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 ==> APPLY NOW!
  • !!! ==> Ask your school counselor to send us your HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT (au-transcripts@ashland.edu)
  • !!! ==> Your school won't know to send us your transcript unless you ask them.

DISCLAIMER: The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs. Please contact the CCP program manager, collegecreditplus@ashland.edu, if you have concerns about the mature content of a course and would like to request a course materials review.

When applying:

  • Use your personal, "home" 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 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.

Download our CCP handbook from your school's info night --> PDF iconccp_handbook_v051421.pdf

APPLY NOW!

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: 

The deadline to submit your AU CCP application is March 1st. 

The funding application period for homeschooled and nonpublic students will open on February 1, 2022. The deadline to submit your funding application to the State of Ohio, using your OH | ID, is April 1st. You must include your college acceptance letter as part of the state application!!

Please plan well in advance of the deadlines to ensure you have ample time to receive and upload your acceptance letter to your OH | ID account. The State of Ohio does not accept late applications.

Be sure to email your transcript and test scores to collegecreditplus@ashland.edu BEFORE the deadlines.

Find the ODHE funding applications and instructions, here:

PDF iconhomeschool-nonpublic_info_sheet.pdf

Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements:
    • 2.50+ unweighted, cumulative HS GPA
    • Appropriate score from the ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer:
      • 18 ACT composite, or
      • 960 SAT, or
      • ONE of the following Accuplacer scores:  Reading, 250; Writing, 263; or QAS (math), 263
NOTE: Admission to the program does not guarantee placement in a course. Students must be able to satisfy any placement and prerequisite requirements for each course. The CCP coordinator will help students with this at the time of registration.
Accuplacer

We will accept Accuplacer scores from another college if you have them. Please have your school counselor send your score report to au-transcripts@ashland.edu.

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 is available fully online with priority registration for CCP students; however, it is not required that you complete all the courses online. You may also take courses on our main campus or at your high school.
  • 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.

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

Carla Coon, CCP Program Manager