College Readiness and P-16 Connections

College Readiness: Statewide Uniform Remediation-Free Standards

Ohio’s public college and university presidents were charged with establishing uniform statewide standards in mathematics, science, reading, and writing that each student enrolled in a state institution of higher education must meet to be considered remediation-free. The presidents also shall establish assessments, if they deem necessary, to determine if a student meets the standards adopted under this division.

Each institution is responsible for assessing the needs of its enrolled students in the manner adopted by the presidents. The board of trustees or managing authority of each state institution of higher education shall adopt the remediation-free status standard, and any related assessments, into the institution’s policies.” (See 3345.061 (F) of the Ohio Revised Code).

The remediation-free standards established by the public college and university presidents in 2012 serve as a clear target for Ohio’s educators. The presidents revised the array of assessment in the Uniform Statewide Remediation Free Standards in 2016. These updates are reflected in the linked file below. The assessment table is included on page eight of the document.

Download the 2021 Ohio Uniform Statewide Standards for Remediation-Free Status


NOTE: Each Ohio college or university establishes and publishes its specific admission policies and requirements. The Chancellor holds no authority over which college entrance examination is accepted at each institution. However, as it relates to college readiness determinations and placement for admitted students, the 2019 Ohio Statewide Uniform Remediation-Free Standards for Ohio’s public colleges and universities allow students to demonstrate college readiness through content area assessment scores on the following assessments: ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, MapleSoft T.A., ALEKS, or PlaceU (WebAssign).


Ohio P-16 Partnerships and Councils

Ohio College Readiness Reports


Tom Sudkamp
Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs