College Credit Plus

Last Updated: 2/15/2022 2:12 PM

How does a student get started?

Steps to Prepare for CCP in 2022-23:

  1. Review the CCP College Options 22-23 presentation (see below) by Dec, 7th. Local universities will be at FHS on Dec. 7th
  2. Fill out the Intent to Participate Form by April 1st (link on right)
  3. Review the CCP Courses Offered with Eligibility Criteria (link on right)
  4. Apply to the college where the CCP course is located (instructions for Kent Stark and Stark State on right)
  5. Take the ACT (visit for testing dates) or take the Accuplacer (college placement exam)
  6. Mark your calendar for a virtual Google Meet on Tuesday, Jan. 25th at 6:00pm to get your CCP questions answered.
    Watch the Jan. 25th virtual Google Meet Recording
  7. Fill out the FHS 2022-2023 CCP Application by April 1st (link on right)
  8. If you are taking an off campus CCP class (online courses at the college count as off campus as well), you must make an advising appointment to meet with Mr. Trenger in March or April. Schedule a meeting with Mr. Trenger

College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio's dual credit program

  • Students earn high school and college credit at the same time
  • Students enroll in college courses and adhere to their requirements
  • Courses offered in the high school must be the same course as the college offers


Ohio needs more students who graduate college and career ready. College Credit Plus increases access for students who have not taken full advantage of the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. 

Fairless offers over 20 CCP courses on campus because we want to support educational goals and remove barriers that can happen if a student leaves our campus to take CCP courses. Stark State College, Kent State University Stark and Fairless Local Schools have created a partnership that offers students an opportunity to take over 70 credit hours without leaving the high school. This will provide students the opportunity to earn an associate degree without leaving the high school. 


Ohio public school districts and Ohio public colleges and universities must participate in College Credit Plus. Nonpublic high schools and colleges or universities may choose to participate. To be eligible, students must have a remediation free ACT or Accuplacer score in at least one subject area in addition to meeting the admission standards of the participating college or university to which they apply.


There is no cost for the student to participate in College Credit Plus when the student is enrolled in a public college or university.  The school district covers the cost of college tuition and textbooks. Students who receive an F or withdraw from a College Credit Plus course after the 14th day, may be required to pay for the course and the book fee.  Students choosing to enroll in a participating private college or university may incur costs.


Fairless offers an Associate of Arts Degree Pathway for students who are interested in taking the required CCP courses to complete this degree upon graduation. Please see the Programs of Study to view the full Associate Degree Pathway. 

If available, the courses are taught by high school teachers who have met the requirements of adjunct professor status, and the course credit earned can be applied toward both high school and college graduation. If no Fairless staff have achieved adjunct status, a Kent State Adjunct Professor will teach the course on campus at Fairless High School or courses will be offered online through Kent State or Stark State College. The credit from the courses offered at Fairless can be transferred to other colleges or universities.

Students must complete the required entrance exam for admission into College Credit Plus courses. Students must also complete the college application and registration for the partnering college/university. Students who receive an F or withdraw from a College Credit Plus course after the 14th day, may be required to pay for the course and the book fee. Failing a college course may cause the student to not be allowed to take further college classes. Grades become part of the high school grade point average. Students interested in participating in College Credit Plus and their family must meet with their guidance counselor and sign a letter of intent by April 1, of the preceding the year of intended enrollment. All books purchased for College Credit Plus belong to Fairless Local Schools and must be turned in to the Learning Commons when the course is complete or dropped.


CCP and Athletic Eligibility click HERE


Please visit Ohio Department of Education's website on College Credit Plus