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Lake Land College Hosts Dual Credit Information Nights

Posted on October 12, 2017

Help your high school student get a jump start on earning college credits with Lake Land College’s Dual Credit Program.

This fall, the Lake Land College Dual Credit program will host various parent and student information nights throughout the college district. The information nights are open to parents and students who are high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

“Sometimes college can be intimidating, costly or overwhelming, but for high school students throughout the Lake Land College district, they can get a taste of college without ever leaving their high school classrooms,” said Steve Garren, director of dual credit.

The Lake Land College Dual Credit program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the chance to enroll in college-level courses while earning both high school and college credit, tuition free. Courses are taught by a high school teacher who is qualified to instruct college-level classes during the regular high school day at the high school’s facilities.

During the information nights, parents and students will learn about opportunities at district high schools, types of courses offered, transfer information and costs associated with dual credit classes.

The information nights will be held during the following times:

  • Monday, Oct. 30 at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Webb Hall, room 081 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Eastern Region Center, room 102, 224 S. Sixth Street, Marshall from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 6 at the Kluthe Center, room 120, 1204 Network Centre Blvd., Effingham, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Western Region Center, room, 107, 600 E. First St., Pana from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

 To enroll in dual credit courses, students must be juniors or seniors and initially have a high school grade point average equivalent of a C to enroll.  Once a student has taken at least one dual credit course, he/she must maintain a Lake Land College grade point average of 2.0 to continue enrollment. Students must meet all prerequisites and requirements as any other student taking classes on the Lake Land College campus would.

High schools participating in the Dual Credit program through Lake Land College include Altamont High School, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School, Beecher City Jr-Sr High School, Brownstown High School, Casey-Westfield High School, Charleston High School, Cowden-Herrick High School, Cumberland High School, Dieterich Jr/Sr High School, Effingham High School, Kansas High School, Marshall High School, Martinsville High School, Mattoon High School, Neoga Sr High School, Oakland High School, Okaw Valley High School, Pana Sr High School, Paris Cooperative High School, Ramsey High School, Shelbyville High School, Shiloh High School, St. Anthony High School, Stewardson-Strasburg High School, Sullivan High School, Teutopolis High School and Windsor Jr & Sr High School.

 To learn more about dual credit opportunities through Lake Land College, contact Marki Millsap, academic support specialist dual credit, at 217-234-5397 or


 Lake Land College District 517, located in Mattoon, Illinois, serves the second largest community college district in the state, with a total population of 189,869. The Lake Land College district comprises all or part of 15 counties and 31 public school districts in rural east central Illinois. Counties served by Lake Land College include: Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Macon, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby.


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