CCP: Important Points to Consider Before Applying

As a 7th through 12th-grade student, enrolling in college courses is not an easy decision. It would be best to discuss the opportunity with your parents and school counselor so that you understand your responsibilities as a college student. Below are important facts and things to consider before making the final decision.

High School Transcript/Graduation Requirements

  • Apply college credit to high school graduation requirements, earning high school and college credit at the same time.
  • Middle school students begin their high school transcript with any college courses completed. The grade earned is factored into the high school, not the middle school GPA.
  • The college grade is factored into your high school GPA and carries the same weight as AP, IB, or honors courses.
  • End-of-course exams for high school English I and II, Algebra, and Geometry is still required, even if you take the equivalent college course.
  • High school graduation could be affected if you do not pass a college course.

Middle/High School Schedule vs. College Schedule

  • Taking college classes can provide more options than traditional high school courses.
  • You can take classes during the summer, evenings, or weekends, allowing flexibility for other social and sports activities.
  • College course availability varies. There is no guarantee of enrollment in college courses during times that work well for your school activity schedule.
  • Start/End dates, holidays, and snow days can be different; essentially, you will keep track of two calendars.
  • Check the summer course schedule carefully. There are various start and end dates.

College Transcript/Graduation Requirements

  • Accelerate your college career with a quality education close to home. Earn up to 30 credits a year (including summer), 120 credits max.
  • Enroll in classes on campus, online, and at the high school (if available). 
    • Transportation to/from campus is your responsibility.
  • Transfer your credits to the University System of Ohio schools – visit to learn more. 
    • Are you planning to attend a private or out-of-state college? You need to check with those schools to see how credits could transfer.
  • You are starting a college transcript that will follow you through graduate school.
  • If you attended YSU after high school, you could qualify for financial aid based on the credit hours earned and your high school and college GPA.
  • The GPA you earn in CCP is always your GPA at YSU, whether as a freshman or a transfer student.
  • May lower the overall cost of your college education.
  • May shorten the time to complete your college degree.

My Cost

  • Tuition, books, and academic fees are at no cost to the student under Option B, up to 30 credits (high school and college) max per year.
    • If you are a private or homeschooled student and do not receive enough funding from the state, you will be responsible for costs associated with any classes not fully funded by the state.
    • Payment options are not split on courses. If a student does not have enough funding to cover the entire cost of a course, the entire course is self-pay. Note: homeschooled students are responsible for their textbooks regardless if funding is awarded.
  • You are responsible for school supplies, parking permits, campus recreation fees, library fines, parking fines, etc.
  • Your school district, or the state, can seek reimbursement from you if you do not successfully complete a course or withdraw late.

Academic Resources

  • You have access to the following academic resources:
    • A YSU Academic Advisor
    • CCP New Student Orientation and Continuing Student Update Sessions
    • CCP Website
    • Resch Academic Success Center
    • Maag Library
    • Mathematics Achievement Center
    • Writing Center

your responsibility as a college student

  • As a college student, the expectation is that:
    • The college course will not change because you are a minor OR if the class is taught in high school. Please note: The subject matter of a course enrolled in under CCP may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon participating in CCP or where the class is taught - including at the high school.
    • If accepted, you are assigned a YSU email account. We will send program updates, due dates, and other important information to this account. It is your responsibility to check it.
    • You will come to class on time, pay attention, and participate in class discussions.
    • You will follow all YSU policies, including student conduct and class attendance on campus. For more information, read The Code of Conduct.
    • If you are under the age of 14, a parent/guardian must accompany you on campus.
    • Your academic record is confidential and protected, even if you are a minor. YSU faculty and staff cannot talk with your parent/guardian without a FERPA Release Form on file.