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Key Information for Students & Families

Attention Parents!

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Parents, please note: "The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs."

Nonpublic & Homeschool Families 

Please see the Steps to Apply for funding for 2022-2023 document for information for the upcoming academic year. 

SAFE Account Integration with the OH|ID System

The SAFE Portal is being integrated with the OH|ID System in order to process applications in a more secure, streamlined way. All homeschool and nonpublic student families will need to access the funding award letters through the new OH|ID System.

Important Reminders:

  • All public school, private school and homeschool students must declare their intent to participate by April 1 each year, even if they participated last year. Letters of intent for public school students may be downloaded from the “Forms” section below. Letters of intent for private school and homeschool students will be included in the funding application, starting in 2020. 
  • Parents of private and homeschool students are required to establish an OH|ID account before the family can apply for funding ( The OH|ID account can be established at any time, and has replaced the SAFE Portal to access funding applications and awards.
  • All high schools must provide an information session for families and students between October 1 and February 15.
  • Please use this link to access the Nonpublic Information Session Recording.
  • Please use this link to access the Homeschool Information Session Recording.

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Webinars for Students & Families 

Please take a few moments to view these webinars for more information on important topics for the school year! 


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Timeline and Participation Information 

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Important dates for students between February and April (for participation during the upcoming school year)

  • Talk with your school counselor. Discuss your interest in taking college courses and how it fits in with your overall academic plan and career goals.
  • Apply to a college. Students are responsible for meeting deadlines, submitting application forms, and meeting criteria for acceptance into College Credit Plus. All students must complete an assessment exam to determine eligibility for participation.  

  • Prior to February 1 each year, your district will provide information about the College Credit Plus program for the upcoming year to all students in grades 6 through 11.
  • An informational session will be held and all colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius will be invited to attend before February 15 each year. If you cannot attend, schedule an appointment with your school counselor.
  • By April 1 each year, public school students must notify their school counselor if of their intent to participate in College Credit Plus during the upcoming school year by completing and submitting the Intent to Participate form. After April 1, public school students will need permission from the school principal to participate.
  • Nonpublic and home school students must complete a funding application, which will include the Intent to Participate form starting in 2020.

  • Prior to college class attendance, your high school counselor will assist you in determining a course’s equivalency to a high school course(s). Your counselor can use this High School Graduation Requirements Crosswalk document for more information.

Intent Forms - 2022-2023

  • 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. 


Participating Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in attending a college that is not on either of these lists, please contact the college directly for more information or reach out to our office at


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For more information please contact: 

Rebecca Harr
Director, College Credit Plus
(614) 728-3094


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