The Office of College Access and Transition (OCAT) serves middle, high school and college students by enhancing their educational opportunities through programs that help prepare them for academic success.

  • Academic Achievers

    Academic Achievers is a program at Warren G. Harding High School designed to facilitate academic success for ninth through 12th-grade students.

  • College Credit Plus

    College Credit Plus provides seventh through 12th-grade students the opportunity to earn college credit in their own school, online, or on campus.

  • College Tech Prep

    College Tech Prep programs of study combine college-prep academic courses with advanced training in the latest technologies. at area career and technical centers. Students earn articulated credit after they graduate from high school and complete a semester of college classes.

  • S.C.O.P.E.

    S.C.O.P.E. (Summer College/Occupational Preview Experience) is a pre-college enrichment program designed to prepare high school juniors for college.

  • Upward Bound

    Upward Bound is a Federally funded TRIO program providing fundamental support to Youngstown City high school students in their preparation for college entrance.

  • Youngstown Early College

    Youngstown Early College (YEC) is a partnership between YSU and Youngstown City School District to provide students with a mentored experience in which they finish both high school and obtain a college degree. OCAT serves as the campus liaison for YEC faculty and staff.