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College Credit Plus (CCP)

The College Credit Plus dual enrollment program allows students to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. CCP enhances students’ college readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a variety of course options to the college-ready student. Accepted students may take courses on the AU main campus, online or at one of our partnering high schools.

Prospective students must upload the completed CCP permission slip to their application's status page before they will be considered for admission. View directions on how to upload the permission slip.

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

Please be aware that the subject matter of some courses may include mature topics or materials of a graphic, explicit, violent or sexual nature. Courses will not be modified for CCP students regardless of where course instruction occurs. Parents should contact collegecreditplus@ashland.edu if they would like to request a course materials review.

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Application Deadlines

How to Apply

Use your personal email address when applying. Do not enter a high school email address. Many schools' network settings block messages from outside parties. As a result, you may never receive your admission letter with registration instructions if you enter your high school email address.

If you haven't heard back from CCP in 2-3 weeks, please double-check that your admission letter did not go to your spam folder, then contact collegecreditplus@ashland.edu, as we are likely missing information we need to make a decision.

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Admission Requirements

Pathways to Admission

Admission to the CCP program will be granted to the student who satisfies the requirements of either pathway below.

Pathway 1: Traditional Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative high school GPA, plus one of the following assessment scores:
    - 18 ACT Composite
    - 960 SAT
  • or ONE of the following Accuplacer scores:
    - 250 Reading
    - 263 Writing
    - 263 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS)

Pathway 2: AU Test-Optional Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 unweighted cumulative high school GPA or
  • 2.85 – 2.99 GPA with grades of “A” or “B” in math, English, science and social studies

CCP admission does not guarantee placement in any course. Students must be able to meet all placement and prerequisite guidelines.

Middle school and junior high school students - Local school district policy determines when a middle school or junior high student who completes a high school course is assigned a certified high school GPA. If you don’t have a GPA available, you must have one of the required assessment scores in Pathway 1 plus grades of “A” and “B” in math, English, science and social studies to be admitted.

Accuplacer Testing

While AU has both traditional (with test scores) and a test-optional (without test scores) admission pathways, you may need to take the Accuplacer in certain situations.

  • If your high school GPA is 3.0 or higher and you will be at least a high school sophomore during your first term as a CCP student, you do not need to take the Accuplacer unless you desire to take math. Please schedule only the QAS section.
  • Young CCP students (those who have not yet completed the ninth grade and who have not taken the ACT or SAT) should arrange to take all three Accuplacer sections: Reading, Writing, and QAS (math).
  • If your high school GPA falls between 2.500 and 2.999 and you do not have qualifying ACT or SAT scores, please arrange to take all three Accuplacer sections: Reading, Writing, and QAS (math).

You may take a free Accuplacer test on our main campus.

We will also accept Accuplacer scores from another college if you have taken the Reading, Writing, or QAS sections. AU does not accept WritePlacer or math AAF sections. Please have your school counselor send your score report to au-transcripts@ashland.edu.

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Register for Classes / Next Steps for New Students

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Course Transferability

From the Academic Catalog:

CCP students may transfer credit from an accredited institution of higher learning provided he or she is in good conduct, financial standing, and academically with at least a 2.25/4.0 cumulative GPA at the previous college(s) attended.

Credit earned through a recognized accredited college or university will be accepted at Ashland University as long as the credit earned is "C-" or better. The grade that will appear on student records is a “K” and has no impact on your Ashland University cumulative GPA. Credits will be awarded for specific Ashland University courses when transferable credits are for equivalent courses. When the transferable courses do not have Ashland University equivalents, credits will be awarded as 'elective' credits. A candidate for a degree must take a minimum of 30 semester hours at Ashland University. The last 12 hours of coursework and at least one half of the student's work in his or her major field must be taken at AU.

A student may receive an unofficial evaluation of credit by visiting www.transferology.com or by emailing the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at enrollme@ashland.edu.

While Ashland University does not formally participate in Ohio's "Statewide Articulation and Transfer Policy," the Transfer Module is one basis for evaluating course equivalencies when transferring general education courses to meet Institutional Baccalaureate Requirement.

Contact Information

Carla Coon
College Credit Plus Program Manager

Shawn Orr
Dean, eAshland