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).
Once students have completed 15 hours of college credit, they can enroll in any course that is not on the ‘non-allowable' list. Enrollment in Level Two courses will be based on prerequisites and course availability.
Helpful Resources for Course Planning
Self-Pay and Pre-College (Developmental) Courses
Once you are admitted to Columbus State, you are free to take any course you choose but, not all courses will be financially covered by CCP. 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 which will be the student's financial responsibility.