College Credit Plus Frequently Asked Questions
If you are a student in grades 7-12, you can apply for College Credit Plus admission to Chatfield College. We will admit you based on your college-readiness in one or more subject areas. Your school counselor can help you understand your options, deadlines, and how to proceed. You may not participate in the College Credit Plus program beyond your anticipated high school graduation date.
College Credit Plus provides more options for you to pursue college coursework beyond the high school classroom. Under College Credit Plus, you can complete your freshman year of college or more, or explore college content that interests you. Earning college credits while you’re in high school can reduce your time and costs of attending college after high school.
College Credit Plus allows high school students to earn college credit and apply that credit toward their high school graduation requirements. Successful completion of a three or more credit-hour college course will result in 1.0 credit earned at the high school. A two credit-hour college course will earn students 2/3 of high school credit and a one credit-hour college course will convert to 1/3 of high school credit.
You can take our courses at either location or online.
Yes! After you are admitted to Chatfield you can take any courses offered by Chatfield. Also, each Ohio high school has developed two sample pathways – one leading to 15 college credits and another to college 30 credits. These should be included in your high school’s course offerings. However, students have no obligation to take courses identified on a pathway or to complete a pathway. Students can take courses offered by any participating college in Ohio.
Yes. High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under College Credit Plus will satisfy and often exceed the graduation requirements. Courses successfully completed under College Credit Plus must be listed by course title on the high school transcript. All College Credit Plus courses will be computed into the GPA using the same scale as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses in your district.
Not at Chatfield! Our 7:1 student to faculty ratio, safe campuses, and small class sizes is the perfect transition for college! You will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set by Chatfield. You will also be expected to follow the rules and regulations set for high school students detailed in the student handbook. Once enrolled, you are eligible to receive advising from a dedicated, CCP advisor at Chatfield. Additionally, you will continue to have access to your high school counselor and all other resources available to high school students.
You may take any course in the college’s course catalog that is not remedial or religious, and that applies toward a degree or professional certificate, in a subject area in which you are college-ready. However, you must complete 100 level courses before you jump to 200 level courses. For example, you cannot register for an English 200 level course if you haven't completed an English 100 level course.
Students attending a public high school will not be charged for tuition, books, or fees. Private school students and students who are homeschooled must apply for funding through the State of Ohio. They are responsible for textbook costs. Responsibility for transportation rests with the student, regardless if coming from a public, private, or homeschool.
Classes failed or withdrawn with an “F” will receive an “F” on the high school and college transcripts and will be computed into the high school and college GPA. If you do not receive a passing grade, the district may, in some instances, seek reimbursement for the amount of state funds paid to the college on your behalf for that college course. The school district may withhold grades and credits received for high school courses taken until reimbursement has been made.
Credits earned at private colleges, including Chatfield, or those that you want to transfer to an out-of-state institution, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the institution you are seeking to attend. Go to https://transfercredit.ohio.gov to learn more about credit transfer among the state’s public institutions of higher education.
Yes. College Credit Plus is an opportunity available to all 7-12 grade students who are accepted into the program by Chatfield or another college or university within Ohio. The program operates in much the same way regardless of what high school a student attends. However, students attending a private high school and homeschool students must apply to the department of education to receive funding to underwrite their costs. If funding isn't approved, Chatfield offers a discounted rate--making a private Catholic college experience the most affordable in the region!