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 toward their general education curriculum, upon entering an Ohio public institution of higher education.
View more information on AP credit at Cuyahoga Community College:
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 schools through the Career-Technical Transfer Assurance Guide (CTAG).
Review the credit you may be able to receive at Cuyahoga Community College: Information for students and counselors
To access credit, students may need to complete a verification form and take it to the career-technical institution from which they graduated, which will complete its parts. Check here to determine if a verification form is required to receive credit. Career-technical institutions should send verification forms and any other necessary documentation directly to:
Cuyahoga Community College
Office of the Registrar
P.O. 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 (CCP) 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.
The One-Year Option (OYO) allows Ohio Technical Center graduates 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 toward 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 600- to 899-hour program of study and obtain an industry-recognized credential approved by the chancellor of ODHE.
Note: The ATS degree must have an area of concentration that 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 Tri-C technical programs to serve a career objective that would not be adequately addressed by an existing program alone.
- Type B: Courses completed or training received by a student at another institution of higher education, career center or other educational enterprise judged by Tri-C to be of college level and for which Tri-C awards degree credit (applies to ATS degrees awarded by Tri-C via OYO).
High School Agreements
Tri-C has agreements with the school system(s) listed below. Students enrolled in these programs who meet the criteria of the agreement are guaranteed college credit. Click each program name for further information and student forms.
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.