College Credit Plus (CCP) classes offer qualified and highly motivated students access to a broad range of college level coursework and the opportunity to earn college credit. The high school credit is given at the discretion of the home high school and the college credit is given on a Notre Dame College transcript. The college credits are fully transferable to Notre Dame College and are transferable to other institutions at the discretion of those institutions.
Students may take courses on the NDC campus, at their school (if offered) or through the NDC Online Program. The online courses are eight-weeks in duration.
Prospective students considering CCP at Notre Dame College should first meet with their guidance counselor to discuss this college credit program and determine if it is the right choice for them.
What is College Credit Plus?
College Credit Plus (CCP) replaces the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option Program (PSEOP) and Dual-Enrollment. College Credit Plus offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in grades 7-12.
Who can participate?
College-ready students in grades 7-12 may apply to participate in CCP classes. Students may attend public, private or charter schools as well as homeschooled students.
What are the steps I need to take to participate?
1. Attend a CCP information session and/or talk with a school counselor to determine if CCP is a good choice for the student. Students must let the school counselor know that s/he intends to participate.
2. Apply for admission to Notre Dame College’s College Credit Plus Program using this online application [insert link]
3. Print the “Counselor Information Form” and take it to the school counselor for his/her approval to participate and discuss the classes the student should take through CCP. Students without ACT/SAT scores who need placement tests will be contacted to schedule their test. The “Counselor Information Form” can be found here [insert link]
4. Once the student is admitted to Notre Dame College s/he will receive an admission letter with the next steps listed. These include meeting on campus with the CCP advisor to select classes and attending an orientation for CCP students.
What are the GPA and test scores needed to participate at Notre Dame College?
Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale AND an ACT Composite score of at least 19 OR an SAT 900 (combined Critical Reading and Math) in order to apply.*
We will also look at English and math subscores for the tests for placement into appropriate classes. Students will need:
English and non-math courses:
ACT English subscore: 18 or higher or
SAT CR subscore: 450 or higher
Math and selected science courses:
ACT math subscore: 24 or higher or
SAT math subscore: 520 or higher
*Students without an ACT/SAT will be required to take our Accuplacer placement test for a nominal fee.
What is the cost of this program?
For students who live in Ohio, attend a public school and qualify for the College Credit Plus Program the state of Ohio pays the tuition for up to 30 credits per academic year (not to exceed 120 credits overall). Summer classes are not included in CCP.
Non-public school students should check with their school counselor and the Notre Dame College CCP advisor for the fee for credits not covered by state funding.
Will coursework follow my high school’s academic calendar?
CCP courses follow the Notre Dame College academic calendar, which will likely differ from students’ high school academic calendar.
What do I need to take online courses through the CCP program?
These are demanding and fast-paced college courses that cover in eight weeks content that is normally covered in fifteen weeks. Excellent time management skills and self-discipline are necessary to be successful.
There is no classroom component. Students will interact with other students and their instructor in weekly lessons using online tools such as e-mail, online discussion boards, and something called “Moodle”.
Students will complete most of their work outside of the regular school day, but school study halls may be used (at the school’s discretion) to work on the course if the student has access to a computer with an Internet connection. Students will need a computer with Internet access outside of school to be successful in these courses.
Will these courses meet my high school graduation requirements?
Students’ high schools have the final authority in determining how these courses apply to fulfilling graduation requirements. Notre Dame College does not track the students’ high school graduation requirements.
Will other colleges besides Notre Dame College accept these credits?
The acceptance of these credits is at the discretion of the other institutions.