How to Earn College Credit During High School

How to Earn College Credit during High School

College Credit Plus
If you are interested in finding out more information about taking college courses during high school for FREE, you can find out more information in this guide for students and parents. There is also more information available on INFOhio. Any student intending to take a CCP college course must submit an Intent to Participate form by April 1 to have the costs covered. Only courses taken during the school year at participating CCP institutions will be eligible for both high school and college credit for free.
Central Ohio Technical College (COTC)
To qualify for COTC's College Credit Plus program, student must meet the individual course's prerequisites, which will often include college readiness in reading and writing. This would be indicated by earning at least a 19 on ACT English and 20 on ACT Reading or at least a 490 on SAT Verbal and 470 on SAT Writing. Granville High School offers some COTC courses at Granville each year (Critial Thinking and Nutrition for the 2019-2020 school year), or qualifying students may take courses on COTC's campus or online. 
Students may take individual courses on a pathway to a degree. Check out these 15 and 30 credit             pathway examples. The application requirements are available online here.  
The Academy at OSU-Newark
Students may be eligible to take courses offered at OSU-Newark through their College Credit Plus program     called The Academy. More information may be found online here. The application may be found also be found hereBasic eligibility requirements include: 
 Test Section ACT SAT
 English/Writing 18 430
 Reading/Critical Reading 21 450
 Mathematics 22 520
The Licking County Scholars Program at Denison University

Granville students may still be eligible to take classes at Denison University for one-fifth of the regular tuition cost through the Licking County Scholars Program.
 This does not fall under College Credit Plus. It is primarily for 12th grade students, and they are looking for a minimum GPA of 3.40. You will need to fulfill all parts of the application prior to the semester in which you wish to enroll. 
The student must also have a letter of recommendation from the appropriate high school teacher indicating the student's preparedness for a college level course and a letter of recommendation from the counselor or principal confirming the student's GPA and permission to leave the high school for the Denison course. For the most up-to-date information, click here for Denison's website detailing the program.
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