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As high schools and colleges plan for the new academic year, please refer to our CCP Back to School Q&A Document and consider these “4 C’s of College Credit Plus.” 
Coronavirus (COVID -19) Guidance Memo and Guidance Document.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ Document

Regional CCP Coffee Updates - September 17, September 24, October 1, and October 8.  Please see below under Regional Meetings for meeting links.

Spring 2020 Updates Webinar - May 13 @ 10:00 a.m. Click here to access the recording and the PowerPoint Slides.

Professional Development Opportunities

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Regional Meetings

NOTE: These College Credit Plus meetings are for secondary school and college/university staff to have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with ODHE/ODE staff about specific topics. Students should contact their school counselors for details on their annual Information Sessions or other meetings for College Credit Plus.

 


Regional Meetings - Grab a cup of coffee and join your College Credit Plus team to receive up-to-date information about the program, COVID_19, upcoming events and news, etc. Regional dates have been identified only to help balance the numbers on the webinar, but you are welcome to choose a date that is convenient to you. No pre-registration is necessary. Try to log-in a few minutes before the start time to allow for any downloads of Webex that you might need.

College Credit Plus

Regional Meetings: 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Northeast Ohio: September 17

 

Meeting number (Access Code): 171 281 1036

Meeting password: hSmkK8mKx47

Join via Webex:

https://oh-tech.webex.com/oh-tech/j.php?MTID=m8e03edab329e03e6cb19dcd58271826f

Join by phone +1-415-655-0001

 

Southeast Ohio: September 24

 

Meeting number: 171900 1805

Meeting password: 9apUtUqEa33

Join via Webex:

https://oh-tech.webex.com/oh-tech/j.php?MTID=mef863f1431bb5ffcd780f13d689f10e6

Join by phone +1-415-655-0001

 

Southwest Ohio: October 1

 

Meeting number: 171 036 5252

Meeting password: UnmejrF37w2

Join via Webex:

https://oh-tech.webex.com/oh-tech/j.php?MTID=me006ac48f48580137c09ded8bd00d88e

Join by phone +1-415-655-0001

 

Northwest Ohio: October 8

 

Meeting number: 171 196 0609

Meeting password: 6vkWxKmuE35

Join via Webex:

https://oh-tech.webex.com/oh-tech/j.php?MTID=m5a4f3e5584d516c369157cedf7538a78

Join by phone +1-415-655-0001

 

 Fall 2019 Data Reporters Workshops

This workshop ​​​​​​is primarily for college and university data reporters to receive an overview of data reporting through the College Credit Plus Data Portal and ODDEX. Please visit the links below for the recorded webinar and the presentation slides from the fall 2019 workshop. 
 

Legislative Updates

Please review the Legislative Summary (updated 10/28/19) for updates on legislation potentially affecting College Credit Plus for the current Ohio General Assembly (2019-2020).

For information on the final version of the State Operating Budget for FY20-21 (HB166), please review the Budget Summary (updated 7/18/19).

Guidance on Rules & Regulations

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College Credit Plus Laws

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365:  The Ohio laws establishing and governing the College Credit Plus Program.

Ohio Administrative Code: Click below for the administrative rules established by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. These rules are also laws, which were adopted in accordance with statute.


 

Senate Bill 120 Update (February 2020)

 

Senate Bill 216 Update (August 2018)  - The final version of SB16 made no change in statute for the administration of the College Credit Plus program.

 
House Bill 49 (State Operating Budget FY2018-19) Updates

Graduation Requirements & Crosswalk Documents

Funding Information

Default Rates

The College Credit Plus program default funding structure is established by Ohio Revised Code 3365.07. The CCP default amounts are based on the Per Pupil Foundation amount determined by Ohio’s General Assembly during the biennial budget process. These rates may change on an annual basis.

   

Default Per-Credit Rates
Based on Semesters

Academic Year Per Pupil Foundation Amount

Ceiling Rate
Course delivered on the college campus
(83% of Foundation divided by 30 credits)

Mid-Level Rate
Course delivered at the high school with faculty instruction
(50% of ceiling rate)

Floor Rate
Course delivered at the high school, with credentialed teacher
(25% of ceiling rate)

2020-21 $6,020 $166.55 $83.28 $41.64
2019-20 $6,020 $166.55 $83.28 $41.64
2018-19 $6,020 $166.55 $83.28 $41.64
2017-18 $6,010 $166.28  $83.14 $41.57

 

Note: House Bill 49 (2017) clarified that the default ceiling payments under College Credit Plus shall not be more than the college’s or university’s standard tuition rate.

