College Credit Plus: Public high school students must declare intent to participate by April 1
Students who plan to take part in the fourth year of College Credit Plus now can begin the notification process for the 2018-2019 school year. College Credit Plus offers Ohio students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. To date, more than 65,000 students have participated, saving Ohio families more than $262 million in college tuition costs.
College Credit Plus students can take college classes offered by any Ohio public college or university or any participating private college, at their high schools, on college or university campuses, or online. The program allows students to explore college interests sooner and earn college credits toward a degree before graduating. It is free to families when students take courses offered by Ohio public colleges and universities.
Public high school students must notify their principals of their intent to participate in College Credit Plus by April 1. This includes students who participated in any of the first three years of College Credit Plus. The application window for nonpublic and home school students closes at 5 p.m., on April 13. Those students should send their letter of intent to participate to the Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215, or email it to CCPintentletter@education.ohio.gov.
To give more students and families the opportunity to save higher education costs, College Credit Plus now includes a summer term. Credits earned by taking courses through College Credit Plus during a summer term will be applied to students’ high school and college transcripts during the fall. Students and parents should check the summer term registration deadline for the college or university from which the student intends to take courses.
For additional information on College Credit Plus, visit OhioHigherEd.org/CCP.