College Credit Plus Program (CCP)

CCP is Ohio’s dual enrollment program and provides opportunities for students in grades 7-12 to earn college credits while still in high school. Students can earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from Ohio colleges and/or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students at limited or no cost to families.

CCS is excited to announce that there will be 17 dual enrollment courses right here on our campus during the 2022-2023 school year. Most of these are taught by our teachers, who are also adjunct faculty at Cincinnati State College. The courses offered are consistent with the “general education” requirements of many college majors and are highly transferable to other public, private, in-state, and out-of-state institutions of higher learning.

Students who choose to participate in CCP can take the courses offered on our CCS campus, at a local college campus, or online through a participating Ohio college.

Some alumni of CCS benefitted from this program by eliminating a semester or even a full year off the time it took to complete their college major. Other alumni added an additional major or minor to their college program or had the freedom to take fewer credit hours per semester, allowing them to volunteer, work, or do research at the college.

To participate in College Credit Plus, students and parents need to watch the recording below. This recording will provide more information about the college admission process, eligibility requirements for participation, and how to apply for funding from the state of Ohio. If you are new to the CCP program, please watch both videos. If you are already a CCP student, please watch the video for returning CCP students. After watching the recording(s), please print and sign the last page of the “CCS Counseling Session Documentation” included here. Signing and returning this last page meets the state requirement for participation for the 2022-2023 school year.

The presentation used in the recording is also available for reference and can be found here. The model pathways distributed at the meeting can be found here.

The state of Ohio will open its funding application for nonpublic students on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The funding application manual is the same as last year and is included here. (Ignore the 2021-2022 dates – they are not updating the manual this year.) The funding application will close on April 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. No exceptions are made to this deadline. Award letters will be sent via email on May 6, 2022.

If you have questions about the courses offered to students on the CCS campus, please see the CCS Senior High Course Offerings Book. If you are interested in taking a college course online or on a college campus, please contact one of the college CCP advisors for more information.

If you watched the recording and have additional questions about the CCP program, please contact Mrs. Gina Smearsoll at gina.smearsoll@cincinnatichristian.org.

New CCP Student Video

Returning CCP Student Video