College Credit Plus: Begin Your College Education While Still In High School!

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Tiffin University offers high school students the opportunity to take college classes while still enrolled in high school through a state mandated program called College Credit Plus (CCP). If students qualify, they will be fully integrated into the classroom and/or online courses with current TU students. High school students' college education can begin today!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?

INFORMATION FOR THE FALL 2015 SEMESTER

Students should have received their schedule for the Fall Semester by now and should be picking up their books from the TU Bookstore using the bookstore voucher sent to them with the invitation to the CCP Orientation. That means you're almost ready for classes!!

MOST IMPORTANT INFO FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

  • The 2015-2016 school year (Fall and Spring Semesters) is closed for new CCP applications
  • Spring Course Selection Sheets are due December 1st, 2015 before 5:00 pm (For more information, see 2016 Spring Semester)

WITHDRAWING FROM TU CLASSES-FALL 2015

If a student no longer wants to participate in the CCP Program before the TU course has ended or must withdraw from a TU course for other reasons, he or she must email the Director of Special Academic Programs {BorichMR@tiffin.edu} with a request to be withdrawn from the course. This must be done prior to the "last day to withdraw without a failing grade" dates (listed below) established by TU's Office of Registration and Records.

Tiffin Campus Fall 2015 Semester: November 2nd

TU Online Fall 2015 Term I: September 24th

TU Online Fall 2015 Term II: November 19th

Mohawk High School Fall 2015: December 11th

Waynesfield-Goshen High School Fall 2015: December 11th

Students' failure to request withdrawal from a TU course before the set deadline may result in a failing grade. The student's local school district may require the student to repay any fees incurred by the district for the failed course.

If the student withdraws from a TU course that was intended to fulfill a high school graduation requirement, it is the student's responsibility to meet with his or her high school guidance counselor to develop a new course schedule. While always willing to assist students, Tiffin University is not responsible for meeting students' high school graduation requirements.

BOOKS

CCP at TU and CCP Online students are responsible for picking up their books before each semester/term from Tiffin University's Bookstore. CCP at the High School books are delivered to the high schools, but students are responsible for returning the books to their instructor on the last day of the course(s). Online and TU campus students are also responsible for returning their books to the TU Bookstore by the following dates, before 5:00 pm:

Tiffin Campus Fall 2015 Semester: December 17th

TU Online Fall 2015 Term I: October 8th

TU Online Fall 2015 Term II: December 13th

CCP students are not charged by TU for any book required for a course (If a student wishes to purchase suggested or optional resources, he or she will have to purchase those independently). However, if a student fails to return a book within 7 days of a course ending, TU will charge the School District for the book. The School District will determine if it will charge the student.

2016 SPRING SEMESTER

SPRING 2016 COURSE SELECTION SHEET

Spring 2016 Course Selection Sheets are due on or before December 1st, 2015. Course Selection Sheets will not be accepted after this date. All TU courses are subject to availability upon time of registration, so students should choose back up courses in case their desired courses are not available.

*Spring 2016 schedules will be provided here when available

 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS GENERAL PROCESS

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN CCP MUST SUBMIT THE 2016-2017 TIFFIN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS ONLINE STUDENT APPLICATION, THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS, AND STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES ON OR BEFORE MAY 1ST, 2016.

For your convenience, the application is online and the link is provided below. There will be no exceptions to the May 1st deadline. Even if a student wishes to take only Spring 2017 TU courses, he or she must complete the online application before the May 1st deadline.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum unweighted, cumulative grade point average of 2.25 for all high school academic coursework completed
  • An ACT composite score of 16 or above or an SAT composite score of 800 or above

HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit a completed 2016-2017 Tiffin University College Credit Plus Student Application (Open link below) *New for 2016-2017: Students' transcripts and standardized test scores can be attached and uploaded with the online application for a streamlined application process!

2016-2017 Tiffin University College Credit Plus Student Application

  • Request current high school transcripts to be sent to:

Tiffin University

ATTN: CCP

155 Miami Street

Tiffin, Ohio 44883

  • Transcripts are available through the student's high school guidance counselor and must reach Tiffin University on or before May 1st, 2016. If the student has already taken a standardized test, the student's scores will be printed on the transcript. *New for 2016-2017: Students' transcripts and standardized test scores can be attached and uploaded with the online application for a streamlined application process!
    • When a student registers for a standardized test, he or she should indicate that Tiffin University should receive the test score upon its availability. Visit the ACT website to sign up now!

