College Credit Plus

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!

For complete program rules, see the Ohio Department of Higher Education website

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

To participate in CCP at AU:

  • Submit the Letter of Intent by APRIL 1st to your school counselor if you are a public school student.
  • Complete AU's online application before MAY 15th
  • !!! ==> Go to our APPLY NOW page and click "Create an account" under "FIRST-TIME USERS"; choose the undergraduate application; within the app, choose College Credit Plus as the app type.
  • !!! ==> Ask your guidance counselor to send us your TRANSCRIPT with ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores
  • !!! ==> Your school won't know to send us your transcript unless you ask them.

When applying:

  • USE YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS when applying, NOT your high school email address.
  • !!! ==> Many schools' network settings block messages from outside parties. As a result, you may never receive your acceptance letter with registration instructions if you enter your high school email address. 
  • !!! ==> 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 download our CCP Handbook!

Click HERE to apply!

Deadlines

Application deadlines for PUBLIC SCHOOL students:

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

  • Please, please! ==> ENTER YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS when applying, NOT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS!
  • Your school's network likely blocks messages from outside parties. As a result, if you enter your H.S. email address, you may never receive your acceptance letter with instructions on how to register!
  • Please also double-check that your acceptance letter did not get filtered to your spam folder.


For HOME-SCHOOLED and NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL students: 

  1. The deadline to apply to Ashland University is MARCH 1st. Be sure to email your transcript and test scores to collegecreditplus@ashland.edu BEFORE March 1st.
  2. The deadline to submit your funding application to the State of Ohio, using your OH | ID, is APRIL 1st. You must now include your college acceptance letter as part of the application before April 1st!

Please plan well in advance of the deadlines. The State of Ohio does not accept late applications.

Find the ODHE funding applications and instructions, here:

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Admission Requirements
Students must be able to meet the minimum GPA and test score requirements for admission:
  • 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
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 have taken a foreign language at their high school will need to take the WebCAPE assessment to determine placement.
  • In addition to placement guidelines, students must be able to satisfy all prerequisite requirements
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 (a score of 263  is needed to take MATH 208, in addition to approval by the Math Dept.)

Sign up for the Accuplacer, HERE.

Level One Courses, Pathways, and Degrees

Level One Courses (a.k.a. "the First 15 rule")

  • In CCP, Ohio Law states that students must choose from a list of "Level One" Courses until they complete 15 credit hours.
  • AU's Level One Course List, as well as other helpful documents, can be found in the "Info Hub", HERE.

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15- and 30-Hour Pathways:

  • These pathways 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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Earn an associate degree while in high school!

Two options are available to CCP students:

  • Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies (this program will be available fully online by 2022!)
  • Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies with a Concentration in Business

AA in General Studies Program Requirements

  • It is not necessary to follow the schedule exactly as it is shown below.
  • Your schedule will be unique to your needs.

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

Additional details regarding the associate degree can be found, HERE.

Searching for Courses

Course availability is posted in WebAdvisor

  • Students will receive complete instructions on how to search for and choose courses in their acceptance letter.
  • Generally speaking, the sections open to CCP students typically have one letter or have CCP in the name, such as A, B, C, RCCPA, RCCPB, etc.
  • The Registrar's Office only posts one semester schedule at a time in WebAdvisor. In other words, it is not possible to search for spring courses in the summer prior to the school year.
  • CCP students are not able to register themselves in WebAdvisor. The enrollment coordinator will schedule each student personally to ensure that State guidelines are followed.

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