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Frequently Asked Questions

Note: The FAQs on this page are continuously revised and updated as new information becomes available.

 

Section A: Students & Parents

  • The Basics
  • High School-related
  • Courses/Classes
  • Academic, Financial & Other Responsibilities

Section B: Homeschool and Non-public High School Students & Parents 

Section C: School District & Postsecondary Institution Administrators

  • The Basics
  • High School-Related
  • School Districts’ Financial Responsibility
  • Courses/Classes
  • Student Financial Responsibility
  • Tuition
  • Grade Weighting
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Payment Information
  • Attendance/Truancy (House Bill 410)
  • Student Eligibility & Assessments

Section D: Course Eligibility

Section E: CCP Probation & Dismissal Rules

Section F: Athletics


 

Section A: FAQs for Students & Parents

The Basics

1. Can I participate?

If you are an Ohio student in grades 7-12 you can apply for College Credit Plus admission to any Ohio public or participating private college. The college will determine your eligibility and admit you based on your college-readiness in one or more subject areas. Your school counselor can help you understand your options, deadlines, and how to proceed. You may not participate in the College Credit Plus program beyond your anticipated high school graduation date.

 

ORC 3365.02, 3365.03, 3365.033, 3365.04 

2. How can College Credit Plus benefit me?

College Credit Plus provides more options for you to pursue rigorous academic coursework beyond the high school classroom. Under College Credit Plus, you can complete your freshman year of college or more, or explore college content that interests you. Earning college credits while you’re in high school can reduce the time and cost of attending college after high school.

3. Where can I take college classes?

 

You may be able to take some College Credit Plus courses at your high school. You may also travel to the college where you have been admitted or enroll in one or more online courses offered by that college. Currently, only Ohio colleges are eligible to offer College Credit Plus courses.

4. Will College Credit Plus grades appear on my high school transcript?

Yes. High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under College Credit Plus will satisfy or exceed the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district. Courses successfully completed under College Credit Plus must be listed by course title on the high school transcript. All College Credit Plus courses will be computed into the GPA using the same scale as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses in your district, based on the common subject area - not curriculum -  of the weighted advanced standing class/course.

ORC 3365.12

5. Does a student have to be an Ohio resident to participate in College Credit Plus?

Yes, students must be Ohio residents to participate in College Credit Plus. For public school students, the student must be enrolled in a high school in Ohio so that the public school provides the funding from their “foundation” funds. Any student interested in enrolling in a public college or university must be considered a resident of Ohio as defined in state law. The college or university will verify that information with the student and family. Please see the following information for details on the Ohio statute and rules:

The funding associated with College Credit Plus is a combination of secondary school foundation funds (for public school students) and funds allocated from the Ohio budget (for nonpublic and home school students) and college/university state share of instruction (SSI). The CCP statute addresses the state share of instruction (SSI), foundation, and state allocated funds in Ohio Revised Code 3365.07. Public colleges only receive SSI for Ohio resident students that meet law and administrative requirements as set forth in ORC 3333.31 and OAC 3333-1-10.

The CCP statute does not exempt a student from the Ohio student residency requirements in Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10. Therefore, colleges/universities must verify Ohio residency for each CCP participant (as they do for all college students). If the student is not an Ohio resident based on “Rule 10,” then the student cannot participate as a CCP student. He/she can enroll but would need to self-pay for courses. The colleges/universities have the responsibility to inform the student in advance of the need to either drop the course before the census date or to pay for the course on his/her own.

 

Added February 27, 2017

6. What information is available for College Credit Plus as we plan for the upcoming school year? 

Please review the College Credit Plus Information Session presentation, available on the Resources page, as well as the information listed on the Students & Families page. 

Students will need to submit an Intent to Participate form. Your school district may have customized a form, or may be using the standard form “Intent” form, linked on the Students & Families page.

Starting with the 2018-19 academic year, several new policies are also in place, including rules governing student eligibility, course edibility, and underperforming students.  For more information on these rules, please see the appropriate links on the Resources page.  
 

added October 5, 2017; last updated November 2018

High School-Related

7. My high school has a formal arrangement with a local college to offer College Credit Plus. Are those the only courses I can take?

No. After you are admitted to a college, you can take any courses offered by that college that you are college-ready to take. Also, each Ohio high school has developed two sample pathways – one leading to 15 credits and another to 30 credits. These should be included in your high school’s course offerings. However, students have no obligation to take courses identified on a pathway or to complete a pathway. Students  can take courses offered in person or online by any public or participating private college in Ohio.

 

ORC 3365.04, 3365.13
OAC 3333-1-65.1

8. Is the college credit I earned in high school through CCP guaranteed to transfer to another postsecondary institution?

Thanks to Ohio’s Transfer to Degree Guarantee, many entry-level courses earned at an Ohio public college are guaranteed to transfer to any other Ohio public college. Credits earned at private colleges, or those that you want to transfer to an out-of-state institution, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the institution you are seeking to attend. Go to the Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantee website to learn more about credit transfer among the state’s public institutions of higher education. This tool allows you to find the best pathways to completing your degree and launching a successful career. Earning college credit will not affect applications for financial aid/scholarships limited to entering freshmen.

9. When I apply to a public college or university, am I considered a first-time student or a transfer student? 

Students who take college courses before graduating from high school are considered first-time students. Contact the colleges/universities that you attended while in high school to request official transcripts to be sent to your new institution so that completed courses can be evaluated for transfer credit.

 

Added 9/1/2017 

10. How are high school graduation requirements affected?

High school graduation requirements will not be waived as a result of participation in College Credit Plus. You will not receive a diploma until after the course is successfully completed and the graduation requirement is met. However, you may participate in the graduation ceremony if proof is presented that you are progressing satisfactorily one week prior to graduation. Some school districts will have graduation requirements beyond the state minimum requirements. CCP students are still required to meet the local requirements for graduation.  

 

OAC 3333-1-65.2

Updated August 2018

11. My school requires one credit of U.S. history and one credit of economics for high school graduation. Can I substitute a CCP economics course for the high school course?

School districts may have local standards for graduation. Please work with your school counselor on the graduation requirements for your school. The CCP Course Substitution Crosswalk document may also be helpful in these situations.

12. Is every student previously admitted to PSEO automatically admitted to College Credit Plus at the same institution? Does PSEO information automatically convert to College Credit Plus?

