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Westlake High School

College Credit Plus

Ohio's College Credit Plus can help high school students earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses. The program promotes rigorous academic pursuits and provides a variety of options at no cost to college-ready students.

CCP Resources

Recent Changes - "First 15" Rule and Academic Eligibility

Two changes to the College Credit Plus program were unveiled recently including a “First 15” Rule and Academic Eligibility.

The recently adapted “First 15” Rule requires CCP students to complete 15 credit hours in courses designated as Level 1 by each college before continuing to more advanced Level 2 classes. All of the CCP courses taught at WHS are Level 1. Post-secondary schools are required to list the courses deemed Level 1 on their website and our school counselors can help determine eligibility for the classes you’re considering.


Additionally, beginning in the summer term of 2018 students deemed “underperforming” in CCP courses will be placed on CCP Probation if they have one or both of the following conditions:

  • A student has a cumulative GPA of lower than a 2.0 in college courses taken through the CCP program (this rule does not take into account the high school GPA, just college courses).
  • A student withdraws from, or receives no credit for, two or more courses in the same term. (Withdrawing from a course occurs when the student dis-enrolls from a course after the census date and the secondary school is financially responsible for the tuition, fees and textbooks associated with the course.)

Any student deemed ineligible for two consecutive terms of enrollment will be dismissed from the CCP program. Students may appeal their probation or dismissal status. More Information

Students placed on CCP Probation or CCP Dismissal will be sent home with an official Probation/Dismissal Form, including information how to appeal.

AP/IB/CCP - Which one is right for me?

Westlake High Schools offers a variety of advanced alternative educational options, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and College Credit Plus. Find out which one is right for you.

Cleveland State Unviersity CCP

Cleveland State University’s College Credit Plus program provides motivated and dedicated high school students the opportunity to interact with college students, faculty and staff, and experience the benefits and advantages of a metropolitan university.

Cuyahoga Community College CCP

Lorain County Community College CCP

Ohio Department of Education CCP

Visit the Ohio Department of Education's College Credit Plus website for updated information.