Chapter 3301-44 Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

3301-44-01 Definitions.

The following terms are defined as they are used in this chapter.

(A) "College" means any state-assisted college or university described in section 3333.041 of the Revised Code, any nonprofit institution holding a certificate of authorization pursuant to Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code, any private institution exempt from regulation under Chapter 3332. of the Revised Code as prescribed in section 3333.046 of the Revised Code, and any institution holding a certificate of registration from the state board of career colleges and schools and program authorization for an associate or bachelor's degree program issued under section 3332.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) "School district" except as specified in paragraph (I) of this rule, means the school district to which a student is admitted under section 3313.64 , 3313.65 , 3317.08 , or 3313.98 of the Revised Code and does not include a joint vocational or cooperative education school district.

(C) "Parent" has the same meaning as in section 3313.64 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Participant" means a student enrolled in a college under the post-secondary enrollment options program established by this chapter.

(E) "Secondary grade" means the ninth through twelfth grades.

(F) "Locally determined" means official action by district boards of education.

(G) "Carnegie unit" means the basic unit of credit used to meet high school graduation requirements. One Carnegie unit is awarded for courses scheduled for one hundred twenty instructional hours. Exceptions are: (1) laboratory courses must be scheduled for one hundred fifty instructional hours; and (2) physical education must be scheduled for two hundred forty instructional hours for one Carnegie unit. Proportionate credit must be awarded for courses scheduled for fewer than the number of instructional hours required and may be awarded for courses scheduled for more than the requisite number of instructional hours for a Carnegie unit.

(H) "School foundation payments" means the amount required to be paid to a school district for a fiscal year under chapter 3306. or 3317. of the Revised Code.

(I) "Tuition base" means, with respect to a participant's school district, the sum of the current formula amount plus the per pupil amount of the base funding supplements specified in divisions (C)(1) to (C)(4) of section 3317.012 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Educational program" means enrollment in one or more school districts or in a college under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Nonpublic school" means a chartered or non-chartered and non-tax supported school for which minimum standards are prescribed by the state board of education pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code.

(L) "Community school" means any school established pursuant to Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code that includes secondary grades.

(M) "Community school payments" means payments made by the department of education to a community school pursuant to division (D) of section 3314.08 of the Revised Code.

(N) "School year" has the same meaning as section 9.34 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 04/23/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/90 (Emer), 10/1/90, 3/9/98, 6/4/01, 2/24/06

3301-44-02 Statement of purpose.

The purpose of the rules in this chapter is to prescribe conditions governing the post-secondary enrollment options program under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code, which provides that a student who is a resident of this state in grades nine, ten, eleven, and twelve may enroll at a college, on a full- or part-time basis, and complete nonsectarian courses for high school and college credit.

The program is intended to provide expanded opportunities for appropriately qualified high school students to experience coursework at the college or university level. Any high school student admitted to a course by a collegewill be expected and required to perform at the same level as the college'segular students. High schools continue to be responsible for providing a comprehensive and challenging college preparatory curriculum, including advanced placement and other advanced level courses, for their students. College courses should either contribute to or supplement the broad academic preparation needed by high school students. Credit for highly specialized content college courses generally should not substitute for important broader content college preparatory courses.

Effective: 04/23/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/90 (Emer), 10/1/90, 6/4/01, 2/24/06

3301-44-03 Information and counseling.

(A) The chief administrator of a nonpublic school wishing to participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program shall notify the Ohio department of education by the first day of April prior to the school year in which the school's students will participate.

(B) Each school district, community school, or participating nonpublic school shall provide information about the post-secondary enrollment options program to all students enrolled in grades eight through eleven and to their parents prior to the first day of March. Each school district, community school or participating nonpublic school shall document the method by which the notification was made with an underlying purpose and intent to ensure each student eligible for the program is aware of the program and the student's opportunity to participate.

(C) The information provided to students and their parents by school districts, community schools and participating nonpublic schools shall include:

(1) Program eligibility, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) Freshman status as locally determined;

(b) Acceptance by college.