No. Students must reapply to the college(s) they wish to attend regardless of previous PSEO or dual enrollment experience. There is no conversion from PSEO to College Credit Plus.

Courses/Classes

13. What courses are available through College Credit Plus?

Course Eligibility rules went into effect, starting summer 2018, specifying which courses were eligible for funding under College Credit Plus. Please see the rule language and summary document for more information.

 

Updated October 2018 

14. What happens if I fail a class?

Classes failed or withdrawn with an “F” (or equivalent faioling grade) will receive an “F” on the high school and college transcripts and will be computed into the high school and college GPA. If you do not receive a passing grade, the district may, in some instances, seek reimbursement from you for the amount of state funds paid to the college on your behalf for that college course. The school district may withhold grades and credits received for high school courses taken until reimbursement has been made.

 

ORC 3365.09

15. Can I take courses during the summer?

The College Credit Plus Program includes courses taken during the summer term. The summer term will apply as the first term of the next school year. If you want to participate during a summer term, you must submit your letter of intent to participate early enough (between February 15 and April 1) to apply and gain admission to the college and register for course(s) in the spring. Many college summer terms begin in May.

 

ORC 3365.034

16. How do I earn high school credit by taking college courses?

College Credit Plus allows high school students to earn college credit and apply that credit toward their high school graduation requirements. Successful completion of a three or more credit-hour college course will result in 1.0 Carnegie unit earned at the high school. A two credit-hour college course will earn students 2/3 of a high school credit and a one credit-hour college course will convert to 1/3 of a high school credit. 

 

ORC 3365.12
OAC 3333-1-65.2

17. I thought that a public school student could take 30 credit hours each academic year. Why was my son/daughter told that he/she could only take a smaller number of credits this year? 

In order to determine the number of credit hours a student can take in a year, the secondary school must calculate the number of course credits that are for high school credit only and multiply that by 3. That number is then subtracted from the 30 hours. The result is the maximum number of credit hours a student can take in the College Credit Plus program. (This is based on a semester system.)

30 – (high school only credits x 3) = Maximum number of College Credit Plus credit hours

This calculation must be completed each year for a student as the high school credits may change. Also, students may only take a maximum of 120 credit hours in the program.

If students would like to take more than the maximum number of credit hours, the student can arrange to register and pay for those additional credit hours as a “self-pay” student. Those hours would be outside of the College Credit Plus program.

For more information on “self-pay,” please review FAQ #19 in Section C.

 

OAC 3333-1-65.2

 

Added April 3, 2017

Academic, Financial & Other Responsibilities

18. What are my academic and social responsibilities?

You will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set by the college/university. You will also be expected to follow the rules and regulations set for high school students detailed in the student handbook. Once enrolled, you are eligible to receive advising from campus-based support services of that institution. Additionally, you will continue to have access to your school counselor and all other resources available to high school students. Participation in College Credit Plus does not guarantee you admission to college after high school. You should follow the regular undergraduate application process for whatever college you plan to attend after high school.

19. Who pays for college admission, textbooks, required course supplies, and fees?

  • CCP students from public or non-public high schools who attend a public college are NOT required to pay for college course tuition, instructional tools, or supplies under any circumstances. Homeschool students are responsible for providing their own instructional tools ("books"), but may apply for state funding for tuition or course-required supplies. For more information, visit this page on the ODE website.
  • Secondary (public and non-public/chartered) schools are responsible for providing instructional tools ("books") for their CCP students. The postsecondary institution must waive fees for these students and is also responsible for providing supplemental supplies required by the course syllabus. 

  • Students choosing to attend a private college may be charged a limited amount by that college, depending on where the course is delivered, and in accordance with state law. (Reference ORC 3365.07)
  • Students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program may not have to pay costs to attend a private college. Please talk with your counselor for details.

  • A school district or nonpublic school may seek reimbursement from students/families under the following two circumstances: 1) If the student receives a failing grade at the end of the college course; or 2) If the student withdraws from or drops the college course after the 14th calendar day after the particular course began, unless the student is identified as being economically disadvantaged in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code 3333‐1‐65.6(B)(2).

 

ORC 3365.07, 3365.09

20. Is the postsecondary institution supposed to bill the high school for books?

Yes. In some cases, colleges have created a voucher system for students to use to assure accuracy in the subsequent high school billing. Other colleges have made arrangements with high schools or districts to purchase an inventory of certain books at the high school for students to borrow during the course term.  
Since all supplemental supplies required by the course syllabus are provided by the college, some campus bookstores also have a way of tracking those purchases. 

  • Colleges and high schools/districts likely will have communicated and planned on behalf of their shared students. 
  • Colleges should communicate to CCP students if there is a particular purchase system in place with the student’s high school or district; or if notification of the student’s participation in College Credit Plus needs to be provided to the campus bookstore.  
  • High schools often rely on the college to provide the student the book from the campus bookstore, and then invoice the high school/district once the academic term begins.

21. Who provides transportation?

Responsibility for transportation rests with the student.

 

ORC 3365.034, 3365.08

22. If a student takes more than 30 credit hours in a year, what is the student/family responsible to pay?

Please see FAQ #23 in Section C for more information.

23. I want to take a three-credit-hour class, but I already have completed 28 credits this year. Can College Credit Plus pay for two credit hours and my family pay for one credit hour?

No, courses must be paid entirely by either College Credit Plus or by the student/family. Students are provided with the opportunity to enroll in a maximum number of hours for which payment under College Credit Plus is made.

  • Public school students are funded up to 30 hours per year (including high school only courses and college courses). Courses that exceed or cause the student to exceed the maximum number of hours are outside of College Credit Plus and, therefore, are not funded through the state College Credit Plus program.
  • Nonpublic/private and homeschooled students who have applied for College Credit Plus funding and are awarded a specific number of credits cannot exceed those credits. Courses that exceed or cause the student to exceed the maximum number of hours awarded are outside of College Credit Plus and, therefore, are not funded through the state College Credit Plus program.

In the question posed, the student does not have sufficient funding to enroll in the three credit hour course under College Credit Plus and must pay for the entire course at the college’s standard tuition rate.

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Section B: FAQs for Homeschool and Nonpublic High School Students/Parents

1. Are private high school and homeschool students eligible for College Credit Plus?

Yes. College Credit Plus is an opportunity available to all 7-12 grade students who are accepted into the program by a college or university within Ohio. The program operates in much the same way, regardless of what high school a student attends. However, students attending a private high school and homeschool students must apply to the Ohio Department of Education in order to receive funding to underwrite their costs. Please check the main College Credit Plus page for information, forms and updates.

