Courses that are eligible for CCP credit and funding
Participating high schools and middle schools are required to have a list of eligible CCP courses posted on their website, so students wishing to earn both college credit and credit toward high school graduation requirements should consult their school’s/district’s CCP list.
Students are not limited to only taking courses approved by their school, and may take any eligible course from any community college or university that they are accepted to for transferrable college credit. Courses that are not eligible for CCP funding may be taken on a self-pay basis.
Qualifying CCP courses are divided into two levels:
Courses for students who have not yet completed at least 15 transferable credit hours, courses that apply toward a certificate or pathway, study skills and/or academic success courses, and courses in the areas of computer science, information technology, anatomy, physiology, foreign language or American Sign Language.
Additional circumstances under which a Level I course may be applied toward a certificate or degree prior to taking a Level II course:
(a) Upon successful completion of a Level I course in a specific subject, a student may take a Level II course in the same subject prior to completing the fifteen semester credit hours required by this division.
(b) A student may take a Level II course that has a Level I course as a prerequisite if the student has demonstrated by an assessment or other means that he/she is academically prepared for the course.
(c) A student may count an advanced placement or international baccalaureate diploma course completed at the student’s secondary school toward the fifteen semester credit hours of courses required by this division with evidence that the student attained the required score on an examination covering the coursework (Columbus State requires a 3 or above on AP exams).
After completing 15 qualifying credit hours, students may register for any course at a college to which they have been accepted, providing that course applies toward a certificate or pathways.
Helpful Resources for Course Planning
Self-Pay and Pre-College (Developmental) Courses
If you choose to self-pay to review pre-college material, which is not covered by College Credit Plus funding, here are a few rules regarding enrollment in developmental or remedial classes:
- To register for a mathematics course including MATH 1099 or lower, students must document that they have completed High School Algebra II or its equivalent.
- To register for an English course including ENGL 0190 or lower, students must document that they have completed three credits of High School English.
- To register for a Developmental Reading course, students must document that they have completed at least two credits of High School English.
- To register for BIO 0100, CHEM 0100, and PHYS 0100, students must meet any pre-requisites and have completed High School Algebra II or its equivalent.
Once you are admitted to Columbus State, you are free to take any course you choose. Be sure you understand which courses are eligible for CCP funding. Courses not on your school’s eligibility list may be taken on a self-pay basis.