(2) Program options, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) Enrollment in college courses for college credit, or both high school graduation and college credit; and

(b) Financial arrangements for tuition, books, materials, and fees for each option.

(D) A student or the student's parent shall inform the district board of education, the governing authority of a community school, or the nonpublic school administrator by the thirtieth day of March of the student's intent to participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility to participate in the program during the next academic school year without permission of the district superintendent, the governing authority of a community school, or the nonpublic school administrator.

(E) School districts and participating community schools and nonpublic schools shall provide counseling services, after the thirtieth day of March, to students in grades eight through eleven and to their parents. Such counseling services must be provided before any student may participate in the program to ensure that students and parents are fully aware of the advantages, possible risks and consequences of participation. Counseling information shall include without limitation:

(1) Program eligibility, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) Freshman status as locally determined;

(b) Acceptance by college. In considering the admission of any secondary student, a college shall give priority to its other students regarding enrollment in courses. However, once a student has been accepted in a course as a participant, the institution shall not displace the participant for another student.

(2) The options required by section 3365.04 of the Revised Code;

(3) Financial arrangements for tuition, books, materials, and fees;

(4) The process for granting academic credits;

(5) Criteria for any transportation aid;

(6) Available support services;

(7) Scheduling;

(8) The consequences of failing or not completing a course in which the student enrolls and the effect of the grade attained in the course being included in the student's grade point average, if applicable;

(9) The effect of program participation on the student's ability to complete the district's, community school's, or nonpublic school's graduation requirements;

(10) The academic and social responsibilities of students and parents under the program;

(11) Information about and encouragement to use the counseling services of the college in which the student intends to enroll;

(12) Information confirming that the student an take college courses at no cost;

(13) Encouragement to all students who have the ability to undertake college work, especially gifted students, to seriously consider the program.

(14) That students participating in the program may enroll in more than one college.

(F) The chief administrator of any nonpublic school shall provide counseling to students in grades eight through eleven and to their parents before the students participate in the program, to ensure that they and their parents are aware of the possible risks and consequences of participation.

Such counseling shall include explaining to each student, at a minimum, the following:

(1) That funding may be limited;

(2) That not all students who wish to participate may be able to do so; and

(3) The effect of program participation on the student's ability to complete the nonpublic school's graduation requirements.

(G) The school district, or community school, shall document that the student or the student and the student's parent, if the student is a dependent, have received the counseling required by paragraph (E) of this rule and that they understand the responsibilities the student and the student's parent must assume in the post-secondary enrollment options program.

(H) The participating nonpublic school shall document that the student and the student's parent, if the student is a dependent, has received the counseling required by paragraphs (E) and (F) of this rule and that the student and the student's parent understand the responsibilities they must assume in the post-secondary enrollment options program.

(I) The school district, community school or participating nonpublic school shall maintain documentation of the counseling required pursuant to paragraph (G) or (H) of this rule pursuant to school district, community school, or participating nonpublic school records retention policies.

(J) A student may not enroll in any specific college course through the program if the student has taken high school courses in the same subject area as that college course and has failed to attain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale or the equivalent in such completed high school courses. The "same subject area" determination rests with the post-secondary institution.

Effective: 01/21/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/90 (Emer), 10/1/90, 2/24/98, 6/4/01, 4/23/11

3301-44-04 Notification.

(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a student enrolled in a school district, community school, or participating nonpublic school may apply to a college to enroll in it during the student's ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade school year under this chapter. If a college accepts the student, it shall send written notice to the student, the student's school district, community school, or nonpublic school, and the superintendent of public instruction within ten days after acceptance.

(B) If a college accepts a student who applies under this section, it shall send written notice to the student, the student's school district, community school, or nonpublic school, and the superintendent of public instruction within ten days after acceptance. The college shall, within ten days after each enrollment for a term, also send the student, the student's school district, community school, or nonpublic school, and the superintendent of public instruction a written notice indicating the courses and hours of enrollment of the student and option elected by the student under section 3365.04 of the Revised Code and rule 3301-44-05 of the Administrative Code.

