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News 2015

College Credit Plus Offered at Belmont College

 

St. Clairsville, OH (November 11, 2015) – Belmont College is pleased to announce that Ohio’s new College Credit Plus program has played a factor in the college’s recent enrollment spike.

Photo Caption: Becky Hall teaches a College Credit Plus English 1110 class to River High school students; the Belmont College class is held at the high school.

Photo Caption: Becky Hall teaches a College Credit Plus English 1110 class to River High school students; the Belmont College class is held at the high school.

 

The premise of College Credit Plus is to afford students in grades 7 through 12, at no cost to them, the ability to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities.

 

“We provided the dual enrollment program at Belmont for high school students for many years,” said Tim Houston, Dean of Student Affairs & Strategic Enrollment Management. “Because of that, we were ready to respond to the increased demand that College Credit Plus generated.”

 

“We are excited to work so closely with our local high school partners to ensure the accessibility of the College Credit Plus program to students and families,” added Houston. “In Fall 2015 more than 15% of our students are enrolled in high school and under the age of 18 which is a significant increase over the 2.6% enrolled in Fall 2014.”

 

Currently 16 local high schools, as well as home schooled students, are participating in the College Credit Plus program with Belmont College. They include: Barnesville; Beallsville; Bellaire; Bridgeport; Buckeye Local; Buckeye Trail; Coshocton; East Richland Christian; Harrison Central; Home School; Martins Ferry; Monroe Central; Ohio Virtual Academy; River; Shadyside; St Clairsville; and Union Local.

 

Through the College Credit Plus program, eligible students can:

 

  • Earn college credit and required high school graduation credits at the same time.
  • Start a college degree early; transfer degrees are designed to provide the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Take classes that transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Expand opportunities, discover new interests, and explore liberal arts as well as technical programs.
  • Enjoy participating in high school activities while taking college classes.
  • Save thousands of dollars in college education. Funding is available for payment of successfully completed courses taken by students enrolled under College Credit Plus.

 

For more information about the College Credit Plus program at Belmont College, call 740.695.9500 or visit www.belmontcollege.edu.

 

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