Academy Funding Eligibility

There are two options for enrolling in the Academy Program. Both options are available autumn and spring semesters at the Wooster campus (ATI).

Option A – Students enroll in courses to receive college credit, and the students’ family is responsible for all costs

Option B – Students enroll in courses to receive both college credit and high school credit, and the local school district is responsible for the cost of tuition and books

  • When applying for Option B, be aware of the following:
    • Students who attend a public high school must submit an "intent to participate" form with their high school no later than April 1 of the year prior to participating in College Credit Plus. See your high school counselor or principal for more information. (Note: The Ohio Dept. of Higher Education has extended the April 1 deadline to May 1, 2021, for the 2021-2022 academic year.)
    • Students who attend a non-public high school or are home-schooled must apply to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for funding once they have been admitted to a College Credit Plus program. This funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see your school counselor or principal, or visit Students who are not funded by ODE may still enroll under Option A.

Additional requirements for participation:

  • Students must reside in the home of their parent or guardian, which must be within commuting distance of the Ohio State campus of enrollment. (On-campus housing is not available for College Credit Plus students.)
  • International students who are currently enrolled in Ohio middle and high schools may be eligible to participate in the Ohio State Academy, based on state of Ohio residency requirements.