College Credit Plus (CCP)

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

College Credit Plus (CCP) replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEO) and all alternative dual enrollment programs previously governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365. This program permits students to complete college course work for high school and/or college credit.


The benefits for a high school student participating in this program at Defiance College include:

  1. The expansion of the high school curriculum through more challenging and in-depth courses;
  2. The opportunity to earn college credit while in high school;
  3. The personal enrichment and growth that one can experience at an established private liberal arts college in Northwest Ohio;
  4. The experience of interacting with college students and participating in a college atmosphere.


The challenges for a high school student participating in this program at Defiance College include:

  1. the increased responsibility for learning and good time management skills to balance the demands of both high school and college course work;
  2. the heightened academic expectations of college course work;
  3. learning to interact with college age students and college professors;
  4. schedule conflicts with extracurricular high school activities and part-time employment;
  5. the potential impact of college course work on high school grade point average and class rank.

Students are expected to perform at the same level as the College’s regularly admitted students.


Full college credit will be awarded for all courses satisfactorily completed according to the College’s established requirements and procedures. Courses completed will be applied toward degree requirements if the student enrolls at Defiance College after high school graduation.


  1. Cumulative grade point average = 2.25 or higher
  2. ACT composite = 18 or higher or SAT combined (Reading/Writing and Math) = 970 or higher

In addition, students shall:

  1. have the written approval of their parent or guardian;
  2. be attending full-time at a high school in the State of Ohio.


The deadlines for application for admission to Defiance College to participate in the College Credit Plus program are as follows:        

Semester                      Deadline

Summer 2018              May 1, 2018
Fall 2018                         August 15, 2018
Spring 2019                   December 1, 2018


Submit the following to DC Admissions Office:

  1. Defiance College’s CCP Program application signed by student, parent/guardian, and high school guidance counselor;
  2. an official high school transcript stating cumulative grade point average and class rank;
  3. a copy of the school district’s “Intent to Participate in the CCP Program” form, completed by the student, parent/guardian, and high school guidance counselor.


Upon completion of the CCP Program application procedures, the Office of Admissions will respond with the admission decision and instructions immediately by letter to the student. Copies of the letter will be sent to the parent or guardian, high school guidance counselor, and area coordinator. 

Prior to the first day of the start of the semester, the College will send a roster of participants from each high school to their guidance counselor along with course withdrawal dates. Within twenty-one days of the start of the semester, the College’s registrar will send a letter of enrollment notice to the student, high school guidance counselor and the superintendent of instruction for the State of Ohio. Upon the completion of the semester, the College’s registrar will send a grade report to the high school guidance counselor. The student may check and print their grades online. If an official college transcript is requested there is a $7.50 fee.


Contact DC’s Office of Admissions at 419-783-2359.