College Credit Plus

CCP Application

New College Admissions Eligibility

Per House Bill 404, the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Ohio Department of Education, has issued the following flexibility and guidance for College Credit Plus. Requirements listed below are the legal requirements/standard practices for the College Credit Plus program, while the flexibility/guidance refers to temporary changes to the corresponding requirements. This flexibility/guidance is immediately effective for the 2020-2021 academic year and the 2021-2022 academic year unless additional guidance or statutory requirements are issued. Read more here: CCP FLEXIBILITY GUIDANCE 

Due to the changes in ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer offerings, students can now qualify for CCP based upon their high school GPA as indicated in their transcripts:

  • High school students must have a 3.0 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA their course record may be evaluated in core subject areas
  • Middle School students must have a 3.0 or higher unweighted, cumulative GPA and their course record will be evaluated in core subject areas
  • If a student does not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement but has ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores that meet the Ohio Department of Education remediation free standards, the student will be considered for admission
  • This is valid for eligibility for the following terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

For any questions, please contact our CCP admissions counselor Valerie Gonzalez at or 440-964-4209.

True College Experience

The College Credit Plus Program (CCP) at Kent State University is designed to provide qualified 7th- through 12th-grade students the opportunity to enhance their high school education with a true college experience.

Students accepted to the CCP program typically select courses from the Kent State University’s Kent Core Requirements. They may take as few as one course in a semester or a maximum of 30 semester credit hours per academic year.

The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs.


New for 2021-2022 Students:

College Credit Plus students that enrolled in courses for Spring 2021 and plan to keep taking courses for the 2021-2022 academic year (starting in Summer or Fall 2021), will not have to do a new application for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Instead, students will receive a CCP Continuation Form sent directly to their email. This form must be completed no later than April 11, 2021.

Middle school students transitioning to the high school or students who changed high schools will still need to complete a new application. Please contact our admissions counselor (Valerie Gonzalez) at with any questions, or to request 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, an open information session will be held at Kent State Ashtabula. Sessions at the high schools usually are anywhere from November- March of the academic year.

*Out of an abundance of caution and because of the high COVID numbers in our county, Kent State Ashtabula will not be doing any in-person Information Sessions at our campus this academic year. Please see the Information Nights link below to view a pre-recorded presentation typically given at the CCP Information Nights, and any supplemental documents.

CCP Information Nights