Please note:

  • Students must be accepted into the CCP Program in order to participate in any 2016-2017 courses, whether CCP at TU, CCP Online, or CCP at the High School.
  • A new application for admission into the CCP Program must be submitted each academic year for new and returning CCP students.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Ways to Participate in Tiffin University’s CCP Program:

  1. CCP at TU: Students attend classes on our beautiful campus and blend in with our diverse campus family. Courses held on campus during the fall and spring semesters are 1 hr. 15 minutes long, held twice weekly, for 15-weeks. Schedules can be found online on TU’s online portal, MyDragon, under the “Student Services” tab.  Click the drop down menu, choose “Schedules & Bulletins” then “Undergraduate Course Schedules” at the top of the screen. Students must meet any prerequisites and will need a TU username and password to access this information.
  2. CCP Online: Students virtually participate in TU classes, asynchronously, online with other Tiffin University students, including traditional, college-age students, adult students, and other CCP students. All TU Online courses are 7-weeks. Students may not take more than 2 online courses per term. Students may choose courses from TU’s Academic Bulletin. Students may choose any course for which they meet the prerequisite.
  1. CCP at the High School: Students remain in their high school and one of Tiffin University’s faculty or adjunct professors go to the high school to teach the TU course. Students take college courses without leaving their high school! CCP at the High School is available at select high schools and by pre-arrangement only. Students should ask their guidance counselor or contact TU's Director of Special Academic Programs if they are unsure if CCP at the High School is an option for them.

YOU SUBMITTED YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION...NOW WHAT?!

After we have received a student's online application, official transcript and test scores, he or she will be admitted to the CCP Program if all admission requirements are satisfied. Upon admission to TU's CCP Program, students will receive an acceptance letter with a Fall Course Selection Sheet. Students should indicate which courses they wish to take during the fall semester and return the selection sheet using the envelope provided. There is also a return email address if students prefer electronic communication over traditional mail. The Fall Course Selection Sheet must be returned to TU with the high school guidance counselor's signature by no later than May 15th, 2016. CCP students will be registered for courses by TU's Office of Registration and Records during the 2nd week of June, if not sooner. Courses are subject to availability, so students should always choose back-up courses in case the courses they select first are full or not offered due to various reasons.

Students who take courses during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters only need to choose their Fall 2016 courses by May 15th. When the Spring 2017 semester course schedule is available, a Spring Course Selection Sheet will be sent to students who indicated on their application that they wished to take spring courses, along with the schedule or instructions regarding how to access the schedule. The Spring Course Selection Sheet will need to be submitted to Tiffin University by December 1st, 2016 to indicate desired Spring 2017 courses. Remember, students do not have to fill out a new application for admission once they have applied for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Students will be registered for Spring 2017 courses by TU's Office of Registration and Records during the 2nd week of December.  Courses are subject to availability, so students should always choose back-up courses in case the courses they select first are full or not offered due to various reasons.

Students who do not wish to take Fall 2016 Semester courses, but wish to take Spring 2017 courses still need to submit the CCP online application by May 1st, 2016. These students will receive the Spring Course Selection Sheet as outlined above and must return it to TU with desired spring courses TU by December 1st, 2016. Here is what the course selection sheets that will be sent to students look like:

Fall 2016 Course Selection Sheet

Spring 2017 Course Selection Sheet

When choosing TU courses, students should consider the following: College Credit Plus participants may take a maximum 15 credit hours per semester. In addition, Tiffin University allows a maximum of two online courses per term (there are two 7-week terms in a semester: Term I and Term II) for any student, which totals 12 credits per semester.  Students participating in both seated and online courses in one semester cannot exceed these guidelines, including any TU credit hours taken at the student's high school.

Course schedules will be posted here when available

IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER

Students must notify their high school that they wish to participate in College Credit Plus no later than April 1st, 2016.  For more information about student enrollment and other questions, please visit the Ohio Board of Regents website at https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp.

FALL 2016 AND SPRING 2017 CCP participants - The 2016-2017 Tiffin University College Credit Plus Student Application deadline for both seated and online students for the 2016-2017 academic year is May 1st, 2016. Even if students only plan to take Spring 2017 courses, they must complete the online application by May 1stNew student applications for admission to the CCP Program will not be accepted after May 1st, 2016.

All FALL 2016 course selection sheets must be returned by May 1st, 2016.  SPRING 2017 course selection sheets are due no later than December 1st, 2016. Course selection sheets will not be accepted after these dates. All TU courses are subject to availability upon time of registration, so students should choose back-up courses in case their desired courses are not available.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Students must receive at least a 'C' as a final grade in a Tiffin University course in order for the credits to be eligible for transfer to another college. However, students must achieve a cumulative 2.25 GPA to be accepted into the CCP Program the following year, if applicable. For example, if a high school junior takes 2 TU courses each semester and earns a 'C' in all 4 courses, the 12 credit hours will transfer, but the student's cumulative GPA of 2.0 will not meet TU's admission standards for his or her senior year. (This example is extreme and assumes the student is not taking any other courses.)

For placement into ENG141, students must receive an 18 or better on the English section of the ACT test. CCP students may not register for foundational courses, so no other English courses are available for high school students who score below an 18. These students will have to retake the ACT and achieve an 18 or better.

For Math placement above the foundational level, students must score a 16 or above on the Math section of the ACT. Students who score a 25 and above on the Math section have other placement options at TU and should contact their guidance counselor and/or the Director of Special Academic Programs for more information.

Still have questions? Direct them to:

Megan Borich, Director of Special Academic Programs
155 Miami Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
BorichMR@tiffin.edu
Toll free: (800) 968-6446 ext. 3018
Direct: (419) 448-3018