College Credit Plus

Update: COVID-19 and Test Scores

Ashland University will be as flexible as possible to allow students to participate in CCP next school year. We will accept scores from postponed testing sessions and continue to work with students to register them throughout the summer months. Since we are not able to accept students to the program without test scores, the most important thing is for students to complete the online application and have their transcripts sent to us as early as possible. In this way, we will be able to quickly move through the final steps of the acceptance process once test scores are received.

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 do not see it there, please send an email to collegecreditplus@ashland.edu.

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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. 

Ashland University does not charge tuition for courses that are a part of the CCP program. Accepted students may take courses on the AU main campus, online, or at one of our partnering high schools!

To participate in Ashland University courses, students must:

  1. Submit the Letter of Intent by April 1st - The State of Ohio has extended this deadline to May 1st.
  2. Complete the online application → Apply Now! We have extended our deadline to June 15th.
  3. Meet AU admission requirements (see below)

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

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.
  • Once you've answered all the questions in the application, be certain you have "signed" the form and have clicked SUBMIT. You should receive a notification when your application is complete.
  • Be certain to ask your guidance counselor to send us copies of your transcript and necessary test scores.
  • 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.

Click here to apply → Apply Now!

Deadline to apply for fall semester is May 15th for public school students. We have extended our deadline to June 15th.

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 - May 15th for public school students. EXTENDED to 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.

Click here to apply → Apply Now!

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IMPORTANT - All Nonpublic and Home School Students: Deadline to Apply Online is March 1st. EXTENDED TO APRIL 3RD!

PDF iconhomeschool-nonpublic_info_sheet.pdf

You must complete a funding application using your OH | ID, which includes the Intent to Participate form. The State requires that you upload a copy of your acceptance letter in order for funding to be awarded. Please send transcripts and test scores to ccoon@ashland.edu, noting that they are accompanying a nonpublic/home school application). Please see the links below for detailed information and instructions.

College Credit Plus for Nonpublic School Families

College Credit Plus for Home School Families

Admissions Requirements

CCP Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Qualifying ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores:
    • ACT - 18 or higher composite score (21 English ACT/5 WritePlacer needed to take ENG 101), or
    • SAT - 960 or higher, or
    • Next-Generation Accuplacer - 250 Reading, 5 WritePlacer, OR 263 QAS (Quantitative Algebra, Reasoning, & Statistics)
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale at the time student applies

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.

Click here to apply → Apply Now!

Deadline to apply for fall semester is May 15th. EXTENDED TO JUNE 15TH!

Registration is limited to a maximum of 16 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours per year. All criteria are subject to review each semester based on the State's rules for underperforming students.

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

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Accuplacer testing scheduled for April 6th and 8th has been cancelled.

We will resume testing on campus as soon as sound judgment will allow, and will post here testing dates to be held during the summer.

Click here to apply to the CCP program → Apply Now!

Deadline to apply for fall semester is May 15th. EXTENDED TO JUNE 15TH!

When applying to the program, please 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. Please double-check that your acceptance letter did not go to your spam folder.

Level One Courses & Pathways

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

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.

Click here to apply → Apply Now!

Deadline to apply for fall semester is May 15th. EXTENDED TO JUNE 15th!

Searching for Courses


Identifying allowable CCP sections in WebAdvisor

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. (see picture above)
  • 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