Ohio University's College Credit Plus (CC+) program can help secondary students earn college credit and satisfy high school graduation requirements at the same time by taking college-level courses. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. In most cases, taking college courses during the regular academic year from Ohio University is free. That means no cost for tuition, books, or fees.

General Timeline

Talk with your school counselor and parents or guardians to discuss your interest in taking college courses and how they would fit in with your overall academic plan and career goals.

March 1
Prior to March 1 your school district will provide information about the College Credit Plus program to all students in grades 7-12.

March 30
By March 30, an informational session will be held and all colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius will be invited to participate. If you cannot attend, please schedule an appointment with your school counselor to received information about the program.

April 1
Students interested in participating must notify their school counselor by April 1.  After April 1, you will need permission from the school district superintendent to participate.

May 1
Apply!  The College Credit Plus application deadline on all of Ohio University's campuses is May 1. For more information on how to apply, click here.

August 24
Ohio University's fall 2015 semester opens on August 24. If you are admitted, you will be invited to participate in an orientation session prior to August 24 that will include instructions on how to register for courses. You should also consult with your high school counselor to ensure high school requirements will be met by the college courses you choose.