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Ohio’s College Credit Plus can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free. That means no cost to the family of public and private school students for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.
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Reminders for 2017-2018:
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Important Dates for Students between February 15 and April 1, 2018 (for participation during the 2018-2019 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. Stunts are responsible for meeting deadlines.
- Prior to February 1, 2018, 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, 2018. If you cannot attend, schedule an appointment with your school counselor.
- By April 1, 2018, notify your school counselor if you intend to participate in College Credit Plus next year by completing and submitting the Intent to Participate form. After April 1, you 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, 2018. Parents/students must login to their SAFE accounts to complete the entire application process for College Credit Plus funding before April 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST.
- You and your family should contact colleges for information, application forms, and criteria for acceptance into College Credit Plus. Some materials are available from your high school counselor and at the college’s website. You must go through the procedures established by the colleges/universities to apply to College Credit Plus and to enroll in the course(s). All students must complete an assessment exam to determine eligibility for participation. A map showing all Ohio public colleges can be found here. A map showing Ohio private colleges can be found here.
- 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.
Applying for College Credit Plus Credit Hours (nonpublic and homeschooled families)
- More info coming soon!
- College Credit Plus News Bulletin: Fall 2017 | June 2017 | May 2017 | April 2017
- Program allows students to accelerate their learning (Marietta Times, May 11, 2017)
- Tri-C's new program allows Strongsville student to earn college and high school credits: Strong Points (Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 09, 2016)
- The University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College Welcome Students (University of Dayton News Release, September 15, 2016)
- Students graduating early with dual credit options (The Bryan Times, September 15, 2016)
- Tri-State STEM school to open next year (The Herald-Dispatch, September 2, 2016)
For more information, please contact:
Director, College Credit Plus