Sunday, January 3, 2016

Save Money and Earn College Credits by Enrolling in Dual Enrollment Programs

News Flash  . . .  the reaming of the 2015 - 2016 school year starts today.  While I know coming back to school off of a vacation is pretty hard, the school year must go on.  To get back in the groove of things, I wanted to share with you a great opportunity. If you know or have a high school junior or senior, please share this information with them.

High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to enroll in college level courses before their high school graduation. Students from local high schools may elect to enroll in one college course per semester at City College of Chicago and other local colleges.  If your student enrolls in a CCC Dual Enrollment, they will be able to take their course at one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago campuses
Look at the Spring 2016 Dual Enrollment classes here and check out the qualifications below.  

Just like with many great program, there is some minimal qualification that a students must meet.                                                   
  • Be a high school junior or senior  |
  • Be at least 16 years old. If student is younger than 16 and not a high school junior, the student must demonstrate​ college readiness in Math, Reading and Writing as well as obtain permission from the College President to participate
  • Provide current high school ID, Illinois State ID or Illinois Driver's License
  • Fill out Permission For​m
  • Demonstrate being college-ready by the ACT, or the COMPASS placement test.  
​ACT Score​21+ (Math section) 21+ (English section)
​COMPASS Score​Algebra Score of 43+​Reading Score of 80+
E-Write Score of 8+

FACT:  In addition, students that earn college credit in high school are more likely to graduate high school and continue through college.

FACT: Enrolling in dual credit program can reduce both the amount of time and money needed to complete their  two-year and four-year degree.

FACT: By enrolling in the City College of Chicago Dual Enrollment program a student will strengthen their college applications by demonstrating readiness for college.

As a youth program supervisor, I always share these great opportunities with families that my program service. I though that this is a great a money saving opportunity for many families.  This is also an opportunity to get a students college career started.  Check out City Colleges of Chicago,  School of the Art Institute of ChicagoDeVry University, and Loyola’s Dual Credit Program to find out the best program for your high school junior or senior. 

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