Getting college credits while in high school could not be simpler or more affordable than through the College Credit Plus Program. All students in 7th through 12th grade are eligible to apply and must meet the minimum standards of being academically prepared for college-level coursework. If you are interested in this program, you should attend an information session at your high school before March 30 as well as sign the Intent to Participate Form through your school by April 1. Once that is accomplished, complete the process below.
- Check out our interactive College Credit Plus Handbook
Follow the links below to get started:
- Complete the application online. Click Apply Online and select Apply for High School Programs in the toolbar.
- Submit your ACT/SAT scores or take the placement test. Contact your preferred campus to schedule your test.
- Attend a College Credit Plus orientation.
What qualities are needed for success for college credit plus at the college?
A successful college student is disciplined, self-directed, academically able and socially mature.
What scores make me eligible for college classes?
Looking at the sub scores (not the composite) in each area depending on the specific class you are interested in:
- Reading: ACT score of 22
- Writing: ACT score of 18
- Math: ACT score of 22
- Reading: SAT score of 480
- Writing: SAT score of 480
- Math: SAT score of 530
- Reading: Compass score of 70
- Writing: Compass score of 70
- Math: Compass score of 53
- Reading: Accuplacer score of 80
- Write Placer: Accuplacer score of 5
- College Level Math: Accuplacer score of 55
- Reading: Next-Generation Accuplacer score of 250
- Writing: Next-Generation Accuplacer score of 263
- Write Placer: Next-Generation Accuplacer score of 5
- Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics: Next-Generation Accuplacer score of 263
- Advanced Algebra and Functions: Next-Generation Accuplacer score of 263
How do I get textbooks?
Textbooks can be purchased through our virtual bookstore! Within the student portal, click on Virtual Bookstore in the QuickLinks section to access the store. Textbooks must be purchased within the Voucher Period – 10 days before the semester begins and ends two weeks after the semester starts.
Do I need to reapply to Clark State if I am coming after high school?
Yes, you will reapply as a traditional student coming to Clark State for a technical or transfer degree.
What if I start to struggle in my college courses?
Students not doing as well as they would like in classes should seek out help immediately. Please visit with your CCP advisor and/or our tutoring centers for additional assistance.
How many classes should I take a semester/year?
This will vary from student to student and the amount of time you have to dedicate to classes should be the biggest factor in making that decision. Generally speaking, a credit hour at Clark State is the amount of time you will spend in class and you will need to double that time outside of classes to get good grades. This should be helpful in making a good decision on the number of classes you take. Remember, CCP students can take a maximum of 30 credit hours a year.
Will I have access to the library, the bookstore, tutoring and student organizations?
A College Credit Plus student has access to all services provided to all of our Clark State students.
Will my credits transfer to other colleges and universities?
Clark State Community College is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Completed coursework is fully transferrable to other Ohio state assisted colleges and universities and most private schools. To check the transferability of your courses, www.transferology.com is a great place to start!
Are there scholarship opportunities available?
All CCP students who have completed 30 credit hours upon high school graduation with a 3.0 GPA will qualify for a $3,000 scholarship to complete their associate degree!