Newark Catholic High School College Credit Plus

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Students, grades 7-12, who apply for admission to an Ohio college or university, and are accepted remediation-free to take college-level coursework. Students should have the self-discipline and intellectual maturity necessary to complete coursework at the college level.


Students who are accepted by a university and fill out the required paperwork on time can take this coursework for free from any public university and many private universities. Some private universities may have additional costs on top of the initial tuition covered by the State of Ohio.


  1. Attend the February 10th information meeting.
  2. Decide what CCP college(s) and/or course(s) you would like to take.
  3. Complete a CCP Plan form. Turn in to Mrs. Galbari. This also serves as a transcript request form, so be specific about the colleges you are applying to. This due date is March 1.
  4. Parents should begin – but not yet submit – their application for funding. Start by creating an OH/ID account in preparation of the April 1st at 5 PM deadline. Create an OH/ID account at (The SAFE system has been integrated with the OH/ID system. If parents had a SAFE account, they must create an OH/ID account in order to access the funding application.)
  5. When you are ready to fill out the request for funding on your OH|ID account, use this manual for step-by-step instructions. Due April 1 at 5:00
  6. Request access to the College Credit Plus funding application within the OH/ID system.
  7. Apply to the college(s). This needs to be completed by the student, not parent. Be sure to follow the application for CCP, not freshman admissions. Students should use their email address in the application.
  8. Watch for emails from the college(s). They will include online account information that is necessary for the student.
  9. Once you receive an acceptance, save a copy to your computer (PDF copy). You will need it to apply for funding.
  10. Parents should complete the funding application and intent to participate (both are on OH|ID), including uploading your acceptance letter(s). Be very accurate. Note that funds are limited and all funding requested may not be granted. The deadline for funding is April 1st at 5 pm. No exceptions or extensions will be available.
  11. Arrange for placement testing if needed. See Mrs. Galbari if you are unsure if you need this.
  12. Funding awards will be notified in the OH/ID account in May.


  • If you earn a low grade, this will be included on your high school AND college transcript and calculated in the GPA.
  • Coursework is significantly more challenging and requires self-discipline and intellectual maturitys.
  • If you fail a course, you may be required to reimburse the state for the cost of the class and the school for the book.


  • You can begin college coursework while in high school, thus lessening the requirements once you go to college.
  • You can explore academic areas that are not included in Newark Catholic’s curriculum.
  • The coursework is paid for by the state, pending on-time submission of paperwork.

Types Of Coursework

There are four ways that students can earn credit.

Take a class online. This option offers the greatest flexibility, as well as the greatest responsibility for the student. Consider the University of Toledo or COTC as sources for online courses, but many can be found throughout the state.

Take a course on the college campus. This is typically the most difficult of the options due to scheduling conflicts. Be sure to discuss this option with a counselor before signing up for any class that is held on the campus.

How Many Courses Can I Take?

Your first consideration should be if this is right for you. This program has great potential, but can also put a lot of pressure on the high school students. Remember that sitting in a college course on the college campus means interacting with students that are much older. Taking an online class will require scheduling discipline and reliable internet access. Colleges may be bound by FERPA to only communicate with the student regarding grades, so parents will not have the same access to information that they do at the high school level. The demands of high school coursework increases throughout high school, and social and emotional health should also be a consideration. Students should enjoy their high school experience, and classes they take through College Credit Plus should enhance their learning.

The formula that the Ohio Board of Regents is using to determine how many hours you can qualify to fund through the State of Ohio: Add up the number of high school only courses. Most NC students will have 5-7 periods of these. Multiply this number by 3, and subtract the result from 30. That is how many semester hours of coursework the student could potentially have fully funded by the state. That is not necessarily the number of hours a student should take, so careful consideration should be given.

How many courses can I take?
Student “A” takes 6 high school only classes (Theology, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Speech, and Ceramics)

6 x 3 = 18
30 – 18 = 12 (hours can be taken in college courses)

The student signs up for Composition and Psychology in our building (6 hours) and online Sociology (3 hours), “using up” 9 hours of classes This leaves 3 hours that they choose to not use because of the fear of overloading their schedule

Pathways To Success

What Is A Pathway?

Pathways are merely samples of how to achieve a specific number of college credits by the end of high school. Two pathways have been presented: 15 credits and 30 credits. Students can select any course they are interested in taking as a substitute for the coursework listed below. Fifteen credits represents the amount of credit a full-time student in college would take during a single semester, and thirty credits represents the amount of credit a full-time student in college would take for a full year (2 semesters).

15 Credit Pathway

Junior Year 6 semester hours
COTC – PSYCHOLOGY NC – 1 Social Studies Credit
UT – ASTRONOMY NC – 1 Science Credit
Senior Year 9 semester hours
OSU-N – AMER. SIGN LANG NC – 1 Foreign Language Credit
COTC – COMPOSITION I NC – 1 English Credit
UT – SCIENCE/TECH. WRIT. NC – 1 English Credit

30 Credit Pathway

Sophomore Year 9 semester hours
COTC – INTRO TO BUS. NC – 1 Business (Elective) Credit
UT – SOCIAL PROBLEMS NC – 1 Science Credit
OSU-N – PLANET EARTH NC – 1 Science Credit
Junior Year 9 semester hours
COTC – PSYCHOLOGY NC – 1 Social Studies Credit
UT – ASTRONOMY NC – 1 Science Credit
OSU-N – COMMUN. in SOC. NC – 1 Elective Credit
Senior Year 12 semester hours
OSU-N – AMER. SIGN LANG. NC – 1 For. Language Credit
COTC – COMPOSITION I NC – 1 English Credit
UT – SCIENCE/TECH. WRIT. NC – 1 English Credit
MVNU – INTRO TO STATS NC – 1 Math Credit


  • *NEW* When you are ready to fill out the request for funding on your OH|ID account, use THIS manual for step-by-step instructions. Due April 1 at 5:00
  • The NC Handbook for CCP (including contact info for the colleges) can be downloaded/viewed HERE.
  • The Powerpoint explaining CCP can be downloaded HERE.
  • CCP Frequently Asked Questions HERE
  • The OH|ID Account can be accessed HERE.
  • Instructions for how to create a new OH|ID account are found in THIS DOCUMENT. The funding application is due April 1st at 5pm.
  • The background and guidelines for College Credit Plus can be found on the Ohio Department of Higher Educationwebsite.