College Credit Plus (CCP) creates a pathway to potentially earn high school and college credit simultaneously by completing college courses. Students must be in grades 7-12 and considered college-ready by their desired universities’ standards. Students are permitted to take up to 30 college credit hours per school year, but not more than 120 credits throughout their high school career. The 30 credit calculation also includes high school credits taken during the planned CCP school year. Any student admitted to a course by an institution of higher education will be required to perform at the same level as the institution's regular students. No special courses will be designed for high school or middle school students. Students can participate in CCP only if they have been accepted by a college or university in accordance with guidelines set up by the individual colleges and universities.
If the student takes courses through a public college or university, there is no charge to the family; the cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks are covered by the school district and the college/university. With careful selection of courses and academic advice, students may earn college credits that may count toward a degree. With tuition at Ohio public colleges increasing, College Credit Plus can save time and money.
Taking college courses before high school graduation offers benefits, but there are cautions to consider when deciding whether College Credit Plus is right for your child. This is an especially important decision as any courses taken via CCP will permanently be on a student’s high school AND college transcript.
If you would like your child to participate in CCP, you must complete the Intent to Participate Form. The form must be submitted by April 1, 2022. If you are not 100% sure your student will participate but think CCP is a possibility, submit the intent form by the deadline to preserve your student’s eligibility to participate. Please be aware the April 1st deadline applies to the intent form only. Colleges may have deadlines for summer term starting in February. Contact the specific college of interest if there are questions about CCP deadlines.
Please refer to http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Quality-School-Choice/College-Credit-Plus to learn more about College Credit Plus.
Steps to take today…
1. View the videos below.
Parent Information session: CCP Parent Information Session
Chatfield College: https://bit.ly/37zeZem
Cincinnati State: https://bit.ly/3anNGph
Miami University https://bit.ly/3bwlrFb
University of Cincinnati: https://bit.ly/2KgIXLv
2. Complete the Intent to Participate form.
3. Visit the college/university CCP website for admissions requirements.
4. Contact CCP college or university of interest or your WHS counselor if you have any additional questions.
Wyoming High School students have participated in College Credit Plus (CCP) for the past several years. CCP was designed to provide another advanced standing option for students enrolled in Ohio public schools. As always, we will continue to offer the academically rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) course options, which give high school students the chance to earn college credit by achieving a qualifying score on the AP exams.