Participation in the CC+ program is available to any qualified 7th- through 12th-grade student who is an Ohio resident. To be considered eligible for the College Credit Plus program, generally, a student must meet either of the following criteria:
- Demonstrate that they are remediation-free, based on standards set forth by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). Determination of remediation-free status is assessed by ACT/SAT or ACCUPLACER scores that meet pre-defined thresholds. Thresholds are listed in the table; or
- Have a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of at least 3.00.
Note: Meeting the College Credit Plus program student eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to OHIO's CC+ program.
Letter of Intent
The student or the student’s parent must inform the student's school district by April 1 of the student’s intent to participate in the program during the following school year. Any student who fails to provide the notification by the required date may not participate in the program during the following school year without the written consent of the school district's superintendent. Letter of intent forms can be downloaded from the Ohio Department of Higher Education website.
Nonpublic and Home-Schooled Students
Ohio University welcomes applications from nonpublic and home-schooled students. Students attending a private high school or who are home schooled must submit a notice to the Ohio Department of Higher Education to declare their intent to participate and to the Department of Education to receive funding to underwrite their costs. Letter of intent forms can be found on the Ohio Department of Higher Education web site.
The Ohio Department of Education has created an informational webpage for home-schooled students. The webpage contains an FAQ, the letter of intent form, and details on how to apply for funding.