Frequently Asked Questions
Applying to CCP at Columbus State
The College will communicate with you throughout the admissions process to let you know your next steps. This will be done through email, using your new Columbus State email address that you will have after your acceptance into Columbus State. It is very important that you check the email address you provided to Columbus State on a regular basis.
Visit Dates & Deadlines for application, testing, and registration deadlines for CCP students. Allow 2-3 business days for processing of the college application before submitting ACT or SAT scores or completing the college placement tests.
Yes. The Ohio Department of Education mandates that all CCP students attend an orientation. CSCC strongly encourages all CCP students complete an orientation prior to the start of their first semester.
Online Orientation for CCP students
Students who plan on taking courses in their high school or online are encouraged to complete the online orientation. The online version of orientation is available throughout the academic year.
- Students must have completed placement testing or have submitted qualifying ACT/SAT scores prior to logging into the online orientation.
- To access the CCP online orientation, students must have their Columbus State username and password in order to log into the orientation site.
Taking Columbus State CCP Classes
YES! Students must have their Registration Request Form submitted and processed by the due dates: See College Credit Plus Dates & Deadlines
Students should not wait until registration deadlines to submit their registration requests. Students should have all registration forms completed and submitted prior to summer break for summer and autumn semesters and prior to winter break for spring semester. The longer a student waits to register, the less likely they are to get their preferred class times. Advisors cannot register students into full sections, even if the course is needed for HS graduation.
Your CCP advisor will notify you by email once your registration has been processed. This email will ask you to confirm your schedule on CougarWeb and will give you a detailed list of "next steps". If there is a problem with your registration, such as your course is full or you do not meet the course prerequisite, your CCP advisor will notify you via email. Your CCP advisor will try to assist you in finding alternative sections of a class if it is full.
No. The coursework remains the same as it would be in a non-CCP Columbus State class. The subject matter of a course in 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. To request information about a course syllabus, fill out the Mature Content Warning Syllabus Request form.
Most students do not pay for books for their college classes. The district is responsible for the costs of books. More information is available on the Bookstore website (see "CCP Book FAQ"). Non-partner districts, home-schooled students, and non-partner private school students are responsible for the purchase of the books.
The books must be returned at the end of each term or you will likely be billed by your school district for the books. In the event a book is lost or damaged, the student will be responsible for the cost of the book. For additional information regarding where to return books, visit cscc.edu/bookstore and see the College Credit Plus student letter.
No. Once the semester starts, students are not allowed to change classes or switch sections. Students can add flex term classes if the class has not started and there are open seats.
CCP students cannot drop a class online. Students must complete a Drop Form that must include a parent/guardian and high school counselor signature. Students (or high school counselors) can submit a complete Drop Form to your Columbus State Academic Advisor via email, or to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In order to have not have a financial penalty, students must drop a class(es) prior to a "W" showing on their transcript. CCP withdrawal deadlines can be found on the Columbus State website under the academic calendar.
- If a student drops a class after the drop without a "W" deadline, the district can issue a bill to the student for repayment of funds. Repayment for dropped classes is at the discretion of the district.
- Columbus State has deadlines related to dropping courses and whether or not the dropped course will appear on the student's transcript. Students should check the academic calendar for college drop deadlines.
- Dropped courses are not reflected in a student's GPA.
- Dropped courses can impact a student's "Satisfactory Academic Progress" when applying for Financial Aid upon high school graduation.
Possibly. This will ultimately depend on other courses (both CCP and HS) a student still has on their record. All questions about HS attendance or athletic eligibility should be directed to their high school counselor or athletic director.
Students must pay for classes that exceed their credit hour limit. All College Credit Plus students, including home-school and non-public students, will receive funding limited to the number of eligible hours deemed appropriate by the state formula. That formula is located under Question number 13 below. You can also consult with your high school guidance counselor for more details on how many college courses you can take on an annual basis and overall before you graduate from high school.
All students are required to purchase the books for Developmental Education and pre-college
The following courses are development education or pre-college level classes and are not funded through College Credit Plus:
- BIO 0100
- CHEM 0100
- DEV 0114, 0135, 0140, 0145, 0151, 0152, and 0155
- ENGL 0190
- ESL 0159, 0165, 0168, 0169, 0170, 0177, 0178, 0179, 0188, and 0190
- MATH 1025, 1050, 1060, 1075, and 1099
- PHYS 0100
The Registration Form signed by you, your parent/guardian, and your high school counselor includes the maximum number of credit hours for which you are funded this year. If you want to take additional classes this year beyond your approved maximum credit hours, you will be responsible for the cost of those books as well as tuition.
For students taking college classes only (college classes in your HS):
Students who are taking college classes taught at their high school campuses will follow the same spring break as their high school.
For students taking college classes online or on a CSCC campus only:
Students who are taking college classes online or on a Columbus State campus (no HS classes) will follow the Columbus State spring break.
