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Home Schooled and Non-Public School Students

Great news for nonpublic school families! Ohio’s College Credit Plus gives students in grades 7-12 the chance to earn high school and college credit simultaneously by taking courses at participating Ohio colleges or universities.

Funding applications are due by April 1 to the state which is a significant change to the CCP process for all nonpublic and homeschool students.

Below is an overview of the information for homeschooled students. Complete information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.

Important Dates from the Ohio Department of Education

  • Before March 31: Complete School Counseling Requirement – public and nonpublic students
  • February 3 - April 1: Submit Letter of Intent – all students
  • February 3 - April 1 (ends at 5 p.m. on April 1): Sign-up for an OH|ID Account – nonpublic and homeschool parents
  • February 3 - April 1 (ends at 5 p.m. on April 1): Apply for funding – nonpublic and homeschool parents
  • Before May 6: Funding award notifications sent – nonpublic and homeschool parents

Steps for Nonpublic School Students to Apply for CCP

The deadline is April 1 for nonpublic school students to let the Ohio Department of Education know they want to participate in College Credit Plus next school year, so time is critical.

Step 1 - Learn more about College Credit Plus and complete your school counseling requirement

  • Review frequently asked questions about College Credit Plus.
  • Complete the School Counseling Requirement before March 31.
  • Contact your student's school counselor for this information.

If you still have questions, contact the Ohio Department of Education toll-free at 877.644.6338 or via email at ccp@education.ohio.gov.

Step 2 - Submit Your Letter of Intent
Email a signed Letter of Intent anytime between February 3 - April 1 to CCPIntentLetter@education.ohio.gov. Note: Students must declare their intent to participate, even if they participated last year.

Once you have emailed your Letter of Intent, contact or check the websites of participating colleges in your area. All public and participating private colleges in the state are listed at www.ohiohighered.org/ccp.

Apply to the college or colleges of your choice. Once admitted to a college under College Credit Plus, the college will send your student an admission letter. Upload a copy of the admission letter to your College Credit Plus Funding Application. If you get an admission letter from more than one college, you must upload each college's admission letter. (See Step 3)

Step 3 - Submit Your College Credit Plus Funding Application

All parents are required to establish an OH|ID account before they can apply for funding. You can create an account at anytime between February 3 - April 1 at 5 p.m. Summer classes are also an option. These sessions can start as early as May, so don’t delay in establishing your OH|ID account.

Anytime between February 3 - April 1 at 5 p.m., you can log in to your OH|ID Account and apply for College Credit Plus Funding to cover your child’s tuition costs.

Step 4 - Receive Your Award Letter and Register for College Classes
You will receive your funding award notification within your College Credit Plus Funding Application located in your OH|ID account before May 6. Once you receive your award notification, you can have your child register for college courses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a College Credit Plus advisor.

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