District 214 currently offers more than 60 dual credit course opportunities, partnering with colleges including Eastern Illinois University, Harper College, National Louis University and Northeastern Illinois University to offer classes that simultaneously deliver both high school and college credit.


These classes tie directly into District 214's Career Pathways, allowing students to explore career interests with college-level coursework. These classes are taught either by a qualified District 214 instructor or by a college professor, typically at the District 214 school. In some cases, these classes are offered on the college campus.


Dual credit courses offered by District 214 include College Algebra, College Speech Communication, Nursing Assistant Training (CNA), Honors College Business, Honors College Accounting, College Introduction to Education, and many more.  For a complete listing of District 214 dual credit course offerings (with prerequisites and fees), click here!

Dual Credit Course Fees
Each institution establishes its own fees for the transcripting of credit or course enrollment.  These fees will be applicable with each enrollment only when a student chooses to “OPT IN” to a dual credit course.  This change will impact all dual credit courses beginning this fall. No fee is required if a student chooses to “OPT OUT” of dual credit. In all instances, these fees represent a significant value savings to families compared to typical tuition rates on campus. Costs are determined by the dual credit partner and are subject to change. Anticipated costs are:

Eastern Illinois University



Northeastern University


Harper College
(new fee effective June 2017)



Triton College


National Louis University





Eligible students may apply for a fee waiver through the office of the Associate Principal for Operations at the student’s home high school.  The deadline to submit the Dual Credit Enrollment Guardian Permission Forms to your student’s dual credit instructor for courses beginning in fall is the first Friday of the semester.

An online payment portal for fees will be available beginning September 2017 for students and/or parents to pay with a credit card on the school or district website under “Trending”.  This is a secure site and all student demographic and credit card information is encrypted and secure.

Parent Permission Form and Registration Links
Dual Credit Enrollment Guardian Permission Form

Harper College: http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/start/highschool/dual.php

National Louis University: https://www.nl.edu/d214dualcreditregistration/


Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions