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College Credit Plus FAQs

  • Publicly enrolled Ohio students in grades 7 through 12 can take college classes at Ohio colleges for free. The cost of books and course fees are covered by state funding.

    Ohio students in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in a nonpublic school or being homeschooled may be eligible for free tuition. Please see the Ohio Higher Ed website regarding nonpublic & homeschooled families for more information.

    To attend classes at North Central State, students must:

    • Be “College-Ready” (see below)
    • Notify the counselor of their home school of their intent to participate by April 1 before the fall term in which the student will begin
      • *Homeschool and nonpublic students will submit their letter of intent as part of the state funding application
    • Complete orientation and advising as requested

  • The State of Ohio requires all students to be college-ready via a testing assessment such as the ACT or Accuplacer. You can find required scores and rules here (PDF), opens in a new window.

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

  • New state rules for College Credit Plus during the 2018-2019 academic year dictate students who have not yet completed 15 credit hours of college coursework be limited to what they define as Level 1 courses. See the state guidelines for these courses (PDF), opens in a new window.

    North Central State College has compiled a list of courses meeting the state requirements, opens in a new window.

  • Some College Credit Plus courses may be offered at your local high school.

    You may also take courses at North Central State College or online.

  • These high schools have partnered with North Central State to provide college courses under College Credit Plus. High school students can take some classes at these schools without being required to travel to NC State. If your high school does not offer the course you want, you can attend classes at North Central State.

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

  • No.

    You can take any course at North Central State as long as your assessment scores show that you are college-ready and, if applicable, you’ve met all of the course prerequisites.

    We recommend contacting your local guidance counselor to make sure your desired college courses fit with your required high school courses.

  • You can take any NC State online class where you meet the minimum requirements.

    Some classes in the basic pathways can be taken online. The online classes are listed in each pathway description: business, health, psychology, liberal arts, education, and engineering.

  • Yes! If your local high school does not offer the courses you want, or if you’d prefer to take the classes on our campus, you can attend classes at North Central State.

    We recommend contacting your local guidance counselor to make sure your desired college courses fit with your required high school courses.