What is College Credit Plus (CCP)?

Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program can help a student earn college and high school credit at the same time by taking college courses at a desired college or university. The purpose of this program is to provide a wide variety of course options for 7-12 graders who are college ready. Taking a college course from the Rio Grande Community College is free, which means no cost for tuition, books, or fees.

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

What are the Benefits of College Credit Plus?

College ready students can earn college credit for FREE, while still in high school.

Successful completion of a three or more credit hour college course converts to 1 Carnegie unit at the high school.

Students have the potential to earn an associate’s degree or certificate at Rio Grande.

Public school students have the opportunity to earn up to a max of 30 credit hours per year and 120 credits total. Non-public and homeschool students’ credits are determined by the state based on available funding.

Students may take courses on campus, online, or at their high school (if this option is available).

 

How Do Public School Students Apply for College Credit Plus at Rio Grande?

  1. Attend a College Credit Plus information session with your parent/guardian at your local high school or at Rio Grande.
  2. Complete Letter of Intent and submit to your guidance counselor by April 1, 2019.
  3. Complete a Rio Grande College Credit Plus Application. Mail the application, along with a transcript by the desired start term.

University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College
Attention: Taylor Noel
PO Box 500
Rio Grande, OH 45674

  1. Students will complete a formal assessment to determine college readiness. Rio accepts ACT scores, Accuplacer (Next Generation), and Writeplacer. Results will determine eligibility and available course options. Accuplacer practice tests available at Next Generation Practice.
  2. Students will attend a summer orientation. Dates to be announced at a later time.

How Do Non-Public and Homeschool Students Apply?

  1. Attend a College Credit Plus information meeting with your parent/guardian at Rio Grande.
  2. Create a SAFE account. Visit Department of Education to learn more.
  3. Complete Letter of Intent and submit to the SAFE account by April 1, 2019.
  4. Complete a Rio Grande College Credit Plus Application. Mail the application, along with a transcript by the desired start term) to:

University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College
Attention: Taylor Noel
PO Box 500
Rio Grande, OH 45674

  1. Students will complete a formal assessment to determine college readiness. Rio accepts ACT scores, Accuplacer (Next Generation), and Writeplacer. Results will determine eligibility and available course options. Accuplacer practice tests available at Next Generation Practice.
  2. Students will attend a summer orientation if deemed eligible. Dates to be announced at a later time.
  3. Upload your acceptance letter from Rio Grande to your SAFE account. Funding decisions will be made by the state. You will be notified of your funding through your SAFE account.

Course Eligibility Rule

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 cerficate 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.

Eligible Courses

College Credit Plus Level I TAG Courses

Contact:

 

For additional information on the College Credit Plus program, please visit the Ohio Department of Higher Ed website at https://www.ohiohighered.org

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