COVID-19 College Credit Plus Updates:
Intent to Participate Deadline
The extended deadline is May 1, 2020 (instead of the original April 1st deadline). Forms can be emailed to Mrs. Vihtelic at firstname.lastname@example.org (as a scanned document or picture).
Colleges/universities cannot test new students for summer term enrollment for eligibility and admission consideration due to shut down of campuses and ACT/SAT testing. Depending on the length of the pandemic, colleges cannot test new students for fall term eligibility and admission consideration
For summer and fall terms 2020:
1. In order to meet student eligibility requirements, a student shall have an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, if that prospective College Credit Plus (CCP) student has not had the opportunity to complete an assessment exam due to this emergency.
2. If a prospective CCP student had previously completed an assessment exam and did not meet student eligibility requirements based on those scores, a college can consider that student as eligible if the student has an overall high school grade point average of 3.0.
3. The institution of higher education still has the opportunity to use institutional standards for admission decisions and placement into courses.
4. Colleges shall collect data related to the multiple measures used in anticipation of reporting to the CCP Data Portal.
5. Once the student has been determined as eligible, has been admitted, and has enrolled in summer and/or fall term courses, the student remains eligible for the remainder of their participation in the program. There is no need to re-test for eligibility purposes.
Grading CCP Courses using Pass/Fail
Many colleges want to give the option for students to have Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail (or some other similarly named grade) on a college transcript in lieu of a final letter grade. Currently, administrative code lists Pass/Fail graded courses as “nonallowable” for College Credit Plus, unless that course is an internship course. The rule does not apply to a transferable course that is graded on a pass/fail basis for all students enrolled in the course.
1. For spring term 2020, if a college or university provides the option for all enrolled students to choose a Pass/Fail grade for a course section, then a College Credit Plus student is permitted to choose a Pass/Fail grade under these circumstances. A student shall have the option of either a P/F or a letter grade.
2. Students shall be advised by secondary school and college staff that a P/F grade may have future implications on weighted grading and class rank at the secondary school, NCAA eligibility, OHSAA eligibility, and certain graduation seals that require a grade of B or better.
3. Secondary schools will recognize a passing grade in a college course and provide high school credit for that course as a substitution for a high school graduation requirement.
4. If the reason for the student’s grade of “F” or failing the course on a P/F scale is due to a lack of technology, lack of internet access, or other COVID-19-related disruptions, and the option of withdrawing is not available to the student from the college, then the secondary school shall not seek reimbursement from that student/family for this course.