High School to College Pathways
Advanced Placement (AP)
Students in Ohio who take a College Board AP examination and score at least a '3' are guaranteed college credit, usually towards their general education curriculum, upon entering an Ohio public institution of higher education. View more information on being awarded AP credit at Cuyahoga Community College (Information For Students) (Information For Counselors)
Career-Technical Transfer Credit
Students who successfully completed approved career-technical programs are eligible to receive technical college credit at Ohio's public community colleges or four year universities through the Career-Technical Transfer Assurance Guide (CTAG).
To access credit, students need to complete Verification Form, Part I and take it to the career-technical institution from which they graduated, which will complete its parts. The Verification Forms and any other necessary documentation are to be sent by the institution directly to:
Cuyahoga Community College
Office of the Registrar
PO Box 5966
Cleveland OH 44101
Students must apply and be enrolled in classes at Tri-C in order to receive the credit.
College Credit Plus +
College Credit Plus allows eligible students in grades 7 through 12 to earn high school and college credit during the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters that will appear on both their high school and college transcripts.
One Year Option
The One Year Option (OYO) allows graduates of Ohio Technical Centers who complete a 900-hour program of study and obtain an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher education (ODHE) to receive 30 college technical credit hours towards an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) Degree upon enrollment in an Ohio institution of higher education. There is also a process to award proportional credit toward a technical degree for students who complete a program of study between 600 and 899 hours and obtain an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor of ODHE. For more information: (Information for Students) (Information for Educators)
Note: The ATS degree must have an area of concentration which is equivalent to 30 semester credit hours in technical studies and a clearly identifiable career objective. The area of concentration can be formed by either:
- Type A: A coherent combination of technical courses selectively drawn from two or more technical programs currently offered by Tri-C to serve a career objective that would not be adequately addressed by one of the existing programs alone
- Type B: Courses completed or training received by a student at other institutions of higher education, career centers, or other educational enterprises judged by Tri-C to be of college-level and for which Tri-C awards degree credit (Type B applies to ATS degrees awarded by Tri-C via OYO)
High School Agreements
Tri-C has agreements with the high schools listed below. Students enrolled in these programs who meet the criteria of the agreement are guaranteed college credit. Further information and the student forms that must be completed can be found under each program name.
CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
- Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program
- Emergency Medical Technology
- Law Enforcement
High school students in grades 11 and 12 who participate in state-approved Tech Prep programs and meet all the requirements of the agreement may receive articulated college credit upon high school graduation.