Earning College Credit
This interactive module explores the various ways that career-technical students in Ohio can earn college credit before completing high school. Students and their families will gain insights and learn how to determine which options for college credit will benefit them the most and are the right fit for their academic and career goals. Students will also learn how to successfully transfer earned college credit to the Ohio college or university of their choice. Career-Technical administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors are encouraged to share this module with students and families. Other important topics include:
- Understanding CTAG requirements
- Advanced Placement options for CTE students
- Participation in College Credit Plus
- Benefits of CTAGs, AP, and CCP
- Resources for college and career planning
Bilateral Articulation Agreements
A bilateral articulation agreement is a formal, signed agreement between a secondary (high school) career technical center and a community college or university. The agreement is developed (established, written, and agreed upon) by both educational institutions to grant college credit opportunities to high school students.
Bilateral agreements cannot be created for a high school program that already has CTAG credit approval.
College Credit Plus
Ohio’s College Credit Plus can help you 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 options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.
Your high school may have an agreement with a local college for specific courses; however, you can choose to take College Credit Plus courses from any college that offers a course that would benefit your future. This could include online courses.
CTAG (Career-Technical Assurance Guides/CT2)
Students who successfully complete specified technical programs are eligible to have technical credit transfer to public colleges and universities. This transfer of credit is described in Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG). CTAGs are advising tools that assist students moving from Ohio secondary and adult career-technical institutions to Ohio public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits among Ohio’s public colleges and universities and equitable treatment in the application of credits to admissions and degree requirements.