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2018 News Spring CC Plus Information Night
June 04, 2018 : Chillicothe Campus hosts third annual College Credit Ready Day


On Friday, May 18, 2018, Ohio University Chillicothe hosted the third annual College Credit Ready Day.  Sixty-two college credit plus applicants and their parents were welcomed to campus by Dean Martin Tuck before participating in a question and answer session with a panel of faculty, staff, and current College Credit Plus (CC+) students.  

For the past three years, the Chillicothe Campus has hosted the annual event with hopes of better educating and preparing students for the CC+ program. Beth Barnes, Academic Advisor, commented, “The goal of this event is to provide students with real-world expectations. When students and their parents hear the word FREE college it’s sometimes hard for them to weigh the risks of the program. While there are many great pros for those who successfully participate in the program, the risks can significantly impact the students college career.”

Due to state legislation the admission requirements have been lowered which in turn has allowed underprepared students to participate in the program. Despite the program being free for qualified students, any student who fails to successfully pass a class is faced with reimbursing their school for the course and having the class appear on their official college records.

Ashlee Rauckhorst Tatman moderated the panel session with Dr. Marguerite Hernandez, Professor Debra Nickles, Student Services staff Martha Tanedo and Cristy Null, and current CC+ students Caleb Smith and Samuel Steinhoff providing expert advice about the program.

The Recruitment Office then provided tours of campus for students and parents. After the tour, students had the opportunity to attend a college class taught by Dr. Michael Koop, astronomy, Dr. Robb Moats, biology, Dr. Marguerite Hernandez, sociology, Dr. Cindy Mayti, psychology, Professor Deb Nickles, English, or Ms. Cristy Null, the University experience.  

While the students were in class, Dr. John Fisher, Martha Tanedo, and Beth Barnes met with their parents to discuss more details of the college credit plus program and to answer any questions. The day ended in the Stevenson Center with lunch for all participants.  

Dr. John Fisher, Director of Student Services, remarked, “I believe the event was very successful and I imagine the attendees did as well. The event was well attended and we received many questions from both students and parents.”