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College Credit Plus

The College Credit Plus program at Kent State Ashtabula offers eligible students, grades 7-12,  with the opportunity to earn college credits which may also fulfill their high school graduation requirements. And, best of all, IT’S FREE! College Credit Plus means students can get a head start on college by taking courses like English, mathematics, biology, anatomy, history and more.    

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College Credit Plus



Ohio’s new 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 Education website for more information


Kent State Ashtabula will partner with area school districts to offer College Credit Plus information sessions throughout the academic year. Students and parents should plan to attend the session established especially for their school district as district personnel will be present. Check the schedule for dates and times, or listen to your school announcements for details. In addition, several open information sessions will be held at Kent State Ashtabula.


CCP Admissions Deadlines:

Summer           April 1
Fall May 1
Spring October 1

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Please note the following: 

  • It is highly recommended that interested students take the ACT in February or April  in order to demonstrate college-readiness. Visit the ACT website at for details and registration information.
  • You must notify your school district of your intent to pursue CCP admission by April 1. Ask your guidance counselor if there is a formal process for doing so.
  • Students of nonpublic, nonchartered schools and home-schooled students must complete and submit paperwork to the Ohio Department of Education declaring their intent to participate in CCP by April 1. The form is to be available at in the near future.
  • Kent State Ashtabula utilizes the online application for CCP, by clicking here
  • Print the CCP permission form (PDF)
  • After being accepted, private and home-schooled students will need to complete additional paperwork to request funding from the State of Ohio.
  • Need to take a placement exam?
    Please choose one of the following dates and register for testing, or for additional testing times please call 440-964-4304 or email Teresa Bates:

Questions about Admissions?
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