COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CC+) PROGRAM
OHIO UNIVERSITY - CHILLICOTHE
The purpose of the College Credit Plus (CC+) Program is to provide qualified students who are intellectually and socially capable of doing college work with an additional education option. This is a selective program that gives high school students the opportunity to take college courses for both high school and college credit.
Students must submit the CC+ admissions application, a copy of their high school transcript, and ACT scores if available. The application is due by is May 1.
All students who wish to participate in CC+ must attend an initial orientation session to acquaint themselves with the procedures, rules, and processes relating to the program and the University. Students meet with an academic advisor prior to each semester to discuss course selection. Close contact is maintained with the students' high school guidance counselors to ensure proper course selection and participation in CC+. Students must maintain a C average (2.0 GPA) to continue in the program.
Many students who have been involved in CC+ find it an excellent way to start their college coursework, especially since the campus is accessible with small classes. Courses taken while in the program earn regular college credits that are transferable to other colleges.
Ohio University has established the following criteria for admission to this program:
➢ Applying students must live in one of the following counties: Adams, Fayette,
Fairfield, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross or Vinton.
➢ Applying students must attend a mandatory orientation/counseling program at your
high school prior to applying.
➢ Applying students must be pursuing a college preparatory curriculum (or another
curriculum suitable for college) which consists of four years of English, three years of math, three years of social sciences, three years of natural sciences, two years of foreign language, and one year of visual or performing arts.
➢ Applying students must commute from your parents' or guardians' home.
Applying student must submit the following materials to Student Services no later than May 1 of the academic year in which you wish to participate:
➢ CC+ application for admission, completed in full (Applications are available at OUC
or at your high school guidance office.
➢ Official high school transcript sent directly from your school.
➢ Official transcripts of any coursework completed at any other postsecondary
institution to Ohio University - Chillicothe (if applicable).
➢ Advanced Placement scores (if applicable).
➢ Take the Compass Placement Test on the Chillicothe Campus and receive freshmen
level scoring. You may call the Testing Center at 740.774.7754 to schedule the placement test.
If you are eligible to participate in the program, we will notify you by mail.
The placement test deadline is typically early June. The test takes approximately three hours to complete. Special care should be exercised when taking the Compass Placement Test. The test is given via computer and is comprised of three sections: English, math, and reading. Students who rush through the test generally do not earn scores high enough to qualify for the program. Students who meet initial eligibility requirements will be notified of placement times and location. Students will be informed of their acceptance or non-acceptance into the program immediately following the testing. A photo ID is required to take the test!
If you meet the above eligibility and application criteria, you will be invited to the campus
to take the test. In order to qualify for admission, you must achieve the following
results on the Compass Placement Test:
➢ English Composition: Place in English 1510 or higher.
➢ Reading: Earn a score of 80 or above.
➢ Math: Students who wish to enroll in a math course or any course with a math
requisite must place into Level 1 (Math 1200, 1090, 1101) or higher.
Orientation will be held in July. Remember that orientation is mandatory! If you are admitted and plan to enroll for the fall or spring semester of the upcoming academic year, you must attend the orientation session in order to register for courses.
Students will not have to pay for tuition and required textbooks. However, if you register for any courses requiring special fees or supplies, such as certain art, chemistry, and physical education courses, you must pay the fees associated with those courses and furnish your own supplies.
You should also note the Ohio Department of Education requires that "Failure to complete the course, whether through a formal 'class drop' process or nonattendance other than for reasons generally accepted…may result in any or all financial obligations for that course defaulting to the student or his or her parent…"
Extracurricular Activities and Services: University support services necessary for students to complete coursework successfully in the university are available to you. You are expected to know and follow all rules outlined in the Ohio University Student Code of Conduct and the Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog. You are still considered to be a high school student and may not become a member of university-sponsored clubs, social organizations, or athletic teams.
Grade Point Average: You must maintain at least a 2.00 (C) accumulative grade-point average to remain in good academic standing with the university.
You will be subject to the same grading standards and academic disciplinary actions as all other Ohio University students. Grades will be recorded on a permanent Ohio University academic record. Your high school may calculate your Ohio University grades with your high school grade-point average. You should be aware that courses are at the collegiate level and such coursework is more demanding than normal high school coursework in pace and content.
Admission to the CC+ program does not guarantee admission to specific courses. Ohio University must take care to give registration priority to its degree-seeking students while attempting to provide you with reasonable choices in this program. Once you have officially registered for a course, however, you will not be displaced. Courses requiring overnight travel or accommodations are not available to CC+ participants.
Students should pursue an academic pathway that enables them to transition effectively from high school into college degree programs. By doing so, students will finish their college degrees sooner. Students who remain uncertain of their pathway can use one to initiate potential career explorations. The pathways are based on part on general education courses required of all students at Ohio University, so consult an advisor on where to start to make the best use of your time and to lay a solid foundation for future academic degree progress.
Students can pursue pathways that lead them into degrees and careers in art, business, health care, the humanities and literature, science, math, engineering, and the social sciences. For more information on these degree tracks, please click (here).
If a student has a disability and would like to request accommodations, they should contact the Student Accessibility Services office on the campus they wish to attend. To be eligible for an accommodation, students will need to complete an application for accommodation and will typically be required to submit documentation of their disability. If eligible, accommodations will be determined at an individual intake meeting with an Accessibility Coordinator.
Admission to the CC+ does not guarantee your subsequent admission to Ohio University as a degree-seeking student. Under the CC+, you are admitted as a non-degree student. If you wish to attend Ohio University beyond high school graduation and/or earn an Ohio University degree, you must complete the freshman application, pay any required application processing fees, submit required credentials, and meet deadline dates.
You will receive full credit toward Ohio University graduation for all courses taken while enrolled in the CC+. You cannot earn a degree, however, until you have been admitted as a degree-seeking student. Credit earned may be transferred to other post-secondary institutions at the discretion of those institutions.
Since Ohio University is on the semester system, the university academic calendar may not correspond directly with the calendar of your local school district. As a result, starting and ending dates may not be the same as those of your school district.
The responsibility of monitoring your attendance will rest primarily with your school district. The university does not assume the school district’s responsibility under the Ohio Revised Code 3313.205 or 3321.13. In general, you will be treated like all other university students with regard to attendance. You must realize that university students are treated as adults with regard to such responsibilities and you will also be assumed to be capable of handling such responsibility.
Additional information regarding the College Credit Plus Program can be located on the Ohio University main campus web site by clicking (here), or on the Ohio Department of Education web site by clicking (here).
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Student Recruitment Coordinator
Bennett Hall 137 A