Dual Credit provides high school students with the opportunity to enroll in selected courses at their high school for which they will receive both college credit and high school credit. Students enroll in specific high school courses that also offer the opportunity to earn college credit.
To be assured that a college course will seamlessly transfer to a particular college or university, please go to the web site of the specific college or university, or for Illinois schools, go to www.itransfer.org.
Many schools have partnered with College of DuPage to offer Dual Credit courses to students, including:
- Addison Trail High School
- Downers Grove North High School
- Downers Grove South High School
- Fenton High School
- Hinsdale South High School
- Lisle High School
- Lyons Township High School
- Metea Valley High School
- Montini Catholic High School
- Naperville Central High School
- Naperville North High School
- Neuqua Valley High School
- Technology Center of DuPage
- Waubonsie Valley High School
- West Chicago Community High School
- Westmont High School
- Willowbrook High School
- Wheaton North High School
- York High School.
Classes are taught at the high school during the regular school day by high school teachers who are also adjunct faculty at College of DuPage.
Students are dually enrolled in high school and College of DuPage.
In which disciplines can college credit be earned?
Students may be able to earn credit in:
- Career and Technical Education certificate and degree programs, such as Architecture, Computer and Information Systems, Cosmetology, Electronics, Health Sciences, Motion Picture/Television, Photography and many more.
- General education courses that count toward a college degree in such areas as Foreign
Languages, Education, Anatomy and Physiology, Sociology and Math.
How do I get started?
Contact your high school counselor or teacher for information on which courses are offered for Dual Credit.
Complete a Dual Credit application with your high school teacher in your classroom.
"Dual Credit allows students to explore college-level courses and provides them with
the experience of a rigorous college curriculum coupled with the support found at
the high school level. It also allows students to enter college ready to become immersed
in their major, exploring their potential career at a deeper level immediately. In
today's economic climate, Dual Credit courses are a smart choice, allowing high school
students to earn college credit offered tuition free at College of DuPage."
Darlene J. Ruscitti, Ed.D.
DuPage Regional Office of Education
"Dual Credit has given students tangible evidence of career paths that are available
to them immediately. Such evidence helps the students to recognize the relevancy of
Technology Center of DuPage
"We are proud to offer Dual Credit courses to our high school students as a bridge
into their college experience. High school students can earn tuition-free college
credit while still in high school, and this is truly a win-win opportunity for all."
Illinois Prairie School District 204
COD Contact Information
Karen Randall, Dual Credit Specialist
Sue Blasi, Dual Credit Specialist