College Credit Plus (CCP) gives students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to take college courses for free and earn high school and college credit before graduating from high school. Students can take up to 30 credit hours per school year, and a total of 120 throughout the program.

College credits can be earned during summer, fall, and spring terms. Courses taken in the summer term count toward the upcoming high school year. Each class and corresponding grade are included in both high school and college transcripts. Flexible class scheduling allows students the ability to enjoy school activities that fit around college classes.

Benefits for students and their families

  • Earn high school and college credit for classes taken
  • Reduce the time and cost of earning college credit
  • CCP course grades are weighted the same as AP/IB and other advanced standing classes on high school transcript
  • College Credit Plus courses and instructional materials are free to the student.
  • All students are assigned a College Pathway Advisor who provides the student with guidance regarding scheduling, advising, Belmont College’s policies and any other questions or concerns.
  • All CCP students are considered Belmont College students and have access to many benefits and student support services.
  • Credits earned can transfer. Belmont College also offers several general education courses that meet the Ohio Transfer 36 & TAG  that guarantees transferability to Ohio colleges and universities.

Use the CCP Enrollment Checklist to help focus on next steps.

Admissions Requirements

To participate, the student must submit a Letter of Intent to Participate to their respective high school or the State of Ohio by April 1. Contact your high school counselor to find out how they handle this process. Please note that students must be an Ohio resident and attend an Ohio High School.

Students seeking admission into the CCP program must demonstrate college readiness by meeting Belmont College’s admission standards and the state remediation-free standards of Ohio. Belmont partially determines college readiness by using GPA, ACT, SAT, and/or Next-Generation ACCUPLACER scores.

Readiness Area




English/Writing Sub Score


Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480 (Combined)

263 or above

Reading Sub Score


Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480 (Combined)

250 or above

Mathematics Sub Score

22 530

263 or above

Students without an ACT or SAT score are required to take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER placement test to determine college readiness.

Disclaimer: The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the CCP program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs.

  • Barnesville
  • Buckeye Local
  • Champion
  • East Richland Christian
  • Edison
  • Harrison Hills
  • Howland
  • Hubbard
  • Indian Creek
  • Jackson Milton
  • Jefferson JVS
  • Steubenville
  • Switzerland of Ohio
  • Toronto
  • Wellsville

CCP Deadlines

Priority Deadlines: Summer Semester 2024-2025*:

Application, Transcript, & Permission Form

Assessment Scores

Scheduling Deadline

May 10 May 17 May 24

Priority Deadlines: Fall Semester 2024-2025*:

Application, Transcript, & Permission Form

Assessment Scores

Scheduling Deadline

June 28 July 26 August 9

Priority Deadlines: Spring Semester 2024-2025*:

Application, Transcript, & Permission Form

Assessment Scores

Scheduling Deadline

September 27 December 20 January 3


*Any applications submitted after the Semester Application, Transcript & Permission Form Deadline will be moved to the next semester.


To learn more

Contact our College Pathway Advisors with any questions:

Patrick Carbon
Phone: 740.314.0157

Sarah Fletcher

See your high school counselor for requirements and application materials.