 

ORC 3365.02, 3365.03
OAC 3333-1-65.8

 

Updated March 27, 2017

2. My child is a junior at a nonpublic high school. She is enrolled in CCP and was planning to take 18 hours of credit at a local college during the 2015-2016 school year. She only received four (4) hours from the state. Can we self-pay for the other 14 hours?

Your child may certainly self-pay for additional college courses beyond what the state was able to fund under College Credit Plus (CCP). However, those additional courses/credits are considered to be beyond the CCP program. Therefore, your student’s high school will not be required to provide your student with all of the benefits of the CCP program for those courses/credits “beyond” the program. Although tuition for the CCP courses will be paid for by the state, the tuition for any additional courses will likely cost your student the college or university’s regular tuition. A public college or university cannot offer an adjusted tuition rate unless the Chancellor has authorized the institution to do so. A private institution may adjust its tuition at its discretion.

 

ORC 3365.04, 3365.06

3. Who pays for books and other miscellaneous supplies if the student is homeschooled or attending a nonpublic school? 

The secondary (high school/district) schools are responsible for providing the instructional tools ("books"). The postsecondary institution is responsible for providing all supplemental supplies required by the course syllabus ("fees"). Under no circumstances are public or nonpublic/chartered school CCP students required to pay for college course instructional tools or supplies. However, homeschool and nonpublic/nonchartered students are responsible for providing their own instructional tools ("books") but not the course-required supplies. 

 

ORC 3365.07, 3365.09

4. Why can't a nonpublic or homeschooled student who was accepted to a college, but was not funded by the state, still participate? 

The distinction rests in who is eligible to participate in College Credit Plus (CCP) and what is required for a student to participate in CCP.

A student is eligible to participate in CCP if student:

  1. is an Ohio resident
  2. is enrolled in a secondary school (high school)
  3. meets remediation-free criteria set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3365.03 (please see "Student Eligibility Information" on the Resources page for more information)

An eligible student may participate in CCP if the student

  1. applies and is admitted to a college/university and is placed in a college credit-bearing course
  2. is funded by the state or is funded but chooses not to accept state funds when students similarly situated in the same district are funded.

The CCP program requires the use of state funds to pay student tuition, and requires colleges and high schools/districts to comply with many quality and student benefits. In order to assure that those quality and benefit measures are satisfied, a student’s participation in the program is dependent on the state-funded tuition.

Nonpublic and homeschool students are funded through state allocations that are designated for each group. Annually, the demand for the CCP tuition awards far exceeds the supply of available funds. A student who was not state-funded for a particular number of requested college credit hours is not prevented from taking those college courses; however, if she chooses to take the college courses, she cannot do so as a CCP participant.

Therefore, a high school student taking college courses outside of the CCP program cannot be guaranteed all of the benefits of the CCP program, and a public college or university cannot offer an adjusted tuition rate unless the institution has already been authorized by the Chancellor to do so. A private institution may adjust its tuition at its own discretion.

 

ORC 3365.04, 3365.06

Updated August 2018

5. What are the steps needed to apply for College Credit Plus funding? 

  • Visit this ODE webpage for additional information for homeschooled students.
  • Visit this ODE webpage for additional information for nonpublic/private school students.
  • Review this Parent Instruction Manual for step-by-step instructions. Please be sure to make note of the appropriate deadlines in February – April each year for funding for the upcoming academic year. These deadlines are also available on Important Dates section of the website.

 

Updated October 5, 2017

Updated August 2018

6. The funding application is due soon, but I haven’t received a letter of acceptance yet from the college or university. What can I do? 

Note: Students should apply early to complete the process well in advance of the deadline.

Please contact the college or university and request a “conditional” letter of acceptance. Colleges and universities are NOT required to provide this conditional letter of acceptance. Often, if a student has applied late for admission, some colleges will provide this; others will not. This letter can indicate that they have received the student’s application and the student’s acceptance into the College Credit Plus program is dependent on receipt and review of ACT/SAT scores, high school transcript, etc. This can be in the form of an email or letter that can be scanned and uploaded. The email or letter should have the institution’s logo or a valid email address from a college representative.

 

Updated July 11, 2017

Updated January 30, 2018

7. How do we access my son’s/daughter’s funding award letter?

To view your award letters, log in to your SAFE account. Note that the sign-in page has been updated, but all other sections of the application will remain the same as when you applied. Click on the “College Credit Plus” link and choose “College Credit Plus Homeschool” or “College Credit Plus Nonpublic” as applicable for your student. Search for your student by last name and open the application by clicking on the magnifying glass under the “Details” column. In the “Award Details” table, click on the “Award Letter” link to view the letter. Provide a copy of the award letter to the college or university in order to register for classes.

If you submitted the funding application with a “conditional” letter of acceptance, please email the final acceptance letter to ccp@education.ohio.gov.

Please note that once all funds have been distributed, and the Ohio Department of Education does not issue additional funds.

For additional questions, contact the Ohio Department of Education toll-free at (877) 644-6338 or via email at ccp@education.ohio.gov.

 

Added June 14, 2017

Updated August 2018

8. What information is available for College Credit Plus as we plan for the upcoming school year?

Please review the College Credit Plus Information Session presentations for private/nonpublic or homeschooled students, available under "CCP Presentations" on the Resources page, as well as the information listed on the Students & Families page.  

Starting with the 2018-19 academic year, several new policies are also in place, including rules governing student eligibility, course edibility, and underperforming students.  For more information on these rules, please see the appropriate links on the Resources page.  

 

Added October 5, 2017

Updated November, 2018

9. I have a new college acceptance letter for my son/daughter. Where do I send this? 

Please follow this instructions regarding documents to be updated to the funding application system:

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS UPLOADING DOCUMENTS TO FUNDING APPLICATION SYSTEM

DOCUMENT

DETAILS

SHOULD PARENT UPLOAD TO FUNDING APPLICATION?1

SHOULD PARENT EMAIL THE DOCUMENT  TO ODE?

Final college acceptance letter

Parent had previously submitted a conditional acceptance letter.

Yes, this can be done at any time and must be uploaded by the deadline each year.

No

Additional acceptance letter for a new college

This is an acceptance letter to another college. This new college was not previously identified in the funding application.

