College Credit Plus

Starting College Early Saves You Money

Launched in 2015, Ohio’s College Credit Plus has helped families save more than $262 million in tuition. By providing opportunities for students to earn free college credit  while still completing high school graduation requirements, the state, higher education institutions and local school districts have joined together to make college a reality for more families.  
The Franklin University CCP program takes the benefit even further. We’ve created pathways to high-demand career fields. By completing the pathways (about 30 hours of transferable credit) students are well on their way to an associate or bachelor’s degree. 

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Save Money

Earn up to 30 free college credits per year in high school and transfer them toward your bachelor’s or associate degree.

CCP Pathways

Get a head start on an in-demand career and finish your degree sooner.

Save time

Fulfill your high school graduation requirements and earn up to 30 hours per year of credit toward a college degree simultaneously.

Tuition Discount for CCP/Pre-College Participants

Taking CCP/Pre-College courses through Franklin has many long-term advantages. However, when you choose to transfer your CCP/Pre-College coursework toward a Franklin bachelor’s degree, you’ll also get a 20% tuition discount and cut the cost of your degree even further. Qualify for the discount by successfully completing just one CCP/Pre-College course at Franklin. Plus, our seamless transfer process makes it easier to keep the momentum going so you’ll get to the finish line faster!

How CCP Works

Earn College Credit in High School

Take college-level courses online with Franklin University or at one of our partner high schools.

Transfer Credits To College

Choose a CCP pathway and transfer about 30 hours of coursework toward a bachelor’s or associate degree at Franklin University.

Benefits of CCP

Courses 100% Online

Balance college coursework with high school and other commitments by taking online courses with Franklin University. With more than 25 years of experience in online education, Franklin’s intuitive, learner-centered approach sets you up for success.

Save Time & Money

Jump-start your college career by earning up to 30 hours of transferable college credit absolutely free. Last year, Ohio students completed more than 2,000 courses and earned more than 6,500 credits from Franklin University CCP.

Courses & Admissions

Career-Focused Pathways

We’ve created academic pathways that put you on solid ground toward a number of in-demand careers. By completing the pathways, you’ll have acquired about 30 hours of credit that you can transfer toward a bachelor’s or associate degree at Franklin University.

Streamlined Admissions

Apply and get started quickly and easily. The process differs slightly depending on if we have a partnership with the high school you attend, however all students benefit from the help of a personal admissions advisor and our dedicated CCP team.

Quality Online Instruction

With more than 25 years of experience in online education, Franklin University has what you need to succeed. We put the needs of the learner first, with an engaging, intuitive online environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Department of Higher Education FAQs

The Ohio Department of Higher Education provides College Credit Plus frequently asked questions for students, parents and administrators. 

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