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College Credit Plus Information

College Credit Plus is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance student's career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. Individuals university decides their own CCP admissions requirements.

Please visit each individual college website below for deadline and eligibility information.

  • More information: Ohio Higher Ed Department
  • CCP is free! - No application fee! High school pays for tuition and books
  • CCP courses are rigorous
  • Students will be treated like college students because they are when taking CCP
  • The university communicates with the college student only due to FERPA
  • Communication is only through the student university email
  • CCP grades will appear on a college and high school transcript
  • CCP classes can be used to meet High School Graduation Requirements
  • Thus, failing a CCP class can affect meeting graduation requirements
  • Students are allowed 30 credit hours per year of high school and college credit hours combined

Important Dates

April 1 Deadline to submit annual Letter of Intent to Participate in CCP. This needs to be submitted to your school counselor each year to participate in CCP.

Download Letter of Intent Form

Current CCP courses offered at Valley Stem + Me2 Academy & MCCTC

College Application Links

YSU CCP Application Link

Kent State CCP Application Link

EGCC CCP Application Link

Questions, please contact:

Mrs. Psaras - 330-729-4152 CCP Coordinator for Valley STEM + Me2 Academy

Mrs. Mechling - 330-729-4008 CCP Coordinator for MCCTC

Important Links

Your high school may have an agreement with a local college for specific courses, however, you can choose to take College Credit Plus courses from any college that offers a course that would benefit your future. This could include online courses.


The requirements to be accepted into College Credit Plus vary by university. Students must meet the admissions requirements for the university they plan on attending. For example- Youngstown State requires: at least a 2.0 GPA, 17 composite on ACT (English-18, Math-22, Reading-22, students wishing to take math or science classes may need a higher scores). Please check with the university to see what their requirements are.

Penguin Prep Academy for Juniors

Penguin Prep Academy (P2A) helps students increase college readiness through a series of interactive workshops. P2A meets on campus two days a week, for six weeks. YOU choose the workshop(s) you need. Find out more.

Jump Start for Seniors

If you tested into RSS 1510A, English 1540 and/or Math 1507 for the fall semester. One or more of your ACT scores are: English 16-17 and/or Math 18-21. You can save money and time completing your college degree by making the commitment to a summer workshop to help you become college-ready. Learn more.

Answers to Your FAFSA Questions

FAFSA Answer

ACT Test Information

ACT online test prep. High school students can participate for free. Fee waivers available in the guidance office.

Why sign up? Receive an online "Study Path" to help facilitate ACT test-taking success. Access study materials covering all four areas: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Take two practice tests. Can use anywhere (home or school) with online access 24/7. To enroll see your site coordinator, Mrs. Towns. The website and log-in information.will be provided to you.

ACT online registration -
ACT practice site -
Peterson's Student Edge -

See the guidance office for the access code.

MCCTC Code 360-752

Fees: $46.00, Writing $62.50*

College Codes

YSU - 3368
KSU Salem - 3254
KSU Main - 3284
Stark State - 3345
KSU Trumbull - 3343
U of Akron - 3338

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Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406

High School - 330-729-4000 Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, President
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Vice-President
  • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
  • Jeffery Good, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Mr. Michael Stanko, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member
  • John Zehentbauer - Superintendent

Additional Board Information

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