For students taking a college class in their high school and a college class online or on-campus:
Columbus State's spring break does not typically align with HS spring breaks. Students will be required to attend their Columbus State classes even if they are on spring break with their high school. This means that students who take both college classes in their high school and college classes online or on-campus do not get a spring break.
- Spring break vacations are not excused absences. If you are planning to miss classes due to a spring break trip, it is important to speak with your instructor ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES. If there are exams or assignments due during those absences, they may not be able to be made up. All late work submission and alternative test dates are at the discretion of the instructor. If work cannot be made up, students may need to drop the course.
For students taking College Credit Plus classes only (CCP classes in your HS):
Students who are taking CCP classes taught at their high school campuses will follow the same closures as their high school. This includes any weather closures, delays, or district-wide closures/holidays.
For students taking CCP classes online or on a CSCC campus only:
Students who are taking CCP classes online or on a CSCC campus only (no HS classes) will follow any CSCC closures/holidays. It is very rare for CSCC to have weather closures or delays.
For students taking a college class in their high school and a college class online or on-campus:
Students in this scenario will follow both their HS and Columbus State closures/holiday schedule. There will be times when a student's HS may have a weather delay or closure and Columbus State does not. Students will still be required to attend their Columbus State classes as scheduled even if their high school is closed. If Columbus State does have a weather delay or closure, students are notified via the RAVE Text Message Alert System.
It is very rare for Columbus State to have weather closures or delays.
Grades, Transcripts and More
Yes. Columbus State course grades will show on your high school transcript and will be computed into your Grade Point Average (GPA). College courses will be weighted in the same manner as Advanced Placement (AP) classes in your district, if your district weights AP courses. By taking courses at Columbus State, you are establishing a college transcript that will be part of your academic record throughout your educational career.
If a student has a documented disability, and wishes to utilize accommodations in a college class, it is the student's responsibility to get registered with Columbus State's Disability Services department. Registration requires completion of two steps:
1) Submit documentation of disability. This can be a copy of the student's IEP and ETR, or 504 Plan, or any other paperwork that explains the disability and its academic impacts.
2) Meet with the Disability Services Advocate for an intake appointment. This appointment takes about an hour, and can take place at any Columbus State location of the student's chosing.
Accommodations for Placement Tests
If you plan to take your placement test at a Columbus State Testing Center (not at
your high school), and need accommodations other than extended time, it is very important
to send your documentation (IEP/ETR, 504 Plan, etc.) to Disability Services (email@example.com) at least a week before you plan to take your tests.
If you are taking your placement tests at your high school, reach out to your Guidance Counselor, Intervention Specialist, or College Credit Plus Coordinator for more information.
*Important: Once you place into college courses, you will need to schedule an intake appointment with your assigned DS Advocate to complete the registration process. Call 614-287-2570 to schedule this appointment.
Please review this document to understand the consequences of withdrawing from or failing a college class:
Each semester that a student completes classes, they will receive an Academic Standing. If their GPA falls below college standards, it will result in one of the following academic standings:
- Academic Warning
- Academic Probation
CCP students who fall below college standards will be notified by the college by an email to their Columbus State student email account. The email will direct students on their required next steps at the college. All students will be required to complete an Academic Recovery Plan and meet with their college advisor. Students will not be permitted to register for future classes until they have met with their college advisor. Students are required to meet with their advisor in person as part of this process.
Being on academic warning or academic probation is a very serious issue. College classes are the start of a student's official college record that will follow them to future institutions. This may affect a student's future admission to colleges and universities as well as future Financial Aid eligibility.
Any CCP student who has a GPA below a 2.0 in their first semester at Columbus State are placed on Academic Warning. If a student fails a course, they should speak with their school counselor about any tuition repayment and/or high school graduation complications. Students may need to adjust their high school schedules due to their poor academic performance
Any student who is beyond their first semester is placed on academic probation when their cumulative GPA is below the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be restricted from registering until they meet with their college advisor. A student who has been placed on academic probation will have 24 attempted credit hours (this includes withdrawals) in which to improve their cumulative to minimum standards. Students on Academic Probation will be required to make an Academic Recovery appointment with their college advisor.
- If a student fails a course, they should speak with their school counselor about any tuition repayment and/or high graduation complications
- Students may need to adjust their high schedules due to their poor academic performance
A student will be Academically Dismissed from college if, after being placed on Academic Probation and registering for 24 additional credit hours, the student's cumulative GPA does not meet the Standards of Academic Progress. A student who is Academically Dismissed from the college will not be permitted to enroll the following semester. If a student is already registered for courses, those courses will be dropped by the college. Students may petition for readmission according to college procedure.
Because they are enrolled in college, CCP students must advocate for their own needs and work directly with faculty or College departments to resolve issues. Parents cannot contact the College or faculty to advocate for their student.
Per the U.S. Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all students enrolled in a college or university, regardless of age, have the right to keep their information private, and, in general, the college is prohibited from releasing this information to anyone other than the student. That means the college can only talk to the student about his/her personal and academic information. Click here for more information on FERPA.