Yes, this can be done at any time through the academic year.

Yes, email to the address below2 so that the computer system will be prompted to make payments to the new college.

 

Parents can log in and review funding application at any time. The only changes to the application (after the deadline - April 12, 2019) that can be made are to upload additional documents related to acceptance.

2 ccp@education.ohio.gov

 

Updated August 2018

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Section C: FAQs for School District & Postsecondary Institution Administrators

 

The Basics

1. Is every student previously admitted to PSEO automatically admitted to College Credit Plus at the same institution? Does PSEO information automatically convert to College Credit Plus?

No. Students must reapply to the college(s) they wish to attend regardless of previous PSEO or dual enrollment experience. There is no conversion from PSEO to College Credit Plus.

2. Is the College Credit Plus meeting mandatory if a student wishes to participate in the program? 

While students and parents are strongly encouraged to attend their high school’s College Credit Plus information session (scheduled prior to February 15), attendance is not mandatory for College Credit Plus program participation. Additionally, the high school MUST provide counseling services to students and parents in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3365.04(B), and both parent and student MUST sign a form acknowledging that they received the high school’s counseling prior to CCP participation. A high school (or district) may schedule a designated CCP counseling meeting for parents and students and notify parents and students of the time and location of the scheduled meeting; however, the parents’ and students’ attendance at the designated meeting cannot be a mandatory requirement for CCP student participation. The high school must allow the parent and student to schedule an alternative time or mechanism for receipt of the required counseling.

Updated June 2, 2017

3. Does a student have to be an Ohio resident to participate in College Credit Plus?

Yes, students must be Ohio residents to participate in College Credit Plus. For public school students, the student must be enrolled in a high school in Ohio so that the public school provides the funding from their “foundation” funds. Any student interested in enrolling in a public college or university must be considered a resident of Ohio as defined in state law. The college or university will verify that information with the student and family. Please see the following information for details on the Ohio statute and rules:

The funding associated with College Credit Plus is a combination of secondary school foundation funds (for public school students) and funds allocated from the Ohio budget (for nonpublic and home school students) and college/university state share of instruction (SSI). The CCP legislation addresses the state share of instruction (SSI), foundation, and state allocated funds in Ohio Revised Code 3365.07. Public colleges only receive SSI for Ohio resident students that meet law and administrative requirements as set forth in ORC 3333.31 and OAC 3333-1-10.

The CCP legislation does not exempt a student from the Ohio student residency requirements in Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10. Therefore, colleges/universities must verify Ohio residency for each CCP participant (as they do for all college students). If the student is not an Ohio resident based on “Rule 10,” then the student cannot participate as a CCP student. He/she can enroll but it would be outside of the CCP program. The colleges/universities have the responsibility to inform the student in advance of the need to either drop the course before the census date or to pay for the course on his/her own.

4. Are institutions of higher education required to pay for ACT or SAT exam fees for students?

According to ORC 3365.03, the college to which a student applies to participate shall pay for one assessment used to determine that student's eligibility. Please see the Student Eligibility Testing document for additional information on assessment testing.  

 

Updated August 2018

5. Do male students who turn 18 years of age need to report their Selective Service number to the public college or university which they are attending under the College Credit Plus program? 

Under the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code 3345.32, a male student born after December 31, 1959, who is at least 18 years of age and who is classified as an Ohio resident by the public college or university he is attending, is required to be registered with the Selective Service System. The male student is required to provide his Selective Service number to the public college or university within 30 days of his 18th birthday. If he does not submit his Selective Service number, the student will not be considered a College Credit Plus participant for that current semester or term and will be responsible for any tuition, textbooks, or fees associated with the classes for which he is enrolled.

 

Updated May 15, 2017

High School-Related

6. Can a school district still require CCP students to complete certain courses at the high school?

No. High schools cannot require students to take certain courses either at the high school or at the college; however, students participating in CCP must satisfy Ohio’s graduation requirements to earn a high school diploma. Refer to the High School Graduation Course Substitution Crosswalk document for more information.

 

ORC 3365.12

7. Can school districts or high schools incentivize students to take AP classes instead of College Credit Plus by changing the grading scale for AP classes, such as making the “A+” worth 12 points, “A” worth 11 points and “A-“ worth 10 points?

No. There are three advanced standing programs recognized by Ohio law: Advanced Placement (AP), College Credit Plus (CCP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Ohio Administrative Code Section 3333-1-65.2 (B)(7) prohibits a practice that disadvantages a student who chooses to participate in one advanced standing program over another advanced standing program. Therefore, if a district or high school creates a different grading scale for Advanced Placement (AP) that weights a student’s “A+” grade greater than an “A” grade, since it is not common practice for postsecondary institutions to award “+”or “-“ grades, then the higher grade scale must be applied to the grades of college students under College Credit Plus. Otherwise, students who choose to participate in College Credit Plus would be disadvantaged.

 

ORC 3365.04

8. Can the high school require teacher recommendation for participation in College Credit Plus courses?

No. High schools may not place any additional restrictions upon student participation in College Credit Plus, including requiring high school teacher recommendations. Each institution of higher education must evaluate students based upon the college’s admission standards, and is responsible for determining student eligibility in accordance with state law (ORC 3365.03).

 

ORC 3365.03, 3365.05

Updated August 2018

9. Can a high school "block" a student from participation in CCP if school officials feel s/he is not prepared or not performing well, even if s/he tests as college-ready? Can a building implement its own requirements for which students will be allowed to test?

No. Schools cannot enact participation requirements beyond those stated in law. However, school counselors should work with parents to discuss options and share teacher feedback as families consider the College Credit Plus option.

 

ORC 3365.03

10. Is it acceptable for a high school to offer a College Credit Plus course at the same time and in the same classroom as an AP course? 

No. The AP course is a high school course, taught by a high school teacher. A College Credit Plus course is a college course, and the instructor (whether a credentialed high school teacher or an instructor provided by the college) is a considered college faculty, under the purview of the college. It is outside the authority of the high school to combine the two into one course or one classroom. 

11. We have a student who is taking 100% of her courses through College Credit Plus online at the high school. The college course ends two weeks before the high school semester ends. How should we track and report this student’s attendance? Does she still need to attend the high school after her coursework is completed?

If the course is a scheduled section at the high school, even though the work is online, the high school should track and require attendance the same way they would for any other CCP course at their school. 

