Dual-credit is a term typically referring to a type of college partnership between a secondary high school and a college, whereby the participating student is enrolled at both institutions. Classes taken earn the student both high school credits as well as college credits. This type of arrangement can also be referred to as PSEO, or post-secondary enrollment option.
Our PSEO or dual-credit partnership is available to qualifying high school students through Ohio Christian University's online Trailblazer academy, although students living in or near Circleville, Ohio can also take classes at OCU's main campus.
Because of the rigor of college-level coursework, students must qualify academically to participate. They must also take the COMPASS college entrance exam which can be scheduled through VCS. (Contact our Guidance department if interested.)
Benefits of participating in this program include both flexibility and cost-savings
for students who are planning to attend college after graduation. College credits earned through this program will be honored at both OCU, as well as other state (public) colleges and universities beginning in 2015, through the state's College Credit Plus program.