Non-Degree Students

Prospective students who are not currently admitted or matriculated into a degree program on the GSC campus are considered non-degree seeking students and may register in course sections as a non-degree student.  At GSC, an example of non-degree seeking students may be College Credit Plus (CCP) students and GC3 consortium students.

To be considered as non-degree seeking students, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 1340 (on the 2400 scale), 990 (on the 1600 scale). Waived if out of high school > 10 years
  • GPA High School or College Cumulative GPA of 2.1 or higher or successful completion of GED.


College Credit Plus Program

College Credit Plus (CCP) is an opportunity for Ohio high school students to simultaneously earn college credit and high school credit. By participating in Ohio’s CCP program, Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science (GSC) provides eligible students an exceptional opportunity to advance their college education prior to high school graduation by earning credit for GSC courses.


College Credit Plus Application Process

Responsibilities of the High School and Interested Student/ Parent

Each fall, interested high school officials will communicate with the Academic Dean of General Education from GSC to schedule an information session for students and parents. These information sessions are hosted by the participating high schools with officials from GSC available to answer any questions about taking courses at GSC during the next academic year and the hosting high school will inform students and parents of the scheduled sessions. These information sessions are scheduled between October 1st and February 15th each year.

Interested high school students should check with a high school counselor or other administrators to discuss their individual eligibility and to determine if their high school is participating in this program. Information about student eligibility is available on the Ohio Department of Higher Education(ODHE) website.

Due by April 1st– Students and/or their parents must download and complete the Intent to Participate form found on the state website and submit the completed form to the Ohio Department of Education no later than April 1st.

Please note: College Credit Plus (CCP) students must submit an Intent to Participate form every academic year if they wish to participate in the program.

Due by April 13th – Non-public school and Homeschool parents ONLY: Create a Secure Application for Enterprise (SAFE) account on the Ohio Department of Education website. A funding application is available in SAFE and should be completed and submitted in the SAFE account by April 13th. Parents of PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL students DO NOT need to create a SAFE account.

Due by May 1st – Eligible high school students from participating high schools must apply for Admission to GSC as a non-degree seeking student for the fall or spring semesters during the next academic year. Admission information is found on the College website. Students must also request the following documentation to be sent to Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science Office of Admissions (c/o Veronica Boyd), 375 Dixmyth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220:

  • Official high school transcripts; and
  • ACT or SAT test scores; and
  • Immunization/ health records (only for students taking classes on our campus).

Due by July 1st – Students should register for fall courses. Note: Course registration is contingent upon admission to GSC and seat availability. Also, courses including individual sections are subject to change.

Due by December 1st – Students should register for spring courses. Note: Course registration is contingent upon admission to GSC and seat availability. Also, courses including individual sections are subject to change.


Responsibilities of Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

Upon receipt of the requested documentation, officials at GSC will determine college eligibility based on the following admission criteria for non-degree seeking students:

  • A 2.1 cumulative high school GPA on a 4 point scale
  • An ACT Composite Score of 19 or higher OR an SAT of 990 or higher**

** If any interested high school student has not taken either the ACT or the SAT, they must complete a college entrance exam such as Accuplacer and have those results sent to GSC.

Letters are sent to each student who applies for admission to GSC as a non-degree seeking student who wishes to participate in the CCP program advising them of their admission status. A copy of this letter is also sent to officials at the high school. Acceptance letters will include “next steps” for high school students to register for classes at GSC. Currently, the following course is available to CCP students for the 2018-2019 academic  year:

  • PSY 103, Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)

Students taking this course for college and high school credit should check with the high school counselor to determine the equivalent high school course.

For more information on the College Credit Plus Program

Contact Judy Kronenberger, Ph.D., Academic Dean, General Education and Allied Health at GSC for more information


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