Dual credit courses are rigorous, college-level classes that allow high school students to earn college credits while completing high school graduation requirements.
District 214 offers more than 80 dual credit courses through partnerships with several colleges and universities.
Dual credit courses provide students with college-level experiences in both core and career areas, preparation for post-secondary success, and opportunities to earn early college credit, which reduces the cost and time for earning a post-secondary degree. These courses also help students discover and pursue their futures while in high school.
Dual credit is recorded on the student’s high school transcript as well as on a transcript at the partner college or university. These dual credit courses will be the first grades on a student’s college academic records.
Dual credit classes tie directly into District 214's Career Pathways program. These classes are taught either by a qualified District 214 instructor or by a college professor, typically at District 214 schools. In some cases, classes are offered on the college campus.
Students who want to take dual credit courses should discuss their options with their counselor.
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Please see the list of current dual credit courses available to District 214 students along with current information regarding college/university course alignment, dual credit fees and required prerequisites.
Requirements, fees and details for dual credit courses are updated periodically, so it is important that students keep dual credit syllabi or records for the semester they enroll in each course.
Have specific questions you’d like answered?
Visit the Dual Credit Helpdesk to send an email or connect with someone live.
Dual Credit Help Desk
If you have questions about the dual credit application process or dual credit in general that aren’t answered on this site, please visit D214’s Dual Credit Help Desk.
There are several different ways you can reach out to us with your questions:
- Call or email your counselor
- Email us at email@example.com
- Connect with our Help Desk via Zoom during our scheduled Help Desk hours
Help Desk Hours
Friday mornings from February 5 through the end of the school year
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Many questions about dual credit can be answered on the following pages. As well, for questions regarding whether a dual credit course is right for a student, students should see their counselors.