College Credit Plus

As of September 15, 2014, College Credit Plus (CCP) replaced the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program and all alternative dual enrollment programs previously governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365. College Credit Plus becomes effective with the 2015-2016 school year.

Career-technical education programs were exempt from CCP until July 1, 2016.

Under CPP, students are enrolled in both college and high school while completing their coursework.  Upon successful completion of a course, students earn transcripted high school and college credit.

All public districts and public institutions must allow college-ready students in grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission to participate.  All non-public secondary schools must allow college-ready students in grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission and receive state funding to participate.

All secondary schools, including Joint Vocational School Districts, must develop two pathways through CCP - one through which a student can earn 15 transcripted credits, and one where a student can earn 30 transcripted credits.  Pathways must be developed in coordination with at least one partnering Institution of Higher Education (IHE) and must be published as part of a school district's official course offerings.

Courses do not have to be delivered at a high school.

CPP courses must: be identical to those offered at the college; be nonsectarian and non-remedial; apply toward a degree or professional certificate; and be taught by instructors who meet the Ohio Board of Regents' academic credentialing requirements.

 With regard to funding, the bill sets a default state funding floor of $40 per credit hour and a ceiling of $160 per credit hour for CCP credits. It permits schools and colleges to enter into alternative payment agreements for tuition, textbooks, and fees, where Department payments may be less than the default floor amount.

The CCP legislation provides for several other procedural requirements for schools, specifically with regard to notice and data collection.

To learn more about College Credit Plus, visit: https://www.ohiohighered.org/college_credit_plus.