Payment Reports

Private/Home school vouchers

Below the Floor Waiver Process 

The chancellor has established a process for applying for waivers for alternative funding agreements below the floor.

In lieu of an alternative funding – below the floor agreement, High School and College providers are encouraged to pursue other alternative funding agreements that provide cost savings opportunities, which include but are not limited to:

  • High School and College each agree to pay for a portion of the textbook costs (e.g., 50% by each partner, 70%/30%, etc.); • College pays for all textbook costs (or pays for books for students at the college campus, etc.);
  • College guarantees no textbook changes for a specific number of years;
  • College employs other low cost book options (i.e., Open Education Resources, older book editions);
  • College eliminates one-time access code software;
  • College provides an alternative funding agreement which lowers the cost of on campus or online coursework below the default ceiling (or below the standard tuition rate); and/or
  • College provides an alternative funding agreement for courses taught at the high school by a college employed faculty member to lower than the default rate (mid-level).

A College or University may request consideration of an alternative funding – below the floor agreement if the partner school district demonstrates any of the following conditions:

  1. State declaration of fiscal watch, caution or emergency;
  2. Extreme extenuating circumstances, which could include natural disasters or other negative external influences that are outside of the district’s control.​​​​​

Student Eligibility Information

Ohio Revised Code Section 3365.03 provides standards for student eligibility to participate in College Credit Plus, as follows: 

The student shall:

(i) Apply to a public or a participating private college, or an eligible out-of-state college participating in the program, in accordance with the college's established procedures for admission, pursuant to section 3365.05 of the Revised Code;

(ii) As a condition of eligibility, be remediation-free, in accordance with one of the assessments established under division (F) of section 3345.061 of the Revised Code. However, a student who scores within one standard error of measurement below the remediation-free threshold for one of those assessments shall be considered to have met this requirement if the student also either:

(I) Has a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0. If the student is seeking to participate under section 3365.033 of the Revised Code, the student must have an equivalent cumulative grade point average in the applicable grade levels.

(II) Receives a recommendation from a school counselor, principal, or career-technical program advisor.

(iii) Meet the college's and relevant academic program's established standards for admission, enrollment, and course placement, including course-specific capacity limitations, pursuant to section 3365.05 of the Revised Code.


The Student Eligibility requirements went into effect for the 2018-2019 academic year, beginning with summer term for new students in the program. Please see the documents below for additional information.

  • Student Eligibility Process pdf (July 2019) - Provides a simplified flowchart for the Student Eligibility Process.  
  • Student Eligibility Flowchart (detailed version - October 2017pdf – Illustrates the step-by-step process for determining a student’s eligibility for College Credit Plus, admission into a college/university, and enrollment in college courses.
  • Student Eligibility Table pdf (Updated August 26, 2019) – Provides the allowable assessment exams, remediation-free threshold scores for eligibility, and conditional scores (standard error of measurement range) for eligibility.

Underperforming Students - CCP Probation & Dismissal

Rule 3333-1-65.13 went into effect starting summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, providing for a definition of underperforming students and regulations for probation and dismissal from the program. Please see the Guidance for Creating Policy & Sample Template Document, CCP Probation Dismissal Form, and rule summary (updated June 2019) for additional guidance, sample policy information, and sample student/parent form for the appeals process for CCP Probation and CCP Dismissal.

In addition, we have developed a Probation Scenarios GPA Calculator excel spreadsheet to assist in calculating GPA’s.

Course Eligibility 

This rule went into effect starting summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, specifying which courses were eligible for funding under College Credit Plus. Please see the rule language and summary document (updated June 2019) for more information.

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 and Application Form for more information. Approved courses are posted to our webpage on an annual basis. (Guidance and Forms updated July 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year)
  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 and Application Form for more information. (Guidance and Forms updated July 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year)

Guidance for Grades, Grade Weighting & Tuition

  • Guidance for Grades & Tuition pdf (October 2018) This guidance document provides some examples of course outcomes for students in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Specifically, these examples address various issues including the fiscal responsibility for the course tuition, the option of repeating a course, and the Underperforming Student Rule.     

