College Credit Plus Program (CCP) | Kent State University


College Credit Plus Program (CCP)


The College Credit Plus Program (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 place 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 their CCP advisor.

Under this option, 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.

By selecting Option B, high school students may earn both high school and college credit without paying for tuition, fees or textbooks.

Admission to Kent State University CCP Programs

Students seeking admission to the Kent State University College Credit Plus Program should complete the online CCP Option B application which will be made available after March 1, 2015.  Students wishing to participate should consider taking the ACT or SAT assessment (preferred) or COMPASS assessment based upon the Kent State University Campus to which they are applying.

Students applying to College Credit Plus at Kent State University adhere to following guidelines:

  • Meet State of Ohio Uniform Statewide Standards for Remediation-Free Status
  • Preferred 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Preferred ACT composite score of 21 or combined SAT score of 950 (reading and math)
  • Teacher and Guidance counselor recommendations are equally important
  • All applications are reviewed on an individual basis


Deadlines for Application

  • May 1 for Fall Admission
  • November 1 for Spring Admission