Dual Credit

Want to earn college credit in high school without leaving your high school campus?

JJC-approved Dual Credit courses count toward a college degree, as well as high school graduation requirements. Dual Credit offers high school students an elevated curriculum in a nurturing environment.

Benefits of Dual Credit

  • Congratulations….it’s official you’re a JJC student! Now you can obtain a JJC student ID card at the Main Campus, Photo I.D. Services or the Romeoville Campus Resource Center.  The JJC ID card provides many benefits, such as: JJC library card, access to several on-campus computer labs, as well as local business discounts.  Your ID card is an acceptable form of identification in Testing Services (formerly Academic Skills Center), iCampus Testing Center, cafeteria and the JJC Bookstore.
  • Reduces overall college costs. Beginning in Fall 2019, JJC dual credit General Education courses are offered at $50 per course and Career & Technical courses are offered at no charge.  Students that qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch at their high school will not be charged for any dual credit course.
  • Complete your college degree quicker. Dual credit students will complete their degrees in less time.
  • Enhanced curriculum for high school students. The addition of college coursework to high school curricula expands the options available to high school students while adding college level rigor.
  • These courses make for an easy transition between high school and college. Dual credit courses help prepare students for the transition to college by engaging them in college level work and developing pathways to degree attainment.
  • High school students are able to obtain college credit prior to graduation.
  • Students enjoy the convenience of taking JJC dual credit courses within their high school daytime schedule.
  • Dual credit courses are transferable JJC courses. The student will receive a JJC transcripted grade upon completion of their dual credit course. For additional information about transferring credit please refer to itransfer.org.


To learn more about becoming a dual credit student, please visit our FAQ page. If you are a high school teacher who wants to become a dual credit instructor, please visit our Instructor Information page.

To view a list of our dual credit high schools, visit the Dual Credit High Schools page.

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 appropriate 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 24-72 hours after completing your application. If you need further assistance please contact us at (815) 280-6927.