The Bridge Academy offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses at Cincinnati Christian University through College Credit Plus (CCP). College Credit Plus is an initiative authorized by the Ohio Department of Education that provides more options for students to pursue rigorous academic coursework beyond the high school classroom.
Under College Credit Plus, students can complete up to 30 credits per year and up to 120 credits total through their high school career. Our courses are fully accredited and will transfer to any college or university. Additionally, our program allows students to take college courses on the university campus, online, and in select partner high schools.
Ohio public, private, and home school students are eligible to participate in the CCP program. The State of Ohio may pay for up to 15 credit hours of coursework per semester, though funding for private school and home school students is not guaranteed.
To be eligible to participate in the CCP program, an Intent to Participate form, which can be found on the CCP Website, must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education no later than April 1st of the year a student intends to participate. Submitting the letter of intent reserves funding but does not require the student to participate in the program.
Students can apply to the CCU Bridge Academy at any time without CCP funding and will still receive reduced tuition through our Parent Pay option.
The CCU Bridge Academy Applicants Process (Dual-Credit/Post-Secondary Education Option Students)
Submit an official transcript covering the most recently completed term that includes course work, grades, and class rank. Transcripts must be delivered in a sealed envelope and contain appropriate seals, markings, signatures, and date of issuance.
In order to gain acceptance into The Academy, applicants must:
• Submit a Guidance Counselor Reference form • Have achieved 2.67 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
Note: If the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT has been taken, submit scores for each attempt. Scores may be submitted by The College Entrance Examination Board (SAT) or The American College Testing Program (ACT) directly to CCU or via your high school transcript. Speak to your school's Guidance Counselor for more information about the respective test or contact the testing organization directly.
Students who have not yet taken the SAT or ACT can be accepted to the Bridge Academy by earning the following minimum scores on the Next Gen Accuplacer:
• Writing score of 256 • Reading score of 243
• Quantitative Reasoning Algebra & Statistics (QAS) score of 263
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