College Credit Opportunities

Mount Notre Dame is proud to offer our students numerous opportunities to earn college credit while in high school. Through Ohio’s College Credit Plus program or College Board’s Advanced Placement courses, students can earn college credits for the courses they take at MND.

College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio’s system for dual enrollment. College Credit Plus can help students in grades 7 – 12 earn 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 option to college-ready students. Taking a college course through College Credit Plus from a public college or university is free, although nonpublic school students must apply for and be awarded funding through the Ohio Department of Education. Each student should work in conjunction with her parents and school counselor to determine if CCP is a good fit for her academic goals.

The process to apply for and participate in CCP courses is lengthy, and there are strict deadlines that each student must follow. While MND will communicate these deadlines, please be aware that the process and deadlines are set by the universities and the State of Ohio.

Major Steps:

1. Test Scores

For students to apply to the college/university, they must have appropriate test scores. Students may submit either an ACT/SAT score, or they may take the Accuplacer exam. See each universities website for more information on minimum scores.

2. Apply to the college/university

Students will need to complete the application for the college/university for which they would like to gain admission. This process is different at each institution, so students should start the process early.

3. Declare your Intent to Participate

Students must inform both their counselor and the State of Ohio by completing the Intent to Participate form.

4. Apply for Funding

In order to receive State of Ohio funding for the CCP coursework, parents must apply for funding by creating an Ohio SAFE account and complete the application for funding.

5. Register for Classes

The state of Ohio will notify parents of any funding awarded by May 15th on their Ohio SAFE account. Families then provide this letter to the appropriate college/university.

2019-2020 CCP Courses offered at Mount Notre Dame

MND Course Name

Partner University


College Course Code

Credit Hours

Foundations of Engineering Design Thinking I

University of Cincinnati Uptown


ENED 1100


Anatomy and Physiology

Cincinnati State


BIO 151


Public Speaking CCP

Cincinnati State


COMM 110


Spanish II Honors

Cincinnati State


SPN 102


US History CCP

Cincinnati State


HST 111

HST 112




Important Dates

December 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM College Credit Plus Information Night at Mount Notre Dame
February 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM CCP Accuplacer Test
March 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM CCP Accuplacer Test
April 1, 2019 CCP Intent to Participate form due to MND Counselor and
April 1, 2019 College Application must be completed by the student at

or at:

April 12, 2019 by 5:00 PM Ohio Funding Application must be completed by parents on the parent SAFE account.

Mount Notre Dame is proud to offer a wide-range of Advanced Placement® courses for the academically advanced student. These courses follow the College Board curriculum and recommendation in order to prepare students for the Advanced Placement tests offered each May. Many colleges award Advanced Placement credit dependent upon testing results. The College Board website gives details regarding the AP Program and research surrounding student achievement.

Benefits of an Advanced Placement Program:

Gain the edge in college preparation

• Get a head start on college-level work
• Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques
• Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work
• Stand out in the college admissions process

Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college

• Show your willingness to take the most rigorous course work available
• Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence

Broaden your intellectual horizons

• Explore the world from a variety of perspectives
• Study subjects in greater depth and detail
• Assume responsibility of reasoning, analyzing and understanding


• AP tests cost approximately $95
• The fee is collected during test registration

AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.