(C) A student is ineligible to apply to enroll in a college under this chapter, during the period of an expulsion imposed under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code or extended under division (F) of that section, unless the student is admitted to another school district or community school, or a participating nonpublic school. If a student is enrolled in a college under this chapter at the time the student is expelled under division (B) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code, the student's status for the remainder of the college term in which the expulsion is imposed shall be determined under section 3365.041 of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.03 , 3365.04
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/90, 2/24/98, 6/4/01

3301-44-05 Enrollment options.

(A) As authorized by division (A)(1) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the student may elect at the time of enrollment to receive only college credit from the college for the course(s) taken at college.

(B) As authorized by divisions (A)(2) and (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the student may elect at the time of enrollment for each course to receive credit for the course toward fulfilling the graduation requirements of the student's school district, community school, or nonpublic school as well as college credit for the course.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02 , 3365.04
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/90, 2/24/98, 6/4/01, 2/24/06

3301-44-06 College and high school graduation credit.

(A) If a student successfully completes a course in which the student was enrolled under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code , the board of education, the governing authority of a community school, or nonpublic school shall award the student appropriate credit toward high school graduation in accordance with paragraph (B) of this rule.

(B) High school credit awarded for courses successfully completed under this chapter shall count toward the graduation requirements and subject area requirements of the school district, community school, or nonpublic school when the student has elected to receive high school credit under section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

(1) If a course comparable to one a student completed at a college is offered by the district, community school, or nonpublic school, the board, or school shall award comparable credit for the course completed at the college.

(2) If no comparable course is offered by the district, community school, or nonpublic school, the board or school shall grant an appropriate number of credits in a similar subject area to the student.

(3) If there is a dispute between a school district board or governing authority of a community school and the student regarding high school credits granted for a course, the student may appeal the decision to the state board of education. The state board's decision regarding any high school credits granted under this rule is final.

(C) Evidence of successful completion of each course and the high school credits awarded by the district, community school, or nonpublic school shall be included in the student's record. The record shall indicate that the credits were earned as a participant of the post-secondary enrollment options program and shall include the name of the college at which the credits were earned.

(D) The district board, the governing authority of a community school or nonpublic school administrator shall determine whether and the manner in which the grade achieved in a course completed at a college under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code and for which high school graduation credit is awarded will be counted in the student's cumulative grade point average.

Effective: 04/23/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/90 (Emer), 10/1/90, 2/24/98, 6/4/01, 2/24/06

3301-44-07 Calculating full-time enrollment.

(A) A student in grade nine may not enroll in college courses for which the student elects under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code to receive credit toward high school graduation for more than the equivalent of four academic school years.

(B) A student in grade ten enrolling for the first time in college courses for which the student elects under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code to receive credit toward high school graduation may not enroll for more than the equivalent of three academic school years.

(C) A student in grade eleven enrolling for the first time in college courses for which the student elects under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code to receive credit toward high school graduation may not enroll for more than the equivalent of two academic school years.

(D) A student in grade twelve enrolling for the first time in college courses for which the student elects under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code to receive credit toward high school graduation may not enroll for more than the equivalent of one academic school year.

(E) The restrictions specified in paragraphs (A), (B), (C) and (D) of this rule shall be reduced proportionately for any such student who enrolls in the program during the course of a school year.

(F) The method for determining whether a student is enrolled full-time in the student's high school and/or joint vocational school shall be that the student is scheduled at the high school and/or joint vocational school for the total number of courses that might be scheduled using the total number of periods available during an official school day at the home school district, community school, or nonpublic high school, less the standard lunch period.

(G) The maximum number of Carnegie units that constitutes a student's educational program during an academic school year shall be the sum of the Carnegie units scheduled at the high school, joint vocational school, and college, and shall not exceed the number of Carnegie units that might be scheduled using the total number of periods available at the high school during an official school day, less the standard lunch period.

(H) Conversion of units of high school graduation credit earned through successful completion of joint vocational school programs to Carnegie units required for high school graduation shall be accomplished as follows:

(1) The joint vocational school will determine the full-time equivalency in the joint vocational school of each participating student and report such information to the student's resident school district or community school.

