Dual Credit: Pathway to Post-Secondary Success

Dual Credit is a program that allows qualified high school students the opportunity to enroll in college-level course for which they receive both college credit and high school credit upon successful completion of the course.

There are two options for Dual Credit:

Kishwaukee Education Consortium (KEC):  KEC classes are offered in partnership with five area high schools: DeKalb High School, Genoa-Kingston High School, Hiawatha High School, Rochelle High School and Sycamore High School. Students register at their high school in the spring for career classes, and complete registration at Kishwaukee College the following fall term. These courses prepare students for an occupational pathway, which may not require preparation beyond a two-year Associates of Applied Science degree to enter the workforce. Find out more about KEC and its dual credit career technology classes.

Academic Transfer courses are offered on the high school campus and may be transferable to a four-year university (students should check with the university to which they plan to transfer for course compatibility). Dual Credit opportunities are currently available at selected high schools, including DeKalb High School, Sycamore High School, Paw Paw High School, and Rochelle High School. Check with your high school counselor for availability. Find out more about Academic transfer courses.

Who Qualifies?

KEC: Students enrolling in KEC Dual Credit courses must be in the 11th grade and beyond.
Students must attend one of the five consortium high schools. Visit the KEC page for course listings

ACADEMIC TRANSFER: Students enrolling in certain academic transfer classes(e.g., ENG 103 and MAT 150), will need to meet course prerequisites, including Compass testing or ACT qualifications, and must have parental and counselor permission signatures to register. Any junior or senior high school student may participate with written approval from their high school principal or counselor.

Please visit the links above to find out about class availability and the registration process.

Contact information

For more information about dual credit programs:

Mary Rudzinski
Dual Credit Coordinator
8 15-825-2086, ext 3470

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