College Credit Plus Brochure
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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 little to 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 is proud to serve school districts and career centers in the region, helping students successfully complete CCP coursework—whether at your high school, online or at an Edison State campus. Many high school seniors choose to continue with
Edison State after high school, benefitting from our convenient locations, low tuition rates, scholarship opportunities, small class sizes and over 100 degrees, certificates and short-term technical certificates within six Career Pathways.
For additional information about College Credit Plus at Edison State—review our CCP brochure by clicking the cover image to view a digital publication, clicking here for a downloadable PDF or watching our program video.
CCP Program Information
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 home-school students must complete the steps outlined for nonpublic school students and home-school students by the Ohio Department of Education.
SUBMIT Letter of Intent Students must submit a Letter of Intent to their 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 schools have a custom Letter of Intent tailored to the needs of the school district. See your school counselor for additional information regarding the Letter of Intent.
Nonpublic and home-school students must sign up for an OH | ID account and apply for state funding by April 1.
The Edison State Admissions Portal is a convenient self-service platform to manage and track your application status, upload required documents, view your decision history, connect with staff and register for campus events.
Follow the steps below to get started as a College Credit Plus student at Edison State.
APPLY Visit edisonohio.edu/getstarted to create an account
and apply. Please make sure that you are using a personal email address. Select the College Credit Plus option as your student type. After submitting your application, your Enrollment Manager will send you an email
detailing your next steps. You can complete your supplemental items through your Edison State Admissions Portal.
Steps on completing the CCP Parent/Guardian Permission Slip and uploading high school transcript can be found here under Admissions
Portal Resources. NOTE Your application is not complete until these items are uploaded.
CREATE ACCOUNT & APPLY
QUALIFY To participate in the CCP program, students must meet statewide program eligibility standards. The academic records submitted at the time of application will be evaluated to
determine program and course eligibility. Edison State provides FREE ACCUPLACER testing for students needing additional assessment to establish program eligibility or improve course eligibility.
High school GPA, course grades and assessment scores may factor into program and course eligibility. Use the CCP Assessment guide to determine the method that applies to you.
CCP ASSESSMENT GUIDE
REGISTER Consult with your high school counselor or meet with an Edison State Enrollment Manager to select and register for courses. Courses are available online, on-campus and at selected
high schools. A CCP registration form is required for each semester of participation. New Student Orientation will become available to students after completing their first course registration.
View the CCP Advising Services tab below to connect with your Enrollment Manager.
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 home-school students will be mailed out annually by Edison State, by approximately the first week of March. This letter is needed by returning nonpublic and home-school 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 Returning students will receive a "Letter of Good Standing" from Edison State by the first week in March. This letter must be uploaded into returning students' OH | ID account as a part of the funding application process.
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 via email by clicking here.
APPLY for FUNDING
Admission into the College Credit Plus program must be completed prior to the start of the semester. Applications and supplemental items will not be accepted after the start of the semester regardless of course location. Students who miss the deadline
may defer their application to a different semester.
For optimal course selection and registration, it is strongly recommended that prospective students complete the admission, assessment, and registration steps by the timeline outlined below:
Nonpublic schools and home-schooled students should refer to the state website regarding deadlines specific to them since state deadlines could impact funding opportunities. Please be advised that your specific high school may have strict deadlines. You
are responsible for ensuring that you have met any criteria imposed by your high school to be eligible to participate in CCP.
Advising services are available to assist students with CCP admission, career exploration, academic planning and course selection and registration.
Contact the Enrollment Manager assigned to the region that your school resides in. Students residing outside the regions listed below or who attend a home-school can email or contact any Edison State location to schedule an advising appointment. (Map available below)
Edison State Community College is proud to partner with area 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 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 school counselors and students with questions and concerns regarding Edison State CCP policies and procedures. Correspondence can be sent via email by clicking here.
Establishing program eligibility permits a student to participate in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Program eligibility standards are set by the state. Program eligibility must be established before a student can determine what courses they are eligible to take.
Students establish CCP program eligibility one of three ways.