School Districts’ Financial Responsibility

12. Are schools responsible for transportation or transportation costs?

No.

 

ORC 3365.034, 3365.08

13. If a high school student meets all HS graduation requirements before the end of his or her senior year, is the school district still responsible to pay for that student's College Credit Plus college courses?

Yes. Students are allowed to participate in College Credit Plus for all four years of high school.

 

ORC 3365.03, 3365.031

14. When a school district purchases college books for students taking CCP courses, can the district require those students to return the books upon successful course completion? Alternately, if the student wants to keep a book after they complete the course, can the school district request that the student pay for it?

Absolutely! The prohibition against charging students pertains to a charge creating a barrier for CCP student participation. If purchased by the district, the district will own the educational tool (book) and certainly if the student does not return it, or unreasonably damages it so that it cannot be used by another student, the student can be required to purchase the book from the district. The district may also offer students the opportunity to purchase the instructional tool after the course.

15. I thought that a public school student could take 30 credit hours each academic year. How does our school district calculate the actual number of credit hours a student can take each year? 

In order to determine the number of credit hours a student can take in a year, the secondary school must calculate the number of course credits that are for high school credit only and multiply that by 3. That number is then subtracted from the 30 hours. The result is the maximum number of credit hours a student can take in the College Credit Plus program. (This is based on a semester system.)

30 – (high school only credits x 3) = Maximum number of College Credit Plus credit hours

This calculation must be completed each year for a student as the high school credits may change. Also, students may only take a maximum of 120 credit hours in the program.

If students would like to take more than the maximum number of credit hours, the student can arrange to register and pay for those additional credit hours as a “self-pay” student. Those hours would be outside of the College Credit Plus program.

For middle school students, the school would use the same calculation. Since students are earning high school and college credit for CCP courses, credits should be handled in accordance with the school’s policy for middle school students who take high school courses. 

For more information on “self-pay” courses, please review FAQ #23 in Section C, below.

 

OAC 3333-1-65.2

 

Added April 3, 2017

Updated August 2018

Courses/Classes

16. Under the "3 credit hours = 1 Carnegie unit" formula, 30 credit hours of College Credit Plus equals 10 HS credits. Do high schools have to count all 10 or can they limit these to the number of bells offered to non-CCP students (7 periods/day)?

High schools must award all 10 credits. Student attainment of high school credit cannot be limited due to their participation in the College Credit Plus program.

 

ORC 3365.04, 3365.12

17. Are school districts required to host a CCP course at a local high school, or is it okay to have students participate in courses only at a partnering college/university? 

School districts are not required to host College Credit Plus courses within their district. Students can enroll in courses at a college campus, online, or at a high school, if available.

 

OAC 3333-1-65.1

18. Are students allowed to take college courses that are not aligned with a degree? For example, if a student wanted to take a physical education course? 

Course Eligibility rules went into effect, starting summer 2018, specifying which courses are eligible for funding under College Credit Plus. Please see the rule language and summary document for more information. Based on the new rule, physical education courses are no longer allowed under CCP.

All students who participate in College Credit Plus are required to meet Ohio’s high school graduation requirements and can use credits earned at the high school, at the college, or a combination of the two. A student may choose (non-remedial and non-religious) course s/he is qualified to take, based on course placement policies at the college along with course eligibility rules.

 

ORC 3365.12, OAC 3333-1-65.12

Updated August 2018

19. A former high school student reported to the school counselor that the public college/university, which the student is now attending, did not accept the College Credit Plus (CCP) course credit for an English course that she earned at another public college/university. The English course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module. The student also had credit for the Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 3. Why wasn’t the CCP credit accepted? 

Colleges and universities can only grant credit for a college course one time. For example: A student completed the AP English Literature exam and scored a 3 in her junior year of high school. During her senior year, she earned credit in an English composition course through College Credit Plus. When the student attempts to claim the AP credit (based on the exam) and to transfer the college credit (based on the CCP participation), the receiving institution of higher education can only grant credit for one English composition course.

Another question that can be posed is “Why are students given credit for an English composition course when the AP course is English Literature?”

Faculty from public institutions of higher education collaborated on the “Advanced Placement Course Credit Alignment Recommendations” and agreed that the AP English Literature course provides instruction on becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. The public institutions agreed that the recommended course credit for AP exam scores of 3 is the initial college-level First Writing course (TME001) in the Ohio Transfer Module. The university/college determines course credit for scores of 4 and 5.

Therefore, if a student completes the AP exam for English Literature and also takes a CCP course in Composition, the student can only receive credit for one college-level Composition course.

Advisors and school counselors should keep this in mind when discussing course selections with CCP students who have already completed AP exams.

Recommended resources include the following:

 

Added June 21, 2017

20. When students have completed college courses while in high school, are they considered first-time students or transfer students when they apply to a public institution after high school graduation? 

Based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) definition, students who enter the institution with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school) are considered First-time Students. Ohio Revised Code 3365.03 requires the following: Upon a student's graduation from high school, participation in the college credit plus program shall not affect the student's eligibility at any public college for scholarships or for other benefits or opportunities that are available to first-time college students and are awarded by that college, regardless of the number of credit hours that the student completed under the program.

 

Added 9/1/2017

21. When can a student withdraw from a course without it affecting her grade point average? Can she withdraw late in the term if she is failing a course? Who would be responsible for paying for the course, then? And what grade is posted on the high school transcript?

Please review the Guidance for Grades & Tuition document on the Resources for Administrators tab of the College Credit Plus website, which covers various scenarios for students withdrawing from courses throughout a semester.  

Students earn letter grades for the CCP courses (e.g., A, B, C, D, and F). For students who do not pass a CCP course or withdraws from the course after the college’s required date (usually after the 14th calendar day of the term), the grade will appear on both the college and high school transcripts (i.e., F or W). The course grade of “F” will be computed into the high school and college grade point average (GPA). The secondary school district will still be responsible for payment of the course but has the option of seeking reimbursement for the amount of state funds paid to the college on behalf of the student for that class (unless the student is considered economically disadvantaged). The school district may withhold grades and credits received for high school course taken until reimbursement has been made (ORC 3365.09). Additional information on a school district’s ability to seek reimbursement from a student for a failed course is available here

Student Financial Responsibility

22. Some school districts used to charge a fee for dual enrollment (either from the college or from the high school). Can they charge a fee to students for College Credit Plus? 

