The College Credit Plus Help Page
Welcome to the College Credit Plus (CCP) Help Page, which features information about Ohio’s College Credit Plus program and everything that interested students need to do in order to participate.
Once students are sure of their intent to participate in the CCP program for the upcoming academic year, they must complete the state’s required Letter of Intent. Both the student and a parent must sign the Letter of Intent by April 1.
Students should pick up a Letter of Intent from the CCP Lab in Room 128 of Sandusky High School. These students also should speak with Dr. Richard Koonce, the CCP Coordinator/College and Career Readiness Coach. Dr. Koonce can be reached at 419-984-1085 or by e-mail at [email protected] for additional information.
Any student who has not completed the Letter of Intent form by April 1, 2023, WILL NOT be able to participate in the CCP program for the 2023-2024 academic year.
There will be no exceptions for this particular state-mandated guideline if students do not meet the deadline. These situations have caused problems with the annual scheduling of classes at SHS.
All students interested in the CCP program should apply for admittance through both BGSU Firelands and Lorain County Community College. Doing so will help students broaden their opportunities to enroll in classes of their choice. For example, when a similar course is closed at BGSU Firelands because it is full or there is a waiting list, the student may be able to enroll in a similar class at Lorain County Community College instead.
How to Apply for CCP at BGSU or LCCC
Students can print the LCCC application, complete it, and turn it in to Dr. Koonce in the CCP Lab (Room 128), and he will forward it to the college.
After submitting the Letter of Intent, students first must be sure they meet the eligibility requirements by checking the criteria below before applying to either BGSU Firelands and/or Lorain County Community College. Those who are NOT eligible must call 419-372-0886 to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer Reading test to qualify for the CCP program.
The CCP program is available to any student from 7th to 12th grades who is qualified to participate by fulfilling the eligibility requirements in two ways.
1. Currently, any student in Sandusky City Schools who has taken at least one high school class (this applies to current 7th and 8th graders) and currently has at least a 3.0 GPA or higher, can participate in the CCP program.
This means that current 9th graders who have not yet completed at least one full quarter of classes and who do not yet have grades appearing on their high school transcripts are not yet eligible for the CCP program (regardless of GPA).
Such students also must schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer Reading test at the BGSU Firelands campus by calling 419-372-0886.
Only freshmen through 12th graders who have successfully completed at least one or more high school classes and have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to enroll in college classes without initially taking the Accuplacer Reading test. Freshmen, 7th, and 8th graders who have not yet passed any high school courses must pass the Accuplacer Reading test to qualify for the CCP program.
**The above criteria for students meeting CCP eligibility by having a 3.0 GPA or higher may change by the end of the current academic year, so all students, particularly those in 7th and 8th grades, are encouraged to call 419-372-0886 at BGSU Firelands to schedule the Accuplacer Reading test. The sooner such students apply for CCP, the better their chances of being able to enroll in college courses during the upcoming school year, 2023-2024.
2. Students who will be in 10th through 12th grades next year, and who have at least a 3.0 GPA, are eligible to participate in the CCP program during the next academic year of 2023-2024. All SHS students who are interested in the CCP program, but do not have at least a 3.0 GPA or higher, are NOT eligible and must all 419-372-0886 to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer Reading test. However, all students interested in CCP are encouraged to take the Accuplacer exams for Writing and Math in order to qualify for college-level Math and Writing courses, which currently are offered at Sandusky High School.
It is NOT recommended that students attempt to enroll in these college-level Math (Math 1280) or Writing (WRIT 1110/1120) classes until they have reached at least their junior year at SHS.
- All students in grades 7th through 9th are encouraged to at least take the Accuplacer Reading test to meet the qualifications for admission into the CCP program.
- All students are encouraged to schedule appointments to take the Accuplacer test before March 1, 2023. Sandusky High School will no longer attempt to accommodate students who qualify late in the academic year for the CCP program. April or May of the current academic year is too late. This leads to many problems and complications with the scheduling of classes at SHS for the subsequent academic year.
- All recently admitted CCP students, along with at least one parent, will be required to schedule an appointment with Dr. Koonce before enrolling in any CCP classes in the future. The number to reach Dr. Koonce for an appointment is 419-984-1085.
- All students are required to know what books are needed for their classes, and they must submit their book orders to Dr. Koonce at least one month in advance of the start of their college courses. Book order forms are in the CCP Lab (Room 128).
- It also is important for students enrolled in classes that require access codes to purchase the access before the start of such classes and submit the receipt to [email protected] to receive the reimbursement check from the school district’s central office.
- Please submit receipts with the name of person who paid, the total costs (taxes will not be reimbursed), and the address of the payer. Our district will no longer use district credit cards for these purchases because of the complications that result from ordering these codes and having to use the students’ accounts for such purchases.
- Access codes for most of these classes are no longer sent as physical products. The other option is for students to choose a similar course or entirely different course instead of one that requires an access code. The district will purchase all books, workbooks, etc., that can be mailed to Sandusky High School. However, students must submit their book request forms at least one month before the start of each semester.
- Finally, all requests for CCP classes must come directly from students. Parents are encouraged to discuss options for classes with their children, but it is up to the CCP students to communicate their needs. Parents will not be able to e-mail or call Dr. Koonce to request specific college courses for their sons or daughters.
- One of the aims of the CCP program at Sandusky High School is to teach our students to become more independent and to help them learn to advocate for themselves and take full responsibility for the college courses they choose.