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  • College Credit Plus

    College Credit Plus at Edison State

    College Credit Plus (CCP) offers a unique opportunity for students to enhance and further their educational and career objectives while still in high school. CCP students can earn college and high school credit concurrently, accelerating their college careers at no cost. Credits are easily transferable to public and private universities nationwide. As college students, CCP participants learn a great deal about what's expected at the college level, easing their future transition to college life.

    Edison State Community College is committed to providing learning opportunities and support services that enable students to meet their educational goals and realize their dreams. Students accepted into the college agree to uphold the Code of Conduct, Academic Policies and General College Policies as outined in the Student Handbook.

    For additional information about College Credit Plus at Edison State—review our CCP brochure by clicking the cover image to view a digital publication or by clicking here for a downloadable PDF.

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  • Students in grades 7–12 who attend school in the state of Ohio may be eligible to participate in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program to earn free or low-cost college credits. Students wishing to participate in the CCP program through Edison State Community College must complete the admission steps listed below. In addition, nonpublic AND homeschool students must complete the steps outlined for nonpublic school students and home-school students by the Ohio Department of Education.

    CCP Admission Procedures

    SUBMIT Letter of Intent  The student and parent/guardian should plan to attend their high school's CCP meeting to receive information about the CCP program. Students must submit a Letter of Intent to their high school by April 1. This letter informs the school district of the student's intent to participate in the CCP program the following school year. Many area high schools have a custom Letter of Intent tailored to the needs of the school district. See high school guidance counselor for additional information regarding the Letter of Intent.

    Nonpublic and home-school students must complete and submit the CCP Funding application by April 1. Starting in 2020, the Intent form will be part of the funding application. There will be no separate paper form. 

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    APPLY to Edison State  Prospective CCP students must complete the online CCP application to gain admission to Edison State. Click the button below to apply.

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    QUALIFY to participate  After completing the online application, prospective students must submit qualifying ACT or SAT assessment scores or register to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment. Assessment scores are used to determine eligibility to participate in the CCP program at Edison State. Click the button below to register for CCP ACCUPLACER testing dates.

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    ATTEND orientation  New CCP students are required to attend new student orientation—where students will learn about valuable campus resources, receive student IDs and gain important information regarding Edison State policies and procedures. Click the button below to register.

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    After completing the admissions process, students should follow Edison State CCP course registration procedures to enroll in courses for each semester of participation.

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    Please refer to the following information regarding the acquisition of textbooks.

    CCP students taking courses at a high school

    • Textbooks are FREE and provided by the high school

    CCP students taking courses at an Edison State location or online


    • Public school students—Textbooks are FREE
    • Private or homeschooled students—Students can pick up books from the Edison State Bookstore—payment free. Students will be billed at a later date, by the Edison State Business Office, for any books purchased that exceed the student's allotted credit hours.*

    Books are free only for the amount of credits hours that students are awarded from the State.  EXAMPLE If a student is awarded 3 credit hours by the State and is registered for a 3 credit hour course, the book will be FREE. If the student is awarded 3 credit hours by the State and is registered for 6 credit hours, the student will be charged for the book that is in excess of the allotted hours. In this instance, the student will receive one book FREE and will be charged for the second book. 


    • Pick up books from the Edison State Bookstore at the Piqua location—approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.
    • Student ID and course schedule are required for pick up. Parents or guardians may pick up books but must have the student's photo ID and schedule. (Student ID's are distributed by the Student Affairs Office.)
    • ALL books and/or material(s) acquired at the Edison State Bookstore MUST BE RETURNED at the end of the semester, by the Monday following finals week. Unreturned book(s) and/or material(s) will result in a hold fee on the student's account and will make them ineligible to register for future classes.


    • Students may make notes in books; including in workbooks, lab manuals, etc., but ALL materials must be returned.


    Students can contact the Edison State Bookstore directly by emailing, by calling 937.778.7970 or by visiting 
    See the Edison State Bookstore's website for hours during the book purchasing period.

    Students who have previously been accepted into the College Credit Plus program and have established course eligibility at Edison State Community College may continue in the program by enrolling for courses at an Edison State campus, online or at their high school (if available). Students do not need to reapply to Edison State on a yearly basis. However, each year students must follow state guidelines regarding the submission of a Letter of Intent. Nonpublic school students and home-school students must follow guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Education.*

    Returning students should follow Edison State CCP course registration procedures to enroll in courses for each semester of participation. As students progress through the CCP program, it may be necessary to submit updated academic records or to repeat the assessment process, in order to improve course eligibility.

    *NOTE  The "Letter of Good Standing" for returning nonpublic and homeschool students will be mailed out annually by Edison State, by approximately the first week of March. This letter is needed by returning nonpublic and homeschool students to complete the state's funding application process.

