Office of Admissions

CCP Frequently Asked Questions

After I am admitted to CSU as a CCP student, what steps must I take before scheduling classes with my advisor?

All admitted CCP students must attend a mandatory orientation. The orientation program is designed to provide you with information about resources available to CSU students and your responsibilities as a CCP student. Orientation will include:

  • Detailed information about CSU's CCP Program
  • Information about CCP state laws and student responsibilities
  • Hands-on review of key CSU and classroom systems including CampusNet, Starfish, and Blackboard
  • Information about student support resources, including tutoring, library services, and more
  • Details about summer CCP options
  • Instructions for scheduling advising appointments, registering for classes, and obtaining your Viking Card (CSU ID)

If admitted to CSU as a CCP student, you will be notified via email about orientation dates, times, and location. You may also contact the CCP Coordinator at (216) 687-2279 for more information.

If I attend a non-public school or homeschool, am I eligible to participate in CCP?

Yes. The state allocates funds to support non-public school and homeschool student participation in CCP. Non-public high school students must inform their high school of their intent to participate in CCP before March 30th of the year they are interested in participating in the program. Non-public school and homeschool students must complete additional paperwork to request funding from the State of Ohio. The form will then need to be completed and sent to the CCP advisor for final approval. The form is then mailed to the state. Please note that the form and state rules may change at any time.

**Please see your Guidance Counselor for more information

Can I attend classes during the summer session under CCP Options A or B?

Beginning summer 2016, the College Credit Plus Program will include courses taken during the summer term. The summer term will apply as the first term of the next school year. If you want to participate during a summer term, you must submit your letter of intent to participate early enough (between February 15 and April 1) to apply and gain admission to the college and register for course(s) in the spring. Many college summer terms begin in May.

As a CCP student, am I eligible to participate in extracurricular activities or organizations?

Generally, no. Students participating in CCP may not participate in University-sponsored athletics or social organizations like sororities or fraternities. If a student wishes to participate in an extracurricular activity pertaining to class or for volunteer purposes, they should seek guidance from their CCP advisor, who can help them evaluate activities on a case-by-case basis.

As a CCP student, am I eligible to utilize CSU's Recreation Center?

Yes. Students taking one or more credits are able to use the facility free of charge.

Is there a minimum GPA I must maintain to remain in CCP?

Yes. You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to maintain your CCP eligibility. Students whose GPA's fall below the 2.0 cumulative GPA are dismissed from CCP without probation.

Are all classes offered at Cleveland State University available to high school students in CCP?

No. Similar to incoming freshman, some courses, English and mathematics specifically, require placement exams to determine the course-level appropriate for the student's ability. Spanish and French placement tests can be taken at the Placement Testing Office. For other foreign language placement information, call (216) 687-4646. Many upper-level courses require prerequisites to be completed before a student is able to enroll in the class. Courses are open on a space-available basis and students are encouraged to attend orientation and meet with an advisor as early as possible.

Can the general public view the courses CSU offers during a given semester?

Yes. The Class Schedule can be found on CampusNet.

Is there a penalty involved if I fail or withdraw from a Cleveland State course taken as a CCP student?

Students enrolled in college courses under Option B will have tuition, fees and textbooks paid for by the Ohio Department of Education from school district funds. School districts have the option, through formal board action, to require that the student, parent or guardian pay for the tuition of any failed or uncompleted course for reasons other than those generally accepted by the district.

Are the grades I receive as a CCP student part of my permanent college record?

Yes. As a CCP student, you will be establishing a permanent college transcript. The grades that you earn in the program are very important. You will be required to submit a copy of this transcript to any college or university to which you apply in the future. It is extremely important to balance your Cleveland State schedule with your high school, work and family obligations. It is advised that you try to avoid over-extending yourself at the expense of your grades.

Once I am admitted to CCP, do I need to re-apply each year?

Yes, CCP students who wish to continue taking classes as CCP students the following year must reapply and submit updated high school transcripts. You must also submit a new Intent to Participate form to your high school.

If I plan to attend Cleveland State University after I complete high school, how do I apply?

You will simply complete an undergraduate admission application. The application is available on-line.