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Application Deadlines: 
  • Summer 2017: April 1, 2017    
  • Fall 2017: May 1, 2017
  • Spring 2018: Oct. 1, 2017

Go to Online Application  Print CCP Permission Form

What is College Credit Plus (CCP)?

College Credit Plus gives qualified students the opportunity to earn college credit before their high school graduation. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students in grades 7-12. Your high school may have an agreement with a local college for specific courses. However, you can take College Credit Plus classes at any public college that offers a course that would benefit your future.

What are the Benefits of College Credit Plus?

 

Students participating in College Credit Plus will:

  • Earn high school and college credit simultaneously – Courses taken through the College Credit Plus program count for both high school and college credit
  • Save time and money – College Credit Plus provides an opportunity for students to get a head start on their college education by earning college credit early. These credits can be applied toward future college graduation requirements. And here’s the best part… College Credit Plus classes are FREE to participating students. This means there’s no cost for tuition, books, or fees!
  • Expanded course offerings – College Credit Plus students may take any Kent State University course available so long as they meet prerequisites. This includes our extensive online catalog of courses. 

Visit the Ohio Department of Education Website for More Information and FAQs

College Credit Plus Information Sessions

Students and parents interested in College Credit Plus (CCP) should attend an information session to learn more about the program. Information sessions typically describe the program and explore high school and university policies for application, admission, and course selection. If your high school is offering a session, do your best to attend. If not, or if you’d like more information about CCP at Kent State East Liverpool or Kent State Salem, please use the contact information below. 

QUESTIONS?

Salem Contact: Kristin Toothman I 330-337-4226 | ktoothma@kent.edu

East Liverpool Contact: Donald Bean I 330-382-7414 | dbean3@kent.edu

College Credit Plus Timeline for Summer & Fall 2017 Admission

  • If you decide the College Credit Plus program is right for you, notify your high school counselor that you intend to participate no later than April 1st. The Letter of Intent form can be found at www.ohiohighered.org/ccp. April 1 is the deadline to submit the Intent Form for Summer, Fall and Spring semesters!
  • Students of nonpublic, nonchartered schools and home-schooled students must have complete and submit a Letter of Intent to the Ohio Department of Education declaring their intent to participate in CCP by April 1, 2017, then be accepted by the University and apply for funding by April 15! Forms and information are available at www.ohiohighered.org/ccp. Please note the accelerated deadline!
  • Apply for CCP admission and submit all required materials by April 1, 2017 for Summer 2017 and May 1, 2017 for Fall 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • CCP students will schedule classes only after receiving an acceptance letter inviting them to meet individually with the CCP advisor. Registration will begin in May and continue throughout the summer.

College Credit Plus Timeline for Spring 2018 Admission

  • Apply for CCP admission and submit all required materials by October 1, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • CCP students will schedule classes only after receiving an acceptance letter inviting them to meet individually with the CCP advisor. Registration will begin in October and continue until the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.
 

APPLY

1.  Complete the online College Credit Plus Application This application will close at the application deadline. Important Information for Applicants:

  • There is no paper application for CCP students.
  • Do not use the general application intended for new freshmen, transfer and guest students.
  • There is no application fee for CCP. If the application you are using requests payment, you have chosen the wrong application.
  • Your application will not be processed unless you provide an accurate social security number when submitting your online application.
  • Be sure to print and submit the additional required Permission form, and request your high school transcript be sent to the Kent State University campus you applied to attend.

 2.  In addition to the online application, submit the following:

  • College Credit Plus Permission Form
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT must score “college ready” on the college placement tests (ACCUPLACER and ALEKS) as currently defined by Kent State University. Kent State will provide the ACCUPLACER assessment free of charge.

These items must be received on or before the application deadline!

Application materials may be mailed to:

Admissions Office, Kent State University at East Liverpool, 400 E. 4th Street, East Liverpool, OH 43920

Admissions Office, Kent State University at Salem, 2491 St. Rt. 45 South, Salem, OH 44460

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS ADMISSION STANDARDS

  • All applicants must demonstrate college readiness in at least Reading and Writing as determined by Kent State University's placement protocol. This is assessed using ACT subscores in Reading and English or the COMPASS assessment.
  • As noted above, applicants will be asked to submit a high school transcript which will also be taken into consideration.
  • Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PATHWAYS                              

Students who are interested in CCP are expected to be informed about how they might acquire 15 or 30 college credit hours while also earning high school credit. Check your high school student handbook for published pathways. Kent State University has prepared a Pathways document that includes courses from our Kent Core requirements, which are general courses that apply to the greatest number of majors and transfer most easily. Students are encouraged to review the Kent State University roadmaps for the major they are interested in pursuing or contact the college to which they plan to transfer to determine the most applicable courses.

View Requirements for All Kent State University Majors and Degrees

QUESTIONS?

Salem Contact: Kristin Toothman I 330-337-4226 | ktoothma@kent.edu

East Liverpool Contact: Donald Bean I 330-382-7414 | dbean3@kent.edu