Schools may not charge a fee to students who are taking College Credit Plus at an Ohio public college. There may be a limited charge for those students who attend an Ohio private college.

 

ORC 3365.07

 

Updated March 27, 2017

23. If a student takes more than 30 credit hours in a year, what is the student/family responsible to pay?

Students who register for more than 30 credit hours will be responsible to pay for the entire course that placed them over the 30 hour limit. Because that class is “outside of CCP,” public institutions of higher education must charge their regular tuition rate, unless obtaining a Chancellor approved tuition waiver. It is very important to note that students must be informed of the fact that they are over the 30 hours prior to the course starting date. Institutions of higher education must inform the school of all student registrations with a pre-term notice at least 14 days before the course begins. Secondary schools must review the notice (or multiple notices if students are registered with more than one institution) to determine the number of hours for which a student is registered. If the student is over the 30 hours, the school must inform the student of the option to drop the course before the census date or continue with the course as a “self-pay” student at the regular tuition rate.

For institutions of higher education who want to offer a discounted rate for students, please see FAQ #24 in Section C below for details on Tuition Waivers.

 

ORC 3365.04, 3365.05, 3365.06

 

Added April 3, 2017

Tuition

24. If an institution of higher education wants to charge a tuition rate that is different than the regular tuition credit hour rate for students who are registered for more than 30 hours or for nonpublic/home school students who did not receive enough allocated units, what does the IHE need to do?

In order to offer a waiver of tuition for a student or class of students at a public institution, the institution must submit a Tuition Waiver request to the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Public institutions should submit their requests well in advance of the upcoming academic year.

Please refer to the OhioHigherEd "Tuition & Fees" webpage for additional information.

25. What are the College Credit Plus default tuition rates?

Please see "Funding Information" on the Resources page. 

 

Updated August 2018

Grade Weighting

26. How should grades be weighted when the grading scales at the secondary school and the IHE do not match/align (e.g., high school utilizes plusses/minuses but college/university does not)?

The highest grade that is achievable on the grading scales should have equal weight. For example, if the high school’s highest grade is an A+ and that equals 5.3 on the high school weighted scale, then a student earning an A in a College Credit Plus course will earn a 5.3 weight as well. (For more information on grade weighting, please review the Weighting College Credit Plus Courses Q&A document.)

 

ORC 3365.04

 

Added February 7, 2017 

Updated August 2018

27. What are the statute and rule describing the “weighting of grades” for advanced standing courses including College Credit Plus, AP, IB, and honors courses?

Ohio Revised Code 3365.04 

Each public and participating nonpublic secondary school shall do all of the following with respect to the college credit plus program:

Implement a policy for the awarding of grades and the calculation of class standing for courses taken under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.06 of the Revised Code. The policy adopted under this division shall be equivalent to the school's policy for courses taken under the advanced standing programs described in divisions (A)(2) and (3) of section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code or for other courses designated as honors courses by the school. If the policy includes awarding a weighted grade or enhancing a student's class standing for these courses, the policy adopted under this section shall also provide for these procedures to be applied to courses taken under the college credit plus program.

 

Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-65.2

The policy for awarding of grades and the calculation of class standing for college credit plus courses adopted and implemented by a district or secondary school pursuant to division (E) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code shall not disadvantage students who choose to participate in college credit plus rather than in other advanced standing programs, including advanced placement and international baccalaureate.

Established policies shall not provide higher value to any course provided through one advanced standing program as defined in section 3313.6013 of the Revised Code than to a course within the same academic subject area provided by another advanced standing program. A higher value shall also not be granted to honors courses.

 

Added April 14, 2017

28. School districts need clarification on when a course must be weighted or when the district has the local option of weighting a College Credit Plus course. For instance, what does a district do when the district 1) has weighted advanced standing courses in the same subject; or 2) has courses in the same subject, but does not weight the courses; or 3) has no courses in the same subject?

To clarify when a course MUST be weighted (required by law) or when a course MAY be weighted (local policy decision), please review the following chart, as well as the Weighting College Credit Plus Courses Q&A document:

LOCAL SITUATION (IF...) OUTCOME (... THEN)

1. District HAS a Weighted Honors, AP, or IB course in a Subject Area. 

Example: The school offers English (or other courses) and the grading scale for those English courses is weighted.

The district MUST weight a CCP course in that Subject Area

2. District DOES NOT HAVE a Weighted Honors, AP, or IB course in a Subject Area

Example: The school offers Business courses (or other subject), but the grading scale for those courses is not weighted.

The district CANNOT weight CCP courses in that Subject Area

3. District HAS NO Honors, AP, or IB course in a Subject Area

Example: The school does not offer any courses in Culinary Arts (or other subjects); therefore, the district has no grading scale assigned.

The district MAY weight CCP courses higher than non-advanced standing courses in that Subject Area

Please refer to the High School Graduation Requirements Crosswalk document pdf to review what courses can serve as substitutions within a subject area (e.g., college-level composition and communication courses can substitute for English requirements, so these are in the same subject area).

 

ORC 3365.04

 

Updated August 2018

Graduation Requirements

29. Why should school districts pay for college courses if students can take a class at their local school that satisfies the graduation requirements?

College Credit Plus courses provide students with both college and high school credit, simultaneously. Courses taken through College Credit Plus also satisfy high school graduation requirements.

 

ORC 3365.12

30. What happens if a college course does not meet all of the standards/expectations of a student's HS graduation requirement? (Example: a three-hour college composition course to replace English 12)

Under College Credit Plus, any college course in a given subject will by definition satisfy a high school graduation requirement. When an institution of higher education admits a student, they are certifying that the student has the prerequisite high school-level academic skills needed to be successful in that college course.

 

ORC 3365.04

31. Can high schools determine which College Credit Plus courses are appropriate substitutions for the district's graduation requirements? 

No. High schools cannot determine which College Credit Plus courses are appropriate substitutions. School counselors should make recommendations based upon the students career path choices and should ensure that students are on track to complete all high school graduation requirements. Refer to the High School Graduation Course Substitution Crosswalk document for more information.

 

ORC 3365.12

 

Updated August 2018

32. Can CCP courses in American History, American Government, and Physical Science/Biology meet the graduation requirements? 

