College Credit Plus Process for 2016-17 Starts Feb. 15
February 12, 2016 - 12:28
COLUMBUS - Students intending to participate in the second year of College Credit
Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the
opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin
the notification process for the 2016-2017 school year on Feb. 15.
College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year,
with more than 32,000 students enrolling to take advantage of the
opportunity to get a jump start on college and reduce their costs toward
a college degree.
College Credit Plus provides students with the opportunity to take
college classes offered by any Ohio public college or university, or
from any participating private postsecondary institution, at their high
school, on the college or university campus, or online. The program
allows students to explore college interests sooner and to earn college
credits toward a degree before graduating from high school. It is free
to families when students take courses offered by Ohio public colleges
Beginning Feb. 15, public high school students may notify their
principal of their interest to participate, and non-public and
homeschool students may send their letter of intent to participate to
the Ohio Department of Education. All students must declare their intent
to participate by April 1, including students who participated in the
first year of College Credit Plus.
In an effort to give more students and families the opportunity to save
on the cost of college, 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. Additional details and
participation information are available at www.ohiohighered.org/ccp.
“As a parent, I have great appreciation for how this program can save
families money in their total costs for college. Strengthening
opportunities for students to earn college credit in high school has
been a priority for the Kasich Administration, and I am delighted with
the progress we have made to create lower-cost pathways to help students
get a certificate or degree for their careers,” said Ohio Department of
Higher Education Chancellor John Carey. “Getting a jump on college
gives students firsthand knowledge about the variety of courses
available in college and the learning strategies associated with success
“College Credit Plus is a huge win for Ohio families, and we have seen
tremendous enthusiasm for the program across the state,” said Interim
State Superintendent Lonny J. Rivera of the Ohio Department of
Education. “By earning college credits in high school, students can
reduce the cost of and time in college. This means they can enter the
job market and take advantage of exciting opportunities sooner.”
Ohio has significantly strengthened support for high school students to
earn college credit over the past few years in its effort to make the
pursuit of a college degree more affordable. The most recent state
budget allocated $10 million to credential more teachers for
college-level instruction and provide competitive grants to universities
for teachers to become credentialed for College Credit Plus courses.
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