Dual Credit

D303 high school students have a variety of ways to earn college credit while still in high school. 

Early College Credit Night will be held on November 29, 2023 at 6:30 pm in the St. Charles North in the Auditorium.  Information will presented about Advanced Placement (AP), Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC), and Elgin Community College (ECC) & College of DuPage (COD) dual credit options.  

Full Time Dual Credit Program at ECC

The Full Time Dual Credit program provides several full-time program options. Qualified high school juniors and seniors enroll in a minimum of 12 college credits each semester. These courses meet the postsecondary requirements of the general education core curriculum as well as high school graduation requirements. Families are responsible for paying $200 in ten equal payments per year.  ($1800 ECC Early Bird) (See specific district program agreement for cost details.) Students work in partnership with the ECC Academic Advising Office and their high school counselor to choose the appropriate transferable courses.

Senior Pathway includes a prescribed list of college courses allowing students to complete up to 32 college credits. The courses included are aligned with the general education requirements of a transfer degree.

Junior Pathway provides students with a more personalized academic plan to earn both their high school diploma and an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree (at least 60 credit hours) by the end of their senior year.

Program Qualifications:

Is full-time dual credit a good option for you?

Dual Credit Program & Application Guide

ECC Dual Credit Website

Part Time Dual Credit Program at ECC

Qualified juniors and seniors enroll in 2-3 college courses each semester. Courses are selected from a variety of academic disciplines, including general education and career and technical education (CTE) programs (i.e. fire science, certified nursing assistant, paralegal, etc.).

Students choose courses with the help of high school counselor to ensure courses selected meet high school requirements. The school district and high school approve enrollment of their students. Enrollment is limited.

The district pays 50% tuition and textbooks, families are responsible for paying the other 50%. See district program agreement for details. Students are responsible for transportation and non textbook course supplies.

Options & Qualifications:

General Education Courses

Career-Technical Education Courses

Is part-time dual credit a good option for you?

Dual Credit Program & Application Guide

ECC Dual Credit Website

In High School Dual Credit Courses

Students take courses at the high school, taught by D303 staff and earn college credit.  Students may take up to eleven (11) credit hours per semester.  There is a course fee of $50 per course.  Please see the course offering guide or your counselor for qualifications, prerequisites, or more information.

Current Offerings

ACC 100: Introductory Accounting

CMS 101: Fundamentals of Speech

ENG 101: English Composition I

ENG 102: English Composition II

FASH 1210: Fashion Studies

HOS 101: Intro to the Hospitality Industry

MTH 102: General Education Statistics

Dual Credit Program & Application Guide

ECC Dual Credit Website

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