Timeline For Participation

Participating in the OSU Academy CCP Program

You are interested in taking classes through CCP at Ohio State. Where should you start? We have created this timeline to guide you through the process.  

Be sure to start a conversation with your school counselor. They can ensure that you meet any requirements for CCP at your school. 

Step One: Apply for Admission to the Academy Program

The first step in the process is to apply for admission to the program!

Many students start by asking about enrolling in a specific course. Before we can answer those questions, we need to know if you are admitted into the program.

Since you are applying to take actual Ohio State courses, you will need to go through the same type of admissions process as our degree-seeking students. 

The application, application deadlines, admission criteria are all available under the "Application Process" tab.

Tips for the Application Process

The application should be completed by the student, not the parent 

Use an email address that you will be able to access easily as all information about your application will be sent to that email address 

Check your email frequently for updates 

Give your school counselor time to send in your transcript(s) and school information form (2 weeks notice is best) 

Take time to compose your essay – we will be reviewing it for both content and writing ability 

Ensure that you complete and submit the entire application by:

  • Using the tabs on the top & bottom of the page to navigate 

  • Using the magnifying glass to enter your address 

  • Carefully answering the questions on dates you and your parents have lived in Ohio (this determines your Ohio residency) 

Step Two: Watch Your Email

Be sure to use an email address that you monitor frequently. We will not send information by US Mail, so look for these email notifications. 

Email #1 – OSU has received your application. This will be sent as soon as we receive your applicaiton. If you don't receive this, go back to the application and make sure you hit submit.

Email #2 – Set up your OSU username and password so you can track your application online  at http://buckeyelink.osu.edu(link is external). This will be sent about a week after you submit your application.

Email #3 – Admission decision notification by email, 4 - 6 weeks after your application and all supporting documents have been received. There are three possible decisions:

  • Acceptance to the program 
  • Request for additional information such as updated transcripts, new test scores or recommendations 
  • Denial – you are not admitted for the program at this time or campus. You can request admission to a different campus and/or update your application to a future term 

Step Three: Orientation & Class Scheduling

Please Note: Admission to the OSU Academy/CCP program does not guarantee enrollment into a specific class 

Admitted students will be contacted by the Academy advisor from their campus of enrollment with information about Orientation and class enrollment 

Timing: Orientation and Advising occurs approximately 4 – 6 weeks before the first day of classes for the semester. (Academy students schedule classes after all degree-seeking undergraduates have scheduled)

Your advisor will send information about placement testing, signing up for Orientation, and other general information to assist you in scheduling classes.