The College Credit Plus Program (CCP) at Kent State University is designed to provide qualified 7th- through 12th-grade students with the opportunity to enhance their high school education with a true college experience.

Students accepted to the CCP program typically select courses from the Kent State University’s Kent Core Requirements. They may take as few as one course in a semester or a maximum of 30 semester credit hours per academic year.  

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Application and Deadlines


Applications for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 are closed.

Please be aware if you are interested in continuing in the CCP program for the next academic year (academic year begins with the summer term), you will need to complete a new CCP application that includes all listed materials.


Deadlines for CCP Application

(all campuses)

Term Deadline
Spring 2021 Oct. 1

Dates for CCP Orientation

(Kent Campus)

Term Date
Spring 2020 Dec. 13
Summer 2020 April 29
Fall 2020 July 27-30
Aug. 3-5

*If you applied to a regional campus, please contact the CCP Office at the campus which you plan to enroll in coursework for their orientation information*

If you are interested in Kent State University’s College Credit Plus program, you should discuss these items with both your school counselor and your parents prior to applying for admission. It is important that you have a good understanding of your school district’s policies, as well as the policies of the college you choose to attend.

College Credit Plus students have the opportunity to study at a world-class university known for its academic excellence and a diverse student body representing all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

The College Credit Plus program is designed to allow college-ready students, grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission, the opportunity to earn middle/high school and college credit.