College Credit Plus

As a college-ready high school student, you can earn college credit AND high school graduation credit by taking courses in AU's College Credit Plus program. It’s a great way to get a head start on your college education!

College Credit Plus Admissions Requirements

  • Participation in collge preparatory curricula and completion of the following:
    • Two or more units of high school English
    • Two or more units of high school math (algebra or higher)
    • Two or more units of high school science (one must be a laboratory science)
    • Two or more units of high school social studies
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale at the time student applies
  • A composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT.* An English subscore of 21 is required to take English 101 or higher. If a student has not taken the ACT, Accuplacer scores which meet the State's minimum CCP eligibility thresholds (unconditional) will also be accepted.
  • Students who meet the requirements must complete and submit:
    • The free, online application for admission into CCP program, found at www.ashland.edu/apply
    • All approval forms required by their high school

*Students who have not yet taken the ACT may be considered for conditional acceptance pending the receipt of satisfactory ACT scores if they have met all other admission requirements and if they have already scheduled to take the ACT exam on the next available texting date.

These guidelines, under special circumstances, may be evaluated on an individual basis with additonal advisement of the high school guidance counselor. Registration is limited to a maximum of 16 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours per year. All criteria are submect to review every year based on student academic success.

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Fall semester deadline is June 1st; spring semester deadline is Oct. 15th.

To view AU Level One Courses, click here: 
PDF iconlevel_one_course_list_and_glossary.pdf


If you plan to take courses at the AU Main Campus, click below for a timeline of what to expect after acceptance to the program.
PDF iconsteps_to_participation.pdf

If you plan to take courses at your high school, simply obtain a registration form from your guidance counselor.

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NEW! Earn an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies at the same time you graduate high school.

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 additional details and a downloadable course checklist of the degree requirements:
PDF iconassociate_of_arts_degree_pathway.pdf

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Questions? Please contact the AU CCP enrollment coordinator, Carla Coon. 

ccoon@ashland.edu | 419.207.6965

Additional information about the CCP program can be found, HERE, on the Ohio Department of Higher Education's website.

Once students are accepted into the program, re-application is not necessary to participate in subsequent semesters.