Dual Enrollment Courses (College Credit Plus)

Professor speaks to his class in language lab, CAS
Professor Scott Hartley, wearing protective glasses, talks with students in the lab, CAS

Dual Enrollment (known as College Credit Plus) allows State of Ohio high school students enrolled in State of Ohio public, community and nonpublic high schools to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through successful completion of college courses.

Course Qualifications

  • Courses must be open to any student, not just those pursuing the College Credit Plus (CCP).
  • CCP course offerings should preferably be existing Transfer Assurance Guidelines (TAG) courses, Career Technical Assurance Guidelines (CTAG) courses or Ohio Transfer 36 courses approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.Using TAG, CTAG and OT36 courses guarantees the transfer of credits among Ohio public colleges and universities.
  • CCP courses must follow the same college content, pace, rigor, and pre-requisites (syllabi, assessment and textbooks) as the courses taught to traditional Miami students.
  • CCP courses have undergone the normal approval processes for all Miami courses.
  • CCP courses that have a study abroad component cannot enroll students who are under the age of 18 years. High school students under the age of 18 may enroll in courses with a study abroad component that are specifically designed for high school students and only enroll high school students.

Instructor Qualifications

  • Instructors must be approved by the Miami University department or program offering the course.
  • Instructors who are not members of the Miami faculty must hold the same qualifications as Miami University instructors for the course taught.
  • Instructors must hold a degree from a nationally accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent as verified by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
  • The instructor's degree must be at least one level above that of the program in which they are teaching with demonstrated expertise in that area. At least a master's degree is required for instructors of general education (Miami Plan) courses.
  • For programs involving clinical faculty, the credentials and involvement of clinical faculty meet applicable professional standards for the delivery of the educational experience.
  • Special efforts must be made to maintain academic continuity and quality if instructors teach at a school district site. The efforts include participation in a course-specific orientation session facilitated by the relevant Miami academic department; classroom observations and syllabi review by permanent Miami faculty from the host academic department or program; regular communication between the dual enrollment instructor and a Miami University faculty liaison in the academic department offering the course; and periodic discipline-specific professional development.

For more information, contact Liza Skryzhevska, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Applied Science at skryzhy@miamioh.edu or Amy Bergerson, Dean of Undergraduate Education, at bergera9@miamioh.edu.