Bridge Academy

The Bridge Academy offers students in grades 7-12 convenient and affordable options for reducing the time and costs associated with earning a college degree. Students who are accepted into the Bridge Academy may enroll in courses with college-level content and rigor on the CCU campus, online, and even at the student’s high school. If you would like CCU Bridge Academy courses to be offered at your school, please contact us and talk with your Guidance Counselor and Principal today.

Students who successfully complete Bridge Academy classes earn credit on a Cincinnati Christian University transcript that can be applied to a CCU degree or transferred to another university.* Plus, not only can Bridge Academy students get a head start on their college career, with an opportunity to complete the equivalent of an Associate’s Degree prior to graduating from high school, courses are offered at a significantly reduced cost, or at no cost, to the student .

Accepted students can participate in the Bridge Academy in two ways:

Ohio College Credit Plus (CCP) Students

Ohio public, private, and home school students are eligible to participate in the State’s CCP program. The State of Ohio may pay for up to 15 credit hours of coursework per semester, though funding for private school and home school students is not guaranteed.

To be eligible to participate in the CCP program, a Letter of Intent must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education no later than April 1, 2015. Submitting the letter of intent reserves funding but does not require the student to participate in the program. Thus, students are strongly encouraged to submit the letter of intent.

The distinct letters of intent for public school students, private school students, and home school students can be found at

Non-Ohio College Credit Plus (CCP) Students

Non-Ohio students and Ohio student who do not meet the State’s declaration and participation requirements for the Ohio CCP program may still enjoy the benefits of the Bridge Academy at a significantly reduced cost.