Bridge Academy | Cincinnati Christian University

Bridge Academy


Cincinnati Christian University and the Cincinnati Christian University Bridge Program provide College Credit Plus (CCP), a new initiative authorized by the Ohio Department of Education.

What is the CCU Bridge Academy?

The CCU Bridge Academy offers students the opportunity to take college courses through Cincinnati Christian University. This is accomplished through the College Credit Plus program through the Ohio Department of Education.

A student can complete up to 30 credit hours in one year and up to a total of 120 credit hours. Our courses are accredited and can be transferred to any college or university. Students can take classes on campus, online, or at select partner high schools.


To be eligible for the CCU Bridge Academy, a student must submit a Letter of Intent to the Ohio Department of Education no later than April 1 prior to the year the student plans to attend. By submitting this letter, a student reserves a spot. Submitting a Letter of Intent does not obligate a student to participate in the program.

Students can apply to the CCU Bridge Academy at any time without CCP funding and still receive significantly reduced tuition through our Parent Pay option.

Application Process

Students residing in the state of Ohio should complete the process for application to the Cincinnati Christian University Bridge Academy in the following way:

  1. Submit an online application. The $40 fee is waived for Bridge Academy applicants.
  2. Request that an official middle school or high school transcript be sent from your counselor to Cincinnati Christian University. A student must have a 2.5 (unweighted) GPA to satisfy the admissions requirement at CCU.
  3. Send a copy of your standardized test score to Cincinnati Christian University. Qualifying scores are as follows:
    1. ACT: 19 Composite with a minimum of 18 in the English portion and 19 in Math
    2. SAT: 1210 Composite with a minimum of 430 in Writing Compass: 150 Composite with a 75 baseline score in Math
    3. Accuplacer: 170 Composite in Reading Comprehension & Sentence Skills with an 85 baseline score in Math
    – Students who have not taken a standardized test can arrange to take the Accuplacer at CCU or at an approved partner school location. Students may only take the Accuplacer twice in one academic year.
  4.  Students should have their counselor submit a Letter of Recommendation to Cincinnati Christian University counselors on school letterhead or through their offical school email address.

Our Team:

At CCU, faculty members hold the highest degrees in their field, and they invest their time outside of the classroom to equip students to succeed in the professional world. They apply both real world and academic experience to create classrooms that challenge students to grow.