Ashland University Sets New Policy for College Credit Plus

Ashland University Sets New Policy for College Credit Plus

10/9/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has instituted a scholarship program in which high school students who take College Credit Plus classes at AU will be reimbursed for course fees if they attend AU following graduation from high school.

“We believe strongly in the College Credit Plus Program and what it can do for all types of high school students,” said Dr. Gene Linton, dean of the Founders School. “And we believe this new policy creates even more incentive for high school students to take classes at a prestigious private university.”

Ohio’s College Credit Plus allows high school students to earn both college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students.

Ashland University charges students a minimal fee per course for College Credit Plus classes, and the new policy calls for this charge to be reimbursed to the student in the form of a scholarship if the student attends AU following his or her high school graduation.

“All of the money paid to AU for College Credit Plus classes will be reimbursed back to the student if they take classes as a college student at Ashland,” Linton explained.

Linton said AU’s College Credit Plus program allows students three options -- high school students taking college classes on the AU campus from AU faculty; high school students taking college classes at the high school from AU faculty; or high school students taking college classes at the high school from credentialed teachers.  

In addition to students coming to the AU campus for CCP classes, many school districts are partnering with AU to provide college class opportunities to their students at their local high school. These classes can be taught by AU Instructors or high school instructors with advanced training in their content discipline.

“This option has become more popular with many schools and is very helpful for high schools that are a distance from the AU campus,” Linton said.

Those wanting more information about AU’s College Credit Plus Program can contact Dr. Linton at 419.289.5921 or elinton@ashland.edu.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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