College Credit Plus

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With Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program you can earn college at Rio and high school credit at the same time. Open to high school students in grades 7-12, CCP is a great way to earn college credit or earn a degree for free. Tuition, books, and course fees are at no charge.  The CCP program provides a wide variety of course options here at Rio. 

To view more information and FAQs on College Credit Plus, visit Ohio Higher Ed.

College Credit Plus Eligibility Guidelines:  

New students must meet one of the following criteria for CCP eligibility.

  • Obtain a remediation-free score on one of the standard assessment exams as set forth in paragraph (D)(2) of rule 3333-1-65.3 of the Administrative Code;
  • or Has a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of at least 3.00; or 
  • Have a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of at least 2.75 but less than 3.00 and received an “A” or “B” grade in a relevant high school course. 

Remediation Free Scores: 


WritePlacer (English): 5 or above
Accuplacer QRAS (Math): 263 or above 


English: 18 or above
Reading: 22 or above
Math: 22 or above  

Public High School Students: 

Check with the college to see if you are eligible based on the student eligibility standards above. Note: Final transcripts are required for 9th graders before eligibility can be assessed for cumulative unweighted high school grade point average.   

Middle School, Home School, and Non-Public School Students: 

Must show college-level Accuplacer/ACT scores to meet eligibility requirements.  

Application Deadlines: 

Summer- May 1
Fall Priority- May 15
Fall- August 1
Spring- December 1

Apply Here 


For College Credit Plus, there are 15 credit hour model pathways and 30+ credit hour model pathways.  

ENG 11103 (TM) Composition I
ENG 11203 (TM) Composition II
COM 11103 (TM) Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Credits: 9

ART 10303 (TM) Art Appreciation  or
MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation or
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts

Credits 3

ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination or
HUM 20103 (TM) The Humanities or
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry

Credits 3

For a total of 15 credit hours

HIS 13103 (TM) World Civilization I or
HIS 13203 (TM) World Civilization II

Credits 3

ATH 12103 (TM) (TAG) Anthropology or 
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II or
POL 11103 (TM) American National Government

Credits: 3

ECO 11103 (TM) Contemporary Economics or
PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology or
SOC 11103 (TM) Introduction to Sociology

Credits: 3

MTH 14505 (TM) Pre-calculus or
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics or
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I

Credits: 4-5

BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology or
BIO 12104 Biology I

Credits: 4

Plus 15 credit hours from the 15-Credit Pathway

Eligible Courses

Course ID(s) Course Name
ACC11403 Principles of Accounting I
AHC13303 Medical Terminology I
ART12403 Drawing I
ART15404 Western Art History I
ART21504 Printmaking I
ART23504 Ceramics I
ART24504 Sculpture I
ART25404 Western Art History II
ART26604 Darkroom Photography I
ART26904 Digital Photography
ART28604 Painting I
BIO12104 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
CHM15005 General Chemistry I
CHM15505 General Chemistry II
CHM26202 Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHM26303 Organic Chemistry Theory I
CHM27202 Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHM27303 Organic Chemistry Theory II
ECO11403 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECO12403 Introduction to Macroeconomics
EDU10303 School and Community
ELE 21103 Programmable Controllers I
ENG25103 American Literature to the Civil War
ENG25203 American Literature Since the Civil War
ENG26103 British Liturature to the Romantic Period
ENG26203 British Literature Since the Romantic Period
HIS12103 American History I (To 1877)
HPE16203 Nutrition
IT10203 MS Office and the Internet I
PHR21203 Ethics
PHY20505 General Physics I with Calculus
PHY21505 General Physics II with Calculus
PSY21103 Human Growth and Development
SOC25103 Social Problem
SWK21103 Introduction to Social Work
SWK23103 Social Welfare Institutions
Course ID(s) Course Names
ART10303 Art Appreciation
ATH12103 Anthropology
BIO11404 Principles of Biology
CHM10404 Principles of Chemistry
COM11103 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
ECO11103 Contemporary Economics
ENG11103 Composition I
ENG11203 Composition II
ENG24103 The Literary Imagination
FPA10503 Fine Arts
HIS12203 American History II (From 1877)
HIS13103 World Civilization I
HIS13203 World Civilization II
HUM20103 The Humanities
MTH14505 Pre-Calculus
MTH15105 Calculus I
MTH15204 Calculus II
MTH15304 Multivariable Calculus
MTH21404 Introductory Probability and Statistics
MTH27703 Differential Equations I
MUS10403 Music Appreciation
NSC22304 Enviromental Science
PHR21103 Philosophical Inquiry
PHY10404 Principles of Physics
PHY17505 General Physics I with Algebra
PHY18505 General Physics II with Algebra
POL11103 American National Government
PSY11103 General Psychology
SOC11103 Intoduction to Sociology

IT 10103    Introduction to Information Technology

IT 10203    MS Office and the Internet I

IT 20103    Windows Operating System and Hardware

IT 20303    DBMS Concepts

IT 20803    Database Communication

IT 20903    Web Technology

IT 21203    Enterprise Computing

CS 20104    Computer Programming I

CS 20204    Computer Programming II

CS 21503    Introduction to Database Systems

CS 22003    Data Structures

CS 23303    Visual Basic

CS 24303    Software Design and Development

CS 29101-03 Internship

BIO 10104    Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 10204    Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 21404    Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 22404    Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

SPA 11103    Elementary Spanish I

SPA 11203    Elementary Spanish II

SPA 21103    Intermediate Spanish I

SPA 21203    Intermediate Spanish II

SPA 23803    Spanish Linguistics

SPA 24103    Advanced Conversation and Composition

LA 10001    Gateway to Success

LA 10303    Focus on Success

General Program Information Regarding Course Eligibility Rule OAC 3333-1—65-12

“First 15” Rule: Students must complete 15 credit hours in the Level I before advancing to Level II courses. Those courses include:

  • Transferrable courses: Ohio Transfer Module (OTM), Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG), Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG)
  • Courses in anatomy, physiology, computer science, information technology, or foreign language, including American Sign Language (ASL)
  • 15 credit hour or 30 credit hour model pathway course
  • Study skills, academic, or career success skills course
  • Technical certificate course
  • Internship course
  • Chancellor may approve other courses on an annual basis.

Non-allowable courses in College Credit Plus:

  • Remedial course and Sectarian religion course
  • Physical education course
  • Study abroad courses
  • Courses with fees that exceed the amount set by the Chancellor
  • One-on-one private instruction courses
  • P/F or S/U grades (unless the course is an internship course or is a transferable course for all students enrolled)

Level II
Any other college course that is not listed on a Level I course.

CCP Coordinator Ciara Sma

Start Earning College Credits

We are here to answer any questions you have about the College Credit Plus process. 

Ciara Small

  • Coordinator of College Credit Plus