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College Credit Plus
What is College Credit Plus?
College Credit Plus is a program that gives students an opportunity to be enrolled in both high school and college coursework at the same time. College Credit Plus replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEO) and all dual enrollment programs.
Who is eligible for College Credit Plus?
Per Ohio House Bill 487, any student in grades 7-12 is eligible to participate in College Credit Plus. Students must be academically ready for college level coursework and willing to adhere to both the demands of college and high school simultaneously.
How do I apply for College Credit Plus?
All students interested in participating in College Credit Plus must complete the College Credit Plus interest form and return to their school counselor before April 1, 2015.
All students interested in participating in College Credit Plus must apply to the university in which they want to take courses.
All students interested in participating in College Credit Plus must schedule a meeting with their school counselor to discuss courses of interest and how these courses impact graduation in addition to potential scheduling conflicts that may arise. For example, Band is offered during 7th period or Choir is 1st period . If a student is interested in taking a college course offered on a university campus at this same time, he/she will need to make a decision as to which course to take.
How are college credits converted to high school credits?
5 semester credits = 1.0 high school Carnegie Credit
4 semester credits = 1.0 high school Carnegie Credit
3 semester credits = 1.0 high school Carnegie Credit
2 semester credits = . 67 high school Carnegie Credit
1 semester credit = .33 high school Carnegie Credit
How many college credits can a student earn?
Students can earn a maximum of 30 college semester credit hours per year and a maximum of 120 college semester credits prior to their high school graduation. The Ohio Board of Regents has established a formula that students must refer to when registering for high school and college courses. This formula is utilized to assure students do not exceed full-time status. Full-time status can be calculated as follows:
1. Determine student’s number of high school ONLY credits,
2. Multiply that number by 3, and
3. Subtract the result from the number 30
4. That number is the total number of college credits that College Credit Plus students may earn that academic year.
Students are limited to 30 semester credits per academic year paid for through Tiffin City Schools agreements with participating colleges or universities (please note, students are responsible for a portion of the tuition costs associated with private institutions).
Important Notice to Parents and Students
. Students taking College Credit Plus courses are subject to the rules and regulations of the university they are currently attending, including add/drop dates established by the participating institution.
. An academic advisor from the participating institution is required to meet with each student within the first two weeks of class. This may be done in a group setting.
. While in college courses, students are introduced to a learning environment that promotes an open exchange of ideas. Course content is presented on an adult level and class discussions require a mature understanding of divergent viewpoints and the ability to think critically on controversial issues.
. Student should understand that these courses are college-level courses, and the amount of work, pace, and rigor of content in college courses may be much greater than high school courses. In addition, college course grades become a part of a student’s permanent college transcript and are calculated into the college grade point average. Poor performance in college courses may affect future university admissions and financial aid. Therefore, it is important to perform well in college courses to realize the benefits of taking college courses while in high school.
If a student fails any college course the cost for tuition, fees, and books, you will be responsible to pay those costs.
Students must meet prerequisite requirements outlined by the University or College in which they are attending.
These courses and the grades associated with them will be reported on both the student’s high school transcript as well as the college transcript.
College transcripts can be requested by visiting the respective college or university website associated with the courses taken. Tiffin City Schools does not have access to college transcripts.
College Credit Plus does not include any college credit courses a student may take in the summer. The students’ family must pay all costs and tuitions associated with these courses.
For additional information on the College Credit Plus program,