College Credit Plus (CC+)
Documents & Resources
CC+ Voucher Announcements
Spring Semester Voucher Dates
January 9 - February 12: Purchase books in-store and online using a CC+ voucher. Vouchers will be sent out on or after January 9, depending on your registration date.
CC+ students eligible for an electronic book voucher will receive a notification to their Columbus State email (@student.cscc.edu) once available to use. Books may not be obtained prior to receiving your Book Voucher notification. Note: access codes and eBooks are not sent to your email but must be picked-up or shipped.
February 12: Students are responsible for purchasing only eligible items on this account. If you receive an ineligible item or make adjustments to your schedule after an item is purchased, it may be returned in original condition before the account closing deadline. Access codes must not be exposed, scratched off, or used. Please wait to open books or codes until you know that you are taking the course.
End of Semester Returns
Items received on a book voucher should be returned to your high school at the end of the semester. Please contact your high school counselor to find out your schools specific return policy.
Book Process Information
The school district will provide books for all College Credit Plus classes offered at a high school location.
Note: If you are enrolled in a Pacesetter course at Delaware Campus, Olentangy Local Schools will distribute the book to you. If you are enrolled in an HS2 or Bell course at Reynoldsburg RLC, Reynoldsburg City Schools will distribute the book to you.
Most students do not pay for books for their approved College Credit Plus classes. Please contact your high school counselor to find out how to obtain books. Note: home school students and students who take unapproved classes must self-pay for books.
Schools with a book agreement (see Voucher List):
Columbus State will provide an electronic book voucher for each student enrolled at an approved school district, to obtain books for online or on-campus College Credit Plus classes. Have questions about vouchers? See: "Book Voucher Information" below.
Schools without a book agreement:
It is the responsibility of the school district to cover the cost of books for the College Credit Plus program. Please talk to your high school counselor in order to find out about obtaining books for classes. School districts may choose to purchase books through an alternative source, or choose the following options through the Columbus State Bookstore.
Sign a CSCC College Credit Plus Non-Partner School District Book Process Memorandum of Understanding
This allows the college to establish a book voucher for students to receive books directly from the bookstore.
Use a purchase order to buy books from the Columbus State Bookstore
The high school distributes books to the student.
Contact Gillian Lustig-Shilts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-287-5237 to request either option.
Book Voucher Information
What is a College Credit Plus book voucher? Columbus State will provide an electronic book voucher for each eligible student enrolled at an approved school district to obtain required books for online or on-campus College Credit Plus classes at the start of each semester. For schools with a voucher please see our voucher list.
What if I'm a home school student? Home school students do not receive book vouchers and are responsible for purchasing their own books and supplies. The books can be purchased at the Columbus State Bookstore.
What if I am enrolled in CC+ classes at a high school location? Books for CC+ classes being taught at a high school location will be provided by the high school.
What if I am in a special program offered at a Columbus State location (Pacesetter, HS2, Bell)? These are taught by high school instructors and are considered high school courses. Books for Pacesetter courses at Delaware Campus, will be distributed by Olentangy Local Schools. Books for HS2 or Bell courses at Reynoldsburg RLC, will be distributed by Reynoldsburg City Schools.
What if I attend a school district not on the voucher list? If you are not enrolled in an approved school district to receive a voucher, then you will need to speak with your high school counselor about obtaining books. If your school would like to have book vouchers for their students please have them contact Gillian Lustig-Shilts at 614-287-5237 or email@example.com.
When will I receive my book voucher email? Once your bookstore account is available to use in-person or online, a voucher notification will be sent to your Columbus State email. Textbook and ordering instructions will be included. Your voucher account at the bookstore will not be available to use until you receive this email notification.
When can I get books once I receive my email? Vouchers will be available for use as follows: Spring Semester 2018: January 9 - February 12 (student's registered close to or after January 9, may not receive their voucher until after the start of the semester).
