College Credit Plus

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. 

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Before the college term begins: Complete School Counseling Requirement – public and nonpublic students
Feb. 3 - May 1: Submit Letter of Intent – public students
Feb. 3- May 3 at 5:00 pm: Sign-up for a OH|ID Account – nonpublic and homeschool parents
Feb. 3 - May 3 at 5:00 pm: Apply for funding – nonpublic and homeschool parents
Before May 15: Funding award notifications sent – nonpublic and homeschool parents

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 attend public school in the state of Ohio. If you choose to attend a private college or are homeschooled, 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. 

Once you find the university or college you would like to attended for College Credit Plus, you can go to their website and complete the application—each school has their own process and procedures; as well as their own requirements to enroll in College Credit Plus.

As stated, College Credit Plus is free for all public school students who wish to attend a public Ohio university or college. There may be fees for homeschooled students, or students that wish to attend a private university of college.

If you need help completing the College Credit Plus application, we encourage you to reach out to your school’s guidance counselor for assistance with the process. To learn more about College Credit Plus, please visit the College Credit Plus webpage at Ohio Higher Education.

Senate Bill 216 of the 132nd General Assembly directed the Ohio Department of Education to study the cost effectiveness of the College Credit Plus program and prepare a report outlining the findings. View the report to learn more.

Last Modified: 4/21/2021 8:14:36 AM