What is College Credit Plus (CCP)?
Ohio’s new College Credit Plus 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.
Students can go to any public college in Ohio or any private college that agrees to participate. Your high school may have an agreement with a local college for specific courses. However, you can take College Credit Plus classes at any public college that offers a course that would benefit your future.
Visit the Ohio Board of Regents website for more information and FAQs.
College Credit Plus Admission
It is highly recommended that interested students take the ACT in February or April 2015 in order to demonstrate college-readiness. Visit the ACT website at www.act.org for details and registration. However, those students who have not completed an ACT exam may document their college-readiness through the successful completion of placement exams. For information on where and when these placement exams can be completed, contact Denise Gregory in the SSU Student Success Center at 351-3592.
In addition, you must notify your school district of your intent to pursue CCP admission by April 1, 2015. Ask your guidance counselor if there is a formal process for doing so.
Students of non-public, non-chartered schools and home-schooled students must complete and submit paperwork to the Ohio Department of Education declaring their intent to participate in CCP by April 1, 2015. The form will be available at www.education.ohio.gov in the very near future.
The Shawnee State University application for CCP can be downloaded from this website. The application deadline is April 24, 2015.
College Credit Plus Pathways
Students who are interested in CCP are expected to be informed about how they might acquire 15 or 30 college credit hours while also earning high school credit. Check with your high school guidance counselor for published pathways. Shawnee State has prepared a Pathways document that includes courses from our General Education Program requirements, which are general courses that apply to the greatest number of majors and transfer most easily. Students are encouraged to review the Shawnee State University catalog for the major they are interested in pursuing or contact the college to which they plan to transfer to determine the most applicable courses.