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Ohio’s College Credit Plus program is an opportunity for college-ready students in grades 7-12 to earn high school and college credit at the same time by taking courses at a participating Ohio college or university. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. The State of Ohio has designated funds to pay for the tuition for non-public students to participate in College Credit Plus. Students' only expenses will be the cost of textbooks for courses taken at the Ohio college or university campus or online. All public colleges and certain private colleges in Ohio are participating.

Interested, college-ready students have the opportunity to pursue more challenging classes and explore college interests while still in middle school or high school. Students can earn anywhere from a few college credits to more than a year’s worth. College Credit Plus can reduce your child’s time in college and save a significant amount of money on higher education.

Shekinah hosted our annual CCP Information Session on Monday, November 6, 2023, at 7:00 pm. Information from this year's meeting is posted below. 

Important Dates for College Credit Plus

Nov. 6, 2023:
Shekinah's annual CCP Informational Meeting.
Rm 109A at 7:00 p.m.  

To Do Next: 

Set up a meeting with the school counselor,   
Mrs. Linda Shetler.

Take exams (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer or any entrance exams required by the college or university)

By Feb. 2024:
Apply for admission to colleges and universities.  College acceptance letters are required when applying for funding.

Feb 3-April 1, 2024
(Recommended by March 15):
Parents establish an OH|ID account before applying for funding.

By April 1, 2024
Submit intent to participate and application for funding on your OH|ID account. (The letter of intent is included in the funding application.)

Before May 6, 2024
Receive funding award notification.

May-August 2024
Register for classes.  Check deadlines for college(s).


OCU Trailblazer Academy

The Ohio Christian University representative, Beth Ash, along with Kelsey Brisker and Jenny Ratliff were present virtually at our fall meeting and also sent us some information. A number of Shekinah students have taken their CCP classes through OCU. The information about OCU's program is here for your convenience. Application Deadline is March 15, 2024.

Cedarville University's College Credit Plus Program

Cedarville University was not able to attend our fall informational meeting this year but sent us information. At Cedarville University, you can be assured that all CCP courses will meet Cedarville’s expectations for academic quality and will be taught from a biblical worldview by professors in full agreement with the university's doctrinal statement and community covenant.

  • Online asynchronous courses in spring, summer, and fall
  • On-campus courses for commuter students
  • A two-week residential summer course on Cedarville's campus in June
  • **New** Christian School Partner courses facilitated by your teachers on your campus

Please view these resources or email for more information about Cedarville’s online College Now program.

Columbus State Community College's CCP Information

Michelle Miller-Owens represented CSCC at our fall informational meeting.  CCP students interested in attending Columbus State Community College after high school should read how to get started.  Students who have never participated in CCP, or have applied but not taken courses, will need to apply/reapply to CSCC. 

Click Here to Apply

Malone University's CCP Program

Malone University representatives were not able to attend our fall meeting this year.  Below is information about Malone's CCP program.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University CCP

MVNU Rep., Crystal Goehring, attended our fall informational meeting in person this year. MVNU offers dual enrollment opportunities.  Their 14-week online courses are offered during the regular MVNU fall and spring semesters. 

Admissions Requirements:

  • Be in grades 7-12. 
  • Have an unweighted 3.0 high school GPA or higher or demonstrate college readiness through an approved placement test (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, ALEKS). 
  • Complete MVNU’s Dual Enrollment Application. 
  • School Counselor Items: HS Transcript and School Counselor Certification. 
  • Parent Items: Parent/Guardian Certification and Mature Content State Permission Slip.