(2) The resident school district or community school will multiply the full-time equivalency for each student (as reported by the joint vocational school) by the total number of periods (excluding the standard lunch period) available at the high school to determine the number of Carnegie units earned at the joint vocational school.

(I) Conversion of units of high school graduation credit earned through successful completion of college courses elected for such credit as specified in paragraph (B) of rule 3301-44-05 of the Administrative Code to Carnegie units required for high school graduation shall be accomplished using one of the following methods:

(1) College courses for which five semester hours (seven and one-half quarter hours) of credit are earned shall be awarded one Carnegie unit toward high school graduation; fractional Carnegie units shall be awarded proportionately.

(2) College courses shall be substituted for courses required for high school graduation based upon comparability of content and without regard to instructional time. The Carnegie units awarded shall be the same as if the comparable course were taught in the district school.

(3) A locally developed alternative method approved by the state superintendent of public instruction.

(J) The resident school district or community school shall confirm with the Ohio department of education, the joint vocational school, and with each college in which a student from the resident school or community school district enrolls, the percentage of full-time equivalency the student represents for the district, the joint vocational school, and the college as calculated in rule 3301-44-08 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 04/23/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/90 (Emer), 10/1/90, 2/24/98, 6/4/01, 2/24/2006

3301-44-08 Financial responsibilities.

(A) If the student elects to enroll under division (A)(1) or (A)(2) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the college shall notify the student about payment of tuition and fees in the customary manner followed by the college, and the student shall be responsible for payment of all tuition, textbooks, materials, and fees associated with the course.

(B) If, at the time of enrollment, the student elects to enroll under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, the college shall be reimbursed in accordance with section 3365.07 of the Revised Code. A college that expects to receive or receives reimbursement under section 3365.07 of the Revised Code shall furnish to a participant all textbooks and materials directly related to a course taken by the participant under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code. No college shall charge such participant for tuition, textbooks, materials, or other fees directly related to any such course.

(C) Financial support for students participating in the program will be determined as follows:

(1) Participating students enrolled full-time in a joint vocational school will have appropriate tuition, books, materials, and fees paid for by the joint vocational school (eighty per cent) and the appropriate city, local, or exempted village school district (twenty per cent) or community school (one hundred per cent) of the amount due the college as determined by paragraph (C)(2)(j) of this rule.

(2) Participating students enrolled in a joint vocational school and a city, local, or exempted village school district or community school will have appropriate costs for tuition, books, materials, and fees shared by the home school district or community school and the joint vocational school using the following procedures:

(a) The sum of the home school district, community school, joint vocational school, and college units represent a student's total educational program.

(b) The percentage of full-time equivalency a student represents for the home school district or community school is equal to the units scheduled at the high school over the maximum units possible to constitute the student's educational program.

(c) The percentage of full-time equivalency a student represents for the joint vocational school is equal to the units scheduled at the joint vocational school over the maximum units possible to constitute the student's educational program.

(d) The percentage of full-time equivalency a student represents for a college is equal to the units scheduled at the college over the maximum units possible to constitute the student's educational program.

(e) The sum of the home school district, community school, joint vocational school, and college percentages of full-time equivalency constitutes the total full-time equivalency for the student's educational program.

(f) The percentage of the school day a student represents for the home school district or community school is equal to the units scheduled at the high school over the sum of the units scheduled at the high school, joint vocational school, and college.

(g) The percentage of the school day a student represents for the joint vocational school is equal to the units scheduled at the joint vocational school over the sum of the units scheduled at the high school, joint vocational school, and college.

(h) The percentage of the school day a student represents for the college is equal to the units scheduled at the college over the sum of the units scheduled at the high school, joint vocational school, and college.

(i) To determine the percentage of time for which the home school district, community school and joint vocational school are responsible, calculate the following:

(i) For the home school district or community school, divide the units scheduled at the home school or community school by the sum of the units scheduled at the home school or community school and the joint vocational school;

(ii) For the joint vocational school, divide the units scheduled at the joint vocational school by the sum of the units scheduled at the home school or community school and the joint vocational school.

