(A) For purposes of this rule:
(1) "Allocation unit" shall be defined as no more than four credit hours .
(2) "Nonpublic school student" means a student attending a nonpublic secondary school or a nonchartered nonpublic secondary school, or a student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code.
(B) Nonpublic school students in grades seven through twelve may participate in the college credit plus program as provided in Chapter 3365. of the Revised Code, upon award of state funding to reimburse the postsecondary institution for college credits under this program.
(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 beginning with the summer term;
(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 academic year, up to the maximum number the student is eligible for in accordance with rule 3333-1-65.2 of the Administrative Code, not to exceed thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours.
(D) The department shall provide for the electronic, mail and in-person submission of applications for the college credit plus program by students enrolled in a nonpublic secondary school during a period established by the department. The department shall mark each application with the date and time of receipt.
(E) The department shall calculate the reimbursement amount owed the college as outlined in section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.
(F) The amount paid to each college for each participant enrolled in a participating nonpublic school shall be from money set aside by the general assembly for such purposes from funds appropriated for the purposes of this program.
(G) 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.
(5) All students in grade eight shall be awarded one allocation unit; and
(6) All students in grade seven shall be awarded one allocation unit.
(H) When all applicants have been awarded one allocation unit, the department shall make awards in the following manner:
(1) Two allocation units to all students in grade twelve;
(2) One allocation unit to all students in grade eleven;
(3) One allocation in the order specified in paragraph (G) of this rule continuing until there is not sufficient appropriation to award all applicants in a grade level with one additional allocation unit.
(I) Should there be insufficient funds to award all applicants under paragraph (G)(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.
(J) The department of education shall notify each applicant not later than five weeks 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 paragraph (G) of this rule.
(K) 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.