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College Credit Plus Program

What is College Credit Plus?

College Credit Plus (CCP) allows Ohio high school students to begin earning college credits by taking college-level courses during high school. This gives high school students an opportunity to challenge themselves academically and secure credits that can be applied toward a college degree program after graduating from high school. Students take available CCP courses on Baldwin Wallace's campus in Berea.

Who is Eligible for College Credit Plus at BW?

For the 2023-24 academic year, only students enrolled at approved BW/CCP high schools (Berea-Midpark, Brunswick, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville) are eligible for College Credit Plus.

CCP students are evaluated using the same criteria as first-year undergraduate students. Students must provide evidence of their preparation and fit for success. Successful candidates for admission have typically earned a minimum B average in their academic course work.

Baldwin Wallace strongly recommends at least two years of high school English prior to enrolling in the CCP program. The following high school curriculum will best prepare most students as a first-year student at BW. CCP applicants who have completed fewer credits may still apply for consideration.

Academic Area Minimum
English 4 units
Mathematics (Including Algebra II) 4 units*
Natural Science (Labs Preferred) 3 units*
Social Science 3 units
Foreign Language 2 units
Academic Electives 3 units
Total 19 units

*Candidates considering majors in the sciences or mathematics are encouraged to complete four units of high school mathematics and science classes.

College Credit Plus Courses at BW

Students typically take one course per semester. Depending on a student's academic preparation along with the support of their guidance counselor, they may enroll in more than one CCP course concurrently. All courses are taught on the BW campus and enrollment is based on seat availability. Textbooks are covered by the school district under the CCP program. Please contact your high school guidance counselor for more information.

2023-24 BW CCP Courses

These courses are available during the fall and spring semesters only:

  • Psychology 100 (3 credits)
  • Sociology 100 (4 credits)

How to Apply for College Credit Plus

In order to be considered for admission, students must submit the following application materials. Once an application is completed, an admission decision should be made within 2-4 weeks.

  • Complete the state's Intent to Participate CCP form - Available through your high school guidance counselor.
  • Submit a CCP application to BW - No application fee is required.
  • Submit official high school transcripts - Transcripts need to be sent directly from the high school to the BW Admission Office.
  • Complete High School Information Form - To be completed by the high school guidance counselor.
  • Complete Mature Content Permission Slip - To be completed by the student and the parent or guardian prior to admission to the program.
  • Optional - Standardized test scores (ACT/SAT) are not required for admission to BW, regardless of a student's cumulative high school grade point average (GPA). BW has a test-optional admission policy. BW still accepts test scores from students who wish to submit them. If students believe their test scores show additional evidence of preparation for BW, they can be submitted and will be considered during the holistic review of a student's application to BW.

Important Deadlines

  • April 1 - Intent to Participate form submitted to high school guidance counselor.
  • May 15 - BW class registration opens for admitted CCP students.
  • June 1 - CCP application submitted to BW.
  • August 21 - Fall classes begin.
  • November 1 - BW class registration opens for admitted and returning CCP students.
  • November 15 - New applicants only - CCP application submitted to BW.
  • January 8 - Spring classes begin.

Need More Information?

If you have any questions about the CCP program at BW, please contact your high school guidance counselor or Joyce Cendroski, director of undergraduate admission, at or (440) 826-8004.