An Introduction to College Credit Plus
College Credit Plus (CCP) is open to all Ohio college-ready students in grades 7-12. It enables students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. Students can earn up to 30 college credit hours per academic year, which includes the summer session, with a maximum of 120 college credit hours while enrolled in the program. The courses, including all applicable fees and textbooks, are offered free to the student at Washington State as well as any public college/university in Ohio.
As a CCP student, you can choose to take classes on the WSCC campus, online or at your high school. Take one class or a full-time courseload, the possibilities are endless!
Branded as the Early College Academy, students have access to hundreds of course options in a wide variety of subject areas. As part of the Early College Academy, you’ll be able to create a schedule tailored to your interests. You’ll follow the College’s academic calendar, taking 16-week classes in the fall and/or spring semester with the option to take 8-week classes in the summer. Don’t worry, you have the option to take one class or many. It’s completely up to you!
Offered conveniently at your high school, these courses are taught by high school instructors who are credentialed to teach college-level courses. And yes, the course is the same course that is offered on the WSCC campus...it’s simply taught at your high school. With this CCP option, your course will be part of your high school schedule. Click here for a complete list of WSCC courses offered at local high schools.
The Early College Academy Scholarship is a competitive scholarship worth up to $1,000. The scholarship can be used at an accredited four-year institution towards the cost of tuition. The scholarship is non-transferable and non-renewable. The scholarship must be split between the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours as a participant in the Early College Academy (ECA) at WSCC. To be part of the Academy, students must take College Credit Plus (CCP) classes on the WSCC campus or online.
To be considered, all students must submit the following by April 1, 2020:
- Early College Academy Scholarship Application
- Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) upon completion of 2020-21 FAFSA
- Copy of four-year college acceptance letter(s)
- Letter of recommendation (from a non-family member)
All requirements can be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid:
- Mailing: 710 Colegate Dr., Marietta, OH 45750
- Fax: 740.376.0257
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of CCP
Customize your schedule
As a CCP student at WSCC, you’ll enjoy small class sizes with personalized instruction. With hundreds of course options, our students can choose from day, evening and online options to create a customized schedule that coordinates with after-school activities, including sports, band, student clubs, and part-time jobs. Yep, it’s true. CCP students are able to stay connected to their high school while getting a head start on college.
Benefits of CCP
Explore subjects...Or earn a degree
Once students have completed their high school requirements through CCP, they are free to explore new and different subjects to help them solidify plans for their future college major. And if you’re really focused, you might decide to pursue your associate degree from Washington State as a CCP student. Each year, more than two dozen students graduate from high school and college at the same time!
Benefits of CCP
Whether you decide to take one course or pursue a degree, the courses that you earn through Washington State are easily transferable to the college/university of your choice. Each year, CCP students at WSCC save nearly a $1 million in tuition, fees, and books.