College Credit Plus

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.

Key Information:

  • 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.

Next Steps:

  • 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.
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  • For more information, please review the Ohio Department of Education’s CCP Guidelines.