Program Criteria

Parkland College Dual Credit/Enrollment
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You may apply to take college-level courses if you are:
  • at least 16 years old
  • a junior or senior, in good standing, attending a recognized Illinois high school
  • have the required course GPA (click for GPA guideline chart)
  • meet prerequisites, including assessment.
You may enroll in a maximum of seven Dual Credit/Enrollment credit hours/semester (in some cases you may be able to take more). 
  • Course selection must be approved by the appropriate high school official (i.e., dean, counselor, principal) and the Parkland Academic Department Chair.
  • Students may not enroll in courses below the “100” level for dual credit/enrollment.

Students admitted under the Dual Credit/Enrollment admission policy:

  • do not qualify for financial aid and are considered course enrollees (non-degree-seeking students)
  • waive the right to privacy and grant Parkland College officials permission to share the student’s performance information with his/her parents, legal guardians, and/or high school
  • are subject to all the requirements, policies, practices, and procedures governing Parkland College students, including grading standards and student conduct.

Please Note:
  • Credit and grades earned are recorded permanently on the student’s Parkland College transcript. If the student later enrolls at Parkland College, credits earned will count toward degree requirements (where applicable), and grades earned will be counted in the GPA in accordance with Parkland College policies.
  • Performance in dual credit/enrollment courses may have short-term and long-term implications on future financial aid eligibility. (see financial aid implications)
  • The type and amount of credit given by the high school toward high school graduation is entirely within the purview of the high school.

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