College Credit Plus 2018-19

Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees.

Process to Participate Runs From February 15 through April 1

  • Discuss with your guidance counselor your interest in taking college courses and how it fits in with your overall academic plan and career goals.
  • Submit a CCP application, an official high school transcript, and ACT scores (if applicable) to:

Taylor Noel
Office of Admissions
University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College
PO Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674

  • By April 1, notify your school counselor if you intend to participate in College Credit Plus next year. After April 1, you will need permission from the school principal to participate.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer Term: May 1st
  • Fall Term: July 1st
  • Spring Term Nov 1st.


CCP Application 2018-19.pdf

CCP Eligibility criteria 2018-19.pdf

CCP PowerPoint Public Schools.pdf

CCP PowerPoint Private and Homeschool.pdf

To ensure college readiness, CCP students are required to take a placement test. Students wanting to participate in the program at Rio will be able to participate based on the following criteria:

ASSESSMENT THRESHOLD SCORES (meets college ready standards)

ACT Subscores:
Math 22 or higher
Reading 22 or higher OR English 18 or higher

Accuplacer (Math):


Writeplacer (English):


If a prospective CCP student scores below the “assessment threshold score” on an approved assessment exam (Accuplacer, Writeplacer and/or ACT), but within the “score range to be considered” (calculated as the standard error of measurement), then the student can be considered eligible for CCP if he/she meets one of the following criteria

  • Has a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Receives a letter of recommendation from a school guidance counselor, principle, or career technical advisor


ACT Subscores:

Math 20-21

Reading 20-21 OR English 16-17

Writeplacer (English): 4

After we have received all the required information, the student will receive a letter indicating the date and time of testing. The placement test consists of two parts:

  1. Math – Accuplacer, a computer-based math test
  2. Writing – Writeplacer

Each student taking the test will receive a second letter advising on next steps.

For additional information please contact:

Taylor Noel – College Credit Plus Admissions Coordinator

For additional information on the College Credit Plus program, please visit the Ohio Department of Higher Ed website at