- 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 the Important Dates webpage). A “W” for withdraw will appear on the student’s 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 21 or above in English and 22 or above in math and reading, or SAT scores of 480 or above in verbal (writing/reading) and 530 or above in math
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, SAT/ACT scores), if applicable, in order to enroll in dual credit.
- Students must follow the enrollment and withdrawal deadlines set by LLCC.
- Students should activate their account, and 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.