Want to earn college credit in high school without leaving your high school campus? Joliet Junior College dual credit classes are high school courses that count toward your college degree. That's right - one class can count toward both your high school diploma and your college degree, even if you're not planning on attending JJC after graduation.
Take a look at our list below to see why dual credit classes are a great idea.
Want to learn more about dual credit classes at your high school? Visit jjc.edu/getting-started/admissions/dual-credit.
1. You will save a lot of money.
Dual credit courses may be considered college classes, but they don't come with the college price tag! So take as many of them as you can. Your wallet will thank you later.
3. Dual credit classes can help you transfer to a four-year school or graduate college early.
Every dual credit class you take in high school means that's three credit hours less you'll need at JJC (on average). Even if JJC isn't on your radar, your dual credit class could transfer to your school of choice in the same way that any JJC class would (contingent on the school's guidelines).
2. Dual credit classes are a great transition into college coursework.
More will be expected of you than in a regular high school class, but your teachers will ease you into it. By the time you're ready to start college, you'll already be used to the pace.
4. You'll be considered a JJC student - meaning, you can take advantage of the same resources as our part-time and full-time students.
From free tutoring at the college's Tutoring and Learning Center, to the JJC Library and resume/cover letter help at the Career Services Center, anything JJC students have access to, you'll be able to access, too. Click here to check out a list of JJC resources.
5. You'll be surrounded by others who all have the same goal in mind.
Because dual credit classes are a little more demanding than your average high school class, your classmates will be just as serious about the coursework as you.
Can't take the dual credit class you want at your high school? Apply to be a part of JJC's Early Entry program.
If you are at least 17 years old, you can be a part of JJC's Early Entry program, which means you'll be able to take JJC college classes on campus in the evenings while still in high school. Talk to your high school counselor or click here to learn more.