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Open Houses new

NOTE: These College Credit Plus open houses 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.
  • Columbus: If you’d like to schedule a 45-minute appointment with College Credit Plus (CCP) staff in Columbus, please use this link. Available dates include:
    • October 31
    • November 28
  • Regional: new dates coming soon

Rules & Regulations

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Understanding College Credit Plus

The following information is provided in order to explain selected elements and principles of College Credit Plus, Ohio’s dual enrollment program. It is meant to provide guidance, not to represent the law in its entirety. Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365 will govern this program as of its effective date of September 15, 2014. 

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)

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 3365.03 was revised based on House Bill 49 legislation. Please note the following:

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.

 

With this revised statute, the Eligibility Process for College Credit Plus has changed and is described in these documents:

  • Student Eligibility Flowchartpdf – 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 Tablepdf – Provides the allowable assessment exams, remediation-free threshold scores for eligibility, and conditional scores (standard error of measurement range) for eligibility.

The Student Eligibility changes are in effect for the 2018-2019 academic year, beginning with summer term for new students in the program. Students who participated in the College Credit Plus program in the 2017-2018 academic year, or prior, will not need to be retested under the student eligibility standards that are in place for the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

Guidelines for Student Athletic Eligibility pdf - Ohio High School Athletic Association’s eligibility criteria for College Credit Plus students who want to participate in sports.  For additional information, please contact your school principal or athletic administrator or visit the OHSAA website.

Underperforming Students Rule

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 Document, CCP Probation Dismissal Form, and rule summary 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 Rule

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 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 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.  

Innovative Programs Waiver Information

Early College High School Exemption Information

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. The deadline for this submission is June 15, 2018.

Grade Weighting

For additional guidance on grade weighting, please review the Weighting College Credit Plus Courses - Q&A document.

 


CCP Presentations

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Information Session Presentations new

2018- 2019 Information Session Presentations - Schools are encouraged to utilize these presentations during Information Sessions held between October 1, 2018 through February 15, 2019. Schools may add slides at the end of the file. Choose the appropriate file for your school district:

"Across the State" CCP Meeting Presentation (click to listen to audio)

Presentations Archive

 


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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Handbook new

Intent to Participate Forms new

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 (May 2018) or contact the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Sample Recommendation Forms

Statute/Rule

  • Student Eligibility Assessment Testing, Effective 2018-2019 (Apr 2018)
  • Underperforming Students Rule: This rule 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 DocumentCCP Probation Dismissal Formand rule summary for additional guidance, sample policy information, and sample student/parent form for the appeals process for CCP Probation and CCP Dismissal.
  • Course Eligibility Rule: 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 for more information.

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

 

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.


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

For more information please contact: CCP@highered.ohio.gov


Teacher Credentialing

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.

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Ashland University

  • Contact: Bernie Bannin, Interim Director of Graduate, Online & Adult Admissions, CCP Credentialing, bbannin2@ashland.edu, (419) 289-5291; Eddie Benedetto, Graduate Programs, ebenedet@ashland.edu, (419) 207-6435    (Updated on 12/4/17)

 

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

  • ContactSandra I. Madar, madarsi@hiram.edu, (330) 569-5261    (Updated on 11/14/17)

 

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

  • Contact: Nicole Galmarini, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, nicole.galmarini@urbana.edu, (937) 772-9295    (Updated on 11/16/17)
  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