EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL Overview of CC+ WHAT IS COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS? • College Credit Plus (CC+) is an opportunity for qualified high school students to take college classes before graduation • CC+ Covers all dual credit programs • • • • High School and College Credit Free of charge to the student On campus, at the high school and on-line Students may also participate in a self-pay option. These students will receive college credit (no high school credit available) Self-Pay WHY WOULD I DO SELF-PAY? 1. Self-Pay is the only option available during the summer 2. Self-pay students may not want to have college classes on the high school transcript 3. Non-public and Home School students may do self-pay if they do not receive state funding for CC+ What does CC+ Cover? • CC+ students will have costs paid by the school district. This includes: • • • • Tuition Books (student may be required to return at the end of the term) Fees CC+ does not include: • • Optional Fees (parking, gym membership) Transportation Maximum Credit Hours • CC+ Limits students to 30 credit hours MAX per academic year Formula to determine eligible college hours: • Take student’s # of high school only Carnegie units and multiply by 3. • Subtract that answer from 30. • This will give you the number of hours for which student may earn in that academic year. Benefits of CC+ • Free college credit • Opportunity to enroll in classes not available at high school • Exposure to college faculty/ college expectations • College credit may transfer easily (especially between public institutions within Ohio) Risks of CC+ • Financial Risk • College coursework may be more rigorous and take more time than high school coursework • Transportation not provided for on-campus classes • Course credit may not transfer to private or out-of-state colleges • Federal Financial Aid may be impacted Who can participate in CC+? • Students must be in grades 7 – 12 • Students must file letter of intent with HS counselor by April 1 • Students must meet the admission criteria set by the college Who should participate in CC+? • Students who are motivated and mature • Students who are academically strong students • Students who want to explore academic areas that may not be available at their high school • Students who have the time to devote to college classes CC+, AP, IB, Honors—What’s Best? • Selective admissions colleges look for students who have the most rigorous courses • Both the subject matter and the level of rigor are considered • • Students should take math all four years of high school Natural Sciences and Foreign Language courses are also highly rigorous What are your next steps? 1. Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your options 2. Complete the “Intent to Participate” form at your high school by April 1 3. Apply for admission to the college of your choice “Establishing a quality dual credit program will enhance [our] efforts and create reliable pathways that produce more college- and career-ready citizens.” John Carey Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents The Ohio State Academy • Classes offered on campus or on-line • Available at Columbus or Regional Campuses • Wide range of course work available Admission Criteria for Columbus OSU Academy • Holistic Review Process, which includes: • • • • • • Class rank or cumulative GPA Completion of college prep coursework Rigor of coursework (Honors, Advanced Placement, etc.) Leadership and involvement Recommendations of teachers and counselors Application Deadline • • Autumn semester – May 1 Spring Semester – November 1 Admission Criteria—Regional Campuses OSU Academy • Open Enrollment Campuses • • Students must meet the Remediation Free Guidelines of the State of Ohio Based on ACT or SAT scores Scheduling Classes OSU Academy • Class selection occurs at Orientation in late summer • Students schedule one semester at a time • Admission doesn’t guarantee enrollment in a specific course • • • It may not be offered at a time when you are available It may not have seats available It may have specific pre-requisites such as prior courses or enrollment in a specific degree program. For More Information about the OSU Academy: Michele C. Brown Senior Assistant Director Undergraduate Admissions (614) 688-4468 [email protected] http://undergrad.osu.edu/academy Columbus State Community College • Classes offered on campus, online, or in your high school • Downtown Columbus campus, Delaware campus or Regional Learning Centers • Wide range of courses and pathways available Academics CSCC Dual Credit Program • Career and Tech • Business & Marketing • Computers & Interactive Media • Construction Sciences • Engineering & Skilled Trades • Health & Medical • Human & Public Services • Arts and Sciences • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science • General Education Requirements/Transfer What We Offer CSCC Dual Credit Program • Advising Services • • C.A.S.E. (Center for Advising, Support, and Exploration) Preferred Pathways with 8 partner institutions • The Ohio State University, Franklin University, Ohio University, Otterbein, Ohio Dominican, Ohio Wesleyan, Miami University, and Capital • Tutoring • Disability Services • Counseling Services • Writing Center • Registration Workshops Once you’re admitted, you’re admitted! Cost Savings • Columbus State tuition (per credit hour) $135.93 • CC+ students may take up to 30 credit hours per academic year and up to 120 credit hours total • Savings* (*at 30 hour maximum per year) • • $4,077.90—1 year $8,155.80—2 years • Sample Courses taken by high school students (Arts and Sciences pathway) Autumn Spring COLS 1101 (1 credit hour) MATH 1148 (4 credit hours) ENGL 1100 (3 credit hours) ENGL 2367 (3 credit hours) POLS 1100 (3 credit hours) POLS 1250 (3 credit hours) $951.51--Savings $1359.30--Savings Continuing your education at Columbus State (after HS graduation) Columbus State is AFFORDABLE! • • Tuition* Comparison to 4-year public and private institutions in Ohio Annual tuition for a Full-time student • • Columbus State $4,077.90 Miami University $13,533 Capital University $31,990 University of Cincinnati $11,000 Otterbein University $31,424 Ohio University $10,536 University of Dayton $37,230 Admission Criteria CSCC Dual Credit Program • Open Admissions • No GPA requirement • Must meet course placement requirements • “College-Ready Standards” *(if required for course) ACT COMPASS Reading 21 or Higher 81 or Higher English/Writing 18 or Higher 69 or Higher Mathematics 22 or Higher Algebra Domain- 52 or Higher Course Eligibility CSCC Dual Credit Program 4 • Placement • Compass or ACT scores • Prerequisite • Prior Coursework • • • AP scores Other previously earned college credit (must send official transcript to Columbus State) Pathway Admissions Process CSCC Dual Credit Program • Apply online • • • CSCC Application Receive Cougar ID# (you will need this in order to test) Test • • Take Compass or submit ACT scores May or may not be coordinated through your high school • Orientation • Register--Submit Registration and/or Course Request Form • Your school counselor will have these forms Admissions Timeline and Important Dates CSCC Dual Credit Program • April 1st—deadline to notify your school counselor of your desire to participate in College Credit Plus • May 1st—deadline to submit Columbus State admissions application for Autumn 2015 • June 1st—deadline to submit ACT scores, complete Compass testing, and to submit course registration forms* • November 1st—deadline to submit Columbus State admissions application for Spring 2016 For More Information about the CSCC Dual Credit Program : Jacqueline Stewart Kimberly Connell Director Dual Credit 614-287-5708 [email protected] Assistant Director Dual Credit 614-287-5961 [email protected] http://www.cscc.edu/community/dual-credit Questions? 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