High School College Credit
The High School College Credit Program (HSCCP) at Bowling Green State University provides high school students who do not participate in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) an opportunity to take college-level coursework which strengthens and enriches their high school experience. Students in this program are eligible to take a maximum of 16 hours of coursework each semester during the academic year. In addition, summer enrollment is available through this program.
The High School College Credit Program is intended to complement rather than replace the high school college preparatory curriculum. To ensure maximum benefit to a student, a close working relationship is necessary among the student’s local school district, parents or guardians, and the University. It is the responsibility of all involved parties to maintain clear and continuous communication to guarantee that a student receives the greatest possible benefit from participation in the High School College Credit Program.
Students may enroll in this program for fall, spring, and/or summer semesters.
To be considered for admission to the High School College Credit Program, students must possess:
- A cumulative high school grade point average of:
Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Senior: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale as presented on the official high school transcript. Report cards are not accepted.
- Meet the state articulation requirements in the subject areas to which you are seeking enrollment. (i.e. if you want to enroll for a math course, you must have completed through Algebra II in high school)
Freshmen and sophomores are permitted to take ONE CLASS per semester.
HSCCP students may enroll in classes providing they have the prerequisite knowledge and skill, and space is available. Many HSCCP students enroll in courses in English Composition, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, and other liberal arts classes such as History and Philosophy.
The following courses are not available to HSCCP students: Developmental Courses (English 110 and Math 095x), Aviation Studies, Architec & Environment Design, Horsemanship, Scuba Diving, Independent Study and other classes with substantial liability or lab fees.
The availability of art and music classes is very limited. Students interested in music classes, private lessons or ensembles should contact Kathy Moss, the Coordinator of Music Admission at 419-372-8577. Students are required to pass an audition to be eligible for private lessons. The availability of private music lessons is at the discretion of the College of Musical Arts (CMA).
Tuition and all fees are the responsibility of the student/parent.
HSCCP Application Procedures
The following application materials are needed for admission into the HSCCP program at BGSU:
- Online Application
- Most recent Official Transcript from the student’s high school which includes the cumulative grade point average.
- Official transcript(s) from any other college or university the student attended.
- Nonrefundable application fee of $45 payable at the time of application on line.
Submit Official Credentails to
All required application materials must be on file by the deadline.
Fall Semester – April 15
Spring Semester – November 15
Summer Semester – Two weeks prior to the start of the session
HSCCP students must maintain a minimum BGSU cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and pass all BGSU classes with a grade of “C” or better in order to continue in the program.
Benefits of HSCCP
High school students who qualify for HSCCP have the opportunity to challenge themselves with college courses while still enrolled in high school. Students have the opportunity to interact with faculty in a collegiate environment, which may assist them in making a successful transition to undergraduate studies upon completion of high school.
- Students will be notified in writing of their acceptance into the High School College Credit Program.
- Students should be aware that college classes are more demanding than high school classes in terms of pace and content. Participants in HSCCP attend the same courses as undergraduate students.
- Students enrolled in HSCCP are guest students to the University and are subject to the same administrative policies and grading practices and standards as all other BGSU students. Grades will be maintained on a permanent transcript.
- Availability of courses cannot be guaranteed. Courses will be offered contingent upon availability of staff, sufficiently high section enrollment and similar considerations.
- Students who plan to enroll in English or Math courses are required to complete a placement exam. Students who place into ENG 110 or MATH 095x will not be eligible to take English or Math at BGSU.
- Bowling Green State University will not be responsible for HSCCP participants between academic terms or when classes are not scheduled or are canceled.
- Participation in the High School College Credit Program does not constitute undergraduate admission to Bowling Green State University. Students who plan to attend the University upon completion of high school must apply for formal admission during their senior year.
- If you have any questions regarding the High School College Credit Program, please contact the Office of Advising and Academic Success at 419-372-9876.