Students and Parents
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Students who are enrolled in high school and who are eligible can take a college-level course and earn high school and college credit at the same time. These credits will appear on both a student’s high school and college transcripts. Hiram College offers flexible plans for Ohio high school students who wish to earn college credit. Through College Credit Plus, college-bound students will have the flexibility to enroll in single courses, a 15-credit hour plan per year, or a 30-credit hour plan per year at Hiram College. Our curricular breadth allows us to meet the individual needs and interests of students.
Why College Credit Plus?
- Courses are at no cost to the student and can possibly be taken for credit at both the student’s high school and college.
- Decreased cost of college degrees, given transferability of credit.
- Does not require a high pressure Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
Please more information please view Hiram College’s College Credit Plus Frequently Asked Questions.
Hiram College has an innovative liberal arts curriculum prepares students for a changing world, offering opportunities to forge a new path with individualized majors, study abroad, intense research projects and internships. The life skills acquired – the ability to reason, communicate and write – are balanced with real world experiences that prepare students not just for their first job, but every job after that.
Students can expect one-on-one attention from our faculty. An advisor will work with each high school student to create a personalized schedule that fits his or her academic interests and goals.
We make our on-campus resources available to high school students, opening doors for collaboration and shared academic resources.
We understand the unique extracurricular needs of high school students, and we are committed to offering courses on our campus in subject areas and at times that will mesh with a high school student’s interests and schedule.
Is College Credit Plus Right for Me?
College Credit Plus at Hiram College is a rewarding choice for high school students who feel ready to explore college-level work. The program allows college-bound students the opportunity to earn both high school credit and college credit. Students can get a head start on earning college credits at Hiram College.
Students are encouraged to meet with their high school guidance counselors, teachers and families to discuss the demands of college coursework. It is important to consider for example, the accelerated pace of learning, the need for greater independence in learning outside the class, travel to and from campus, group and lab assignments, extracurricular activities and obligations at the student’s high school.
“The subject matter of a course enrolled in under the college credit plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon college credit plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs.”