College Credit Plus

Want to check on your application status?

We have had a number of students report that their acceptance letters went to their spam folders. If you have submitted all the necessary items and still haven't heard from us, please check your spam folder to be certain it was not filtered there. If you used your high school email address to apply, it may have been blocked by your district's settings. We could also be waiting for your transcript and/or test scores. Please send an email to collegecreditplus@ashland.edu to check on your application.

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College Credit Plus is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Accepted students may take courses on the AU main campus, online, or at one of our partnering high schools!

Click here to apply → Apply Now!

To participate:

  1. Submit the Letter of Intent by April 1st.
  2. Complete the online application before June 15th. Click "Apply Now!" above and select the undergraduate application for admission. In the details, choose College Credit Plus as the student type.
  3. Have your guidance counselor send us your transcript and ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores.

When applying--

  • Use your PERSONAL (NOT your high school) email account. Your school may block messages from outside parties; as a result, you may miss important messages regarding admittance and registration.
  • If you haven't heard from us in 2-3 weeks, please contact us (collegecreditplus@ashland.edu), as we are likely missing information necessary to make a decision. Please double-check that your acceptance letter did not go to your spam folder.

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Click HERE to see a copy of the booklet distributed at high school CCP Info Nights

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Interested in our new 12-week online courses for fall?

Click here → http://ashland.edu/ccp-fall-online-courses

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For complete program rules, see the Ohio Department of Higher Education website, https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp/students-families

Are you a nonpublic or home school student? Check out Ohio Higher Ed's "Steps to Apply" → CLICK HERE

Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer Term - March 1st
  • Fall Semester - June 15th
  • Spring Semester - October 15th

Please use your PERSONAL (NOT your high school) email account when applying. Your school may block messages from outside parties; as a result, you may miss important messages regarding admittance and registration. Please double-check that your acceptance letter did not go to your spam folder.

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IMPORTANT - All Nonpublic and Home School Students: Deadline to Apply Online is March 1st.

PDF iconhomeschool-nonpublic_info_sheet.pdf

You must complete a funding application using your OH | ID, which includes the Intent to Participate form.

College Credit Plus for Nonpublic School Families

College Credit Plus for Home School Families

Admission Requirements
For students who have been able to complete assessment testing (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer), the normal admission policy will apply:
  • 2.50+ GPA
  • Appropriate score from the ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer:
    • 18 ACT composite, or
    • 960 SAT, or
    • ONE of the following Accuplacer scores: WritePlacer, 5; Reading, 250; or QAS (math), 263
For Fall 2020 applicants only, students who have not yet taken an assessment exam may be CONDITIONALLY admitted if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Please be advised that admission to the program does not guarantee placement in a course. Registration in ENG 101 requires ENG ACT, 21; WritePlacer, 5; or SAT, 480. Registration in MATH 208 requires Math ACT, 18; Accuplacer QAS, 263; or Math SAT, 480.
  • Students who are conditionally admitted will be limited to enrollment in courses that do not have additional placement guidelines.
  • Students who previously completed an assessment exam but did not qualify for admission will not be admitted, regardless of their GPA
  • Students conditionally accepted for Fall 2020 should reschedule their postponed testing session as soon the COVID-19 crisis safely allows so we may update their University records.
  • Students who apply to begin during Spring Semester 2021 or after will need to have assessment score results at the time of application. 

Please use your PERSONAL (NOT your high school) email account when applying. Your school may block messages from outside parties; as a result, you may miss important messages regarding admittance and registration. Please double-check that your acceptance letter did not go to your spam folder.

Accuplacer

Ashland University now accepts Accuplacer scores for admittance to the CCP program. Testing is held each spring on the AU main campus. Students may take the test one time at no charge if they meet the GPA requirement (2.50+),  have submitted the online program application, and have not yet taken the ACT or SAT. Subsequent testings are $25 each. Scores from other institutions will be accepted if they are the Next-Generation (newer) version.

Students will take three portions of the exam (Reading, WritePlacer, and QAS--Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics) but only need ONE of the following scores for admission:

  • Reading - 250
  • WritePlacer - 5 (a score of 5 is needed to take ENG 101)
  • QAS - 263

Level One Courses & Pathways

To view AU Level One Courses, click here: Level One Course List

For course descriptions, click here: Level One Course Descriptions

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Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies

Year One: Fall Semester

Cr. Hrs.

Year One: Spring Semester

Cr. Hrs.

Composition Core (ENG 101)

3

Composition Core (ENG 102)

3

Math/Logic Core

3

Social Science Core

3

CCI Core

3

Historical Reasoning Core

3

Aesthetic Core

3

Elective #1

3

Core Elective

3

Elective #2

3

15

15

Year Two: Fall Semester

Cr. Hrs.

Year Two: Spring Semester

Cr. Hrs.

Natural Science Core

3

COM 101

3

Humanities Core

3

Religion Core

3

Elective #3

3

Elective #6

3

Elective #4

3

Elective #7

3

Elective #5

3

Elective #8

3

15

15

Total Credit Hours

60

For a printable copy with graduation information, click here: 

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15- and 30-Hour Pathways: CLICK HERE

The pathways in the link above represent potential ways CCP students may earn college credit. It is important to remember these are only examples. Each student’s educational journey is unique to them and may be customized within the parameters of their daily schedule and the requirements of each program. The courses listed there each meet a core requirement needed by undergraduate students at Ashland University.

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Please use your PERSONAL (NOT your high school) email account when applying. Your school may block messages from outside parties; as a result, you may miss important messages regarding admittance and registration. Please double-check that your acceptance letter did not go to your spam folder.

Searching for Courses

Only students who have applied and have been accepted to the CCP program may register in courses.

  1. Go to WebAdvisor
  2. Enter seach criteria desired, selecting the correct term.
  • Students must complete their first 15 credit hours in Level One Courses.
  • The sections you are looking for are typically one letter or have CCP in the name, such as A, B, C, RCCPA, RCCPB, etc.
  • If you are interested in Composition I (ENG 101), you must have scored either: 21 ACT English or 5 WritePlacer.
  • Placement in math for students taking courses on main campus/online is determined by the Math Department.

Links and Resources

CCP Info Hub

New! Handouts from info and advising sessions for current CCP students are now located all in one place...just click the purple button!

Link to the CCP Info Hub

Additional Links and Resources

Academic Calendar
Bookstore
Catalogs
Center for Academic Support (Tutoring)
Eagle Card Office
Emergency Notification System
Faculty & Staff Directory
Final Exam Schedule
Library
Student Accessibility Center
Tech Support (419.289.5405)
Transcripts

Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Carla Coon