College Credit in High School is earned as either Dual Credit or Articulated Credit.
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Dual Credit
What is Dual Credit?
 

This is an opportunity offered to eligible high school juniors and seniors to earn both high school and college credit, FOR THE SAME APPROVED CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) CLASS, AT THE SAME TIME.

Upon successful completion of an approved career and technical education (CTE) course, students will be awarded credit at their respective high school and also credit at South Suburban College, Moraine Valley Community College or Joliet Junior College.  A grade of A or B must be earned in the high school course to be granted credit at the approved college.

Which classes are approved for Dual Credit?
 

South Suburban College, Moraine Valley Community College and Joliet Junior College are granting Dual Credit for a variety of CTE courses.  There are Dual Credit Agreements approved for high schools in the CDS region in these high school programs:

Business, Marketing and Computer Education
Health Sciences Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Technology and Engineering Education
Agriculture Education

  Click here for South Suburban College 2014-2015 Dual Credit Student Guide
What are the advantages of enrolling in a Dual Credit program?
 

By beginning an official college transcript now, student's grades earned in dual credit classes will be part of their record throughout college years and beyond.

.....Tuition costs are saved
.....Students accelerate their academic progress
.....Students move more quickly through a career training program

Does every student enrolled in these classes receive Dual Credit program?
 
Students must apply in advance for the dual credit. There is criteria for the student, and an application form that eligible students must complete. In addition, students must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Where does a student get a Dual Credit application?
 
Students in approved CTE courses are given the opportunity to apply for Dual Credit through their high school instructor.
How can I get more details on Dual Credit?
 
Students and parents should contact the student's high school CTE (Career & Technical Education) teacher or counselor for more information.
Articulated Credit
What is Articulated Credit?
 

This is an opportunity offered to high school students to BE ELIGIBLE to earn college credit for an approved career and technical education (CTE) class, at a pre-determined local community college.

Which classes are approved for Articulated Credit?
 

Besides the courses discussed above in the "Dual Credit" section, there is one negotiated Articulation Agreement for Joliet Junior College.

How does a student earn Articulated Credit?
 

In order to earn college credit for an approved Articulated Credit class taken while in high school, student must:

.... complete high school with a minimum overall high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
.... complete the high school articulated course with a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
.... enroll in the college which offered the articulated credit within 24 months following high school graduation. (Student must meet all admissions requirements of said college.)

How can I get more details on Articulated Credit?
  Students and parents should contact the student's high school CTE teacher or counselor for more information.