College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus deadline extended to April 22 for setting up SAFE account to participate

Families of nonpublic and home school students who have submitted an intent to participate in College Credit Plus for the 2016-2017 school year now have until Friday, April 22, to establish a SAFE account and apply for College Credit Plus funding. This is an extension of the previous April 8 deadline. It also provides more time for students to contact colleges for information, application forms and criteria for acceptance into College Credit Plus. Students must be accepted into a college before they can participate in College Credit Plus.

Parents can click here to view videos that will assist them in the SAFE setup process. The SAFE account must be in the parent’s name, not the student’s name. Nonpublic and home school students’ participation in the College Credit Plus program is dependent on meeting established deadlines and the students’ awards of state funding. The Ohio Department of Education will allocate the College Credit Plus funding prior to May 15. Students who are awarded state funding will receive funding award notifications through their parents’ SAFE accounts by May 15 and can then register for college courses. If students have registered for summer term courses prior to May 15, they can adjust their schedules as needed based on their funding awards. | Direct questions to

College Credit Plus for Students & Families 

CCP_why-wait-for-your-future_website-graphic.jpgOhio’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 College Credit Plus is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs. 

Your high school may have an agreement with a local college for specific courses, however, you can choose to take College Credit Plus courses from any college that offers a course that would benefit your future. This could include online courses. To learn more about College Credit Plus, please visit the College Credit Plus webpage at Ohio Higher Education.

Last Modified: 4/12/2016 2:31:50 PM