Dual Credit is a partnership between Lake Land College and district high schools that provides students the opportunity to earn college credit prior to high school graduation. Dual credit courses are offered in the convenience of the high school classroom during the regular high school day. In addition to the convenience of gaining college credit during their regular school day, dual credit students experience the benefits of time savings, reduced college costs, college preparation, and early Lake Land College registration.
Currently, the Lake Land College Dual Credit program serves more than 1,500 students annually in 27 high schools. More than 80 dual credit courses are offered, including both transfer-level and career and technical courses. Course offerings are dependent on each high school’s number 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.
Students do not pay tuition for dual credit courses, resulting in significant savings toward college expenses. There is a fee associated with dual credit courses.
For 2019-20, dual credit courses have a dual credit fee of $18.42 x # of credit hours x # of students, 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. Dual credit fees cover textbook rental costs.
Unless otherwise specified, dual enrollment students must come to campus to pick up/drop off their textbooks.
Transcripts are free to access and sent from Lake Land College. Transcripts can be accessed through the Lake Land College online Hub or by contacting the Admissions and Records Office at 217-234-5058.
Students should check with their high school counselors on what dual credit courses to take and how they transfer to desired colleges/universities and programs of study.