Students may earn graduation points through approved substitute tests:

College Credit Plus courses or approved AP/IB tests, in the subject area, will satisfy the EOC graduation requirement of American history, American government, physical science (class of 2018 only) and biology; and the college course grade earned under College Credit Plus or AP/IB test score may earn graduation points in place of the end-of-course tests as provided here.

It is important to note, while students can earn graduation points for CCP coursework and AP/IB test scores in biology, all schools must administer the biology end-of-course tests to all students in order to satisfy federal testing requirements. CCP students may use their course grade and AP/IB students may use their test scores OR the biology end-of-course test score to earn graduation points, whichever is higher.  A student completing a CCP course in American History or American Government will not need to sit for the end-of-course tests in the subject area and may earn graduation points based on the letter grade in the course.

There are no CCP/AP/IB substitutions for mathematics or English language arts.  Students may use math and English language arts CCP/AP/IB courses to satisfy the curriculum requirements but schools must administer the EOC tests to students to earn graduation points.

 

ORC 3365.12

 

Updated February 27, 2017

33. Does the financial literacy requirement for HS graduation still apply to students who take courses through CCP? 

Integrating the concepts of financial literacy and economics remains a required activity of each school. Under College Credit Plus, a student may take a college social science or humanities course and that will satisfy the social studies graduation requirement. As in all cases under CCP, there is no allowable “curriculum match” analysis between a secondary class and a college course. A college course, in the subject area, will satisfy the student’s graduation requirement in that subject area.

 

Updated March 21, 2017

34. Can any college-level math course substitute for the Algebra II math requirement for graduation?

The requirement is “Algebra II or equivalent,” therefore any college course in math will satisfy that requirement. 

35. Can the high school require certain science courses in order for a student to receive an honor’s diploma? For example, can the high school require a specific physics course from the college in order to qualify for the advanced science credit needed? 

Please visit the the Department of Education’s guidance for Academic Honor’s Diplomas and the CCP Course Substitution Crosswalk. In response to the science course question, a student must take 2 units of advanced science to meet the requirements for an Academic Honor’s Diploma.  The crosswalk provides guidance for what types courses qualify as an advanced science.

Payment Information

36. How do I submit my CCP Student Rosters to ODHE/ODE for tuition payment from the participating districts/schools?

The College Credit Plus (CCP) Data for Payment webpage explains the file layout and data definitions, and also contains a link to the website that institutions should use to upload student rosters to ODHE/ODE for payment. 

37. Which district IRN should be reported for JVSD/career-technical students in the College Credit Plus Student Data File submitted by the Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)?

The IHE should submit all students in the CCP Student Data File using the DISTRICT IRN of the “home” school. In conjunction with data submissions to the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Education, the payment will be deducted from the correct entity based on the percentage of time the student is enrolled at each location.

 

Added December 6, 2016

38. How does my college access the non-public and homeschool student payment information? 

The College Credit Plus nonpublic and homeschool student-level payment reports are available for review in the Ohio District Data Exchange (ODDEX). To access the reports, please log into ODDEX here.

  • Click on CCP from the menu and select Reports from the dropdown.
  • Next, select the year of the report you would like to view, then click Find.
  • To open the report, click CCP_HS_NP_Payment_Report. 
  • Please note the homeschool and nonpublic reports are separate tabs accessed in one report.

The report contains the total number of credit hours and amount for each student for whom your institution received payment for the specified year.

For questions, please contact Wendy Casterline at 614-728-5002 or wendy.casterline@education.ohio.gov.

 

Added August 2018

Attendance/Truancy (House Bill 410)

39. What are the requirements related to attendance and truancy for College Credit Plus students?

Please review the House Bill 410 FAQ document (pages 17 – 18) for details

40. Our high school has a student that is only required to attend the high school for two hours a day, due to his enrollment in College Credit Plus courses on the college campus the rest of the day. This student has been chronically tardy and absent from the high school. Can the high school file truancy charges with the court for this student? Would the high school have the option of withholding future CCP participation, based upon poor attendance? 

The high school must base the student’s attendance and any truancy charges upon the hourly triggers set forth in HB410. If the student is only required to be at the high school two hours a day, it will take longer for him to hit those triggers. The high school cannot withhold participation in College Credit Plus solely upon poor attendance.

 

Added August 2018

Student Eligibility & Assessments

41. Do the colleges have to pay for an assessment exam, even if the student will likely not meet the admission requirements?

If the student applies for College Credit Plus, the university must pay for an assessment as described in ORC 3365.03(E): "The college to which a student applies to participate under this section shall pay for one assessment used to determine that student's eligibility under this section." 

 

Added August 2018

42. We have a student who self-payed for a developmental education course because his assessment scores indicated he was not ready for college-level coursework, and he successfully completed course. Would this student have to retake the assessment exam? 

Yes, the student is currently not eligible for College Credit Plus because of previous assessment testing results. Re-testing is required. 

 

Added August 2018

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Section D: Course Eligibility

1. What is the process and timeline for requesting the Chancellor to approve another course for Level I (as defined in OAC Rule 3333-1-65.12)?

Process for Chancellor Approval of Additional Courses

The course eligibility rule provides opportunities for colleges to request Chancellor approval of the following:

  1. The chancellor annually may approve additional courses as level I courses if the chancellor determines that students participating in the college credit plus program would benefit from having access to those courses as level I courses. Any such approval shall take effect at the start of the following academic year. Please see the Level I Approval Process Guidance for more information.  
  2. If a course described as “non-allowable” under the rule is part of a predetermined pathway or required sequence of courses leading to a certificate or degree, an institution of higher education, on behalf of one or more students who are enrolled in the institution through College Credit Plus and have shown progress on that pathway or sequence of courses through their previous coursework, may request the chancellor to allow payment for the course. Please see the Non-Allowable Approval Process Guidance for more information.  

Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-65.12

 

Updated October 15, 2018

2. Can a college submit a course for approval for the 2018-2019 academic year?

No, the first submission will be for academic year 2019-2020. The Course Eligibility rule was developed based on feedback from many stakeholders and the vast majority of courses that are currently allowable as Level I will be in place for the 2018-2019 academic year. ODHE staff will provide assistance to colleges to discuss if a course could possibly be part of the other Level I categories (e.g., transferable, 15-/30-credit hour pathways, technical certificates, etc.).

Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-65.12

 

Added April 12, 2018

3. For 15- and 30-credit hour model pathways, if a pathway was developed between a college/university and a secondary school, can the courses in that same pathway be allowable for students attending other secondary schools?

