The State of Ohio wants to make going to and graduating from college as inexpensive and as efficient as possible. Early College and dual enrollment options allow students to earn both high school and college credit during high school.
- Ohio's College Credit Plus program can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities.
- Early College High School blends high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.
- Career-Technical Credit Transfer: (CT)2 helps high school and adult career technical students to go to college and enter with college credit.
In addition to dual enrollment, many Ohio school districts and higher education institutions offer accelerated learning possibilities. Accelerated learning enables students to complete coursework while enrolled in high school and earn credit toward a degree. Here are some examples:
- Students in Ohio who take a College Board Advanced Placement examination and score at least a 3 are guaranteed college credit, usually toward general education requirements, upon entering an Ohio public college or university.
- An International Baccalaureate (IB) education is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to transferable credits which are widely recognized by colleges and universities.