Out of State Colleges

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365 allows for "eligible out of state colleges" to participate in College Credit Plus. For out of state colleges interested in becoming College Credit Plus providers, please review the Out of State College Checklist. Then, download the Out of State College Inquiry Form and email the completed form to CCP@highered.ohio.gov.  

Model Pathways

Ohio Revised Code section 3365.13 requires the creation of 15- and 30-Credit Model Pathways that students can use to inform their choices of College Credit Plus courses. For more information, please review the guidance document and the sample pathways.

In addition, Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) map out the first two years of coursework for multiple programs across the state and can be a helpful tool in creating CCP model pathways and advising students.

 

Early College High Schools & Innovative Programs

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Early College High School Exemption Information

  • Application Process: If your school is an ECHS and wishes to be exempt from the College Credit Plus program requirements, the Early College High School Exemption form must be completed and submitted, along with the identified items in the form, to ccp@highered.ohio.gov by March 1, 2019.
  • Data Reporting: Each approved or conditionally approved ECHS is required to submit data throughout the year, as follows: 
    • October 1 – Preliminary report of overall enrollment and prioritized student enrollment (“head count”).
    • March 1 – Mid-year report of overall enrollment (demographic data), prioritized student enrollment, average credit hours completed (fall semester) by grade level, and annual persistence rates (high school and college). This report will also include the option for the partners to request continued exemption for the following academic year.
    • July 1 – Final report for 2019-2020 to include average credit hours completed (fall and spring), graduation rates, matriculation rates (post-high school), and credentials obtained.
    • Additional information may be requested as needed.

Innovative Programs Waiver Information

  • Current ProgramsWaivers approved for the 2019-2020 academic year

  • Program Application: Ohio Revised Code section 3365.10 allows for secondary schools or colleges to apply for a waiver of College Credit Plus program requirements to provide innovative programming. For more information on the application process, please review the Innovative Program Waiver Application Template (updated January 2020).pdf (deadline March 1 annually)

  • Review Sheet and Subgroups: The Review Sheet and Subgroups file xls provides information about the categories that will be scored for each application for 2020-2021. Please note there are two tabs:  “New IP Requests” (rubric) and “Subgroup Descriptions” (underserved subgroups).

  • Data Reporting: All Innovative Programs are required to submit data throughout the year and as requested by ODHE. The reporting timeline for 2019-2020 is as follows: 
    • Preliminary report of overall enrollment and cohort/underserved group “head count” will be reported no later than October 1, 2019.
    • Mid-year report of overall enrollment, cohort/underserved group assessment data, course performance or other performance indicator data of all students mid-year will be submitted no later than March 1, 2020.
    • A final report for the 2019-2020 academic year, including post-testing assessment data, will be submitted no later than July 1, 2020.

CCP Presentations

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Information Session Presentations - For use during 2019-2020 school year

Schools are encouraged to utilize these presentations during Information Sessions held between October 1, 2019 through February 15, 2020. Schools may add slides at the end of the file. Choose the appropriate file for your school below:

Presentations by CCP Staff - 2019-2020


Resources for School Counselors and College Coordinators

The following documents were provided in a binder for attendees at the “New to College Credit Plus School Counselor and College Coordinator” workshops. Please visit this webpage regularly for updates.

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Professionals' Resource Guide (2019-2020 Academic Year)

Intent to Participate Forms

  • Public School Students Intent Form - Public school students can simply fill out and give this form to their school counselor or principal.  
  • Homeschool & Nonpublic School Students - Please note that starting in 2020, the Intent to Participate Form will be part of the funding application. There will be no separate paper form. 

Annual Notice to Students and Parents

Ohio Revised Code 3365.04 and Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-65.1 require secondary schools to provide notice to students in grades 6 through 11 about the College Credit Plus program. This notice is required to be sent to students and parents by February 1 each year via the school’s website and written communications generally distributed to students, such as course booklets, student assemblies, and information sessions.  

The Professionals Resource Guide (pages 6-7) contains more details about the requirements of this notice. The Information Session Presentations linked above can be utilized for this purpose, along with the College Credit Plus overview document

Please feel free to use our template to create your customized form.

