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College Credit Plus Overview

Ohio’s 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. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free. That means no cost to the family of public and private school students for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs. 

Your high school may have an agreement with a local college for specific courses; however, you can choose to take College Credit Plus courses from any college that offers a course that would benefit your future. This could include online courses.

 

Reports

Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2015-2016

Original Recommendations (early 2014)

CCP Advisory Committee

The College Credit Plus Advisory Committee is a seven-member advisory committee jointly established by the Chancellor of Higher Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assist in the development of performance metrics for the College Credit Plus program and provide advice on ways to monitor the program going forward. Select a link below to find out more:

CCP in the Ohio Revised Code

3365.15 Duties of chancellor and superintendent.

The chancellor of higher education and the superintendent of public instruction jointly shall do all of the following:

(A) Adopt data reporting guidelines specifying the types of data that public and participating nonpublic secondary schools and public and participating private colleges, including eligible out-of-state colleges participating in the program, must annually collect, report, and track under division (G) of section 3365.04 and division (H) of section 3365.05 of the Revised Code. The types of data shall include all of the following:

(1) For each secondary school and college:

(a) The number of participants disaggregated by grade level, socioeconomic status, race, gender, and disability;

(b) The number of completed courses and credit hours, disaggregated by the college in which participants were enrolled;

(c) The number of courses in which participants enrolled, disaggregated by subject area and level of difficulty.

(2) For each secondary school, the number of students who were denied participation in the program under division (A)(1)(a) or (C) of section 3365.03 or section 3365.031 or 3365.032 of the Revised Code. Each participating nonpublic secondary school shall also include the number of students who were denied participation due to the student not being awarded funding by the department of education pursuant to section 3365.071 of the Revised Code.

(3) For each college:

(a) The number of students who applied to enroll in the college under the program but were not granted admission;

(b) The average number of completed courses per participant;

(c) The average grade point average for participants in college courses under the program.

The guidelines adopted under this division shall also include policies and procedures for the collection, reporting, and tracking of such data.

(B) Annually compile the data required under division (A) of this section. Not later than the thirty-first day of December of each year, the data from the previous school year shall be posted in a prominent location on both the chancellor of higher education's and the department of education's web sites.

(C) Submit a biennial report detailing the status of the college credit plus program, including an analysis of quality assurance measures related to the program, to the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the chairpersons of the education committees of the senate and house of representatives. The first report shall be submitted not later than December 31, 2017, and each subsequent report shall be submitted not later than the thirty-first day of December every two years thereafter.

(D) Establish a college credit plus advisory committee to assist in the development of performance metrics and the monitoring of the program's progress. At least one member of the advisory committee shall be a school guidance counselor.

The chancellor shall also, in consultation with the superintendent, create a standard packet of information for the college credit plus program directed toward students and parents that are interested in the program.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

CCP Advisory Committee Members

  • Rebecca Gawsyszawski, District Advisor, Ohio PTA
  • Jonathan Kreger, Faculty Member, Columbus State Community College
  • Diane Mankins, Superintendent, Marysville City Schools
  • Karla Krodel, Senior Director, Office of College Access and Transition, Youngstown State University
  • James Smith, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Matt Smith, Guidance Counselor, Benjamin Local School District
  • Tim Kraynak, Private K-12 Counselor /Assistant Principal, Worthington Christian Schools

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