Apply by February 1
Non-Public School Students:
- All semesters (begins in August): March 1
- Additional steps to be completed before June 13:
Note: The funding application for the State of Ohio used by Non-Public school students is not affiliated with The Ohio State University. If you need assistance with the State of Ohio Funding Application for Non-Public school students, call the helpline at 877-644-6338. Non-Public students participating in the program as self-pay (paying out of pocket instead of through funding from Ohio) can adhere to the public-school deadlines for each semester.
To determine college-readiness, Ohio State will look at a student’s curriculum and standardized test scores. Standardized test scores must meet Ohio’s Remediation-Free Guidelines as set by the State of Ohio. After all application materials are in you can take the Accuplacer with The Ohio State University Mansfield. Sign up at go.osu.edu/accuplacer
College Readiness Scores for Regional Campuses
|Readiness Area||ACT||Old SAT (taken before March 2016)||New SAT (taken March 2016 or later)||Accuplacer|
|English Sub Score||18||Writing: 430 | Critical Reading: 450||Evidence Based Reading & Writing 480||Next Gen Writing - 263 or above|
|Reading Sub Score||22||450||Evidence Based Reading & Writing 480||Next Gen Reading - 250 or above|
|Mathematics Sub Score||22||520||530||QAS / AAF - 263 or above|
If a student does not meet Ohio’s Remediation Free Guidelines or is not able to take the ACT or SAT, the Accuplacer will be used to determine admissions eligibility. Students are eligible to take the Accuplacer on our campus when all application materials are submitted. This includes steps 1-3 above. We do not accept Accuplacer scores from other institutions. The first Accuplacer test is free to students that have no scores that would deem them admissible according to Ohio’s Remediation Free Guidelines. To get on the Accuplacer list to be notified about future tests, go to go.osu.edu/Accuplacer and fill out the form.
Follow these instructions to apply as a CCP student to the Mansfield campus. It is your responsibility to monitor the status of these items. After applying, you will receive information about logging into appstatus.osu.edu to see what items have not yet been received by Ohio State.
To be considered for admission to the Academy program, students must complete the below to do list by the deadline (see "Application Deadlines" above):
Online Application -click the link to create an account, or to log in and complete the application. Navigate by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page -the last page is "Submit." You will receive an email confirmation once your application is submitted. See videos at the bottom of this page for Application Walkthroughs for public and non-public school students.
Have your school counselor or principal send an official transcript by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 7th and 8th grade students can submit middle school grades, high school students must submit high school transcripts. No documents for CCP students will be accepted if sent to any location other than that email.
Regional campus students can submit ACT or SAT scores from their transcript or the high school information form from the counselor or principal It is not necessary to request scores be sent from the official testing agency. We do not accept Accuplacer Scores from other institutions. Once all application materials and steps above are complete, you can take the Accuplacer on the Mansfield Campus. See more about Accuplacer at The Ohio State University Mansfield below.
COVID-19 Flexibility: Students who do not have a college-ready test score can be admitted to a regional campus if they have a minimum academic high school GPA of 3.0 and at least 2 credits of high school English and Math. Students who are admitted on this test optional policy will have to take the English and math placement test before scheduling. If you have ACT or SAT scores, we highly recommend sending them to Ohio State via a high school transcript to see what placement testing can be waived. See more about placement testing at go.osu.edu/ccporientation.
It is the student’s responsibility to check his or her application status to ensure that all documents have been submitted by the deadline.
Suggested web-browsers to complete the online application are Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari (the site doesn't seem to work well with Google Chrome). If the application stops responding, you may need to close any open tabs and re-launch the application site.
After You Apply
Steps to take after you have applied for admission.
Within 1 to 5 days of applying, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. This email will include your Ohio State ID and Ohio State username (lastname.#).
- Use your Ohio State ID in correspondence with us about your application.
- Follow the instructions in the email to set up your Ohio State username(lastname.#). This will give you access to your Applicant Center where you can check on the status of your application.
- If you forget the password you made for your Ohio State Account related to your Ohio State username, go to my.osu.edu to reset it.
Log in to your Applicant Center where you can monitor the status of your application. Check regularly to make sure you have no outstanding issues or anything left to do.
- On the left under Admissions, you’ll see a link to Application Status. Click that to view the status of your application.
- On the right, you’ll see a section called To Do List. If there are items listed there, click “More” for all available details, including any follow-up comments from Undergraduate Admissions.
Items missing from your application
It may take several days for received materials to be reflected on your status page --please wait at least five days before inquiring.
Your admission decision
Once your application is complete, your admission decision will typically post within 4 to 6 weeks.
In accordance with State of Ohio Law, you are now required to sign a mature subject matter permission slip after applying. Your parent or guardian will also be required to sign this with you. After filling it out and signing electronically on that same screen, you’ll hit submit and it should fall off of your to do list within 2 weeks. The Academy questionnaire will be on your to do list in Buckeyelink as well as mentioned in your acceptance letter. Click it from either place, or the button below, and fill it out and submit it electronically.
After You Are Admitted
You've been admitted to Ohio State! Here's what you need to know.
Log in to your Applicant Center with your Ohio State Username or Ohio State ID. In the Admissions section, click on the "Accept/Decline" link (it may take up to two weeks after your admission for this link to appear). You may then accept the offer of admission.
From now on, important business communications from Ohio State –like scheduling and orientation information –will be sent to the email address we’ve created just for you.
If you already activated your username and created a password (you may have done this as an applicant in order to check your application status), your final step is to enable your BuckeyeMail account.
- Go to my.osu.edu and log in.
- On the left side of the page, click Change email Delivery.
- Select “Deliver my email to BuckeyeMail, the university’s email service” and click Submit.
- That’s it! Your email address is email@example.com.
- You must wait 90 minutes before logging into your email.
What if I have not activated my username? Get instructions.
How do I send my email to my phone? Get instructions.
Once you've enabled your BuckeyeMail account, log in at buckeyemail.osu.edu to receive and send email. Your email address is:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help with your email activation? Call 614-688-HELP (4357) or email email@example.com.
Register for Orientation and Placement Testing
Students who are admitted to the Academy Program will need to complete all required placement testing and attend an orientation program before the start of their first semester of enrollment. You will be notified via your Ohio State email about both opportunities after you accept admission. Students will meet with the Academy advisor to schedule classes.
Course enrollment may be limited by the academic departments’ prerequisites. Also, course enrollment will be limited by the number of seats available in the course. Students who are pursuing their Ohio State degree will be offered first choice of courses before Academy students are able to register for classes.
Jessica Luttrell, M.Ed.
College Credit Plus Academic Advisor