College Credit Plus

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What is College Credit Plus (CCP)?

Ohio’s new College Credit Plus program (formerly post-secondary) can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students in grades 7-12. With College Credit Plus, classes at public colleges or universities are free. That means no cost for tuition, books, or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.  Public school students may now take summer classes as well.

Visit the Ohio Board of Regents website for more information and FAQs.

 

What are the Benefits of CCP?

  • College-ready students in 7-12 grades may earn college credits while still in school.

  • Public school students can earn up to 30 college credit hours per year with the ability to earn a maximum 120 credits.  (The number of credits per year non-public school students and home schooled students may earn is determined by the state based on available funding.)

  • Students can attend public colleges and universities for free.  There is no cost to the student for tuition, textbooks, or fees.

How do public school students apply?

 

  1. Attend a College Credit Plus informational session with your parent or guardian to decide if this program is right for you.

  2. Take the ACT or ACCUPLACER placement test and score college-ready in the subjects you want to take courses in.

  3. Submit a Letter of Intent to your guidance counselor by April 1st.

  4. Fill out the Shawnee State College Credit Plus application packet (PDF) and mail it along with your high school transcript (for 6-8 grade students send your grade report) by April 14 to:

 

CCP Advisor
Student Success Center
940 Second St.
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

 

How do non-public, non-chartered, and home-schooled students apply?

  1. Attend a College Credit Plus informational session with your parent or guardian to decide if this program is right for you.

  2. Take the ACT or ACCUPLACER placement test and score college-ready in the subjects you want to take courses in.

  3. Create a SAFE Account.  The video below gives step-by-step directions on how to create an account.   The SAFE account is very important and students cannot participate if they do not create an account.

 

4. Upload your  Letter of Intent to the SAFE Account by April 1st.

5. Fill out the Shawnee State College Credit Plus application packet (PDF) and mail it along with your high school transcript (for 6-8 grade students send your grade report) by April 14 to:

CCP Advisor
Student Success Center
940 Second St.
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
6. Upload your acceptance letter from Shawnee to your SAFE Account.  Funding decisions will be made by the state in May.  You will be notified through your SAFE Account of your funding status.
For more information, visit the College Credit Plus for Non-public School Families site for step-by-step directions. 

College Credit Plus

Contact Information

Glenna Heckler-Todt
Advising & Academic Resources Director
Student Success Center
(740) 351-3277

Brittany Corsaro
College Credit Plus Advisor
Student Success Center
(740) 351-3072

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