(j) The amount owed the college is calculated by multiplying the full-time equivalency obtained in paragraph (C)(2)(e) of this rule by the tuition base as defined in paragraph (I) of rule 3301-44-01 of the Administrative Code. Multiply that amount by the percentage obtained in paragraph (C)(2)(h) of this rule.

(k) The home school district share of this amount is equal to the sum of the percentage obtained for the home school district in paragraph (C)(2)(i)(i) of this rule plus twenty per cent times the percentage obtained for the joint vocational school in paragraph (C)(2)(i)(ii) of this rule times the amount owed to the college as calculated in paragraph (C)(2)(j) of this rule.

(l) The community school share of the amount in paragraph (C)(2)(j) of this rule is equal to the percentage for the community school determined in paragraph (C)(2)(i)(i) of this rule times the amount owed to the college calculated in paragraph (C)(2)(j) of this rule.

(m) The joint vocational school share is equal to the difference between the amount owed the college and the home school district share of that amount.

(D) If the student enrolls under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, such reimbursement is contingent upon the student's completing each course for which credit toward fulfilling the graduation requirements of the student's school district, community school, or nonpublic school is requested. Failure to complete the course, whether through a formal "class-drop" process, or nonattendance other than for reasons generally accepted by the school district, community school, or nonpublic school, or if the student does not earn a passing final grade in all courses in which the student is enrolled, the student or student's parent will be required to reimburse the state for the amount of state funds paid to a college for any uncompleted course or failed course.

(E) It is the responsibility of any college participating in the post-secondary enrollment options program for high school graduation credit to notify the student, parent, school district, community school, or nonpublic school, and superintendent of public instruction of a participating student's failure to complete the course as a result of a formal "class-drop" process, failure to attend classes regularly or failure to earn a final passing grade in the course. Such notification shall be made in a timely manner, but no later than fourteen calendar days of such determination.

(F) Each July, the department of education shall pay each college for any participant enrolled in the college in the prior school year under paragraph (B) of this rule, the lesser of:

(1) The amount computed in paragraph (C)(2)(j) of this rule;

(2) The actual costs that would have been the responsibility of the student had the student elected to enroll under division (A) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code, as verified by the department, of tuition, textbooks, materials, and fees directly related to any courses elected by the student during the prior school year under division (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

(G) The department shall not reimburse any college for any course taken by a student under division (A) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code.

(H) No student enrolled under this chapter in a course for which credit toward high school graduation is awarded is eligible for any financial aid under Chapter 3351. of the Revised Code.

(I) If a school district provides transportation for resident school students in grades nine through twelve under section 3327.01 of the Revised Code, a parent of a pupil enrolled in a course under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code may apply to the board of education for reimbursement of costs for transporting the student between the secondary school the student attends and the college in which the student is enrolled. Reimbursement may be paid solely from funds received by the district under division (K) of section 3317.024 of the Revised Code, based on financial need, in accordance with paragraph (J) of this rule. If a community school provides or arranges transportation of its pupils in grades nine through twelve under section 3314.091 of the Revised Code, a parent of a pupil of the community school who is enrolled in a course under division (A)(2) or (B) of section 3365.04 of the Revised Code may apply to the governing authority of the community school for reimbursement of the necessary costs of transporting the student between the community school and the college. The governing authority may pay the reimbursement in accordance with the state board's rules adopted under division (C) of section 3365.08 of the Revised Code.

(J) Only students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals as established annually by the United States department of agriculture under provisions of the National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1758 will be eligible for transportation reimbursement. Reimbursement for transporting students enrolled in college courses for high school graduation credit shall be in accordance with type IV calculation under paragraph (C) of rule 3301-83-01 of the Administrative Code.

(K) Paragraphs (B) and (I) of this rule do not apply to any college course in which a student is enrolled if, during the term such student is enrolled in the college course, the student is also a full-time student in the student's home school district, community school, joint vocational school or nonpublic school.

