College Credit Plus



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SPRING 2017: NOVEMBER 1, 2016           SUMMMER 2017: APRIL 1, 2017           FALL 2017: MAY 1, 2017


what is college credit plus (ccp)?

Ohio’s College Credit Plus can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. 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. With College Credit Plus, classes at public colleges or universities are free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.

Students can go to any public college in Ohio or any private college that agrees to participate. 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.

Visit the Ohio Department of HIGHER Education website for more information and FAQs



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, you should be sure to attend. If not, or if you'd like more information about Kent State Tuscarawas' program, you should attend the session hosted on campus. Talk with your guidance counselor to determine your best option. Students and parents will not meet individually with the University's CCP Coordinator until after acceptance.



college credit plus timeline For fall 2017 admission

  • It is highly recommended that interested students take the ACT in December 2016 or February 2017 in order to demonstrate college readiness (a critical requirement for admission to CCP). Visit the ACT website at for National ACT details and registration information, or visit our ACT Information page for information regarding the Residual ACT.
  • Interested students and parents should attend an information session held at their high school or at Kent State Tuscarawas to learn more about the program. Kent State Tuscarawas will host an information session on February 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
  • You must notify your school district of your intent to pursue CCP admission by April 1, 2017. The Letter of Intent form can be found at 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 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 the posted deadline! Forms and information are available at Please note the accelerated deadline!
  • Apply for CCP admission and submit all required materials by May 1, 2017. The application will not be available after this date.
  • Regardless of when the application is submitted, we will begin processing applications in February or March when program rules are finalized by the State and admission standards are established by the University. Do not expect an acceptance letter or further instructions until this time.
  • 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 for Summer and Fall semesters. Registration will begin in November and continue into January for Spring semester. Students must be registered by, and cannot add classes after, the first week of each semester.
Application Deadlines:

Summer Admission: April 1 Fall Admission: May 1 Spring Admission: November 1


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 and birth date 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 Kent State Tuscarawas.
  • All application materials must be received by the application deadline!

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

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

Application materials may be mailed to:

Admissions Office, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

College Credit Plus admission standards

  • All applicants must demonstrate college readiness in at least Reading and Writing as determined by the Statewide Standards for Remediation-Free Status and Kent State University's placement protocol. This is assessed using ACT subscores in Reading and English.

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 Kent State University 15 and 30 hour pathways

View requirements for all Kent State University majors & degrees

ccp classes offered at local high schools

Kent State Tuscarawas is pleased to offer classes at local high schools taught by teachers who have been approved as adjunct faculty for the University. High School teachers who possess a subject-area Master's degree and/or 18 hours of subject area graduate coursework may inquire with the Interim Assistant Dean, Dr. Stephen Minnick, if interested in offering a Kent State University class at their high school. Courses offered Fall 2016 include:

Dover High School - ECON 12060, Personal Finance

Coshocton County Career Center - EERT 12000, Electric Circuits I


Contact: Melissa Crites | 330-339-3391 |