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Dual Enrollment

College Credit Plus FAQ

Where can I find the list of MVNU Courses?

They are listed at this link.

What kinds of college courses can I take?

You are eligible to take any course from MVNU's catalog provided you meet any prerequisite requirements. Sectarian courses and private lessons are excluded from State of Ohio funding.

Keep in mind that the purpose of CCP is to prepare you for your future. With that in mind, we have worked with several area school counselors to develop recommended pathways. These groupings of courses will help you progress toward your desired college major, while also meeting many of your high school graduation requirements.

Several pathways are outlined below. The 15-hour CORE Pathway is a grouping of courses that are typically required at any college regardless of a student’s choice of major. The 15-hour SPECIALIZED Pathway is designed with a certain major in mind. The core pathway is designed to be combined with a specialized pathway to create a 30-hour pathway. The core pathway is recommended for students who are only able to take a limited number of classes through CCP, or as a starting point for students who haven’t chosen a major. If you aren’t sure where to start, you should start with the Core Pathway.

Keep in mind that these are sample pathways that MVNU has developed in collaboration with local high school counselors. We are always willing to work with you to find alternative classes (essentially creating a custom pathway) to help meet your high school graduation requirements or meet your personal college goals. You may progress beyond the 30 hour pathway in subsequent years by working with your CCP advisor to find appropriate courses that align with college goals.

This is your opportunity to start college now, for free!

15-Hour Core Pathway
Course # Course Name Credits
ENG1083 College Writing 3
ENG1063 Introduction to Literature 3
PSY1013 General Psychology 3
Precalculus Mathematics
Calculus I
Introduction to Statistics
COM1023 Public Speaking 3
Total Credit Hours 15–16
15-Hour Specialized Pathways

These pathways incorporate the Core Pathway above and build on it with the courses geared toward the named disciplines below. (Minimum of 15 credit hours in each specific track)

STEM Pathway
Course Name Credits
Intro to Zoology w/ Lab 4
Calculus I OR Calculus II OR Calculus III 4
Trigonometry 3
Science: General Chemistry I w/ Lab
Engineering: University Physics w/ Lab
Computer Science: Computer Science I
Total Credit Hours 15–16
Education Pathway
Course Name Credits
Intro to Biology & Lab 4
Intro to Mathematical Systems 3
Macroeconomics 3
Educational Technology 2
United States History to 1865
United States History since 1865
American Politics and Government
Total Credit Hours 16
Health Science Pathway
Course Name Credits
Introduction to Chemistry & Lab 4
Nutrition for Health Professionals 3
Zoology & Lab 4
Organic & Biological Chemistry & Lab 4
Total Credit Hours 15
Business Pathway
Course Name Credits
Intro to Biology & Lab 4
Principles of Management 3
Macroeconomics 3
American Government & Politics 3
Principles of Accounting I 3
Total Credit Hours 16

How many courses can I take?

The State of Ohio limits funding of CCP courses to 30 credit hours per calendar year. Any hours over the 30 allotted will be charged to the student at the Family Pay rate for Dual Enrollment of $166/credit hour*.

* Rate for the 2016-17 Academic Year

Important note:

CCP credits are calculated in the following manner:

  • Each college credit hour earned counts as one CCP credit
  • Each high school credit you earn subtracts 3 CCP credits from your total allotment of 30 CCP credits annually.

We know this may be confusing, so here is an example to help:


If a student is taking 2 course/secondary units at their high school, then they are only eligible for 24 CCP credits.

30 Total CCP Credits Allotment
-3 High School Class 1
-3 High School Class 2
24 Remaining CCP Credits that can be used at a college

What are the admissions requirements?

Students enrolled in MVNU's CCP program will take college courses on MVNU's Mount Vernon campus.

Students must:

  • Have a minimum 19 ACT composite score
  • Have a minimum 18 ACT English subscore
  • Have a minimum 22 ACT Reading subscore
  • Have a minimum 22 ACT Mathematics subscore
  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Submit a current health form
  • Attend CCP orientation
  • Submit a parent and school counselor certification

Can I participate if MVNU is not on my high school’s list of CCP schools?

Yes, if your high school does not have a formal relationship with MVNU, you can still participate in the CCP program.

What are the key deadlines?

You must inform your high school counselor of your intent to participate in the CCP program by April 1st. MVNU's application deadline (which includes completing the application, sending test scores and transcripts, and school counselor approval) is April 1. If you meet the requirements and are accepted into the CCP Program, your advisor will meet with you over the summer to schedule classes. CCP orientation for students taking less than 11 credit hours a semester will occur at the end of June with the fall classes beginning at the end of August. For students taking over 12 credit hours a semester they will need to attend one of two New Student Orientations in June.

What if I’m not a student at an Ohio public school?

The CCP program only covers students who are Ohio residents. Homeschool and Christian school students are eligible for limited funding. The state has not yet disclosed how much money will be allotted for these students but have indicated that every qualified student should receive at least one class free of charge. This is not a guarantee, but it certainly makes it worth your time to apply and request funding.

The process is as follows:

  • Fill out MVNU’s CCP application
  • Fill out the state’s Letter of Intent found in the forms section of this page by April 1. This can be emailed to CCP@education.ohio.gov or mailed to the Ohio Department of Education, 25 South Front St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Once CCP funding runs out, students and families can choose to participate in our Family Pay program at a greatly discounted cost of 1/4 of our regular tuition. This includes ourSummer Learn classes.

Can I live on campus?

Yes! If you are a senior in high school and 17 years of age (by August 31 of the current academic year), you are able to reside on campus. Students who are younger than 17 years of age are eligible to petition to live on campus through the Office of Student Life.

"Even though I was still in high school, I was not treated differently by students or professors at MVNU. I made great friends and got involved in community outreach groups, clubs, and campus events. I had such a wonderful experience that I decided to continue my education at MVNU. Now, I am able to graduate in three years with a great degree."
McKenzie M Cellar
Dual Enrollment Student