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College Credit Plus (Ohio Residents)

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College Credit Plus for Ohio Students

Ohio students have incredible opportunities for earning early college credit for FREE through the state funded College Credit Plus (CCP) program. 

Students in grades 7-12 who are enrolled in an Ohio public, private or homeschool may be eligible to receive the following:

  • Tuition funded by the state of Ohio
  • Fees waived by the university
  • Textbooks provided by the student’s high school*

Students participating in CCP must meet state academic requirements, submit an intent to participate form, and apply for funding.** Students must also apply for university admission. A college acceptance letter is a required part of the CCP funding application.

  *Homeschool and non-chartered private school students provide their own textbooks.
**Public school students do not need to complete a funding application. Please see your high school guidance counselor for more information.

Please review Important Ohio CCP Links for complete information, deadlines, and application instructions for CCP funding.

Determining Academic Eligibility

Ohio students who participate in CCP may demonstrate college readiness through:

Note: Ohio colleges may establish minimum exam scores to determine eligibility for course enrollment. Cedarville requires ACT, SAT, CLT, or Accuplacer scores to determine proficiency for math and English courses.

Letter of Acceptance Is Required

A letter of college acceptance is a required part of the CCP funding application.

Ohio students should apply for both CCP funding AND admission to Cedarville’s College Now dual-enrollment program. See below for more details.

Applying for College Now Admission

Please view Cedarville College Now admissions criteria and deadlines, or apply today!

Students should apply to Cedarville University by April 15, 2021, to ensure that your application is processed by the College Credit Plus deadlines.

Apply to Cedarville University

Cedarville accepts dual enrolled students year round. Students who have already received a state funding award for this academic year, may return to their OH|ID account and add a Cedarville letter of acceptance at any time.

Applying for CCP Funding

The funding process is managed by the Ohio Department of Education, and the application process is based on the type of high school that you attend. Please choose your school type below to learn more and to begin your CCP funding application. 

Cedarville's IRN (information retrieval number) is 063636.

How to Apply for CCP Funding

CCP Deadlines

Funding applications are due annually by April 1. The 2021-22 application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST. Late applications are not considered. 

Public school students please check with your guidance counselor for school deadlines. High schools may consider late submission of Intent to Participate forms.

CCP Awards

Ohio public school students may be allowed up to 30 course credits per year.

College classes taken at your local high school count toward the 30 credit limit.

Please work closely with your high school guidance counselor to understand how many college credits you are eligible to take.

Ohio private and home educated students receive a funding award. Award amounts vary and are typically announced in May.

Family Pay Option

High school students who do not receive their full CCP funding request or who want to enroll in a course that is not eligible for Ohio's CCP funding (eg: a Bible course), may take additional Cedarville courses using the University's Family Pay discounted tuition rate of $175 per credit hour plus fees and books.

Students may use both College Credit Plus funding and Cedarville’s Family Pay option in the same semester
; however, per Ohio Department of Education rules, CCP funding may not be used to partially fund a course.

Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, when applying for CCP funding, the state of Ohio will require students to indicate in the CCP Intent to Participate section of the form, that they plan to use one of the following CCP funding options (Option A, Option B, Combination of Options A & B) when they enroll for class.

Ohio's College Credit Plus (CCP)
Option A

Courses paid for by Student/Family funds,
$175/credit hour plus books and fees
Choose to receive college credit only OR high school and college credit
Why Choose This Option:
  • Plan to enroll in a CCP allowable course
  • Want the option to not factor the grade earned into your high school GPA
  • Qualify for Ohio CCP funding but choose to use the Family Pay Option

Ohio's College Credit Plus (CCP)
Option B

Courses paid for by State of Ohio funds,
no cost to Student/Family*
Receive high school and college credit
Why Choose This Option:
  • Qualify for Ohio CCP funding
  • Want to receive both high school and college credit

Combination of Options A & B
'Cedarville Family Pay'

Courses paid for by Student/Family Funds,
$175/credit hour plus books and fees
Choose which course(s) will be under Option A and which will be under Option B
Why Choose This Option:


  • Do not have enough CCP funding available to fully fund a course**


  • Want to fund a course under Option A and another course under Option B**

*Check with your guidance counselor to learn if your school provides textbooks. All Ohio public and chartered private schools are required to provide textbooks.
**The state of Ohio will not partially fund a course.

Registering for Classes

Will the course count toward high school graduation or a future college degree? Will credits transfer, is my student ready for college classes?

Discover what you need to know to choose and register for classes through Cedarville University's College Now program for high school students.

How to Choose and Register for Courses


Cedarville Faculty and Staff Families

Learn more about College Now application process, course registration, tuition remission and more for faculty and staff families. Better understand six things your student needs to do to participate.

The following statement regarding course content is a requirement of Ohio HB 110 and ORC 3365.035 that dual enrolled students and parents be made aware of potential mature or adult content in some college classrooms. At Cedarville University, all College Now courses will meet Cedarville expectations for academic quality and mission alignment and will be taught by professors in full agreement with the University's doctrinal statement and community covenant.

Ohio Required Statement: The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs.