College Credit Plus

Kitt Horn, BS, Dean, K-12 Partnerships
Phone: (419) 995-8430
Office: PS 146

Rhodes State College Credit Plus (CCP) Program provides students in grades 7 through 12 the opportunity to earn both high school credit to satisfy graduation requirements and college credit that will be on their Rhodes State College transcript prior to graduating from high school.  The program promotes rigorous academic pursuits and has a variety of options for eligible college-ready high school students to get an early start toward completing a college degree. Many Rhodes State courses transfer to any public college or university in Ohio, and also transfer to many private institutions, as well.

Benefits to students and families are that they earn high school and college credit for courses taken and reduce the time and cost of earning a college degree. Public, private, and home school students can participate in the CCP Program that is governed by the State of Ohio. Students work with their school counselors to obtain specific CCP information about participating in their middle or high school.

CCP courses are taught in a number of ways, including:

  • At the high school taught by a high school teacher who has been approved to teach the college course; or 
  • At the high school taught by Rhodes State faculty; or 
  • At the Rhodes State College campus taught by Rhodes State faculty; or
  • Online taught by Rhodes State faculty.  

Admission and Eligibility

Rhodes State adheres to the Admission and Eligibility requirements of the Ohio Department of Higher Education College Credit Plus Program.  

Students in grades 7-12 may apply for Rhodes State’s College Credit Plus admission.   The College admits students based on college-readiness in one or more subject areas.  Admission to the College does not guarantee direct admission to a particular course or program. The student must meet any course prerequisites prior to registration.  The high school counselor or Rhodes State Student Success Navigator can help explain the options, deadlines, and how to proceed.  For answers to frequently asked questions, go to

To participate in College Credit Plus, a student must:

  1. Secure the permission of his/her parents or legal guardian and a high school official.
  2. Meet the Rhodes State College Admissions Requirements.  
  3. Complete and submit the following required materials:
  • Rhodes State College Credit Plus Admissions Application
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Standardized test results

Application deadlines:

  • Summer Semester - April 1
  • Fall Semester - August 1
  • Spring Semester - November 15

See the listing of degrees and certificates for student admissions requirements for each program. 

Alternative High School Pathways

Rhodes State provides additional opportunities for students seeking to complete their high school education using alternative pathways. More information is available by contacting K-12 Partnerships at (419) 995-8430.