Business Degree


Application Instructions – PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!!!

1.   Apply to North Central State College  (all students) -- NOW LIVE!!!!!

NC State has upgraded to an online application this year  Follow these steps to apply. Go to 

Step 1. Create an Account or log into your existing account below, using your PERSONAL (NOT your high school) email account. Your application type is “College-NOW Admissions.”

Step 2. Once logged into your account, scroll to the bottom of the My Account page (under Next Steps) and click "2. Start an Application".

Step 3. Choose the appropriate application type “College-NOW Application”, then complete, sign, and submit.

2.  Apply to your local Career Center

If your current high school is ASHLAND, HILLSDALE, LOUDONVILLE-PERRYSVILLE, MAPLETON, or WEST HOLMES  please apply through Ashland County-West Homes Career Center at 

Step 1. Click “Apply Now” in the top right side of screen, Under heading “HIGH SCHOOL” click box “Apply Now”

Step 2. Click “Apply Now” and complete all sections.


Step 1. Click “ENROLL” in the menu on the top (middle) of screen, Under the heading “HIGH SCHOOL” click box “Apply Online” (You may need to allow popups on your computer)

Step 2. Click “Apply Now” and complete all sections.

Step 3. Read over the terms agreement at the bottom and click “I agree” in both places.

Step 4. Click “Submit application for enrollment” button.

Step 5. Pioneer Students click the link that says “Complete required forms”
Click on “Parental Consent Form”, YOU MUST PRINT THE FORM, complete it, have a parent/ guardian signature, and then TURN IT IN TO YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. CLICK HERE

3.  Complete COUNSELOR form  (all students)

Complete the UPDATED!! Counselor form, complete the top portion, and turn in the form to your school counselor.

Printed form is available in the packet you received at Sophomore Vists/Open House or you can click here and download the form.

4.  If your PREFERRED location is Ashland University, apply to AU

If you want to attend the Ashland University(AU) location you will be able to take one AU class each semester.  You will need to apply online at

Step 1. Chose the COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CCP) option in the left column.

Step 2. Create an Account or log into existing account, using PERSONAL (NOT your high school) email account.

Step 3. Once logged into your account, complete the CCP application.

5.  Complete admission/Placement testing

If you have already taken the ACT your scores may be on your High School Transcript, if not please submit these scores.

The Accuplacer placement at NC State test helps to determine appropriate course placement.  Testing is required for students who have not taken the ACT test or a prior placement test.  For additional information, including self-study guides, or to make a testing appointment, please contact the Student Success and Transition Center at 419-755-4764, choose option 3.  Students must complete step #1 (apply online to NC State) before they can complete accuplacer testing.

6.  College Credit Plus (CCP) Meeting

If you have not attended College Credit Plus (CCP) Meeting watch the video at look under the Guidance section.  Parent & student are required to complete the process for College Credit Plus!