Office of College Access and Transition provides and assists with the educational outreach mission of Youngstown State University.

Jones HallThe 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.

COLLEGE ACCESS

The College Access Team serves middle and high school students who want to build upon or strengthen their college readiness skills or are ready to enroll in college courses.

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

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

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.

 

COLLEGE TRANSITION

The College Transition team supports students through their first year of college and beyond by providing programs designed to help the student make a successful transition into college.

Advanced Job Training is a skills-based program that allows incarcerated students to take college classes as part of their rehabilitation.

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.

The Penguin Jump Start program allows incoming freshmen to take up to nine semester hours at a significant tuition reduction.

Learning Communities are designed by and for first-generation college students to help students achieve college-level performance.

Student Inclusion and Enrichment serves as an advocate in assuring the successful enrollment, retention and graduation of African American, Latino, Native American, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and any under-represented undergraduate students.

Summer Bridge provides traditional-aged multicultural students the opportunity to become more familiar with the academic and social experiences most often encountered by first-year students.