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Ottawa-Glandorf High School and College Credit Plus

Ohio’s new College Credit Plus can help students earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from colleges or universities.  The purpose is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students.  Courses taken from public colleges or universities are  free so there are no costs for tuition, books or fees.  However, courses taken at  a private college or university may have limited costs.

College Credit Plus(CCP)  does not replace the requirements for a high school diploma.  Students must still earn 18 points or more on the graduation tests. Even if a student is enrolled in CCP courses, the end-of-course exams must still be taken in English I, English II, Algebra I and Geometry.  

How Can College Credit Plus Benefit Me?

College Credit Plus provides more options for you to pursue rigorous academic coursework beyond the high school classroom. Under College Credit Plus, you can complete your freshman year of college or more, or explore college content that interests you. Earning college credits while you’re in high school can reduce your time and cost of attending college after high school.

Does College Credit Plus Differ from the Previous PSEO Program?

College Credit Plus is a student-directed program. Students and their families can explore courses offered at all Ohio public colleges and participating private colleges for possible participation in College Credit Plus. Unlike PSEO, College Credit Plus is open to students beginning in the seventh grade .

How Do College Courses Earn Me High School Credit?

College Credit Plus allows high school students to earn college credit and apply that credit toward their high school graduation requirements. Successful completion of a three or more credit-hour college course will result in 1.0 Carnegie unit earned at the high school. A two credit-hour college course will earn students 2/3 of a high school credit and a one credit-hour college course will convert to 1/3 of a high school credit. 

My High School Has a Formal Arrangement With a Local College to Offer College Credit Plus. Are Those the Only Courses I Can Take?

No. After you are admitted to a college, you can take any courses offered by that college that you are college-ready to take. Also, each Ohio high school has developed two sample pathways – one leading to 15 credits and another to 30 credits. These should be included in your high school’s course offerings. However, students have no obligation to take courses identified on a pathway or to complete a pathway. Students  can take courses offered in person or online by any public or participating private college in Ohio.

Will College Credit Plus Grades Appear on My High School Transcript?

Yes. High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under College Credit Plus will satisfy or exceed the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district. Courses successfully completed under College Credit Plus must be listed by course title on the high school transcript. All College Credit Plus courses will be computed into the GPA using the same scale as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses in your district. 

What Are My Academic and Social Responsibilities?

You will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set by the college/university. You will also be expected to follow the rules and regulations set for high school students detailed in the student handbook. Once enrolled, you are eligible to receive advising from campus-based support services of that institution. Additionally, you will continue to have access to your school counselor and all other resources available to high school students. Participation in College Credit Plus does not guarantee you admission to college after high school. You should follow the regular undergraduate application process for whatever college you plan to attend after high school.

Who Pays for College Admission, Textbooks, Fees, and Transportation?

Students attending a public college will not be charged for tuition, books, or fees. Students attending a private college may be charged based on the particular private college and where the course is delivered, in accordance with law. Although the amount students can be charged may vary, in 2014 the maximum would have been up to $153 per credit hour. Responsibility for transportation rests with the student.. Please talk with your counselor for details.

What If I Fail a Class?

Classes failed or withdrawn with an “F” will receive an “F” on the high school and college transcripts and will be computed into the high school and college GPA. If you do not receive a passing grade, the district may, in some instances, seek reimbursement for the amount of state funds paid to the college on your behalf for that college course. The school district may withhold grades and credits received for high school courses taken until reimbursement has been made.

Does College Credit Transfer After Graduation?

Thanks to Ohio’s Transfer to Degree Guarantee, many entry-level courses earned at an Ohio public college are guaranteed to transfer to any other Ohio public college. Credits earned at private colleges, or those that you want to transfer to an out-of-state institution, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the institution you are seeking to attend. Go to https://transfercredit.ohio.gov to learn more about credit transfer among the state’s public institutions of higher education. This tool allows you to find the best pathways to degree completion and launch successful careers! Earning college credit will not affect applications for financial aid/scholarships limited to entering freshmen.

Where Can I Take College Classes?

Some college courses under College Credit Plus may be offered at your high school. You may also travel to the college where you have been admitted or enroll in one or more online courses offered by that college.

How Are High School Graduation Requirements Affected?

High school graduation requirements will not be waived as a result of participation in College Credit Plus. You will not receive a diploma until after the course is successfully completed and the graduation requirement is met. However, you may participate in the graduation ceremony if proof is presented that you are progressing satisfactorily one week prior to graduation.

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