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Key Information for Students & Families

Nonpublic & Homeschool Families 

Funding awards for homeschool and nonpublic students for the 2019-2020 school year have been made! Award letters are available in the new OH|ID System. Please check your email for additional information and see the information below about how to access the new system.

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.
  • For information on on how to access and navigate the new OH|ID portal, please visit the Department of Education's OH|ID Portal Help webpage.
  • If you have additional questions about OH|ID, contact the Ohio Department of Education at 877-644-6338 or


Important Reminders:

  • All public school, private school and homeschool students must declare their intent to participate by April 1, even if they participated last year. Letters of intent for private school and homeschool students must be downloaded from the “Forms” section below.  Letters of intent for public school students may be downloaded from the “Forms” section below.
  • To enhance data security, parents of private and homeschool students ONLY are required to establish a SAFE Account before the family can apply for funding ( The SAFE account can be established at any time.
  • All high schools must provide an information session for families and students between October 1 and February 15.
  • Click here for the College Credit Plus overview document pdf.png

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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 2018-2019 school year! 



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Timeline and Participation Information

Important dates for students between February and April 2019 (for participation during the 2019-2020 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.
  • Contact the college or university that you are interested in attending. Each college will have different admissions deadlines and requirements for testing. Students are responsible for meeting deadlines, submitting application forms, and meeting criteria for acceptance into College Credit Plus. You must go through the procedures established by the colleges/universities to apply to College Credit Plus and to enroll in courses. In addition, all students must complete an assessment exam to determine eligibility for participation.  

  • Prior to February 1, 2019, your district will provide information about the College Credit Plus program 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, 2019. If you cannot attend, schedule an appointment with your school counselor.
  • By April 1, 2019, notify your school counselor if you intend 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 email the Intent to Participate form as noted on the form by April 1, 2019. Parents/students must login to their SAFE accounts to complete the entire application process for College Credit Plus funding before April 12, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST. The state is not able to offer any extensions or exceptions to this deadline.

  • Please note: the deadlines listed above have passed. Please check with your school counselor for more information. If you are a nonpublic or homeschool student, funding award notifications will be made by May 17, 2019.
  • 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 

The deadline for declaring students' intent to participate has passed for the 2019-2020 academic year. Updated forms for 2020-2021 will be available prior to October 1, 2019.

Homeschooled & Nonpublic Students - Funding Application Process

Please note: the deadline to apply for funding for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed. The state is not able to offer any extensions or exceptions to the deadline. Funding award notifications will be made by May 17, 2019.

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For more information please contact:

Larisa Harper
Director, College Credit Plus
(614) 752-9472 


Laura Padgett
Assistant Director, College Credit Plus
(614) 466-0965


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