College Credit Plus

Program Guidelines for Wright State University Dayton Campus

The College Credit Plus program has been proposed by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education to replace the current Dual Enrollment and Post-Secondary Enrollment Option programs. The Chancellor’s recommendations can be found at: https://www.ohiohighered.org/college_credit_plus. The items in red below are directly from the Chancellor’s recommendations.

Guiding Principles: The College Credit Plus program will govern those arrangements where a student is engaged in non-secular, non-remedial educational coursework while in high school that automatically results in transcripted high school and college credit at the successful conclusion of that coursework.

The program provides guidelines and a uniform funding model across all of the ways in which students can earn college credit.  The underlying principle is:

A public student admitted to a public college may not be charged any portion of the per credit cost of participation.

College Credit Plus provides three distinct ways for students in high school to earn transcripted credit to Wright State:

  1. Attending courses on the Wright State Campus (formerly PSEO)
  2. Attending courses at their high school taught by Wright State faculty
  3. Attending courses at their high school taught by high school faculty who meet the Wright State and Ohio Board of Regents requirements for teaching college level classes

The latter two options were available through Wright State’s Dual Enrollment program. 

The objective of the College Credit Plus program is to increase access to college level courses to qualified high school students.  To accomplish this, each public high school must partner with an institution of higher education (IHE) to develop pathways for students to earn college credits.

Each public high school must develop two pathway opportunities through College Credit Plus: one whereby a student can earn 15 transcripted credits, and one whereby a student can earn 30 transcripted credits. These pathways must be developed in coordination with at least one partnering IHE. 

We look forward to working with our high school partners to develop the programs for students to earn 15 and 30 credits while in high school.