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 Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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 at Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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.

Out-of-State, International and Non-U.S. Citizen Students

Per Ohio Revised Code, students must be a resident of the State of Ohio in order to patriciate in Option B of the CC+ program. Ohio University uses the definition of resident for tuition proposes (OAC 333-1-10) to determine whether a student is an Ohio resident. Students with an immigration status can be considered for the CC+ program. Students who are considered a permanent resident should have their CC+ application reviewed like a domestic Ohio resident student. These students can be considered for Option B, and unless there is conflicting information regarding residency/immigration status, no additional information need to be requested to process  these applications. Regardless of term, non-resident students should be admitted as Option A (ND9955) only.

Campus Options

Students may apply to any campus of Ohio University. For best access to support services, CC+ applicants are encouraged to attend a campus that serves their geographic area, as described below.

CampusGeographic Area Served
AthensAthens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, or Washington counties Chillicothe:  Adams, Fayette, Highland, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, or Vinton counties
EasternBelmont, Carroll, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble, or Tuscarawas counties Lancaster:      Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Perry, Pickaway, or Ross counties
SouthernAdams, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike or Scioto counties
ZanesvilleCoshocton, Guernsey, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Tuscarawas, or Washington counties
Online OnlyStudents who reside outside of the counties listed and wish to take online courses only should apply to the Athens campus.

Semester Options

College Credit Plus students are permitted to take courses during any of Ohio University’s academic semesters. Beginning in 2016, the Ohio legislatures added summer as an eligible funded semester. The summer semester is the leading term to the CC+ academic year. (Summer, Fall and Spring).

Students applying for the first time can only apply to the second summer session; only continuing students can take courses during the entire summer semester or the first summer session.