The Dual Enrollment Program at City Colleges of Chicago allows high-school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses through one of the seven City Colleges (CCC). Students may enroll in one (1) college course per semester. Course instruction occurs on the CCC campuses.
Students may be able to earn dual credit (both college and high-school credit) depending on the course. Consult your high-school counselor to determine if high school credit can be given for the course of your choice.
To apply, click here for the Dual Enrollment Checklist and follow the instructions. Scroll down below for contact information of Dual Enrollment Represenative at the campus of your choice, as well as program requirements. Additional forms for enrollment for the upcoming semester are at the top right of this page. To attend an information session to learn more about Dual Enrollment contact an Early College Representative (listed below).
Advantages of Dual Enrollment:
- Jump start your college plans by earning college credit while still in high school.
- Reduce the time and money you will spend in college.
- Take the credits with you: Most courses may be applied to graduation requirements at CCC as well as public and private colleges and universities throughout Illinois.
- Strengthen your college applications by demonstrating readiness for college.
- "Try on" a major with courses related to intended major.
- Get to your major FASTER by completing some of your general eduation requirements prior to college.
- Get a true college experience. Not only will you be taking college level courses alongside traditional college students as a participant in the program, you will have access to all CCC resources such as the computer labs, symposia, library and the gymnasium.
Prerequisites for Dual Enrollment:
- Be a high school junior or senior
- Provide current high school ID, Illinois State ID or Illnois Driver's License
- Fill out Permission Form
- Most courses require placement at college level according to the table below:
COMPASS (College Placement Exam)
|English score of 21 or above
||Reading Score of 80 or above AND a Writing Sample with score of 8+|
Math score of 21 or above
Algebra score of 43 or above
Program Core Requirements:
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- Students who do not meet the ACT or COMPASS Placement scores may still be eligible for certain career courses e.g. Automotive, Business, Early Childhood Development, Logistics, Culinary, and Information Technology.
- Students from CPS high schools must have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and a 90% attendance rate.
- Students may be required to meet other prerequisites depending on the course they wish to take (go to CCC course catalog for additional information).
- Submit signed permission form by high school counselor and parent/guardian.
- Home schooled students must be at least 16 years old and provide state identification for proof of residency and age.
- Interested students who would be younger than 16 and are not a high school senior at the start of the course, must demostrate college readiness in Math, Reading and Writing as well as obtain permission from the President of the college of their choice.
- Students must comply with all program requirements.
Graduating high school seniors who register as full time City Colleges of Chicago students can take a free summer course and earn college credit. Learn more here