COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORMS

College Credit Plus 2016-17: Overview

Ohio’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 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.

New This Year:

· All public school, private school and homeschool students must declare their intent to participate by April 1, even if they participated last year. Letters of intent for private school and homeschool students must be uploaded from the “Forms” section below. Letters of intent for public school students may be uploaded from the “Forms” section below.

· To enhance data security, parents of private and homeschool students (ONLY) are required to establish a SAFE Account before their student can apply for funding (https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal).

· All high schools must host an information session for families and students between October 1 and February 15. 




 
Key Information for Students & Families

Important Dates

Process to Participate Runs From February 15 Through April 1

· Talk with your school counselor. Discuss your interest in taking college courses and how it fits in with your overall academic plan and career goals.

· Prior to March 1, your district will provide information about the College Credit Plus program to all students in grades 7-12. An informational session will be held and all colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius will be invited to attend before March 30. If you cannot attend, schedule an appointment with your school counselor.

· By April 1, notify your school counselor if you intend to participate in College Credit Plus next year. After April 1, you will need permission from the school principal to participate.

· Nonpublic and home school students must login to their SAFE accounts to apply for College Credit Plus Funding before April 15.

· You and your family should contact colleges for information, application forms, and criteria for acceptance into College Credit Plus. Some materials are available from your high school counselor and at the college’s website. You must go through the procedures established by the colleges/universities to apply to College Credit Plus and to enroll in the course(s). You may have to take a college placement test to make sure you are college-ready. A map showing all Ohio public colleges can be found here. A map showing Ohio private colleges can be found here.

· Prior to college class attendance, your high school counselor will assist you in determining a course’s equivalency to a high school course(s).
 



College Credit Plus

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Before March 31: Complete School Counseling Requirement – public and nonpublic students

Feb. 15 - April 1: Submit Letter of Intent – all students

Feb. 15 - April 15: Sign-up for a SAFE Account – nonpublic and homeschool parents

Feb. 20 - April 15: Apply for funding – nonpublic and homeschool parents

Before May 20: Funding award notifications sent – nonpublic and homeschool parents




College Credit Plus for Students & Families

(https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp)Ohios 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 attend the university or college you would like to attend 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 (http://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp) at Ohio Higher Education.

College Credit Plus for Home-School Families (/Topics/School-Choice/Home-Schooling/College-Credit-Plus-for-Home-School-Families)

College Credit Plus for Nonpublic School Programs (/Topics/Quality-School-Choice/Private-Schools/College-Credit-Plus-for-Nonpublic-School-Families)

Get help setting up and completing your application with these videos (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDB1C5- YO_jgcJO94WaexvLuvH1s1xc6o).

Last Modified: 2/10/2017 9:24:59 AM

 
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