College Credit Plus

The College Credit Plus (CCP) program is designed to allow college-ready students, grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission, the opportunity to earn high school and college credit.


Providing Students with a 'Hometown Advantage'

The College Credit Plus program introduces students to the transformational power of higher education.

Alivia Lepley receives the Hometown Flash award at the 2019 Best of Stark PrepsMarlington Dukes’ star forward Alivia Lepley knows what it means to have the home-court advantage: everyone is rooting for you. That’s why Lepley’s No. 1 choice for college is Kent State University at Stark, where she’ll have the hometown advantage.
A top-rated, competitive nursing program right in her own backyard? The exceptional program at Kent State Stark will be a win-win for this 2019 Marlington High School graduate, who is used to finishing the season strong. As she begins the next leg of her academic journey, the Marlboro Township athlete says she knows she has found a university where she can develop her purpose and claim her future.

Read more about Alivia's story.

College Credit Plus Program

College Credit Plus can include courses offered on a college campus, online or at the high school for which credit is awarded from the college. 

Successful CCP students typically have two years of high school level college prep coursework completed. Students seeking admission into the program should be responsible, independent, open-minded and mature with the ability to manage high-level, rigorous material at a fast pace. Kent State University at Stark determines college readiness by using ACCUPLACER, ACT or SAT scores.


  • Summer admission: April 1
  • Fall admission: May 1
  • Spring admission: October 1

Check with your high school to see if your school has deadlines that differ from above.


Effective Fall 2019, the $40 Kent State Stark admission fee will be waived for high school graduates who have earned College Credit Plus credit from any campus of Kent State University.


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