College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn postsecondary and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges/universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college- and career-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families.
Dublin City Schools (DCS) partners with Columbus State Community College (CSCC) to offer courses at the Emerald Campus to help ease the burden for students who participate. However, participation is not limited to this option. Students are also able to enroll in:
Any public Ohio college/university
Participating independent or out-of-state colleges/universities (additional fees often apply)
Any combination of the above
In order to participate, students must:
Be in grades 7-12
Apply to and be accepted as a CCP student at the applicable college/university
Be academically eligible according to the statewide threshold eligibility criteria as well as the college/university requirements
Be considered a resident of Ohio, as defined in state law. During the admission process, the college/university will help families verify this information
Meet prerequisites and register for courses through the college/university
Once students are admitted to a college/university for CCP, students may take courses in the college/university course catalogue that are not remedial or religious, that apply toward a degree or professional certificate, and in a subject area in which students are deemed eligible and college- and career-ready. There are constraints to the types of courses that are available to students as defined by the State of Ohio:
Students must start with Level I courses for their first 15 credits
Once students have completed their first 15 credits, they can move onto Level II courses
Students should review the course catalog of the college/university for a full listing of course offerings eligible for CCP participation. Parents and students should also speak with their school counselor and their assigned postsecondary counselor for more detailed information.