Nonpublic school students and students who are home educated may participate in both College Credit Plus and LCCC’s Credit in Escrow program. LCCC welcomes home-educated students and, in fact, those who participate in LCCC’s dual enrollment programs have proven themselves to be outstanding students.  While tuition and fees are free for all nonpublic and home-schooled CCP students who receive funding, families of home-schooled students are responsible for the cost of textbooks.

Age Requirements
Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply for College Credit Plus.  Home-educated students may participate in LCCC’s Dual Enrollment programs if they turn 12 years old before September 30 of the year they wish to enroll.

Notification Process
Students will complete their intent to participate as part of the state of Ohio’s funding application.  This is typically due each year by April 1.

Admission Process
All students who wish to participate in College Credit Plus must submit a CCP application, submit their high school transcript and/or middle school report card, and complete the student/parent permission CCP permission slip.   Students must meet at least one statewide CCP eligibility requirement for admission at LCCC:

  • Place at college-level in at least one area from the following exams: ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or ALEKS.
  • Possess an unweighted, cumulative 3.0 high school GPA.
  • Possess an unweighted, cumulative 2.75 high school GPA AND have an “A” or “B” in a relevant high school course (as determined by LCCC).
  • Earn an “A” or “B” in a relevant high school course (only if a student does not possess a cumulative high school GPA).

To view the eligible scores needed for admission, please visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s CCP Eligibility Table.(Please note: at this time, only eligible scores are being considered.  Conditionally eligible scores do not qualify.) 

Students who wish to take certain courses requiring an assessment (English, Math, etc.) can complete that process by taking the Accuplacer/ALEKS or submitting ACT and/or SAT scores.

More Information on Accuplacer

SAFE Accounts
All parents of nonpublic and home-schooled students are required to create OH|ID accounts with the Ohio Department of Education before they can apply for funding. Parents must upload all documents through their OH|ID account in order to complete the funding process. For more information on OH|ID accounts, including a video on creating an account, please visit the  Ohio Department of Higher Education’s website.

Timeline for Funding
Nonpublic and home-schooled students may apply for funding, via their SAFE accounts, between February and April 1.  In order to apply and receive funding, students must be admitted to LCCC (see Admission Process above).   Funding is only awarded once per year; if students do not apply for funding by April 1, they will not be eligible to take college courses for free under College Credit Plus.  (Please verify all application dates for state funding by visiting the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s website.)

For more information from the State of Ohio, please visit the website of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.