College Credit Plus

The College Credit Plus Program (CCP) will be effective for the Fall 2015 semester, and will replace the program currently known as Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)/Senate Bill 140 (SB140). 

​The CCP at Kent State University is designed to provide qualified public high school students with the opportunity to enhance their high school education with a true college experience. The CCP program is not intended to replace coursework available in high school, or to provide high school students with a full-time college course load. Students accepted into the CCP program typically select courses from Kent State University’s Kent Core Requirements. Registration for CCP students will take placed after pre-registration for Kent State students. Be advised that course availability could be limited. CCP students should come prepared with several course options when meeting with CCP advisor.

  • Option A
    Under this option A, the student is responsible for paying the entire cost of the program directly to Kent State University. The student chooses to receive both high school and college credit, or only college credit. If the student chooses college credit only, the grade for the course is not factored into the high school grade point average.
  • Option B
    By selecting Option B, high school students may earn both high school and college credit without paying tuition. Under Option B, students may also borrow required textbooks and course materials at no charge. Some exceptions may apply. Admitted Option A and Option B CCP students will be considered Kent State University students and are accountable for all policies, rules, procedures, and deadlines in effect for students of Kent State University. These include items related to tuition payments, textbooks, advising, and registration. Students are expected to be familiar with the CCP Student Handbook, as well as the information in the Schedule of Classes and Undergraduate Catalog.

ADMISSION GUIDELINES
Students seeking admission to the Kent State University College Credit Plus Program should generally meet or exceed the following guidelines:

  • Preferred 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrated mastery of introductory college preparatory core curriculum.
  • Preferred ACT composite score of 21 or combined SAT score of 950 (reading and math) and/or Compass score.

When applying to the College Credit Plus program, remember to select Trumbull Campus.

Uniform statewide standards for remediation-free status.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PATHWAYS
Students participating in College Credit Plus select course(s) to be taken after consultation with both their high school counselor and their Kent State University academic advisor. Course enrollment may be determined by placement recommendations, course prerequisites, academic goals, high school graduation requirements, intended college major, and course availability.

The 15 and 30 credit hour Pathways below represent a sample of courses that may be taken by a typical full-time, first year college student. CCP students may select from courses that are not part of the 15 and 30 credit hour Pathways and are not required to attend Kent State University full time. They are limited to no more than 16 credit hours per semester and no more than 30 credit hours per academic year. Students should refer to the Kent State University Roadmaps available online as a guide to the Kent CORE and additional required courses for a specific major or degree program of interest to them.​

15 Credit Hour Pathway

Kent State University Course Name & Number Course Prerequisite College Credits
ENG 11011 - College Writing l Placement 3
Kent CORE Mathematics or Critical Reasoning Course See Catalog 3 - 5
Kent CORE Humanities or Fine Arts Course   3
Kent CORE Social Science Course   3
Kent CORE Basic Science Course See Catalog 3 - 5
    Total Credits: 14 - 16 maximum per semester

30 Credit Hour Pathway

Kent State University Course Name & Number Course Prerequisite College Credits
Kent CORE English Course See Catalog 3
Kent CORE Mathematics or Critical Reasoning Course See Catalog 3 - 5
Kent CORE Humanities or Fine Arts Course   3
Kent CORE Social Science Course   3
Kent CORE Basic Science Course See Catalog 3 - 5
    Total Credits: 14 - 16 maximum per semester