What is CCP?

College Credit Plus (CCP) is a dual-enrollment program administered by the Office of College Access and Transtition at Youngstown State University. While enrolled in CCP, middle/high school students are eligible to receive both high school and college credit. You can take courses at your high school, online or on YSU’s campus.

At your High School: You take the course at your high school during your regular high school day. High school instructors are approved as part time faculty by YSU academic departments to teach the college course. CCP instructors must have the same qualifications as YSU faculty on campus. The instructors meet regularly with YSU faculty mentors to assure the class rigor meets University standards.

Online: You take the class online, taught by YSU faculty. Your high school may provide you with computer access and time during the school day to complete your work. Some online courses are reserved for only CCP students, and you can register for these at the same time you register for courses taught at your high school. For all other online courses, you first meet with your advisor and then register for classes on or after your campus registration date. Space in the class is not guaranteed. Online classes follow the same calendar, policies, and procedures as classes on campus. Read more about classes on campus below.

On YSU’s Campus: You come to campus and take classes taught by YSU faculty. You are expected to follow the same policies and procedures as on campus students. Semester start and end dates, and holidays will likely be different, and snow days are very rare. You will keep track of two calendars, high school and college. The academic calendar is located in the Helpful Resources section.

College credit is received upon successful completion of the course. You have two options:

  • Option B is the more popular option. Your tuition and textbooks are paid by your school district, and you will earn high school and college credit for the classes.
  • Option A is another option in which you choose to receive high school and college credit, or only college credit. You will pay for all tuition, books, and fees. See Student Cost: Option A vs B for more information. If you choose college credit only, the grade for the course is not factored into the high school grade point average.

In order to participate, you must submit a letter of intent to your school by April 1. Contact your school's main office to find out how they handle this process.