College Credit Plus

Why wait for your future?

As a student in grades 7-12 you have an opportunity to jump-start your higher education experience through the College Credit Plus program.

Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from participating colleges and universities.

The CCP program at Heidelberg University provides motivated and driven high school students the opportunity to interact with a full and supportive community - including fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Why CCP?

  • Earn both high school and college credit for courses completed. 
  • Pursue challenging academic coursework beyond the high school classroom.
  • Reduce the overall cost in earning college credit as tuition will be covered by the home high school district under the provisions of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365. Textbooks will also be provided.

How to Apply

Submit the following prior to the April 1 deadline:

  • CCP Application for Admission – a new application must be completed for each academic year
  • High school transcript
  • Standardized test scores (ACT/SAT)
  • Recommendation from guidance counselor or principal

We consider the "whole person" as we identify students who would be a good match for Heidelberg. We will review all the information provided with your application and notify you of our decision usually within a week or two.

CCP Orientation & Course Enrollment 

All CCP students are required to attend an orientation session prior to their first semester at Heidelberg to acquaint them with our online information system, available resources, and policies and program guidelines. Sessions will be held in August with specific dates and times to be announced.

Additionally, students will work with both a college advisor and a high school guidance counselor to ensure they are taking appropriate courses from the Schedule of Classes. Class selection may be subject to the approval of the Heidelberg advisor and/or instructor.

While most course selections will be at the 100- and 200-level, CCP students may be able to enroll in courses at the 300- and 400-level, and be permitted to take only those courses that are currently in the college schedule and for which there is sufficient enrollment.

Advising & Additional Information

Heidelberg's Owen Academic and Career Support Center, located in the Campus Center, provides advising for students in the CCP program. Because Heidelberg students are given priority in registering for classes, some classes may reach maximum capacity before registrations for CCP students are processed. In such cases, CCP students will be advised to consider other course offerings. 

Contact the Office of Admission at 419-448-2144 or 419-448-2097, or by e-mail at for more information about CCP.

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