JumpStart is Lincoln Land Community College's dual credit programfor high school juniors and seniors and is offered in many high schools in LLCC's district. Dual credit courses are college-level courses and are of the same high quality, cover the same content, and have the same irgor as courses offered at the college's main campus or other LLCC locations. Dual credit classes are designed to enhance students' current high school curriculum; address their unique interests, abilities and attitudes; prepare themfor work and/or future educational endeavors; and improve the transition from high school to college.
Dual Credit course offerings are unique to each of the district high schools. Click here for a list of participating high schools and the courses offered for dual credit at each school.
- 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 and a college transcript will be generated.
- 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).
All dual credit students are subject to LLCC’s placement policy, which is explained below.
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:
1. The student holds a degree at the bachelor’s level or above;
2. The student has already achieved grades of C or better in a college-level English course (COM 111, its equivalent, or above) and a college-level mathematics course (MAT 104, or its equivalent, or above) from any accredited college or university, or
3. The student has earned ACT scores of 22 or better in English, mathematics and reading, or SAT scores of 480 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.
Students need to be high school juniors or seniors at the time the term begins.
Students will follow LLCC placement, enrollment, grading, and records policies and procedures for each LLCC course.
Students need to possess a high level of motivation and have adequate time to devote to studying a college-level course.
Students must meet all LLCC placement policies. Students enrolling in a math or composition course must have an ACT math or English composite score of 22 or higher, or students must achieve the appropriate LLCC placement score. Some science courses have additional requirements.
Students must be able to complete college level coursework.
Students wishing to withdraw from a class must notify their instructor to drop the class on or before the deadline. (See instructor for withdraw date; dates also noted below). A “W” for withdraw will appear on the students’ college transcript. A “W” on a college transcript may impact future federal college financial aid. College earned GPA may be used as a decision criteria for awarding scholarships or determining acceptance into special college programs.