How do I use my voucher in-person? You will be required to present a copy of your current schedule from Cougarweb to use a College Credit Plus voucher at the bookstore. See the designated CC+ area on the 2nd floor for assistance. If you need help concerning a CC+ book voucher, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-287-5237 (please provide student's full name and cougar ID).
What if all I need is an online eBook or Access Code? Online access codes and eBooks are physical items that must be picked up at the bookstore or shipped via an online order. Please do not self-pay online from someone other than the bookstore, as we will not be able to refund the cost.
What if I need to use Adobe software for my course? Adobe software (including Photoshop) can be accessed by students for free in the computer lab (TL 116) on the main campus, the Learning Center (MO 149) at the Delaware campus, or at the Columbus Metro Library locations. Click here for additional information.
Adobe offers a student photography subscription for $9.99/month, which can be purchased
directly from Adobe. This cannot be purchased from the bookstore using your Book Voucher
account. Please check with your high school. Click here for subscription.
Adobe also offers free trial versions of software, however, is it only a 7 day trial. Click here for trial version.
What items are covered on a CC+ book voucher? Only required textbooks and kits are funded under CC+ Book Vouchers. Students are responsible for any ineligible purchases on their account.
What items are not covered on a CC+ book voucher?
-Developmental Education Books are self-pay.
-High School Location Books will be distributed by your high school.
-Pacesetter Books will be distributed by Olentangy Local Schools.
-HS2 or Bell Books will be distributed by Reynoldsburg City Schools.
-Books for Courses that exceed your Max Credit Hours are self-pay.
-Books for Unapproved Courses are self-pay.
-Calculators, goggles, and school supplies are self-pay.
-Optional Books are self-pay.
-1 of 2 choice means only 1 choice is covered.
What is a Max Credit Restriction?
The Registration Consent Form signed by you, your parent/guardian, and your guidance counselor includes the maximum number of credit hours for which you are funded for the year. Books for any additional classes beyond the maximum hours awarded will not be eligible for funding with an electronic book voucher. Students will be responsible to self-pay for these books as well as associated tuition and fees.
What are the Developmental Education courses which are self-pay?
DEV (ALL COURSES)
ESL (ALL COURSES)
MATH 1020, 1025, 1030, 1050, 1060, 1075, and 1099
What if I change my schedule or receive an ineligible item? If you change your schedule or drop a class but received book(s) using your voucher you will be required to return books and course materials for dropped classes in the condition you received or self-pay for them by the account closing deadline. Please wait to open or use manuals or online access cards until you are sure you are taking the class. We will not be able to return access cards if they have been used or exposed.
Refunds: Once a class is dropped from your schedule it becomes ineligible for College Credit Plus funding. To avoid being charged, items received for ineligible courses should be returned in original condition before the account closing deadline. Please wait to open or use manuals or online access cards until you are sure you are taking the course. We will not be able to accept returns on access cards if used or exposed. If ineligible items are not returned by the account closing deadline or are not in returnable condition, please notify your high school counselor.
End of Semester Returns: Books obtained using a book voucher at the Columbus State Bookstore are the property of the school/district. Please return books to your high school at the end of the semester, unless notified otherwise.
School Buyback Option: School Districts interested in participating in our buyback program must get pre-approval and submit a vendor registration form to the college. To request a vendor registration form contact email@example.com. To check buyback eligibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the ISBN, TITLE, QTY, and course (if known) for each book. Buyback lists should be sent atleast a week before the semester starts.
Book Vouchers/Purchase Orders
email@example.com • 614-287-5237
Buybacks/High School Location Orders
firstname.lastname@example.org • 614-287-5127
For help with your schedule or registration
Contact your College Credit Plus Academic Advisor
For help navigating the College Credit Plus program at Columbus State
Visit Resource Guide for Students, Parents/Guardians, and School Counselors
or Columbus State Dual Credit page
For more information about College Credit Plus
Visit Ohio Board of Regents' College Credit Plus webpage.