    In order to receive funding for CCP participation, nonpublic school and home-school students must submit an application for CCP funding to the Ohio Department of Education. A parent/guardian must create an OH | ID account to complete the funding application. All application materials must be submitted through the OH | ID account prior to April 1.

    NOTE  Starting in 2020, the Intent to Participate form will be a part of the funding application. There will be no separate paper form.

    The application for funding must be completed for each year of CCP participation. Once funds are awarded by the state, an award letter will be received in the OH | ID account. A copy of the award letter must be submitted to Edison State for each year of CCP participation. Submit award letters to

    Edison State Community College is proud to partner with area high schools to offer high quality educational opportunities to students participating in the College Credit Plus program. Administrators interested in learning about partnership opportunities to establish course offerings at their high schools should contact Edison State's Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Paul Heintz, for more information.

    The staff at Edison State is available to assist high school guidance counselors and students with questions and concerns regarding Edison State CCP policies and procedures. Correspondence can be directed to

    Edison State College Credit Plus procedures utilize documents and forms that are specific to CCP. Please use the links below to access important information and forms needed for CCP participation. Additional student forms and documents can be found on the Registration and Records page.

    2020–2021 CCP Registration Form
    Change of High School Form
    2020 Spring | CCP Textbook Order Form
    Transcript Request Form
    2020–2021 CCP Big Dates

    Students may be eligible to take up to 30 credits hours per academic year. The number of hours allowed is based upon a formula, which includes the number of non-CCP courses that the student is taking at their high school. Students may not exceed 120 credit hours throughout their participation in the program. Students will incur out-of-pocket expenses for courses taken that exceed state-provided funding.

    Course registration occurs prior to fall, spring and summer semesters. A registration form must be completed and submitted for each semester of participation. It is the student's responsibility to meet with his/her guidance counselor, complete the registration form and submit the form to Edison State for each participating semester. Registration forms may be submitted through the high school guidance counselor, to the Student Affairs office at any Edison State location or by emailing to

    Advisors are available to assist students with short-term and long-term planning to help support their academic goals. Advising services are available at all Edison State locations. Please call to schedule an appointment. In addition, WebAdvisor is a valuable online resource that CCP students can use to explore Edison State course offerings prior to meeting with their guidance counselor or Edison State Advisor.

    Textbooks  The cost for required textbooks is covered through participation in the CCP program. Books for courses taken on campus or online must be picked up at the bookstore at the Edison State at Piqua location. When picking up textbooks, students must bring a photo ID and a copy of their Edison State class schedule, which can be found in their WebAdvisor account. Books must be returned at the end of each semester or students will incur a charge and be blocked from future registration.

    Waitlists  If a course is full, students may choose to be added to a waitlist. Waitlisted students are not guaranteed a seat in the course. If a seat becomes available, students are notified via their Edison State email account and must respond within 24 hours to claim the open seat or the spot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

    State guidelines require CCP students to complete 15 credit hours of Level 1 coursework before progressing to Level 2 courses.

    The following list of Edison State courses are categorized as Level 2 per the guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. All other Edison State courses that are not listed below are categorized as Level 1.

    ACC 217S
    ART 131S
    ART 161S
    CHM 111S
    CRJ 112S
    ENG 229S
    MGT 110S
    MTH 126S
    PSY 228S
    SOC 115S
    SSV 112S

    Students who are interested in taking online courses through Edison State must obtain placement into college-level reading. In addition, students must complete the XLN 100S Online Readiness Workshop. This workshop is designed to test preparedness for online learning and proficiency in using online learning tools. The workshop runs for one week and is completed online using the Blackboard web-based classroom. Students need to complete this workshop with a 70% or better to be eligible to enroll in online courses. Students are permitted two (2) attempts per semester to pass the Online Readiness Workshop.

    To register for the Online Readiness Workshop, students need to complete and submit the XLN Registration Form. The workshop must be completed prior to the term of online enrollment.

    Success in online courses depends upon the ability to read and grasp course material independently of the face-to-face classroom setting, the ability to use the course delivery software effectively and the ability to utilize time management skills to meet class deadlines.

    Edison State Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and offers highly transferable courses to both public and private institutions nationwide. Many Edison State courses are part of either the Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) or the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). The TAG is a set of statewide articulation agreements which guarantees the transfer of the course and credit to any Ohio public college or university. Likewise, when students complete an Edison State transfer module, the courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Ohio public college or university. It’s important to keep in mind that university programs will vary between institutions and some programs may require additional freshman or sophomore courses as prerequisites for junior or senior-level courses. Therefore, students are encouraged to seek out academic advising in order to refine their academic goals and determine an appropriate educational pathway.

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    Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG)