Many Seton students choose to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes as a way to earn college credit. There are three ways to receive college credit for these classes; either by passing the AP test in the Spring, through Early College Credit Enrollment, or College Credit Plus. Students who receive at least a three on the AP exam may be eligible to receive college credit. College credit is awarded through the receiving institution of higher education and is dependent upon that institution’s policies. Seton offers the following AP classes:
Students at Seton High School have the opportunity to earn over 60 college credits through classes taken directly on our campus.
The Early College Credit program allows students to take AP classes and earn college credit without necessarily having to take the AP test. Students who successfully complete an eligible AP course is awarded credit as evidenced by a college transcript awarded through Mount St. Joseph University. Credit is then transferable to other colleges and universities throughout the country. College credit policies of colleges and universities vary. Parents should contact colleges of interest to determine if the credit is transferable and how the credit will be applied. For more information about Early College Credit, please contact your daughter’s Academic Advisor or Mrs. Shelly Anderson, Associate Principal of Academics firstname.lastname@example.org 513-471-2600 ext. 2406.
Participation Requirements through Mount St. Joseph University (MSJU)
In addition to the ability to earn up to 51 college credits through the Early College Credit Program with Mount St. Joseph University, students have an additional opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits through Ohio's College Credit Plus program.
Seton High School has a unique partnership with the University of Cincinnati's Lindner College of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science where students can take introductory classes in Business and Engineering and earn college credit through UC.
Through College Credit Plus, college courses are credited immediately on the students’ high school and college transcripts. Ohio students may take up to 30 college credits per year and 120 college credits while in high school. This initiative has replaced all other early college credit and dual enrollment programs. The only exception to this is for the Early College Credit program available through Mount St. Joseph University in effect prior to College Credit Plus. To be eligible for College Credit Plus students must be academically ready for college-level courses and be willing to follow the procedures outlined by the participating college(s) or university(ies).
In order to participate, students must follow the steps outline by the Ohio Department of Education:
In addition to enrolling in courses applicable toward specific college majors, students may take one or more courses in various combinations from multiple Ohio public universities and colleges to fulfill general education requirements.
Each college or university has its own individual requirements for admission. For a complete list of course offerings, admission requirements, majors, pathways, and applications, visit the website of any Ohio public institution or participating private institution.
Grades earned in College Credit Plus courses will receive the equivalent weight as any weighted course within a given content area. Final grades will be posted to the student’s high school transcript after completion of the course and will be included in the calculation of a student’s grade point average. A final grade will be reported according to Seton High School’s approved grading scale; however, the college will impose their own grading scale. The student may see two different grades on her Seton High School report card and her College or University transcript.
Private school students who enroll in College Credit Plus in either public or participating private institutions may have to pay course fees and associated costs, including books and materials cost. However, these fees are generally minimal and at significantly lower costs. Limited funds are available through the Ohio Department of Education to private high school students to cover the costs of enrollment at public or participating private colleges or universities. To apply for funds, students must first submit the “Intent to Participate” and follow all deadlines outlined by the ODE. After acceptance by the College or University, students must then complete the “Application for College Credit Plus Funding” available on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. Funds are determined based on priority (senior students, junior students, sophomore students) and availability.
In order to be eligible for funding, courses must be credit bearing, non-remedial, and non-religious. Earning a grade of an "F" in a College Credit Plus course or failure to complete the course will result in all financial obligations of the course defaulting to the student and her parents/guardian. Similarly, students are liable for any fees associated with dropping the course outside of the non-penalty add/drop dates of the college.
Students enrolled in courses through Mount St. Joseph University are not eligible for funding through College Credit Plus.
For eligible students electing to participate in College Credit Plus off-campus, transportation is not provided by Seton High School, nor are reimbursement costs for transportation, such as mileage. Transportation and associated costs are the sole responsibility of the student and her parents/guardian. Seton High School is not liable for injuries or accidents resulting from transportation or participation in College Credit Plus off-campus.
College Credit Plus students are college students and subject to the federal FERPA. For regular college students, this means that college records are not released to anyone, even parents, without written permission from the student. For College Credit Plus students, Seton High School may exchange information with the participating College or University.
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