Textbooks, Deadlines and Other Resources
Outstanding student support is one of our top priorities at Columbus State. Students taking CCP courses through Columbus State have access to the same resources as any other Columbus State student, including tutoring, disability services, career exploration, and more. Browse the resources below, and learn more about how we are supporting students with remote learning at Log In. Learn On!
Helpful College Resources
For a list of important dates, deadlines, holidays and other school closing dates, please refer to the Columbus State Academic Calendar.
College Credit Plus Academic Advisors at Columbus State help high school students enrolled in the CCP program develop their schedules and academic plans. Your College Credit Plus Academic Advisor is here to help you understand your academic and career pathways and to support you as you make decisions about your academic courses.
To contact the CCP Advising team and/or schedule a virtual appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Explore Columbus State majors through our Career and Academic Pathways.
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.
Students taking CCP classes at a middle school, high school, or designated district building.
Columbus State will provide a book voucher for each student enrolled at a partner district or school, and students will be responsible to obtain the books in-person or by an email request. For additional information, including the list of partner schools, visit the College Credit Plus link at the Columbus State Bookstore.
If you do not attend a partner district or school, the school will be responsible for providing the books for your College Credit Plus classes. If you attend a public high school or if you are a nonpublic high school student approved for College Credit Plus through the State. Nonpublic high school students not approved through the State for funding (or for the portion of class not funded), as well as all home-school students, will be responsible for textbooks. Talk to your high school to find out about obtaining your books.
Find book requirements at the College Credit Plus link at the Columbus State Bookstore.
The Ohio Department of Education mandates that all CCP students attend an orientation. Columbus State strongly encourages all CCP students complete an orientation prior to the start of their first semester.The College Credit Plus Online Orientation lasts between 1-2 hours and should be completed in a single session. Access the online orientation.