CCP Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE CCP PROGRAM AND WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Ohio’s new College Credit Plus (CCP) can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from colleges and/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. Taking a CCP course from Kent State Ashtabula is FREE, which means no cost for tuition, books or fees.
WHO PAYS FOR CCP STUDENTS’ TUITION AND BOOKS?
The high school and college share the costs according to a formula established by the State of Ohio or a negotiated agreement. Students who withdraw from or fail classes, fail to return books, or return items in a damaged condition may be responsible for the associated costs.
HOW DO INTERESTED STUDENTS APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE CCP PROGRAM?
Interested students should do the following:
- Attend a CCP information session at Kent State Ashtabula and/or their high school
- Take the ACT (information is available at www.act.org) and/or SAT (www.sat.org)
- Complete the CCP Application for Admission (learn more here) and provide other admission materials as required
- Await an admission decision letter and follow instructions therein (individual meetings with the CCP advisor occur only after a student is admitted)
WHAT AND HOW MANY CLASSES CAN A CCP STUDENT TAKE AT KENT STATE ASHTABULA?
CCP students can generally take any class at Kent State Ashtabula for which they meet the prerequisites and/or placement criteria. Careful coordination with the high school guidance counselor is necessary in order to be sure all high school requirements are being fulfilled. CCP students can in no case exceed 30 credit hours per academic year, including classes being taken at the high school (120 total credit hours). Admitted students will meet with the CCP advisor to select and register for classes and should do so in consultation with their high school guidance counselor.
HOW ARE CCP CLASSES DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL COLLEGE CLASSES?
Whether delivered at the high school or on a college campus, CCP classes must be exactly the same in terms of content, rigor, expectations, etc. Students should consider carefully whether they possess not only the academic ability but also the social and emotional maturity necessary to succeed in college-level courses and participate in classes with students and professors of
varying ages and backgrounds.
DO CLASSES TAKEN AS A CCP STUDENT APPLY TO DEGREES AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AND/OR TRANSFER TO OTHER COLLEGES?
Credits earned as a CCP student apply to Kent State University degree programs and will transfer to other colleges just as they would for a traditionally-enrolled student. KSU students are subject to the degree requirements that are in effect when they enroll as a new freshman. Students interested in transferring should consult with their destination college regarding transferability of KSU courses in general and the applicability of specific courses toward their chosen major. For information about the Ohio
Articulation and Transfer Policy, visit www.ohiohighered.org/transfer/policy.
ARE COLLEGE CLASSES BEING OFFERED AT MY HIGH SCHOOL OR ON THE KENT STATE ASHTABULA CAMPUS?
Talk with your guidance counselor to determine if there are opportunities for earning college credit at your high school. CCP
students at Kent State Ashtabula generally take classes in person on our campus.
CAN I TAKE CCP CLASSES IN THE SUMMER?
Yes! The deadline for summer applications is May 1. Students are encouraged to take their ACT/SAT assessments and to apply earlier if they are interested in summer CCP courses. Students cannot begin summer CCP courses until their high school academic year is complete.
NEED MORE INFO?
Contact Valerie Gonzalez, Kent State Ashtabula College Credit Plus Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-964-4209