College Credit Plus for Home-School Families

Important Upcoming Dates

At the recommendation of Chancellor Randy Gardner and Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria, previously existing statutes, rules, and guidance relating to the College Credit Plus (CCP) program have been updated in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and subsequent school-building closures. 

These updates attempt to provide as much flexibility as possible for students while continuing to implement the CCP program. Please view this COVID-19 Student and Family Document for additional information.

For program specific questions please contact

Feb. 3 - May 1 at 5:00 pm: Sign-up for a OH|ID Account 
Feb. 3 - May 1 at 5:00 pm: Apply for funding 
Before June 12: Funding award notifications sent 


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Great news for home-school families! Ohio’s College Credit Plus gives students in grades 7-12 the chance to earn high school and college credit simultaneously by taking courses at participating Ohio colleges or universities. All public colleges and certain private colleges in Ohio are participating.

Tuition is free if your home-school student takes classes at a public college. There may be modest fees for private college credit. Your family will be responsible for the cost of textbooks.

Ohio has never offered your home-school student a better start on a college education. A College Credit Plus student enjoys the opportunity to pursue more challenging classes and explore college interests sooner. Your child can earn anywhere from a few college credits to more than a year’s worth while still in high school. College Credit Plus can reduce your child’s time in college and greatly reduce your family’s higher education costs. 

Steps for Home-School Students to Apply for College Credit Plus

The deadline is May 1 for homeschool students to apply for College Credit Plus funding next school year, so time is critical. 

Step 1 - Learn More About College Credit Plus

Review frequently asked questions about College Credit Plus here.

  • If you still have questions, contact the Ohio Department of Education toll-free at (877) 644-6338 or via email at

Step 2 - apply to the college

  • All public and participating private colleges in the state are listed at
  • Apply to the college or colleges of your choice. Once admitted to a college under College Credit Plus, the college will send your student an admission letter. Upload a copy of the admission letter to your College Credit Plus Funding Application. If your student gets an admission letter from more than one college, you must upload each college's admission letter. (See Step 3.)
  • Upload a copy of your 2019-2020 Superintendent Letter Excusing your Student from Compulsory Attendance to your College Credit Plus Funding Application. (See Step 3.)

Step 3 - Submit your College Credit Plus Funding Application

  • All parents are required to establish a OH|ID Account before they can apply for funding. You can create an account at anytime between Feb. 3 - May 1 at 5:00 pm. Summer classes are also an option. These sessions can start as early as May, so don’t delay in establishing your OH|ID account. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create an OH|ID account and Department of Education Profile
  • Anytime between Feb. 3 - May 1 at 5:00 pm, you can log in to your OH|ID Account and apply for College Credit Plus Funding to cover your child’s tuition costs. Ohio has set aside a specific amount to fund College Credit Plus participation for home-school students. Here is a link to the College Credit Plus Funding Application Manual.

STEP 4 - Receive your Award letter and register for college classes

  • You will receive your funding award notification within your College Credit Plus Funding Application located in your OH|ID Account before June 12.
  • Once you receive your award notification, you can have your child register for college courses.

Last Modified: 4/8/2020 3:12:26 PM