Sample Recommendation Form and Counseling Session Template

A sample Recommendation Form (Printable Interactive PDF pdf ) is available for Conditional Eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year – (The use of this form is optional - colleges/universities may have their own form).

A sample Counseling Session Form is available as a guide for the 2021-2022 academic year - (The use of this form is optional as some may have their own form.)

CCP Library Resources

Being enrolled in College Credit Plus means that students will be doing college-level research. How will the appropriate research materials be made available to them?

The college or university in which the student is enrolled for College Credit Plus will provide the student with access to the research materials necessary to complete the course. Students should have access to materials available through the college’s or university’s library.

You can also learn more about how students can use INFOhio's College Credit Plus Library Resources.

The INFOhio site features different tabs for students, teachers, librarians, parents, and guidance counselors. Each tab contains search tools, helpful links, and checklists to make sure College Credit Plus students and teachers have the resources they need to meet the demands of College Credit Plus writing and research. OhioLINK tools are available to College Credit Plus participants affiliated with OhioLINK institutions. INFOhio electronic tools are offered free to Ohio PreK-12 schools, public and private, traditional and online.

Athletic Eligibility

Student Athletes must remain eligible in accordance with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) bylaws, which require students to be passing five, one credit high school 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 (one high school credit), allowing students the opportunity to earn more than the required five for athletic eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange a method for obtaining a progress reports as needed with the college faculty in order to determine eligibility.

For additional information, please review the Guidelines for Student Athletic Eligibility (April 2019) or contact the Ohio High School Athletic Association.


CCP Data

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Student SSID/UIN Numbers

CCP data files do require either the CCP student’s SSID (for public school student) or UIN (for nonpublic or home school student) for submission. Higher Education institutions may submit files that include the student’s SSID/UIN and continue to try to obtain students’ appropriate number and submit additional files as the students’ numbers are provided.

Only students/parents can request and receive the SSID/UIN number:

  • For public school students - Get your SSID by calling your school counselor or your district’s EMIS coordinator.

  • For nonpublic or home school students - Your UIN is located in the student’s award letter. Parents may obtain the letter by logging into their SAFE account and accessing their student’s application. For further help, call or email Wendy Casterline at Wendy.Casterline@education.ohio.gov or 614-728-5002.

ODHE/ODE cannot give the number(s) to postsecondary institutions

Student Matriculation Data

The Ohio Department of Higher Education used HEI data to track a cohort of College Credit Plus students who matriculated to Ohio public colleges and universities.  Please review the following documents for additional information:


CCP Branding

Participating colleges and universities are welcome to download the College Credit Plus logo for use on their website. It can be found below.


Contact Information

For more information please contact: lharper@highered.ohio.gov or rharr@highered.ohio.gov


Teacher Credentialing Information

High school teachers wishing to teach college courses in the College Credit Plus program must be approved as an adjunct instructor by the college or university granting the college credit. The teacher should consult with the college or university to determine the qualifications necessary to teach a course. In general, requirements to teach general education courses include a master’s degree in the discipline or a master’s plus 18 graduate semester hours. Colleges and universities may require additional credentials depending on the subject area.

Teachers are responsible for consulting with both the college granting the College Credit Plus credit and the college/university at which the teacher is enrolled for graduate hours.

For information on the 2019 Teacher Credentialing Grant, please visit Ohio Department of Education's Teacher Credentialing Grant Program page. Questions may also be emailed to CCPCompetitiveGrantSubmission@education.ohio.gov. 

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Ashland University

  • Contact: Bernie Bannin, Director of Graduate, Online, & Adult Admissions, bbannin2@ashland.edu, (419) 289-5291; Kendra Wisdom, Academic Advising Supervisor, kwisdom@ashland.edu, (419) 207-5367.​​​​​(Updated on 7/22/19)

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

MA w/specialization in Teaching American History and Government

 

X

 

 

MA in Health and Risk Communication

 

X

 

 

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

 

X

 

 

Master of Arts in Corporate and Strategic Communication

 

X

 

 

Graduate courses in english to meet need

 

X

 

 

Graduate courses in communication to meet need

 

X

 

 

