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What is Dual Credit?
Dual credit is college level courses offered in the convenience of the high school classroom.
Difference between dual credit, dual enrollment, and AP credit?
Dual Credit: college course taught by a high school instructor in a high school classroom and no tuition (only dual credit fee).
Dual Enrollment: college course taught by a Lake Land College college instructor in a nontraditional timeframe/location (online, on campus, at an extension center, during Zero Hour, etc.) and you are charged traditional student tuition and fees.
AP Credit: high school course, taught by a high school instructor in a high school classroom and must pay and pass an end-of-the -year exam by the College Board (not Lake Land College).
1,500+ students served annually.
27 high schools (25 public, 1 private, 1 vocational center) participate.
80+ courses offered (both transfer-level and career & technical)
Average of 7 courses per high school, which is dependent on each high school’s amount of qualified instructors.
The Dual Credit Program is regulated by the Illinois Community College Board, the Dual Credit Quality Act, the Higher Learning Commission, and Lake Land College Board Policy. High school instructors are approved by Lake Land College division chairs and courses are regularly evaluated.
Must have a HS and Lake Land College GPA = 2.0/4.0 (‘C’ Average).
Students with less than a “C” are advised to drop from the college credit portion
All students must complete a Dual Credit Intent to Enroll form.
Students enrolled in Math or English courses must submit their ACT/SAT or Accuplacer scores to Lake Land College Admissions & Records office and meet the minimum score cutoffs.
Students registering for dual enrollment courses are responsible for any bills they accure. Students should consult their high school and dual enrollment costs.
Click here to complete the Dual Credit Intent to Enroll.
Time, money, college preparation, and early Lake Land College registration.
Tuition and fees
For 2017-18, unless otherwise specified, dual credit courses have a dual credit fee of $16.74 x # of credit hours x # of semesters.
Unless otherwise specified, dual enrollment courses are subject to the current Lake Land College tuition and fee rates.
Unless otherwise specified, dual credit textbooks are rented to students and dropped off/picked up at the high school by Lake Land College. Your dual credit fee covers your textbook rental cost.
Unless otherwise specified, dual enrollment students must come to campus to pick up/drop off their textbooks.
Transcripts are free to access and send from Lake Land College. Transcripts can be accessed through the Lake Land College online Hub or by contacting the Admissions & Records Dept. 217-234-5058
Make sure you check with your high school counselor on what dual credit courses to take and how they transfer to your desired college/university and program of study.
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