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Dual Enrollment

The CPS Dual Enrollment Program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses at one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago (CCC).

CPS offers qualified students at participating high schools the opportunity to attend courses at any of the seven CCC campuses and earn college credit at no cost. Participating in the Dual Enrollment program strengthens students' college applications, demonstrates college readiness, and reduces the amount of time and money students will spend on college. 

Through a partnership with CCC, the cost of tuition, materials, and laboratory fees can be covered for participating CPS students taking courses in any of the following subjects at one of the seven CCC campuses: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Speech. 

Students may enroll for one course per semester during the fall, spring, and summer semesters beginning the summer before junior year. During the period of their enrollment, students have access to all CCC resources, such as the computer labs, symposia, library, and the gymnasium. 

College credits may be applied towards graduation at CCC as well as most public and private colleges and universities in Illinois.

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • Be a high school junior or senior.
  • Have a 2.5 GPA and 90% attendance.
  • Meet the qualifications of the chosen course (many courses require qualifying test scores either through CCC placement or through the SAT).

How to Enroll

  • Contact your school counselor or college and career coach.
  • Decide which term you would like to enroll.
  • Review the Dual Enrollment Registration Process to obtain information on spring dual enrollment course offerings, steps for enrollment, links to dual enrollment forms, and placement test information.
  • Work with your counselor to complete the dual enrollment application packet.
  • Contact the CCC Early College Coordinator at the CCC campus you plan to attend.

Course Options

  • CTE Students: Review Summer 2021 Course Offerings to learn about summer dual enrollment courses available at the City Colleges of Chicago.

Early College and Career Education


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