Registration and Fees

  • Registration

    In addition to enrolling in the District 214 course, students must complete the registration requirements for dual credit. The final deadline to submit dual credit registration information is the first Friday of the semester in which they are enrolled in the course.

    To be eligible for dual credit, students must complete the Dual Credit Application. The student will need to select all applicable coursework and indicate that they are opting in or opting out of the dual credit. Students that opt in to the dual credit will be enrolled at the university/college. Students choosing to opt out of dual credit will not be enrolled at the partnering institution and will just earn D214 credit for the course. Students must complete all required steps of the Dual Credit Application as indicated by their course selection.

    Watch this video or step-by-step instructions on how to complete your dual credit application.

  • Fees

    For students who have been enrolled and/or are currently enrolled in college dual credit courses offered on or off campus at District 214, course fees are assessed in the student's Infinite Campus account. Please be aware that fees vary by, and are set by, the partnering institution and are subject to change. Students who receive a fee waiver are not responsible for paying the fee. Parents of eligible students can apply for a fee waiver through their Infinite Campus parent portal account.

    Fees can be paid online via the Infinite Campus parent portal in the fees section of the portal, or by check made payable to Township High School District 214. Please turn checks in, or mail them, to the bookkeeper at your school. 

    In addition to earning college credit, dual credit courses offer your student several benefits: a smoother transition between high school and college, first-hand exposure to college-level work, and a chance to complete their bachelor's degree faster. Financially, earning dual credit can save a student thousands of dollars on their postsecondary education. While there is a wide range of tuition costs at public institutions in the state, one three-semester-hour undergraduate course at the University of Illinois in Chicago would cost $1,398. District 214 students have the opportunity to earn 15 semester hours of dual-credit or more, saving time and money towards a degree. 

    Once registered for a dual credit course, students who feel they will not be successful in the course are able to drop the course without any record of it appearing on their college transcript during the partner institutions’ “Drop Period.” This period is generally days 1 through 10 of the course. Students who drop before the “Drop Period” deadline are not charged the course fee.  After Day 10, partner institutions have a “Withdrawal Period” in which a student will receive a “W” on their college transcript. Following this period, a student who withdraws from the dual credit course may earn an F on their college transcript.  Students who withdraw from a course are still assessed the course fee, as they were registered for the course at the partnering institution. 

    If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please reach out to your student's counselor to explore options available to you and your family.

    If you have questions regarding dual credit, please contact your student's counselor.