Transferring Dual Credit
Many District 214 dual credit courses carry college credit that is transferable to almost any post-secondary institution, while other courses may have limited transferability beyond the intended degree or certificate program at their college or university. If students have questions about transferability with any of these courses, they should directly contact the college or university they are interested in attending. Additionally, students are encouraged to use the Transferology website, a national network for exploring college transfer options.
It is critical to note that without completing all dual credit requirements, students may be ineligible to receive, use, and transfer college credit. This generally includes meeting all necessary dual credit prerequisites, completing required forms and applications, and paying associated dual credit fees.
Additionally, students must “opt-in” to receive dual credit. This means that they not only meet all dual credit requirements and be identified as “college-ready”, but that they have also submitted a form signed by the student and his/her parent/guardian indicating they wish to be enrolled and receive dual credit. If a student “opts-in”, they will be enrolled in the dual credit course and are subject to the policies and requirements of dual credit.
If a student “opts-out” at the beginning of the semester, they will not be eligible to receive university/college credit for the course at any time but will still receive high school credit. This decision cannot be changed after a date designated by each college/university.
Following the conclusion of the dual credit course, if students have met requirements and earned dual credit, they will receive information on how to request transcripts from the institution they received the credit from to be sent to the college/university of their choice.