College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus is an initiative to widen access to college credit while in high school.  Dual, transcripted credit, providing both high school credit and college credit, will be offered to students who qualify.  

DOWNLOADS (updated 2/3/2020)
  • The NC Handbook for CCP (including contact info for the colleges) can be downloaded/viewed HERE.
  • The CCP Plan/Transcript Request/FERPA Waiver due March 1 can be printed HERE.
  • The Powerpoint explaining CCP can be downloaded  HERE.
  • The OH|ID Account can be accessed HERE.
  • The background and guidelines for College Credit Plus can be found on the Ohio Department of Higher Education website.
COLLEGE APPLICATIONS – Click below to apply

Central Ohio Technical College

The Ohio State University Academy – Newark Campus

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

University of Toledo

Otterbein University

Who?

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.

Why?

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.

How?
  1. By February 15, you should have either attended the informational meeting on College Credit Plus, or contacted Mrs. Galbari to discuss the process, including risks and rewards. 
  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 1 at 5 PM deadline. Create an OH/ID account at https://ohid.ohio.gov. (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. Request access to the College Credit Plus funding application within the OH/ID system.
  6. Complete the Intent to Participate section before April 1.
  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, print the letter and drop it off in Mrs. Galbari’s basket. Also save a copy to your computer (PDF copy). You will need it to apply for funding.
  10. Parents should complete the funding application, 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 1 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 by May 6.
RISKS
  • 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 maturity.
  • 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.
REWARDS
  • 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.

  1. Take a course in our building, taught by an adjunct professor from the university that comes into our building. Composition I and Psychology are offered this way through COTC.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

Example:     

Student “A” takes 6 high school only classes (Theology, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Speech, and Ceramics)

6 x 3 = 18

30 – 1812 (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

 

 


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