CCP New Student Orientation/Advisement Sessions

Once you are accepted to the College Credit Plus program at Youngstown State University, you will begin receiving very important information regarding program details and deadlines which will be sent to your YSU email account. Please be sure that you are checking your YSU email account regularly.

New CCP Students:

You will receive a handout about CCP orientation in your CCP acceptance packet and an email inviting you to attend orientation after you have received your acceptance letter in the mail. Please follow the instructions in that email named, “YSU CCP Orientation is Now Open!” to select the orientation date that is designed for when and where you will begin your CCP classes.

If you are a new CCP Student and need to take any placement tests, you will receive a reminder email that will inform you what placement test (s) you need to take and instructions on how to sign up. You also received specific placement testing information in your acceptance packet. Please follow the instructions provided to sign up and complete the testing as soon as possible.

When and where you begin to take your CCP classes determines the orientation date you must attend.

*Please note that registration is required to attend your desired orientation date. You only need to attend one orientation date.

If you are taking… any CCP class on the YSU campus or online beginning in the Summer semester:

  • You will attend CCP orientation on May 2 (full day).

If you are taking… any CCP class on the YSU campus or online, but not beginning until the fall or spring semester:

  • You will attend CCP orientation on July 18 or July 26 (full day).

If you are taking CCP classes offered on the YSU campus or online AND at the high school:

  • You will attend CCP orientation on July 18 or July 26 (full day).

If you are taking CCP classes at your high school ONLY:

  • You will attend CCP orientation on June 19, August 15, or August 29 (morning or afternoon session).

Registration is required at least 5 business days prior to each date, so please check your CCP acceptance packet for the CCP orientation handout and YSU email for the Orientation email that will provide you the link to register for a CCP Orientation date. The registration link is on the Orientation handout in your CCP acceptance packet and in the Orientation email you will receive in your YSU email account. The CCP Orientation registration form is not located in the Penguin Portal/MyYSU portal. Space is limited and sessions fill up quickly.

You will receive additional information, including building location and parking instructions to your YSU email the week prior to your orientation date. You are welcome to bring one guest with you.

Continuing CCP Students:

As a continuing CCP student, you have been enrolled in the Blackboard course - College Credit Plus Academic Advising 2018-19.

  • If you are taking classes only at your high school, then this Blackboard course will serve as your advising.
  • If you are a continuing CCP student taking classes on campus or online, you need to schedule an appointment with your YSU academic advisor once we have received your updated Campus Education Plan. You can fax (330-941-2446) or email ( the form to the CCP office.

Continuing CCP on-campus students can register for the summer 2018 semester beginning on April 30 at 8 a.m. and for the fall 2018 semester on July 18 at 8:00 a.m.

If you are not sure who to contact about Academic Advising, please visit our CCP Academic Advising page.