Transitioning from College Credit Plus
Congratulations on completing College Credit Plus classes through Columbus State. That smart move gives you a great head start of college!
As a College Credit Plus participant, you are already a valued Columbus State student, and we want you to continue on with us as a full-time student after you graduate from high school! CCP students are not required to re-submit an application for admission. You’re already accepted and ready to choose your major.
$1,000 per academic year
Renewable for a total of four semesters
Graduating CCP seniors may already qualify for a scholarship to attend Columbus State as a traditional student. The Momentum Award can be used for tuition, course-related fees, and books/supplies.
- 2023 high school graduate.
- Earned CTAG or career-technical articulated credit, or at least two CCP credits from Columbus State in the 2021/2022 academic year.
- Final high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. (Official final high school transcript must be sent to Columbus State).
- Full-time enrollment in a program of study that is eligible for Federal financial aid at Columbus State for Autumn and Spring Semesters.
This scholarship is automatically awarded and will appear on qualifying students’ Columbus State account – no scholarship application is required!
We want each student to be awarded as much financial aid as possible, so we encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any additional documents required by the financial aid process no later than 7/15/2023. The FAFSA can be filed online at fafsa.gov. Columbus State offers free FAFSA workshops where you can get help with the application.
*Students that have graduated with an associate degree are not eligible for this scholarship.
Final high school transcript must be on file prior to Autumn Semester 2023.
Follow the steps below to complete all of the admissions steps and get ready to register for your first semester of classes.
Declare a major at Columbus State. If you know which major you want to pursue, contact your Columbus State CCP advisor or firstname.lastname@example.org. Not sure which major? Use the CareerQuest tool to help you determine where your interests lie.
Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov (Columbus State school code: 006867).
Your Columbus State College Credit Plus credits are already here, so no need to do anything there!
If you completed College Credit Plus through another college or university (other than Columbus State), request an official transcript from the college(s) where you have earned credit. Most colleges have an online transcript request process that you can find easily by visiting their site and searching for “transcripts.”
If you completed AP classes, request an official transcript from The College Board to be sent to Columbus State.
IMPORTANT: We must receive your official transcript directly from the college. Students are not permitted to submit transcripts.
Your next step is to submit your qualifying ACT/SAT scores and check with your CCP advisor to see if re-testing is necessary.