Getting Started with CCP
Follow the steps below to enroll in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program at North Central State College.
CCP Information Nights are held annually between October and February by your school district or Educational Service Center. Check with your school counselor for the date or a recording of the information! Important rules and regulations, and benefits and risks will be covered during these meetings. High Schools will invite colleges to attend and be available for questions.
For Public School Students: The annual deadline to submit your Intent to Participate form is April 1st. See your school counselor for a copy of/to turn in your Intent Form. If you miss this annual deadline, please contact your high school directly.
For Homeschool and Non-Public School Students: The annual deadline to apply for CCP funding to the Ohio Department of Education is April 1st. Your Intent to Participate form will be included in part of this electronic process. For funding application instructions, visit the Ohio Dept. of Education site here.
*In mid-May you will receive notice of your CCP Funding letter from ODE/ODHE for the following school year. Forward a copy of this to email@example.com.
If you do not receive CCP funding, or intend to take more CCP courses than you receive funding for, you must contact NCSC for payment arrangements at the time of course registration.
FIRST, create an Admissions account with NCSC , using a non-school email address.*
*Why should you a personal/professional email address for this?
- School district email accounts will block outside emails — this includes important CCP info from NCSC!
- If you need to create a personal/professional email, a free Gmail account can be set up here.
SECOND, complete and submit your CCP Application.
Stay logged in after creating your account! Now you’ll select the type of application (CCP, College-Now or GECA)
Select ‘Create New Application.
Select ‘CCP’ as your application type. (CCP is second on the list of application options.)
If you are applying for College-Now or Galion’s GECA program, these are under Early College
Select the application type for the program that is your first choice among these options.
(Do not select General Application for any of the above dual enrollment programs.)
Complete all required fields on the application.
Sign, Review — and BE SURE TO SUBMIT!
THIRD, sign the required forms.
Stay logged in to your Admissions Portal! Under Supplemental Items you will find these forms to complete:
- CCP Permission Slip (parent/guardian signs electronically) – Required Form
- Student Questionnaire (student signs electronically) – Required Form
We will need these required documents from you and your school. Your application cannot be reviewed until NCSC receives all required items.
that we can review your application for CCP eligibility and admission
High school students, please ask your school counselor to send a high school transcript with your GPA and SSID number.
Middle school students, please ask your school counselor to send your grade report signed by the principal, along with your SSID number.
- CCP Eligibility Requirement:
Meet this Ohio requirement through one of the options listed here, and on the CCP Eligibility Chart linked here (PDF).
- CCP Permission Slip:
This required document (electronic) must be signed by the student and parent/guardian. The form is located within your NCSC Admissions Account, under Supplemental Items.
- Student Questionnaire:
This required enrollment document (electronic) must be completed and signed by the student. The form is located within your NCSC Admissions Account, under Supplemental Items.
- Test Scores (*if needed):
If you have taken the ACT, or the ACCUPLACER for another college, please be sure NCSC receives your scores. Your high school can include your ACT scores on your transcript. You may need to confirm with your guidance office if your ACT scores will be on your transcript.
CCP Eligibility can be met without test scores if your unweighted GPA is 3.0, or if it is between 2.75-2.99 along with an ‘A’ or ‘B’ in qualifying high school courses.
*Regardless of GPA, CCP courses in English, Mathematics/Stats, and some Science courses (along with others) will require specific test scores for the placement requirements for registration in that course.
Click here to review important ACCUPLACER information for CCP students.
You will be notified by email of your CCP admission.
This is one reason why you need to apply with an email that can receive communication from NCSC!
College coursework may contain mature subject matter. Content is not altered or censored for CCP students.
Your CCP Student Orientation is a key step in preparing to succeed as a college student in CCP!
- Learn about our NCSC campus community, the resources, and perks you have as a CCP student.
- Discover with the support systems we have in place for you – to help you reach your goals!
- Review important CCP drop dates and college deadlines – keep these front and center as you start classes.
- Be introduced to scholarship and transfer opportunities for our CCP students after high school.
- Note any questions that you have during the CCP Orientation module. Ask your CCP Advisor to clarify!
CCP Student Orientation is required prior to course registration with your CCP Advisor for on-campus or online courses.
After admission, complete your CCP Student Orientation module and verification survey.
We look forward to getting to know you! Here are some things covered during advising:
- Your interests, involvements, current schedule and long term goals – for college and career
- Selecting a Pathway; navigating college waters to get where you want to go
- Questions you may have from orientation
- Registering for courses – and building out a longer term plan
- Preparing for day one of class, and tools to keep you going
- What do you need to be successful? How can we best assist you with managing high school and college?
CCP students, who are solely taking NCSC courses offered through their high school, must meet with their school counselor to complete their course schedule.
Do you need to get textbooks or access codes for your courses at NCSC?For courses online or at a NCSC campus location (Main, Kehoe, Crawford), you may need to get books or access codes from the Campus Bookstore.How do you know?
- Log into MyNC, go to your schedule and click on each course. The course description will open and list required materials information.
- If you see Open Stack, Open Education Resource (OER) or Free Electronic Online Textbook listed in MyNC or on the Bookstore site, then access to the materials will be provided by your professor in Canvas at the start of the course. You do not need to get anything from the bookstore.
- If your course has required materials listed, other than those above, plan to get those no later than the week before class starts. Refer to the textbook/code purchasing and voucher information here.
Check your Schedule, Go to Class and Get Started!For courses online or at a NCSC campus location (Main, Kehoe, Crawford), log in to Canvas, read your course syllabus, greet your instructor, and review the first week’s assignments. Locate due dates (and times!), your instructors’ policies on late work (will they accept it?), and the calendar for each course. Your courses will be loaded in your Canvas Dashboard no later than the first day of the semester.Find the answers to these questions and be Day-1 ready!
- Have you registered for Password Services? Each student must do so.
- Who do you contact if you are having password or login issues? What are their hours?
- What is your instructor’s official method of communication and how do you access it? (NCSC email from Office 365, Phone, Text, etc.)
- Please note: You will see a messaging feature in Canvas. This is Canvas messaging, not your NCSC email account.
- Can you Access your NCSC Email Account?
- Log into Office 365 and open the Outlook Application. This is your NCSC student email account.
- Check this regularly. You can put this on a cell phone or mobile device, or set it up to forward to another email account.
- What are these Important Dates for your CCP Courses?
- What are the due dates/times for your first week assignments?
- What is the last date/time you can drop a course without penalty?
- What is the last date/time you can request to be withdrawn from a course with a grade of “W”?
- Who must you contact and how do you request a course drop or course withdrawal with a grade of “W”? with your CCP Advisor?
- What is the deadline for your Final Exam or Project? (This may differ from the typical course day/time.)
- Will your instructor accept late assignments for a reduced grade? If so, how many days past? Or will they not accept late assignments AT ALL. This differs by instructor and course.
- When can you view your final course grade in MyNC?
- How do you access or request your NCSC transcript?
- How do your access/download an unofficial transcript from MyNC?
- How do you request an official NCSC transcript as graduating high school senior, if transferring to another college?
*State guidelines determine eligibility for the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. For the full list of requirements, see the “Student Eligibility Resources” section of the Ohio Higher Education CCP website.
Questions regarding student eligibility to participate in CCP, or North Central State College course eligibility, can be directed to NCSC’s CCP Staff