TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Students and parents will have a new and improved option when it comes to getting a jump start on college through a new program that will begin this fall.
The program, which is run by the state, is replacing the current post-secondary educational and dual enrollment courses and rolling them into one with the College Credit Plus Program. The idea is to provide more options to students when it comes to their academic career.
The College Credit Plus Program is different from previous programs in that it strives to give students even more access to college credit courses and provide them with more support services, so they have a better chance at success.
The program is still for college bound students who want to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously, but it has been expanded to include grades 7-12.
At the University of Toledo students will have their entire catalog to choose from as well as 19 general education courses that can be taken online or in a classroom. The university says this free option is a great tool for students and parents.
“College expenses are probably not going to go down and this is a great way for people to get quality education at no cost. You know that's a year or two that you don't have to pay for, it's a year or two that you're going to get out before your peers do,” said John Adams, associate director for dual credit at U.
The University of Toledo is just one public university that is participating in the program and they say they're expecting strong enrollment numbers this fall, which is when the program officially kicks off.
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