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College Credit Plus Program Defined.

The College Credit Plus (CCP) Program provides students in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to enroll in college courses, enabling them to earn college credit while meeting high school graduation requirements at the same time. 

Let's Collaborate.

At Zane State College, we understand that when it comes to learning, it’s about the individual. It’s about feeling ready to take the right steps forward at the right time. And when it comes to the CCP program, rest assured that Zane State has been a dependable partner in delivering courses at high schools, online, and on Zane State’s campus for many years.

The Perks.

  1. Courses and books are offered at no cost.
  2. The Pathways to Business and Pathways to Engineering programs, which are associate degree programs, are built for CCP students.
  3. Many CCP students graduate high school with associate degrees/certificates from Zane State College at the same time they graduate from high school.
  4. Upon graduating high school, students who continue to attend Zane State may be eligible for the CCP Full Tuition Scholarship, in addition to other scholarships.
  5. CCP students can earn general education courses that fit the Ohio Transfer Module.

Info at Your Fingertips

If you’re ready to decide if CCP is right for you or your student, the Zane State CCP team is here to help. 

  1. We recommend you visit the FAQ  for College Credit Plus from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
  2. You could also attend a College Credit Plus Information Night hosted at your home school district. Contact your school counselor for details. (These are normally held from September through February.)
  3. For personalized attention, please contact our office at ccp@zanestate.edu to arrange an appointment. 

Eligibility Check.

New students must meet one of the following criteria for CCP eligibility. 

  1. Obtain a remediation-free score on one of the standard assessment exams as set forth in paragraph (D)(2) of rule 3333-1-65.3 of the Administrative Code; or
  2. Has a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of at least 3.00; or
  3. Have a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of at least 2.75 but less than 3.00 and received an “A” or “B” grade in a relevant high school course by ZSC.

Remediation Free Scores:



  • WritePlacer (English): 5 or above
  • QAS (Math): 263 or above



  • English: 18 or above
  • Math: 22 or above 

Steps to Apply.

Step 1: Submit your letter of intent. 

Public School Students:

  • Complete the form by April 1. If you happen to miss the deadline, reach out directly to your high school for assistance.

Homeschool and Non-Public Students:

Step 2: Schedule an Accuplacer Test

Public High School Students:

  • Check to see if this step is required based on student eligibility standards above.

Middle School, Home School and Non-Public School Students:

  • Submit college-level Accuplacer scores to meet eligibility requirements. If you need to take an Accuplacer test, we have an on-campus testing center available for you.

Step 3: Complete the College Credit Plus Application.

Deadlines to apply are:

    • Summer: Deadline is May 1
    • Fall: Priority Deadline is June 1
    • Spring: Deadline is December 1

Once Accepted into the CCP Program.

Enrolling in college courses not only equips students with the skills to meet college-level academic standards but also helps reduce the overall time needed to obtain a college degree. Students can pursue an associate degree at Zane State (or another institution) and then transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree — while saving significant tuition. 

These next final steps are crucial to ensure you have reviewed all of the necessary material to get started on your college journey! 

Please Review: 

Read ODE/ODHE Mature Content disclaimer:  “The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus 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.”

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Meet the CCP Team

Amanda Pollock

Amanda Pollock

College Credit Plus Advisor
Rick Mohler

Rick Mohler

College Credit Plus, Pathways & Online Student Advisor
Team Teara

Teara Hill

College Credit Plus Advisor