Ohio’s College Credit Plus program allows college-ready students to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from Ohio community colleges and/or universities at little or no cost to families. This program promotes rigorous academic pursuits and provides a wide variety of options to college-ready students in grades 7-12, including students who may have an interest in exploring a particular career pathway. Public school students who are interested in taking advantage of this program must notify their guidance counselor in order to participate.
- Taking a College Credit Plus (CCP) course from a public college or university is free. There is no cost for tuition, books, or fees.
- Students who choose to attend a private college or university may incur limited costs.
- Students must gain admission to the college where they intend to pursue courses.
- Courses are available on the campus of the partnering university or college. Families are responsible for transportation in this instance.
- CCP can satisfy or supplement graduation requirements.
- Students may earn up to 30 college credit hours per academic year.
- Students may earn no more than 120 college credit hours while in the program.
- Middle school guidance counselors are prepared to discuss pathways with students who may be interested in pursuing a particular career.
Who Should Participate?
- College-ready students in grades 7–12 who wish to begin earning college credits now.
- Students who have taken all the courses offered in a particular subject at the High School.
- Students who have taken all the courses they need to graduate and are ready to begin college work.
- Students who want to experience college-level work in preparation for college.
- Students who may be interested in pursuing a particular career pathway.
- Students who are interested in CCP should schedule a meeting with their school counselor no later than April 1st to discuss how CCP fits in with the student’s overall academic plan and career goals.
- Prior to enrolling in a CCP course, middle school counselors will assist the student in determining a course’s equivalency to a high school course.
- For more information, please review the Ohio Department of Education’s CCP Guidelines.