College Credit Plus (CC+) is a program that gives high school students an opportunity to earn both high school and college credits at the same time.
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 CC+ is free. Private college or universities will have some costs.
To enroll in a CC+ course, the student must apply and be accepted to the college’s CC+ program. Admission criteria vary from college to college. Students must be willing to follow the procedures outlined by the college while still in high school.
- college and high school credit upon successful completion of a course.
- accelerate achievement of educational goals
- eliminate duplication of high school and college course content
- increase the rigor and challenge of course offerings while in high school
- decrease the cost of college with course tuition offered at a reduced rate
Students are limited to 30 semester credits per academic year paid for through New Albany School’s agreement with participating colleges or universities (please note, students may be responsible for a portion of the tuition costs associated with private institutions). Students should submit receipts for fees and books to the administrative office for reimbursement. Students wishing to earn more than 30 semester credits per academic year will be responsible for all cost of attendance for each credit above the 30 semester hour credit limit. The cost of fees, books and tuition will be charged to a student’s account if they drop a course after the deadline and/or fail a CC+.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT)College Credit Plus students are college students and subject to the federal FERPA. For regular college students, this means that college records are not released to anyone, even parents, without written permission from the student. For CC+ students, the high school and college may exchange records.
- There is no guarantee the classes students take will transfer to the college they eventually attend
- Some private colleges, especially selective colleges, may prefer AP courses to CC+ coursework.
- Students must have own transportation to courses taken on a college campus
- Students taking CC+ courses are subject to the rules and regulations of the college granting credit, including but not limited to add/drop dates and disciplinary infractions.
- Academic calendars are often very different. For example, Spring Break at NAHS may not align with Spring Break at OSU. Students are responsible for attending classes when in session despite the differences in calendars.
- Academic advisors from the participating college is required to meet with each student within the first two weeks of class in a group or individually.
- While in college coursework, 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 may require an advanced understanding of divergent viewpoints and the ability to think critically on controversial issues or mature topics.
- College level course often have a greater amount of work, faster pace and more rigorous content than even honors high school courses.
- CC+ grades become part of a student’s permanent college transcript and are calculated into the college grade point average. Poor performance in CC+ courses may impact future university admissions and financial aid. Therefore it is important to perform well in CC+ courses to realize the benefits.
- Students who earn more than 30 semester hours may or may not qualify for freshmen scholarship opportunities at some colleges.
- If a student drops a CC+ course after the deadline or fails any CC+ course, the cost of tuition, fees and books will be charged to the student’s account in New Albany. NAPLS will not pay for any courses that are not completed with a C or better.
- CC+ courses and grades are reported on both the high school and college transcripts.
- NAPLS will not be able to provide transcripts for CC+ courses. Students should request these directly from the college which granted credit.
TRANSFER OF CREDITS Credits earned through CC+ are transferable to many public and private institutions in Ohio and out of state. Students who want to transfer to another university will need to send their transcript from the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) to the university they plan to attend. Many of those courses apply towards the general education requirement or as electives at that school. Two websites are available to help students fully understand what courses will transfer: www.transfer.org or www.ohiomeanssuccess.gov.
Conversion of CC+ credits to high school credits
5 semester credits = 1 high school credit
4 semester credits = 1 high school credit
3 semester credits = 1 high school credit
2 semester credits = .67 high school credit
1 semester credit = .33 high school credit