Dual Credit

Earn college credit in high school

Dual credit is a great way for high school students to start building up college credit WHILE still in high school! Select courses at your school may qualify for dual credit at JJC. Once you've completed these courses, they will count toward your college degree and high school graduation requirements as well. 


Benefits of Dual Credit

  • You’re now a JJC student! You can get a JJC student ID card at the Main Campus Photo ID Services or the Romeoville Campus Resource Center. Your JJC student ID is also your JJC library card, gives you access to several on-campus computer labs, and some local business discounts as well. Your ID card is also accepted at JJC Testing Services, the iCampus Testing Center, food services, and the Bookstore.

  • Reduces overall college costs. JJC dual credit general education courses are offered at $50 per course, and career and technical courses are offered at no charge.  Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch at their high school will not be charged for any dual credit course.

  • Complete your college degree in less time. Since you got a jumpstart on earning college credit, you'll be able to earn your degree in less time than the average student. 

  • A smooth transition from high school to college. Dual credit courses help prepare students by offering them college-level work, so they know what to expect .

  • Convenience. Students will be taking JJC dual credit courses during their high school daytime schedule.

  • College courses that will transfer. Students will get a JJC grade when they finish a dual credit course. To learn more about transferring college credits, please refer to itransfer.org

To learn more about becoming a dual credit student, please visit our FAQ page.

Dual Credit Student Handbook

If you are a high school teacher who wants to become a dual credit instructor, please visit our Instructor Information page.

Check out our list of participating dual credit high schools

How to Apply to be a JJC Dual Credit Student

To enroll in dual credit classes, you will need to fill out a dual credit application below. NOTE: Undocumented students must fill out the paper application.

  1. Please select the right term (semester/year), then enter your date of birth as ##/##/####. Enter your last name, then your first name.

  2. Under "Educational Goals," choose "I only plan to complete one or several courses." Under "Reason for Attending JJC," choose "Other."

  3. Submit your application. Please lookup your JJC Student ID number 24-48 hours after completing your application. If you need further assistance please contact us at (815) 280-6927.  **When looking up ID use only lowercase letters and enter number responses WITHOUT hyphens.