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College Credit Plus

Ohio’s College Credit Plus initiative can help qualified students in grades 7-12 earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges 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. Taking a college course from a public college or university College Credit Plus is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. Your high school may have an agreement with a local college for specific courses, however, you can choose to take College Credit Plus courses from any college offering a course that would benefit you in the future. More information about CCP rules is available at Ohio Higher Education.

Cleveland State University’s College Credit Plus program provides motivated and dedicated high school students the opportunity to interact with college students, faculty and staff, and experience the benefits and advantages of a metropolitan university. Students who qualify for the program may enroll in college courses under one of the two options.

  • Option A: The student takes courses for college credit only and is responsible for payment of all tuition, books and fees.
  • Option B: The student takes courses for college and high school graduate credit. Tuition, books and fees are paid through Ohio Department of Education funds.

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Admission to CSU College Credit Plus

  • CSU requires that interested students take the ACT or SAT early in order to demonstrate college-readiness. Visit the ACT website or the SAT website for details and registration information.
  • Notify your school district of your intent to pursue CCP admission.
  • The application deadline is June 15th for Fall, November 1st for Spring, and April 15th for Summer.
  • Students with at least a 2.3 cumulative high school grade point average may apply to CSU's CCP program.
  • All applicants must also submit ACT or SAT test scores. The following minimum test scores are required for admission:
    • ACT: composite score of 16, reading score of 22, and math score of 22.
    • SAT (for tests taken after March 2016): critical reading and mathematics score of 860, evidence based reading & writing score of 480, and math score of 530.
  • Private and home-school students must complete additional paperwork to request funding from the State of Ohio.

For program information about CCP, please contact 216-687-2279, or