As a 7th through 12th grade student, making the decision to enroll in college courses is not an easy one. You should discuss the opportunity with your parents and school counselor so that you understand your responsibilities as a college student. Below are important risks and things to consider before making the final decision.
High School Transcript/Graduation Requirements
- Apply college credit to high school graduation requirements, earning high school and college credit at the same time.
- College grade is factored into your high school GPA and carries the same weight as AP, IB, or honors courses.
- End of course exams for high school English I and II, Algebra and Geometry are still required, even if you take the equivalent college course.
- High school graduation could be affected if you do not pass a college course.
Middle/High School Schedule vs. College Schedule
- Start/End dates, holidays, and snow days can be different; essentially you will keep track of two calendars.
- Check the summer course schedule carefully. There are six different course start and end dates.
- College course availability varies. There is no guarantee of enrollment in college courses during times that work well for your school activity schedule.
- Accelerate your college career with a quality education close to home.
- Earn up to 30 credits a year (including summer), 120 credits max.
- Enroll in classes offered on campus, online and in the high school (if available).
- If you meet both YSU's admission standards and the course placement requirements, you can take the class.
- You can take classes on campus or online at whatever times are offered, including evenings and weekends.
- Transportation to/from campus is your responsibility.
- Transfer your credits to University System of Ohio schools – visit https://transfercredit.ohio.gov to learn more.
- Planning to attend a private or out of state college? You need to check with those schools to see how credits could transfer.
- May lower the overall cost of your college education.
- May shorten the time to complete your college degree.
- Tuition, books, and academic fees are no cost to the student under Option B!
- School supplies, parking permits, campus recreation fees, library fines, parking fines, etc. are your responsibility.
- Your school district can seek reimbursement from you if a course is not successfully completed or you withdraw late.
- You are starting a college transcript that will follow you all the way through graduate school.
- If you attend YSU after high school, you will qualify for financial aid based, not only on the credit hours earned, but your high school and college GPA.
- The GPA you earn in CCP is always your GPA at YSU, whether as a freshman or a transfer student.
Academic and Social Responsibility
- The college course will not change because you are a minor OR if the class is taught in the high school.
- If accepted, you are assigned a YSU email account. We will send you program updates, due dates and other important information to this account. It is your responsibility to check it.
- You are expected to follow all YSU policies, including student conduct and class attendance on campus. For more information, read The Code of Student Rights, Responsibility and Conduct.
- If you are under the age of 14, a parent/guardian must accompany you while on campus.