(L) If the participant was enrolled in a city, local or exempted village school district, the amount paid under paragraph (F) of this rule for each student shall be subtracted from the payments under Chapter 3306. or 3317. of the Revised Code made to the student's school district. If the participant was enrolled in a community school, the amount paid under paragraph (F) of this rule for each student shall be subtracted from the payments under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code made to the student's community school. If the participant was enrolled in a joint vocational school, a portion of the amount paid under paragraph (F) of this rule shall be subtracted from the payments to the participant's city, local or exempted village school district. The amount of the payment subtracted from the city, local or exempted village school district shall be computed according to the provisions of division (D) of section 3365.07 the Revised Code.

Effective: 04/23/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/90 (Emer), 10/1/90, 2/24/98, 6/4/01, 2/24/06

3301-44-09 Participation by nonpublic schools.

(A) For purposes of this rule, "allocation unit" shall be defined as an amount not to exceed four semester hours or an amount not to exceed six quarter hours.

(B) Nonpublic school students in grades nine through twelve may participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program as provided in Chapter 3301-44 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Each nonpublic school student who wishes to become a participant in any school year shall send to the Ohio department of education a copy of the student's acceptance from a college and an application, in a form prescribed by the department, to participate in the program. Multiple applications from a student shall not be accepted by the department. The application shall include information about the student's proposed participation, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The school year in which the student wishes to participate;

(2) The semesters or terms the student wishes to enroll during such year;

(3) The number of total quarter or semester hours the student is requesting for the year, not to exceed thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours.

(D) The department shall accept applications by the U.S. postal service from nonpublic school students annually during a period to be established by the department. The department shall not accept applications by any other method, including hand delivery. The postmark affixed by the U.S. postal service shall determine the date the application was received by the department.

(E) Upon receipt of an application, the department shall calculate the reimbursement amount owed the college by multiplying one forty-fifth of the tuition base for quarter hours or one-thirtieth of the tuition base for semester hours (as tuition base is defined in paragraph (I) of rule 3301-44-01 of the Administrative Code) by the number of quarter or semester hours awarded.

(F) Paragraph (L) of rule 3301-44-08 of the Administrative Code does not apply to participating nonpublic schools. The amount paid to each college for each participant enrolled in a participating nonpublic school the previous year shall be from money set aside by the general assembly for such purposes from funds appropriated for the purposes of this program.

(G) The reimbursement amount owed colleges for nonpublic school students participating in the post-secondary enrollment options program shall be subtracted from the remaining appropriation for that school year.

(H) Applications will be processed in the following manner and order:

(1) All students in grade twelve shall be awarded one allocation unit;

(2) All students in grade eleven shall be awarded one allocation unit;

(3) All students in grade ten shall be awarded one allocation unit; and

(4) All students in grade nine shall be awarded one allocation unit.

(I) When all applicants have been awarded one allocation unit, the department shall use the process described in paragraph (H) of this rule to award additional allocation units in the order specified in paragraph (H) of this rule and will continue with this process until there is not sufficient appropriation to award all applicants in a grade level with one additional allocation unit. If, at any time, there is not sufficient appropriation to award all applicants in a grade level with one additional allocation unit, the department shall conduct a lottery to determine which students within the affected grade level receive the additional allocation units remaining.

(J) Should there be insufficient funds to award all applicants under paragraph (H)(1) of this rule one allocation unit, the department shall conduct a lottery to determine which students in grade twelve will receive one allocation unit. Under this provision, no student in grade twelve shall receive more than one allocation unit of participation.

(K) The department of education shall notify each applicant not later than fiveweeks after the close of period noted in paragraph (D) of this rule of the level of approved financial support for the applicant. Each notification shall include the number of semester or quarter hours the applicant was awarded through the process outlined in paragraphs (H) and (J) of this rule.

(L) If the department determines an applicant is no longer eligible to participate in the program, the applicant's eligibility to participate and award shall be terminated at the conclusion of the applicant's current college grading period. The department shall notify the applicant and the college as soon as practicable that the applicant is not eligible to continue in the program for the remainder of the school year.

Effective: 04/23/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3365.02
Rule Amplifies: 3365.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/90, 10/1/90, 2/24/98, 7/1/98, 2/24/2006, 3/22/08