OPTION 1: 3.0 GPA Students with a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
OPTION 2: 2.75 GPA & Relevant High School Coursework Students with a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 2.75–2.99 with a grade of "A" or "B" in at least ONE of the following high school courses:
OPTION 3: College-Ready Assessment Scores Students that meet college-ready assessment scores in at least ONE area.
Meeting course eligibility requirements, or course prerequisites, permits a student to enroll in specific college courses. Course eligibility requirements are set by Edison State.
Students who are program eligible AND meet the criteria listed below qualify for these common Edison State course prerequisites.
NO PREREQUISITES: All students eligible for CCP qualify for courses without prerequisites. Examples: ART 123, BUS 110, COM 121, FIN 116
ENGLISH READY: Qualifying reading assessment score (ACT Reading 22+ or ACCUPLACER 250+) OR a high school 2.75 GPA and an "A" or "B" in English 10 or higher. Examples: ENG 121, HST 121, PSY 121, SOC 121
STATS READY: Qualifying math assessment score (ACT Math 20+ or ACCUPLACER QRAS 263+) OR a high school 2.75 GPA and an "A" or "B" in Algebra II or higher. Examples: BIO 121, MTH 120, MTH 125
MATH READY: Qualifying math assessment score (ACT Math 22+ or ACCUPLACER AAF 263+) OR a high school 2.75 GPA and an "A" or "B" in Algebra II or higher. Examples: MTH 122, MTH 123, MTH 128
The academic records submitted with your new student application will be evaluated to determine program and course eligibility. High school GPA, course grades and assessment scores may factor into program and course eligibility. Junior high students and students who do not have a qualifying high school GPA should proceed directly to ACCUPLACER testing to establish eligibility.
New students can upload a copy of their transcript to their Edison State Admissions Portal.
Returning students wishing to improve their course placement may submit their transcript directly to their Edison State Enrollment Manager or via email.
Prospective CCP students who do not have a qualifying high school GPA or assessment scores must complete the ACCUPLACER
Assessment at Edison State. The ACCUPLACER Assessment is an untimed, computerized assessment that measures students' current skill level in reading and math. Results from this assessment can be used to establish CCP program and course eligibility.
Students should have their application for admission submitted two (2) weeks prior to testing. Each student is permitted an initial ACCUPLACER Assessment at no cost. If needed, students
may repeat the assessment after 21 days. ACCUPLACER Assessment attempts are limited to twice per year.
Schedule your ACCUPLACER Assessment by clicking below.
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.
2023–2024 CCP Registration FormChange of High School Form Grades and Transcripts2023–2024 CCP Big DatesCCP Textbook Ordering GuideStudent GuideCCP Assessment GuideHome-school and Private School Funding Guide
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 their school counselor, complete the registration form and submit the form to Edison State for each participating semester. Registration forms may be submitted through their school counselor,
to the Student Affairs office at any Edison State location or by email. All requests must be submitted in accordance with college deadlines which can be
found on the College calendar or the CCP Big Dates document.
Searching for Courses Students can use MyESCC to explore Edison State course offerings. Filter the search by term, course,
location or time to narrow you results.
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.
Schedule Changes Registration forms are required for all CCP schedule changes, including
Courses at High School Textbooks will be provided by your high school.
Courses Online or at an Edison State Location Required textbooks and materials for online and on-campus courses are FREE for students using program funding. CCP students will have a book voucher award,
listed as Financial Aid, loaded into their accounts. Select this payment method when completing the secure checkout.
CCP students who are self-paying for all CCP courses can complete the secure checkout with their personal payment information. If self-paying for a partial schedule, students can utilize the CCP book voucher and Edison State will bill the student later for the materials associated with any self-pay courses.
College Credit Plus charging is available two weeks before the start of the semester and closes two weeks after the start of the semester. Students must order within this timeframe to utilize College Credit Plus funding to purchase textbooks.
Information on how to order books, deadlines and returns can be found here.
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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 secondary school units (non-CCP courses) that the student is taking at their high school.
Example: 30 – (secondary school units x 3) = total number of college credits available for the student to take during academic year
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.
Non-Allowable Courses The following courses are not permitted under College Credit Plus: courses with one-on-one private instruction, courses with high fees ($750 or more), study abroad courses, physical education
courses, courses graded on a "pass/fail" or "satisfactory/unsatisfactory" grading scale, remedial courses and sectarian religious courses.
Restricted Courses Students must 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 are considered Level 1 courses.
Students enrolling in courses at Edison State through the College Credit Plus program are enrolling in actual college courses. 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. Students have access to review course descriptions and
syllabi prior to the start of the term through the Course Descriptions page of the Edison State website. Course descriptions,
prerequisite information, section availability and additional details can also be found in the advance course search feature of MyESCC. Required course materials can be reviewed through the eCampus Bookstore.
As required in Ohio Revised Code 3365.035, students and parents must submit a Mature Subject Matter Permission Slip with the application materials to the college. After a student has submitted their application, the CCP Parent/Guardian Permission
Slip can be sent for approval from the Edison State Admissions Portal. An access code is required to complete the request. The access code is valid for 12 hours only and will be sent automatically. Edison State has embedded the Mature Subject Matter Questionnaire within the online application and submission of a physical form is not required.
Edison State partners with over 60 high schools with 38 offering College Credit Plus courses in their district. Classes taken at your high school can count toward Edison State’s transfer or career pathway degrees. Transfer pathway degree options include
an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) that will transfer to four-year universities nationwide.
In addition to College Credit Plus opportunities, high school students may also be able to earn college credit through AP courses, Edison State Career Tech Articulated Credit Agreements and CTAG courses available in their district.
Students pursuing credits in these manners should consult with the College and their school counselor to ensure processes are completed to post these college credits to their Edison State student account after high school graduation.
Students can use our Transfer Degree Planning Guide or advising services are available to assist students with academic planning and course selection and registration.
TRANSFER PLANNING GUIDE
After high school, CCP students can continue their education at Edison State by completing the steps below.
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION Choose New Student as your student type.
COMPLETE the FAFSA and explore scholarship opportunities.
REGISTER FOR CLASSES Set up an advising appointment to discuss academic planning. Find your Career Pathways Advisor's information here.
Edison State has partnered with 3 universities to provide a seamless transfer option from an Edison State associate degree to a university bachelor’s degree. These specific opportunities, provide a clear pathway to success.
Edison State also utilizes a variety of tools to ensure and maximize the transferability of your college credits to meet degree requirements at other institutions.
Ohio Guaranteed Transfer PathwaysThe Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) enable students to streamline credit transfer among Ohio's public universities for bachelor degree completion. See Edison State's approved transfer pathways here.
Ohio Transfer 36By following the Ohio Transfer 36, Edison State students can satisfy the general education requirements at other Ohio colleges and universities. The Ohio Transfer 36 contains a minimum of 36 semester hours of courses in the fields of English; mathematics; arts/humanities; social and behavioral sciences; and natural and physical sciences.
Transfer AgreementsEdison State has transfer agreements with area college and universities which list courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at various institutions. See the Transfer Agreements list for information on transferring credits to and from Edison State.
TransferologyTransferology details course equivalencies between colleges and universities in Ohio by school and by course. It enables students to find our what credits will transfer where, and how those credits apply to a program of study.
Transfer Assurance GuidesDeveloped by the Ohio Board of Regents and created by The University Systems of Ohio, the Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) provide information on general and specific education coursework that students can complete and transfer. See Edison State Transfer Assurance Guide approved courses here.
Edison State has partnered with Parchment to offer students and alumni a secure, electronic way to request and send transcripts. Current students and recent graduates may access the Parchment portal via MyESCC or the
Unofficial transcripts are accessible to current Edison State students via MyESCC. Click on "Academics," then on "Unofficial Transcript." Please contact the IT Help Desk at 938.778.7957 for MyESCC login and password assistance.
If you have additional questions, please email the Registration Office.