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College Credit Plus FAQs

  • Students, in grades 7 through 12, who are Ohio residents, can apply for CCP. Interested students must meet Ohio’s statewide CCP eligibility requirements, apply to the college(s) of interest and also meet the college’s admission criteria and enrollment deadlines, in order to participate in the CCP program. Students who are enrolled in a nonpublic school or home school will also need to have a parent/guardian apply for CCP funding annually.

    To enroll in classes with North Central State College under CCP, a student must:

    • Submit the Intent to Participate form to their school counselor by April 1 annually

    For our CCP Enrollment Checklist, click here.

  • CCP Eligibility and Readiness

    The State of Ohio requires that students meet statewide CCP Eligibility requirements through one of the following means.

    1.) Qualifying Test Scores with ACT or Accuplacer (PDF)
    2.) 3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA
    3.) 2.75-2.99 Cumulative GPA AND A or B in relevant high school course (3rd unit of Math and English)
    Guidance on this Ohio Requirement

    Please see the Testing and Assessment Services page for testing information, including preparation materials.

    Social and Emotional Readiness

    Students and Parents/Guardians will also want to consider the social and emotional maturity that a college course requires. CCP students, even as minors, are college students. By choosing to participate, once eligible, a student is assuming the same responsibilities of an adult college student and viewed as an independent decisionmaker.

    CCP is a wonderful opportunity for students to earn college credit and explore future majors! There is also risk  to consider and discuss.

    • If a student fails or withdraws late from a course, the student and family can be required to pay for the tuition for that course.
    • Grades earned in a CCP course are also calculated into their high school GPA and transcript.
    • Going from a middle or high school to that first college course can be challenging for students to shift into the expectations of college instructors. Much of the course knowledge is gained outside of class, and students must block out several hours each week to devote to their course readings, labs and assignments.
    • Contacting college professors and advisors when there are questions or needs is the responsibility of the student. Students academic records are protected under FERPA, and students must sign a release form (PDF) for the college to discuss educational records with a parent/guardian.
    • Becoming comfortable with  reaching out for support and assistance at the first sign of need is integral for CCP students — and a lifelong skill that students will take with them!

  • Our CCP Advisors at NCSC will assist you with your course selection!

    Once you have completed the enrollment checklist and your CCP application is accepted, you will schedule your first academic advising session with your advisor.

    • Students may choose to take courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements, college degree requirements, transfer needs, or based solely on interest.
      • Not every course is allowable under the CCP program, and the first 15 credit hours of college coursework must be from what Ohio has identified as Level 1 courses, to support CCP students’ selection of pertinent and transferable coursework. Guidance on CCP allowable courses can be found here (PDF)
    • See what classes we will be offering by semester and location using our Course Search tool.
    • Level 1 courses for North Central State College can be found here. Upon completion of a Level 1 course, students may take a Level 2 course in the same subject, even if the 15-hour requirement has not been met.
    • A list of popular CCP Courses and if Placement Scores Are Required can be found here (PDF).

    Course & Degree Planning Tools:

    • Degree Pathways: Get an early start on your degree with North Central State College or plan for transfer!
    • Transfer Credit: If you already have a Bachelor’s degree in mind, the state has multiple tools for you to be sure you’re taking the right courses to transfer

  • You may take courses at North Central State College’s Main Campus (Mansfield/Ontario), Crawford Center (Bucyrus), Kehoe Center (Shelby), online, or at your high school, if offered.

    These school districts have partnered with North Central State College to provide CCP courses in their high schools:

    • Ashland
    • Ashland County – West Holmes Career Center
    • Buckeye Central
    • Centerburg
    • Clear Fork
    • Colonel Crawford
    • Crestline
    • Crestview
    • EHOVE
    • Galion
    • Hillsdale
    • Loudonville
    • Lucas
    • Madison
    • Mansfield Senior
    • Mansfield Christian
    • Mount Gilead
    • Northwestern
    • Norwalk
    • Norwayne
    • Ontario
    • Pioneer Career and Technology Center
    • Plymouth
    • Shelby
    • South Central
    • Wayne County Schools Career Center
    • West Holmes
    • Willard
    • Wynford

  • In most cases, yes, CCP is available at no or minimal cost to the student and family.

    That being said, there are instances where course tuition may become the student and parent/guardian’s responsibility. If a CCP student withdraws from a course past the drop deadline (14 days from the start of the term), or gets a final grade of F, then the student and parent/guardian can be held responsible for the tuition costs for the course.

    CCP Probation & Dismissal
    Additionally a student can be placed on CCP Probation and ultimately dismissed from the program if they are academically underperforming in their CCP course(s).

    • If a student fails or withdraws past the deadline in more than one course in a semester, or has a cumulative college GPA of below 2.0, then they are subject to CCP Probation.
    • If the terms of CCP probation are not met, then the student will be subject to CCP Dismissal.
      1. Rule 3333-1-65.13, opens in a new window went into effect starting summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, providing for a definition of underperforming students and regulations for probation and dismissal from the program.
      2. Please see the rule summary (PDF), opens in a new window for additional guidance.

    Nonpublic/Homeschool Student Potential Financial Requirements
    Parents/guardians of students enrolled in a nonpublic or homeschool, please visit the resources linked here to assist with your annual application for CCP Funding for your student.

    • Annually, between February and April 1, you will need to complete a CCP Funding request for your student.

  • Each high school may do something different to get their CCP students’ textbook and access codes.

    When meeting with your school counselor about CCP, you must get the answer to this question.

    • If I take a course online or at the college campus, does my school district permit me to use a NCSC voucher to get the required materials at the Campus Bookstore?”

    If your school counselor or principal confirms with you, “Yes, our school district permits you to use a NCSC voucher to get required course materials.” then refer to the instructions here.

  • Nonpublic/Homeschool Student Potential Financial Requirements

    Parents/guardians of nonpublic and homeschool students, please visit the resources linked here to assist with your annual CCP Funding request.

    • Annually, between February and April 1, you will need to submit a CCP Funding application for your student to Ohio’s Department of Education/Higher Education.
    • Approximately 5 weeks from the April 1 deadline, you will receive your student’s CCP Funding Letter in your OH|ID account.
    • You must provide a copy of this to the college. If the college is not provided a copy of the funding letter, and your student chooses to remain enrolled, you will be billed for the costs associated with the course.

  • Consequences of failing a course, or withdrawing from a course beyond the 14-day deadline If you withdraw from a course past the drop deadline (14 days from the start of the term), resulting in a grade of “W”, or get a final grade of “F” (or equivalent indication of a failed course), then you and your parent/guardian can be held responsible for the tuition costs for the course.

    Financial Consequences

    • Your school district may seek reimbursement from you and your parent/guardian for state funds paid to the college on your behalf for that college course. The school district may withhold grades and credits received for high school courses taken until reimbursement has been made.
    • School districts may NOT seek reimbursement from students that are economically disadvantaged according to the rules adopted by the department of education. Guidance: ORC 3365.09

    Academic Consequences

    • Final course grades are shown on the high school transcript and the college transcript, and factored into both high school GPA and college GPA.
    • Classes failed or withdrawn with an “F” (or equivalent failing grade) will receive an “F” on the high school and college transcripts and will be computed into the high school and college GPA.
    • A grade of “W” indicates a course attempt without completion, and can result in financial obligation. A grade of “W” does not affect GPA calculation. There can be consequences to future Financial Aid eligibility for unsatisfactory academic progress. Contact the college’s financial aid office for information.
    • Review the CCP Overview document linked here (PDF) from Ohio’s Department of Higher Education.

    CCP Probation & Dismissal 

    • If a student fails or withdraws past the 14-day course drop deadline, in two or more course in the same semester, or has a cumulative college GPA of below 2.0, then they are subject to CCP Probation.
    • Students are notified of CCP Probation or CCP Dismissal by their secondary school counselor.
    • CCP Probation results in limited enrollment. While on CCP Probation the student can enroll in only one CCP course in their next term of enrollment. Following that term, the student’s CCP Probation status is reviewed once semester grades are available.

    If the terms of CCP Probation are not met, then the student will be subject to CCP Dismissal.