Per ORC Statute 3365.13, a model pathway must be developed by public secondary schools in consultation with at least one public partnering college. If a college wants another school’s students to benefit from that pathway, the college must work with the secondary school to gain their support and to ensure that the school publishes the pathways among the official list of course offerings from which a participant may select. Documentation of this new pathway should be maintained in the event that the Chancellor chooses to audit the college’s offerings per OAC Rule 3333-1-65.12(G).

Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-65.12

 

Added April 12, 2018

4. If a college creates and advertises a 15- or 30-credit hour pathway, can all secondary school students take the courses that are part of the pathway?

Per ORC 3365.13 and OAC 3333-1-65.12, the pathways with courses allowable in Level I must be collaborative efforts between a public high school and a public college or university. A college can offer their pathways to secondary schools to gain their support and to ensure that the school publishes the pathways among the official list of courses offerings for that secondary school.

 

Added April 12, 2018

Updated August 2018

5. If a course is a TAG course, but falls in the list of “non-allowable” courses, is the course allowed or not?

The course is not allowed. For example, even if a private music lesson is a TAG course, it is not allowed because the rule specifically prohibits these courses. 

(See also FAQ Section D, question 1 for information on the process and timeline for requesting the Chancellor’s approval of additional Level 1 courses.)

 

Added August 2018

6. Can a private high school develop 15 and 30 credit pathways with a private college?  Can these courses be offered as Level 1 courses?

The law as it is currently written limits the 15 and 30 credit pathways to public school districts, in partnership with public colleges and universities. However, it is in the best interest of students and the state that established pathways involving private secondary schools also be recognized if they meet certain criteria. Therefore, the chancellor has granted approval for courses included in pre-existing model pathways involving private secondary schools to be designated as Level I courses under the College Credit Plus program under the course approval process (OAC 3333-1-65.12(H)) as described in FAQ Section D, #1. For more information, please review the Additional Level I Courses Approved for the 2018-2019 Academic Year document.

 

 

Added August 2018

Updated September 2018

7. Students may count AP or IB courses toward the first 15 credits under Level 1 courses.  What if a student completes a Level II course, as allowed by certain exceptions under the rule? Does this Level II course count as a part of the First 15?

Yes. Level II courses taken as a part of one of the exceptions would count toward the First 15 in Level I. 

 

Added August 2018

8. Our university offers undergraduate research course that allows one student to participate in a research project with one professor. Is this allowable?

Yes. This type of course would be categorized as an internship course and therefore allowable. 

 

Added August 2018

9. The guidance we received says that any course with fees $750 or more is not allowed under CCP. What term does this begin? Do course materials and equipment, which are the responsibility of the college, factor into the fee limit? Also, are distance learning fees counted? Are general student fees, not fees based on individual courses, such as student ID fees and recreation center fees, calculated into the $750 course fee limit?

After review of college and university reported fees, enrollment data, and stakeholder feedback, the Chancellor has determined that any course with a fee of $750 or greater will no longer be allowable for College Credit Plus. The first term of implementing this non-allowable course will be Spring semester 2019 (or Winter 2019 for colleges on quarter calendars).

  • Colleges and universities are still required to waive fees for College Credit Plus - that has not changed. What has changed is that if a course carries a fee of $750 or more, then the course is no longer allowable as part of College Credit Plus. For example, if a course has a fee(s) of $749 (or less), the college must waive that fee and the course is still allowable (so long as it meets all other allowable requirements).
  • If there are multiple fees for a specific course and all the fees associated with that course add up to $750 or more for that one course, then the course is not allowable as part of College Credit Plus.
  • If the course has a one-time “lump sum” fee of $750 or more, then the course is not allowable.
  • If the college adds general fees into this course such as a technology fee that is charged to all students regardless of the courses, then the general fees are not to be counted in the $750 amount. The fees must be specific to the course.
  • As noted in Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-65, fees “include, but are not limited to, costs or fees charged for postsecondary enrollment application, activities required by the postsecondary institution that may enhance a student’s likelihood of academic success, course-related or laboratory fees.” ODE and ODHE have issued guidance that this includes supplemental supplies and materials required by the course syllabus and all costs of the institution that are not tuition or textbooks.

 

Added August 2018

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Section E: CCP Probation & Dismissal Rules

1. What is the first term to be considered for probation? Which GPA should we use to determine a student’s probation status? How do I calculate a cumulative GPA if a student attended more than one college? 

The first term CCP Probation will be in effect is summer 2018, however the most current cumulative GPA available must be used to determine a student’s probation status. If a student attended more than one college, we have created a spreadsheet to assist you in calculating the cumulative GPA, available here excel

 

Added August 2018

2. We have a student that earned a “D” this term in a course, and he signed up to take a different course, but in the same department next term. How does this fall under the “may not enroll in the college course in the same subject” rule for CCP probation?

A student may not take a course in the same subject, however a different course in the same subject area may be allowable. 

For example:

  • If a student failed a course in English composition, he or she could take a course in English Literature, but not another composition course. 
  • If a student received a D in Fundamentals of Interactive Media, that student could enroll in Networking Concepts the next term.

 

Added August 2018

 

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Section F: Athletics

1. How does College Credit Plus impact athletic eligibility?

If you are a student athlete, you must remain eligible in accordance with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) bylaws. To be athletically eligible, students must be passing five, one credit courses or the equivalent per grading period with the high school and college courses combined. Most College Credit Plus courses taken during a semester will equal one Carnegie unit, allowing students to earn more than the required five for athletic eligibility. Please check with your counselor to ensure that the course work you are taking is compliant the OHSAA.  

Please work with your high school counselor, athletic director, and Ohio High School Athletic Association for additional information. 

 

Updated November 2018

 

2. Are College Credit Plus students permitted to participate in college-level athletics?

No. CCP students, even those that are enrolled full-time on college campuses, remain high school students and are not eligible to participate in college-level athletics.

 

Added August 2018

3. Are College Credit Plus students allowed to participate in “club” level or intramural athletics at the college?

College Credit Plus students are high school students and therefore are eligible to participate in high school athletics and extracurricular activities. They are not entitled to participate in extracurricular activities (clubs, intramural sports, etc) at the college; however, the college may adopt a policy allowing limited participation. Please discuss individual student situations with thOhio High School Athletic Association or the athletic director at the high school, to see if there are any additional parameters to consider as well. 

 

Added August 2018

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