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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


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.

2018-2019 CCP Courses offered at Mount Notre Dame

MND Course

College

Location

College Course Code

Credit Hours

Engineering Foundations CCP

University of Cincinnati Uptown

MND

ENED 1020

2

Engineering Models CCP

University of Cincinnati Uptown

MND

ENED 1090

2

Public Speaking CCP

University of Cincinnati Uptown

MND

COMM 1071

3

US History CCP

University of Cincinnati Uptown

MND

HIST 1001

3

US History CCP

University of Cincinnati Uptown

MND

HIST 1002

3

Anatomy and Physiology CCP

Cincinnati State

MND

BIO 151

4


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 CCPIntentLetter@education.ohio.gov

April 1, 2019

College Application must be completed by the student at http://admissions.uc.edu/ccp.html

or at: https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/academics/admission/college-credit-plus

April 12, 2019 by 5:00 pm

Ohio Funding Application must be completed by parents on the parent SAFE account.

Advanced Placement®


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.

Costs:

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

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