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1 The University of Akron College Credit Plus Program

2 What is the College Credit Plus Program? The College Credit Plus Program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students to earn college credits while still in high school. Students receive both high school and college credit simultaneously. Tuition, fees and textbooks related to the coursework are provided to the student free of charge.

3 Options for Classes… Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick Medina County University Center Akron Campus Distance Learning or Dual Enrollment in the High School Wayne College Lakewood Center

4 Admission Requirements Preferred requirements for all applicants: · 3.00 cumulative GPA AND · 21 ACT composite or 990 SAT Math & Critical Reading combined score ·The Office of Admissions will evaluate the cumulative GPA and ACT or SAT scores to determine college readiness for applicants not meeting the preferred requirements. · A minimum ACT English score of 18 or SAT Critical Reading score of 430 is required for all applicants (No exceptions.)

5 How to Apply Complete an Undergraduate Admission Application Submit high school transcripts Print and Submit the Signature Page Submit ACT or SAT scores (testing must be completed prior to the application deadlines) The application deadline for the fall semester is May 15 The spring semester deadline is October 15 Students applying to enroll at the Akron Campus, MCUC, the Midpoint Campus Center, the Lakewood Center or in distance learning classes must apply to the Akron Campus. Students applying to enroll at Wayne College must apply to Wayne.

6 6 Test Dates National ACT –Test DateRegistration Date February 7, 2015January 9, 2015 April 18, 2015March 13, 2015 Residual ACT –Test DateRegistration Date February 21, 2015February 19, 2015 May 9, 2015May 7, 2015 National SAT –Test DateRegistration Date March 14, 2015February 13, 2015 May 2, 2015April 6, 2015

7 College Credit Plus Expenses All tuition, fees, and textbooks are free of charge! The only fees required to enroll at The University of Akron are ACT/SAT Test fees Other Potential Expenses Students must pay tuition expenses to the school district for any course withdrawals or failed courses.

8 New Student Orientation All College Credit Plus students must attend a New Student Orientation. During Orientation you will: –Complete placement testing (if needed) –Meet with an academic adviser –Register for classes –Receive your Zip Card (UA ID)

9 General Information College Credit Plus students follow The University of Akron calendar/schedule. Your attendance is mandatory, as it is in high school. UA transcripts will be issued to the students’ respective high schools once all textbooks and non- consumable items have been returned at semester’s end. –Students can access their grades on the UA website through the “My Akron”.

10 Academic Requirements/Policies Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to remain in good academic standing. Students are responsible for adhering to all University rules and regulations as published in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

11 Academic Support and Resources Students are encouraged to use academic support resources such at tutoring and the Writing and Math Labs. Online e-tutoring is also available, especially for students enrolled in distance learning classes. Students are also encouraged to take full advantage of resources such as the Library and email services. Mandatory advising appointments are required to register each semester.

12 Class Selection College Credit Plus students may take a wide variety of university classes, but many take General Education classes which also fulfill high school graduation requirements. The only restrictions on classes are that students must meet necessary placement and/or prerequisite requirements. Students also cannot exceed the total number of allowable credits between the high school and the University. Classes have included: Government & Politics in the U.S. Economics English Composition Physical Education and Health Geology Chinese Psychology Sociology Speech State and Local Government Mathematics Art Music

13 Options after High School Always remember that your participation in College Credit Plus is the start of your college transcript. To continue at UA after graduation, you must reapply as a new freshman in your senior year. – You will be required to pay the application or orientation fees to reapply. – You will be eligible for scholarship consideration and selective opportunities such as the Honors College at UA.

14 Transferology


16 College Credit Plus Contacts: Greg Dieringer, Coordinator Executive Director of Student Initiatives –(330) 972-7572 –e-mail: Greg Landis, Admissions Associate Director of Admissions –(330) 972-5827 or 1-800-655-4884 –e-mail:

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