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College Credit Plus


Book Process Information


  • The school district will provide books for all College Credit Plus classes offered at a high school location.


  • Most students do not pay for books for their approved College Credit Plus classes. Note: Home school students and students who take unapproved classes must self-pay for books.

    Schools with a book agreement (see Voucher List): 

    Columbus State will provide an electronic book voucher for each student enrolled at an approved school district, to obtain books for online or on-campus College Credit Plus classes. Have questions about vouchers? See: "Book Voucher Information" below.

    Schools without a book agreement:

    Students should talk to their high school in order to find out about obtaining books. It is the decision of the school district to decide on how they would like to purchase books, and some schools may choose to purchase books through an alternative source (book requirements can be found on our booklist on the right navigation menu).

    If your school would like to set up a book process with the Columbus State Bookstore, they have the following options:
  • Sign a Columbus State Community College College Credit Plus Non-Partner School District Book Process Memorandum of Understanding
    This allows the college to establish a book voucher for students to receive books directly from the bookstore.
  • Use a purchase order to buy books from the Columbus State Bookstore
    The high school distributes books to the student.
  • For either option, the school should contact Gillian Lustig-Shilts at or 614-287-5237.

Book Voucher Information


  • What is a College Credit Plus book voucher?

    Columbus State will provide an electronic book voucher for each eligible student enrolled at an approved school district, to obtain books for online or on-campus College Credit Plus classes at the start of each semester. 

    See if your school district is listed under the voucher list (see below).

    What if I'm a home school student?

    Home school students do not receive book vouchers and are responsible for purchasing their own books and supplies. The books can be purchased at the Columbus State Bookstore.  For more information on this policy visit the FAQ at Ohio Higher Ed's website.

    When will I receive my book voucher?

    Students do not need to pick up anything or obtain a physical voucher. Book vouchers are sent electronically to your CSCC student email. The "Book Voucher" email means you have received your voucher and can directly go to the bookstore to obtain books. Textbook information on how to obtain books will be included in your email.

    Voucher emails are sent typically one week before the start of classes, and your bookstore voucher account will be available to use at the bookstore only during designated periods during the term.

    The availability of a book voucher is dependent on when a student has registered for courses and if courses are eligible for College Credit Plus funding.

    When can I use my voucher?

    Vouchers, once received, will be available for use as follows: 

    Summer Semester 2017: May 17 - June 26
    Autumn Semester 2017: August 14 - TBA


  • How to use your voucher at the bookstore:

    Students must present a copy of their student schedule from Cougarweb to use a College Credit Plus voucher at the bookstore. Please see the designated College Credit Plus area of the textbook department located on the 2nd floor of the bookstore for assistance.

    If you need assistance or help concerning a book voucher please email or call 614-287-5237 (Note: please leave your full name and cougar ID in your message or email).

    Online Access Codes:

    Online access codes are physical cards that contain a code to be able to access online materials. You must pick up these items the same way you would a textbook. Please do not self-pay online as we will not be able to refund the cost.


  • Only required textbooks and kits are funded under College Credit Plus. Students are responsible for any ineligible purchases on their account.

    Book Vouchers do not cover the following:

    Books for Developmental Education & Pre-College Courses
    Books for High School Location Courses
    Books for Courses that exceed your Max Credit Amount
    Books for Unapproved Courses
    Calculators or School Supplies

    Max Credit Restrictions:
  • The Registration Consent Form signed by you, your parent/guardian, and your guidance counselor includes the maximum number of credit hours for which you are funded for the year.  Books for any additional classes beyond the maximum hours awarded will not be eligible for funding with an electronic book voucher. Students will be responsible to self-pay for these books as well as tuition and fees.
  • Developmental Education Course Restrictions:

    All students are required to self-pay for Developmental Education and pre-college level books.

    List of developmental education/pre-college classes:

    BIO 0100
    CHEM 0100
    ENGL 0190
    MATH 1020, 1025, 1030, 1050, 1060, 1075, and 1099
  • If you change your schedule or drop a class but received the book(s) using your voucher:

    Once a class is dropped from a schedule it becomes ineligible for College Credit Plus funding. You will be required to return books and course materials for dropped classes in the condition you received them within 3 weeks.

    Please wait to open or use manuals or online access cards until you are sure you are taking the class. We will not be able to return access cards to your account if they have been used or exposed.

