Accelerated Learning

Opportunities that allow a student to complete coursework while enrolled in high school and earn credit toward a degree from an institution of higher education upon the student's matriculation to higher education. In some cases, the college credit is based on the attainment of a specified score on an examination covering the coursework. Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate, and some College Tech Prep articulation agreements are examples of accelerated learning options.

College Credit Plus (CCP)

Beginning in academic year 2014-2015, programs in which students are "engaged in non-secular, non-remedial educational coursework while in high school that automatically results in transcripted high school and college credit at the successful conclusion of that coursework." These programs may be described elsewhere as "dual enrollment," "concurrent enrollment," "post-secondary option/PSEO," etc.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO)

College classes taken by high school students at local colleges or universities or online at no cost to their families. (School districts pay tuition.) Students earn both high school and college credit. PSEO is available to students in grades 9-12 who meet certain criteria. Beginning in academic year 2014-2015, PSEO will become part of CC+.

The Early College Academy

A Washington State Community College early college option that allows outstanding high school students to enroll in WSCC classes. The Academy program is a CC+ program created by the state of Ohio and is a partnership among Washington State, the high school, and the student and his or her family.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

College-level classes taken in high school. At the end of the course, students take an exam. If they receive a qualifying score, many colleges will offer them college credit. The AP program is an example of accelerated learning and is operated nationally by the College Board.

Transfer Credit

Credit granted toward a degree for work completed at another recognized institution. The college credits earned at Washington State are widely accepted and generally transferable to many other colleges and universities. For more information about transfer credit among Ohio public colleges and universities, please visit http://www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.