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 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

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 not have to reapply. Instead you will complete updates and return an update form emailed to your email account.


Deadlines for CCP Application

(all campuses)

Term Deadline
Summer April 15
Fall June 1
Spring Oct. 15


Dates for CCP Orientation

(Kent Campus)

Term Date
Spring 2023 December 1, 2022
Summer 2023 May 2, 2023
Fall 2023 Please see your CCP Online Orientation for more information.

*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 nearly 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.