On-Campus College Credit Plus Self-Pay

About College Credit Plus Self-Pay

The College Credit Plus Self-Pay option at Bowling Green State University provides high school students an opportunity to take college-level coursework which strengthens and enriches their high school experience. Students in this program are eligible to take BGSU courses in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

To ensure maximum benefit to students, 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 benefits.

Additional College Credit Plus Program Information

Enrollment Options

Students may enroll in this program for fall, spring, and/or summer semesters.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for admission to the College Credit Plus Self-Pay Option, students must possess:

  1. A cumulative grade point average of:
    7th - 11th-graders:  3.0 on a 4.0 scale as presented on the official high school transcript.  Report cards are not accepted. (For and 7th and 8th-grade students only, schools should provide grade cards.)
    Seniors: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale as presented on the official high school transcript.
  2. Students must also demonstrate college readiness in reading by providing an ACCUPLACER Reading score of 80 or higher -or- an ACT Reading subscore of 20 or higher.


College Credit Plus students may enroll in classes providing they have the prerequisite knowledge and skill, and space is available. Many College Credit Plus 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 College Credit Plus students: Developmental Courses (UWP 1100, MATH90x, MATH95x, MATH99x, or MATH1210), and study abroad experiences.

The availability of art and music classes is very limited. Students interested in music classes, private lessons or ensembles should contact the Coordinator of Music Admissions at 419-372-8577 before meeting with an Academic Advisor. 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.

Textbooks & Fees

Tuition and all fees, including textbooks, are the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian.

College Credit Plus Self-Pay Application Procedures

The following application materials are needed to apply to the College Credit Plus Self-Pay program at BGSU:

  • Online Application
  • Most recent official transcript from the student’s high school which includes the cumulative grade point average (If no cumulative GPA is listed, the Office of Admissions will compute and determine eligibility)
  • College readiness in reading proven through an ACCUPLACER score of 80 or above -or- an ACT Reading subscore of 20 or above

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Application Deadlines

All required application materials must be on file by the deadline.

April 15 for enrollment in fall and summer semesters
November 15 for enrollment in spring semester

Submit Official Credentials to

Office of Admissions
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0085

Toll-free: 1-866-246-6732
Phone: 419-372-2478
Fax: 419-372-6955
Email: choosebgsu@bgsu.edu

Program Continuation

College Credit Plus students follow the same academic progress policies as undergraduate students.  Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or they may be placed on academic warning/probation or may be suspended or dismissed. 

Benefits of College Credit Plus

High school students who qualify for College Credit Plus (CCP) Self-Pay 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.

Other benefits include:

  • Completing high school and college credits simultaneously
  • One-on-one academic advising that will provide insight and direct guidance relating to career exploration
  • On-campus tutoring and support services in subject areas
  • Access to on-campus facilities such as the library, student recreation center, and computer labs
  • Free admission to select on-campus events, from athletic events to musical and theatrical performances

Special Notes

  • Students will be notified of their acceptance into College Credit Plus (CCP) by letter and email. The acceptance letter will detail how to meet with an academic advisor for class registration.
  • Students should be aware that college classes are more demanding than high school classes in terms of pace and content. Participants in CCP On-Campus attend the same courses as undergraduate students.
  • Students enrolled in CCP 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 the availability of staff, sufficiently high section enrollment and similar considerations.
  • Students who plan to enroll in English or math courses may need to complete a placement exam. Students who place into UWP 1100, MATH 090x, MATH 95x, MATH 99x, or MATH 1210 will not be eligible to take English or math at BGSU.
  • Bowling Green State University will not be responsible for CCP participants between academic terms or when classes are not scheduled or are canceled.
  • Participation in CCP 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 CCP Program, please contact Pre-College Programs at 419-372-8943.