College Credit Plus Course Information

How are College credits converted to high school credits? 
5 semester credits = 1.0 high school Carnegie Credit 
4 semester credits = 1.0 high school Carnegie Credit 
3 semester credits = 1.0 high school Carnegie Credit 
2 semester credits = . 67 high school Carnegie Credit 
1 semester credit = .33 high school Carnegie Credit  

How is credit transferred between colleges/universities? 
Credits earned through College Credit Plus may be transferable to many public and private institutions in Ohio and out of the state. Students who want to transfer to another university will need to submit a request to the college they earned the credit from to send their transcript to the university they plan to attend. (High Schools cannot send college transcripts for students.)  Many of these courses apply towards the general education requirement or as electives at that college. Two websites are available to help students fully understand what courses will transfer: or 

How will College Credit Plus courses impact my GPA? 
Per HB 487, College Credit Plus courses must receive the equivalent weight as any weighted course within a given content area. Therefore, as per West Muskingum Local Schools Board of Education Policy College Credit Plus courses are weighted the same as Advanced Placement courses when taken at West Muskingum High School.  

How will information about college classes be shared?
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) College Credit Plus students are college students and subject to the federal FERPA. For regular college students, this means that college records are not released to anyone, even parents, without written permission from the student. For College Credit Plus students, the high school and the college may exchange information.  

What is the cost for participation for College Credit Plus in West Muskingum Local Schools? 
Students are limited to 30 semester credits per academic year paid for through West Muskingum Local Schools. Students wishing to earn more than 30 semester credits per academic year will be responsible for all cost of attendance for each credit above the 30 semester credit limit.

Important Notice to Parents and Students
     • Students taking College Credit Plus courses are subject to the rules and regulations of the university they are        currently attending, including add/drop dates established by the participating institution. This also includes disciplinary infractions.

     • Your academic calendars may be different. As an example your spring break could fall at one date at WMHS and another at OUZ/Zane State. You are responsible for attending both.

     • An academic adviser from the college is required to meet with each student within the first two weeks of class. This may be done in a group setting. 

    • While in college courses, students are introduced to a learning environment that promotes an open exchange of ideas. Course content is presented at an adult level and class discussions require a mature understanding of divergent viewpoints and the ability to think critically on controversial issues. 

    • Students should understand that these courses are college-level courses, and the amount of work, pace, and rigor of content in college courses are much greater than middle school AND high school courses. In addition, college course grades become a part of a student’s permanent college transcript and are calculated into the college grade point average. Poor performance in college courses may affect future university admissions and financial aid. Therefore, it is important to perform well in college courses to realize the benefits of taking college courses while in high school.

     • If you earn more than 30 semester hours it is possible that you may not qualify for freshman scholarship opportunities at some colleges. 

    • If a student fails any college course, the cost for tuition, fees, and books will be charged to the student’s family. West Muskingum Local Schools will not pay for any courses that are not completed with a D or better.   

CCP Course Catalog