Bowling Green State University

  • Contact: Keith E. Ramsdell, Director of Graduate Enrollment, kramsde@bgsu.edu, (419) 372-2209 (Updated on 12/20/17)
  ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE

Graduate Certificate in Political Science for Professionals and Educators

X

 

 

 

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics for Professionals and Educators

X

 

X

 

Graduate Certificate in Biological Sciences for Professionals and Educators

X

X

X

 

Graduate Certificate in Spanish for Professionals and Educators

X

X

X

 

Graduate Certificate in History for Professionals and Educators

X

X

X

 

Graduate Certificate in College Writing: Theory and Practice

 

X

 

 

Cleveland State University

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

MS and MA in Mathematics

X

 

 

 

MS of Mathematics with Specialization in Applied Statistics

X

 

 

 

MA in English

X

 

 

 

Franklin University

  ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE
Math   X X  
English   X X  
Social Science   X X  
Business   X X  
Computer Science   X X  

Hiram College

  • Contact: Brittany Jackson, Assistant Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives and Study Away Coordinator, jacksonb1@hiram.edu, 330-569-5380    (Updated on 9/25/19)

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

English

X

X

X

X

Biology

X

X

X

X

History

X

X

X

X

John Carroll University

  ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE
MA in English X      
MA in Biology X      
MA in Mathematics X      
Graduate courses in English, Biology to meet need X      
Graduate content area program in Mathematics for teachers wishing to teach in CCP X      

Kent State University

  • ContactGraduate Studies Office, gradapps@kent.edu, (330) 672-2661    (Updated on 11/14/17)

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

MA in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

X

 

 

 

MA in History (History for Teachers)

X

 

 

 

MA in English (Concentration for Teachers)

X

 

 

 

Ohio Dominican University

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

Master of Arts in English

 

X

 

 

Graduate Coursework in English (18 hours)

 

X

 

 

Master of Business Administration

X

X

X

 

Otterbein University

  • ContactsBarbara Schaffner, Dean of the Graduate School, (614) 823-1735, bschaffner@otterbein.edu; Jeffrey Smith, Associate Professor in Mathematical Sciences, (614) 823-1623, jsmith@otterbein.edu    (Updated on 11/14/17)

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

Master of Arts in Educational Mathematics

X

 

X

 

18 in 15 Program: Mathematics

X

 

 

 

Shawnee State University

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

MS Mathematical Sciences

 

X

 

 

University of Akron

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

 Business Dual Enrollment Certificate  Program

X

X

X

 

 English Dual Enrollment Credentialing Module 

 

X

 

 

University of Cincinnati

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

MA in Teaching English and Language Arts

X

 

 

 

Graduate Certificate for Teachers of English

X

 

 

 

Graduate Certificate for Teachers of History

X

 

 

 

Graduate Certificate for Teachers of French or Spanish

X

 

 

 

Graduate Certificate for Teachers of Mathematics

X

 

 

 

University of Findlay

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

English/Language Arts (6 courses)

 

X

 

 

Mathematics (6 courses)

 

X

 

 

MA in Professional Communication

 

X

 

 

University of Toledo

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

Master of Education and Science in Biology

X

X

 

 

Master of Education and Science in Chemistry

X

X

 

 

Master of Education and Arts in English (under development)

X

X

 

 

Urbana University

  ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE
Math   X X  
English   X X  
Foreign Language   X X  
Social Science   X X  
Natural Science   X X  
Business   X X  
Computer Science   X X  

Wright State University

  • Contact: Barry Milligan, Interim Dean of the Graduate School, barry.milligan@wright.edu, (937) 775-2953    (Updated on 12/27/17)

 

ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

HYBRID

OFF-SITE

MS in Teaching Earth Science

 

 

X

 

Teaching College Composition  

X

X

 

 

MS in Applied Statistics

X

 

 

 

Master of Clinical Psychology

 

 

 

 

Master of Arts in History

X

 

 

 

Advanced Studies

X

X

 

 

Composition and Rhetoric High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X

X

 

 

Earth and Environmental Sciences High School Teacher Credentialing Program

 

X

 

 

French Studies High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X

X

 

 

History High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X

X

X

 

Mathematics and Statistics High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X

X

 

 

Music High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X

 

 

 

Physics High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X

 

 

 

Sociology High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X

X

 

 

Spanish High School Teacher Credentialing Program

X