VOUCHER LIST (Spring 2017)

  • Students from these districts will receive a book voucher if eligible:

    Art College Prep
    Bexley City Schools
    Big Walnut
    Buckeye Valley Local Schools
    Canal Winchester Local Schools
    Catholic Diocese Schools
    Columbus City Schools
    Columbus Preparatory Academy
    Delaware Area Career Center
    Delaware City Schools
    Dublin City Schools
    Early College Academy
    Eastland Fairfield Schools
    Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow
    Elgin Local Schools
    Fairbanks Local Schools
    Franklin Preparatory Academy
    Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
    Grandview Heights City Schools
    Grove City Christian Schools
    Groveport Madison Local Schools
    Hamilton Local Schools
    Hilliard City Schools
    Horizon Academy
    Jonathan Alder Local Schools
    Licking Heights Local Schools
    Logan Elm
    London Schools
    Marysville Exempted Village
    Metro Institute of Technology
    New Albany Middle Schools
    New Albany-Plain Local Schools
    New Bremen High Schools
    Northridge Local Schools
    Ohio High-Point
    Olentangy Local Schools
    Pickerington Local Schools
    Reynoldsburg Schools
    Southwest Licking Local Schools
    South-Western City Schools
    Springfield City Schools
    Teays Valley Schools
    Tolles Career and Technical Center
    Triad High Schools
    Tri-Rivers Career Center
    Upper Arlington City Schools
    West Jefferson Local Schools
    Westerville City Schools
    Whitehall City Schools
    Worthington City Schools
    Academy for Urban Scholars
    Berea City
    Bloom-Carroll Local
    Buckeye On-Line schools for Success
    Delaware Christian Schools
    GOAL Digital Academy
    Graham School, the
    Highland Local
    Lancaster City
    Lexington Local
    Madison-Plains Local
    Miamisburg City
    Medina City
    Nexus Academy
    Ohio Connections Academy, INC
    Ohio Distance Electronic Learning Academy (ODELA)
    Ohio Virtual Academy
    Oregon City
    Patriot Preparatory Academy
    Provost Academy Ohio
    River View Local
    Summit Academy Transition-Columbus
    The Wellington Schools
    Tipp City Exempted Village
    Treca Digital Academy
    Virtual Community Schools of Ohio
    Westfall Local
    Worthington Christian High School





VOUCHER LIST (Summer 2017)

  • TBA
Book Return Information

RETURN POLICY (Spring 2017)

  • ATTENTION: If you are required to return books to the bookstore a notification will be sent to your Columbus State student email. Lab Manuals, Kits, and Access Codes are optional returns. Return Deadline for Spring Semester: May 19, 2017


    High School Location Classes:
    Return high school location books to your high school.
  • On Campus and Online Classes:
    Return online and on campus books to the Columbus State Bookstore. Books can be returned to the bookstore in person, or shipped to:
        • Columbus State Bookstore
          CCP RETURNS
          283 Cleveland Avenue
          Columbus, Ohio 43215
          *Name and cougar ID must be included with books


    Return Spring Semester 2017 books to the bookstore if you attend the following schools:
    Buckeye Online School for Success
    Bloom-Carroll Local
    Graham School, The
    Hudson City
    Lexington Local
    Madison Christian
    Nexus Academy
    Ohio Connections Academy
    Ohio Virtual Academy
    Patriot Preparatory Academy
    Provost Academy
    Tipp City Exempted
    Treca Digital Academy
    Westfall Local

RETURN POLICY (Summer 2017)

  • Books obtained using a book voucher at the Columbus State Bookstore are the property of the school/district. Please return books to your high school, unless notified otherwise.

    It is the responsibility of students who obtain textbooks directly from the Columbus State Bookstore for online and on campus classes to return those textbooks to the district.
  • If the school/district would like to participate in our buyback program, they should contact the bookstore to request book buyback eligibility. The district must submit a vendor registration form to the college to facilitate a buyback.

    For buyback assistance please contact:
    Phil Sanders, • 614-287-5127
    Gillian Lustig-Shilts, • 614-287-5237
Contact Information
Gillian Lustig-Shilts, Books for online and on-campus • 614-287-5237

Phil Sanders, Books for high school location • 614-287-5127

Need Help with your schedule or registration?
Contact your College Credit Plus Academic Advisor


For more information about College Credit Plus, please visit the Ohio Board of Regents' College Credit Plus webpage. Find out how to apply to Columbus State as a College Credit Plus student by visiting the Dual Credit page.