- Courses are college-level courses and are of the same high quality, cover the same content, and have the same rigor as courses offered at the college’s main or regional center campuses.
- Courses can be taken for college and high school credit.
- Students must enroll as LLCC students.
- Students will be subject to all LLCC placement, enrollment, grading, and records policies and procedures.
- All instructors of dual credit courses must meet Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and LLCC qualifications.
- Dual credit courses use LLCC textbooks and outlines (unless otherwise approved by an LLCC Dean).
- High school students who are qualified to take college-level courses and meet the enrollment criteria are eligible to participate in the Dual Credit Program.
- Students taking dual credit courses will be subject to all LLCC placement, enrollment, grading, and records policies and procedures. A college transcript will be generated.
- Students must be able to complete college level coursework.
- Students must be high school juniors or seniors at the time the term begins.
- Students wishing to withdraw from a class must notify their instructor to drop the class on or before the deadline (deadlines available on “Important Dates” webpage). A “W” for withdraw will appear on the students’ transcript. . A “W” on a college transcript may impact future federal college financial aid or participation in honor programs or scholarships. College earned GPA may be used as a decision criteria for awarding scholarships or determining acceptance into special college programs.
- Student admission requirements for LLCC and the Dual Credit Program are the following:
Students desiring to enroll in any course with established prerequisites in reading, English and/or mathematics shall be assessed in the relevant subject area(s). All students must be assessed UNLESS:
- The student holds a degree at the bachelor’s level or above;
- The student has already achieved grades of C or better in a college-level English course (EGL 101 or its equivalent) and a college-level mathematics course (MAT 104, or its equivalent, or above) from any accredited college or university, or
- The student has earned ACT scores of 22 or better in English, mathematics and reading, or SAT scores of 520 or better in verbal and mathematics
Appropriate alternative test procedures can be arranged for any student with a documented physical or learning disability.
Students are allowed one retake of the placement tests or a portion thereof upon the recommendation of an LLCC academic advisor, counselor, regional center executive director, or department dean.
- Courses are tuition-free for students taking a dual credit course taught during the high school day by a high school instructor as part of the regular teaching load.
- Students get a head start on their college education.
- Dual credit entices students not to choose early graduation.
- Students who take college-level courses while in a high school adapt more easily to college curriculum.
- Courses offered in district high schools make college more accessible to area high school students.
- The Dual Credit Program provides an incentive for students to pursue a college degree when financial obstacles might otherwise prevent them from doing so.
- Enrollment in the Dual Credit Program can reduce the students’ costs in tuition payment after they complete high school and enroll in a college or university.
- Credit earned is posted as college credit on an official LLCC transcript.
What Students Need to Know about Dual Credit:
- Dual credit courses are college courses. Students are expected to complete the required course work and will be evaluated based on course requirements. Extra credit is not an option.
- Students must meet the requirements of the college course (placement testing scores, ACT scores), if applicable, in order to enroll in dual credit.
- Students must follow the enrollment and withdraw deadlines set by LLCC.
- Students should activate their account, then verify their dual credit registration via WebAdvisor.
- Students who withdraw from a dual credit course may experience problems in the future with federal college financial aid.
- Dual credit grades will be posted to your LLCC college transcript. College earned GPA may be used as a decision criteria for awarding scholarships or determining acceptance into special college programs.