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I am planning to participate in the College Credit Plus Program in the Fall. Can I still apply?

Yes! We are offering our CCP program for high school students beginning Fall 2020 and have extended our deadline.

SSU has made the following changes regarding CCP:

正规体育投注SSU will conditionally admit CCP students with incomplete applications, including students without all of the required signatures, tests scores, or high school transcripts.

New Deadlines

Following are our new deadlines for completed applications:

  • August 1 for students wanting to enroll in fall courses

正规体育投注Students must have all parts of their application complete. These deadlines are in line with legislation that will hopefully be coming soon from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

College Credit Plus application packet (PDF)

Orientation Updates

正规体育投注For students who will be attending classes on Shawnee State's campus this fall, we are providing new student orientation remotely through web meetings and online tools. Look for details in your email once you receive your acceptance letter.

Placement Testing Updates

Accuplacer/Placement Testing

During this time, we are conducting Accuplacer exams online. Learn about taking the Accuplacer online.

ACT Testing

ACT has cancelled April and May testing. The legislation coming from the Ohio Department of Higher Education will more than likely be urging us to accept students based on GPA and other measures. Shawnee State University will comply with Ohio Department of Higher Education guidelines.

College Credit Plus

What is College Credit Plus (CCP)?

正规体育投注Ohio’s College Credit Plus program (formerly post-secondary) can help you 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 in grades 7-12. With College Credit Plus, classes at public colleges or universities are free. That means no cost for tuition, books, or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.

Visit the website for more information and FAQs.

What are the Benefits of CCP?

  • College-ready students in 7-12 grades may earn college credits while still in school.

  • Public school students can earn up to 30 college credit hours per year with the ability to earn a maximum 120 credits.  (The number of credits per year non-public school students and home schooled students may earn is determined by the state based on available funding.)

  • Students can attend public colleges and universities for free. There is no cost to the student for tuition, textbooks, or fees.

How do public school students apply?

  1. Attend a College Credit Plus informational session with your parent or guardian to decide if this program is right for you.
  2. Take the ACT or ACCUPLACER placement test and score college-ready in the subjects you want to take courses in.
  3. Submit a Letter of Intent to your guidance counselor by April 1st.
  4. Fill out the Shawnee State College Credit Plus application packet (PDF) and mail it along with your high school transcript (for 6-8 grade students send your grade report) by August 1 to:

Heidi Bender Kaufman, CCP Advisor
Student Success Center
940 Second St.
正规体育投注 Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

How do non-public, non-chartered, and home-schooled students apply?

  1. Attend a College Credit Plus informational session with your parent or guardian to decide if this program is right for you.

  2. Take the ACT or ACCUPLACER placement test and score college-ready in the subjects you want to take courses in.

  3. Create a SAFE Account.  The video below gives step-by-step directions on how to create an account.   The SAFE account is very important and students cannot participate if they do not create an account.

 

正规体育投注4. Upload your  Letter of Intent to the SAFE Account by April 1st.

5. Fill out the Shawnee State College Credit Plus application packet (PDF) and mail it along with your high school transcript (for 6-8 grade students send your grade report) by April 24 to:

Heidi Bender Kaufman, CCP Advisor
Student Success Center
940 Second St.
正规体育投注 Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

正规体育投注6. Upload your acceptance letter from Shawnee to your SAFE Account.  Funding decisions will be made by the state in May.  You will be notified through your SAFE Account of your funding status.

Important Dates

  • October 1-February 15 attend an Informational Sessions from SSU representatives at students' home school
  • April 1st Student must have given Letter of Intent to guidance counselor (or state for non-public school students)
  • August 1 Application (PDF) due for students wanting to enroll in fall courses
  • Online Orientation will be available for students who will be attending classes on Shawnee State's campus.

Placement for College Credit Plus Participation

Accuplacer/Placement Testing

We are currently conducting Accuplacer exams online. Learn about taking the Accuplacer online.

ACT Testing

正规体育投注ACT has cancelled April and May testing. The legislation coming from the Ohio Department of Higher Education will more than likely be urging us to accept students based on GPA and other measures. Shawnee State University will comply with Ohio Department of Higher Education guidelines.