College Credit Plus Brochure
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.
For optimal course selection and registration, it is strongly recommended that prospective CCP students complete the admission and assessment steps by the dates listed below.
Fall Registration—Submit all admission materials by May 1.
Spring Registration—Submit all admission materials by November 1.
Summer Registration—Submit all admission materials by May 1.
NOTE These are suggested timelines, not deadlines. Admissions for Edison State CCP is on-going. Nonpublic school 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, while Edison State does not have a specific admission deadline; your 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.
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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 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.
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 click here for a downloadable PDF.
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 homeschool 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.
APPLY Prospective CCP students must submit an online application to gain admission to Edison State. Click below to apply.
QUALIFY to participate Submit qualifying high school transcript or schedule an ACCUPLACER Assessment to gain admission to the program.
CCP ASSESSMENT Guide
SUBMIT "mature content" questionnaire In order to register for classes, students must complete a mature content questionnaire prior to the first term of enrollment. The questionnaire confirms that the student possesses the necessary social and emotional maturity to participate in the program, as well as the responsibility and independence necessary to meet college course demands. Click below to complete.
MATURE CONTENT Form
REGISTER for classes Students must consult with their school counselor and/or an Edison State Enrollment Manager to sign up for courses offered on campus, online or at select schools. A registration form must be submitted for each semester of participation. New Student Orientation will become available to students after their first course registration is completed.
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 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
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.
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, writing and math. Edison State CCP students can complete the ACCUPLACER Assessment at any Edison State location, by appointment. 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.
To comply with College Board's assessment protocols, students MUST bring one form of appropriate identification to their ACCUPLACER appointment.
Students without appropriate identification will not be permitted to test.
Schedule your ACCUPLACER Assessment by clicking below.
An ACCUPLACER Score Report is emailed to students upon completion of the assessment. The report is emailed to the address provided at the time of the assessment. Students needing access to prior test results may access their score reports via the ACCUPLACER Student Portal.
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 Guide
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 homeschool can email or contact any Edison State location to schedule an advising appointment. (Map available below)
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 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
Classes taken at your high school can count toward a degree at Edison State. There are various high schools that have certified College Credit Plus courses taught through Edison State at their schools. Locate your high school in the list below to see what courses are offered on-site. If your school is not listed below, you can still take CCP courses with Edison State—either online or in person. (Downloadable PDFs)
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.
Anna High SchoolAnsonia High SchoolArcanum-Butler High SchoolBethel High SchoolBotkins High SchoolBradford High SchoolChristian Academy High SchoolCovington High SchoolEaton High SchoolFairlawn High SchoolFranklin Monroe High SchoolFort Loramie High SchoolGraham High SchoolGreenville High SchoolHardin-Houston High SchoolIndian Lake High SchoolJackson Center High SchoolLehman High SchoolMiami East High SchoolMilton-Union High SchoolMississinawa Valley High SchoolNational Trail High SchoolNew Bremen High SchoolNewton High SchoolPiqua High SchoolPreble Shawnee High SchoolRiverside High SchoolRussia High SchoolSidney High SchoolTippecanoe High SchoolTri-County North High SchoolTri-Village High SchoolTroy High SchoolTroy Christian High SchoolTwin Valley South High SchoolUpper Valley High SchoolVersailles High SchoolWest Liberty High School
Textbooks for online and on-campus courses are FREE for CCP students using program funding, if ordered from the Edison State eCampus online bookstore. Textbook ordering and CCP textbook vouchers are typically available to students two weeks before the start of the semester. For courses offered within the high school, textbooks will be provided at the high school.
Contact the Edison State eCampus Bookstore by visiting the eCampus website, by email or by calling 859.209.6958.
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.
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 Edison State 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. Edison State has embedded this permission slip within the online application and submission of a physical permission slip is not required. After being accepted into the program, students must submit a Mature Subject Matter questionnaire before enrolling in their first semester of CCP courses.
Non-Allowable Courses These 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.
Edison State Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and offers highly transferable courses to both public and private institutions nationwide.
Edison State offers Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) approved courses to assist students with their transfer goals. In addition, Edison State's transfer degrees consists of courses that are a part of the Ohio Transfer 36, a transfer module comprised of general education courses that all Ohio public colleges and universities have agreed to apply to their general education requirements.
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 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 outlined in the Student Handbook. Click the cover image to view the digital publication or click here for a downloadable PDF version.