College Credit Plus
College Credit Plus
Note: “The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs.”
College Credit Plus is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families.
Marion Technical College (MTC) is proud to partner with more than 18 area schools to give students the opportunity to participate in the College Credit Plus program. Students in the CCP program at MTC can save time and money by earning transferable credit toward both their high school and a college degree, for free!
Under Rule 3333-1-65.12 College Credit Plus students must start with Level I courses for their first 15 credit hours. Level I course examples are below.
- Transferable courses (Approved CTAG, OTM, TAG, or equivalent at private college or university.)
- Courses in computer science, information technology, anatomy, physiology, etc.
- Course in a designated technical certificate program
- Course in 15- credit hour or 30-credit hour model pathways
- Courses in study skills, academic or career success skills
- Internship courses
If you are ready to start, click here for the admission steps here at MTC. Courses are offered at our MTC campus, online, and at area high schools.
For further details, contact the Director of College Credit Plus, Cal Morris at email@example.com, or Assistant Director of College Credit Plus, Ellie Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Coordinator of College Credit Plus,
Taylor Merritt at email@example.com.
If you are an Ohio student in grades 7-12 you can apply for College Credit Plus admission. The college will admit you based on your college-readiness in one or more subject areas. Your school counselor can help you understand your options, deadlines, and how to proceed. You may not participate in the College Credit Plus program beyond your anticipated high school graduation date.
Start by talking with your school counselor about what steps need to be taken at your school, and attend your school’s CCP Night.
Step 1: Complete the Letter of Intent to Participate in College Credit Plus. This needs to be done each year, and is to be submitted to your school counselor by April 1. Here is a link to the form provided by the state of Ohio.
Step 2: Apply for admission to Marion Technical College. The online CCP application can be found here.
A Letter of Intent is due to the school district by April 1 of each year.
The application deadline for Marion Technical College CCP students is May 1 for each upcoming academic year. Any applications received after that date will be processed in the order they are received.
*Students interested in taking classes summer term should turn in application material as early as possible. Summer registration begins in October of the prior academic year.
Students interested in participating in the College Credit Plus program must demonstrate college readiness by placing at or above Ohio’s Remediation Free Standards in at least one subject area. Information on allowable tests and scores can be found here.
Classes vary by school district. Check with your high school counselor to view course options offered at your high school.
Bucyrus, Cardington-Lincoln, Delaware Hayes, Elgin, Marion Harding, Mohawk, Highland, Mt. Gilead, Northmor, North Union, Pickerington North, Pickerington Central, Pleasant, Ridgedale, Riverdale, River Valley, Tri-Rivers, and Wynford.
Please click on the click Marion Technical College Online Bookstore (ecampus.com) to find the book/OER (Online Educational Resource)/ required course materials needed for the courses you take.
A prerequisite is a course, or condition that must be met before you can register for a subsequent course. Students must meet course prerequisites before moving on to higher-level courses. They may also need to pass a placement test as part of a prerequisite for a course. Check with your advisor if you have questions about prerequisites.*Please note- prerequisites may include additional tests, above and beyond the admission requirements for the College Credit Plus program.
If you are interested in taking classes offered at your high school, contact your school counselor. If you are interested in taking classes offered at MTC including online classes, contact the Center for Student Success and Engagement at 740-386-4636 Ext. 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an advising appointment.
In order to determine the number of credit hours a student can take in a year, the secondary school must calculate the number of course credits that are for high school credit only and multiply that by 3. That number is then subtracted from the 30 hours. The result is the maximum number of credit hours a student can take in the College Credit Plus program. (This is based on a semester system.)
30 – (high school only credits x 3) = Maximum number of College Credit Plus credit hours
This calculation must be completed each year for a student as the high school credits may change. Also, students may only take a maximum of 120 credit hours in the program.
If students would like to take more than the maximum number of credit hours, the student can arrange to register and pay for those additional credit hours as a “self-pay” student.
Students taking classes at MTC, including online courses, should follow the general student registration process. Call 740-386-4636 EXT. 4000 about registration windows and scheduling an advising appointment.
Please visit MTC’s calendar for registration date information.
Students interested in taking classes at a High School site should contact their school counselor. The high school counselor provides roster information to MTC for student registration.
Students can drop a course by the Census Date and it will appear as if they never attended, there will be no transcript entry, and no charges will be accrued. Students can Withdraw from a course later in the term. The last day to withdraw from a class is typically around the tenth week of a sixteen-week term, check the MTC calendar for specific dates each term. If a student Withdraws from a course, a W will be listed for that course on their transcript, it will not impact their GPA, but CCP students may be required to repay their school district.
A link to MTC’s calendar can be found here.
CCP students may need to show their midterm grade(s). Here are two options:
- Email your professor and request your current grade. (Some high schools have forms that can be scanned and emailed.) Forward the response to your school counselor.
- Login to your Canvas account and print or screenshot your current grades to submit to your school counselor.
Classes taught at the high schools by MTC or high school faculty follow the MTC calendar. As a faculty member, please follow the due dates set by your course coordinator.
Student-Athletes must remain eligible in accordance with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) bylaws, which require students to be passing five, one-credit high school courses, or the equivalent per grading period, with the high school and college courses combined. Most College Credit Plus courses taken during a semester will equal one Carnegie unit (one high school credit), allowing students the opportunity to earn more than the required five for athletic eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange a method for obtaining a progress report as needed with the college faculty in order to determine eligibility.
CCP students must schedule their classes with an advisor. During your last advising appointment, alert your advisor that you will be graduating. Your advisor will go over the transition steps for CCP students. If it’s been some time since you have taken your college classes, or you want to prepare for an advising appointment after you’ve graduated, you will need to reapply to the college as a general student. The general application can be found here.
Please click here to gain access to your email and additional important information regarding your student account.
For other College Credit Plus FAQs, including information about how courses taken through CCP will transfer, please visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s CCP page. Their FAQ page is updated regularly and addresses common questions from CCP students. You can visit their site by clicking the link here.