How CCP Works

Get a Free Head Start on College

By choosing Franklin University CCP, students have several options to complete college-level coursework while still working toward their high school graduation requirements. Students can take courses on-site at Franklin, online at Franklin, or on-site at partner high schools. By choosing a pathway program, about 30-hours of transferable coursework focused around an in-demand career field, students get a jump-start on their associate or bachelor’s degree.

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Talk With Your Guidance Counselor

Your guidance counselor can help you determine if you are ready to take on college-level work. CCP provides an opportunity for you to enrich your high school academic experience, get a preview of what learning at the college level will be like and explore topics that are related to your career interests.

Also, find out when your school’s CCP information session will be held - and make it a point to attend. All high schools must host an information session for families and students between Oct. 1 and Feb. 15.

Apply to Franklin University

The admission process varies slightly depending upon whether or not you are attending one of our partner high schools. However all students are assigned an admissions advisor to guide you through the process. Parents and students can also count on our knowledgeable CCP team to provide help whenever you need it. Application deadlines vary whether you are taking courses in your high school or online. Please check in with your guidance counselor for application deadline for courses in the high school. You can reach out to our office at for deadlines for online courses.

Take ACT/SAT or Accuplacer

To be eligible to take CCP courses, you must meet the application requirements. You’ll be required to submit official documentation that you've met the test score requirements. 

If ACT/SAT scores are not available, then you may take Accuplacer placement tests in lieu of the ACT or SAT. 

In response to COVID-19, some testing requirements may have changed. Please contact our office at for the most up to date requirements.

Register & Complete Your Coursework

Work with your guidance counselor to choose the best courses for you or choose one of our CCP pathway options. Work closely with your instructor to ensure that you understand assignments and their due dates. All grades earned as part of the CCP program appear on your official college transcripts. 

Transfer All Your Credits to Franklin

Once you complete your CCP pathway, you’ll have earned about 30 hours of college credit that is transferable toward a bachelor’s or associate degree at Franklin University. To get started, you’ll need to complete your online application and indicate your CCP coursework.  

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 per year absolutely free. Currently, CCP students are earning college credit through Franklin University by taking courses in their high school, online or a combination of both modalities.

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. 


Franklin University CCP hosts a variety of events to support our partner schools, our CCP families and prospective students. Check out our upcoming events to see if there’s something that interests you.

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