Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment for High School Students
The mission of the dual credit and dual enrollment program is to give high school students who attend a John A Logan district high school or a home school student who resides in the John A. Logan College district the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.
- Explore career pathways
- Get a head start on college by earning college credit
- Build self-confidence and familiarity with the college environment which helps ease the transition from high school
- Save money on tuition
- Provide opportunities to participate in campus activities and events
What is Dual Credit?
Dual credit is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who are capable of meeting an increased challenge to earn free college credit through selected high school courses.
- Both high school and college credit is earned for dual credit courses.
- Dual credit classes may be taught at the high school by a qualified teacher (who is also a John A. Logan College faculty member).
- The high school determines whether a college course is offered for concurrent high school and college credit, according to the school’s policies and practices of their district.
What is Dual Enrollment?
High school juniors and seniors may also enroll in a college level course offered on the College’s main campus, at the DuQuoin and West Frankfort Extension Centers, on–line, and at other approved College sites.
- Students earn college credit exclusively. High school credit is not usually awarded.
- The College Catalog lists all the courses offered at John A. Logan College.
- The Class Schedule identifies the days of the week and the times each class is offered during a particular semester.
- Students may take day, evening, or on-line classes as approved by their high school. On-line classes are listed separately in the on-line section of the class schedule.
High school students are subject to the registration deadlines for regular college courses and may not enroll in a course after the course closes. Please pay particular attention to the “last day to register.” This date is located in the Class Schedule on page i under “Dates to Remember.”
Enrollment is limited to students attending a JALC district high school or a home school student residing in the JALC district. Admission is ordinarily restricted to students in their junior and senior years of high school. Additionally, students accepted for enrollment in college–level courses must have the following:
- Appropriate academic qualifications as determined by their high school; and
- High level of motivation and adequate time to devote to studying a college-level course
The College recognizes that, in some instances, sophomores may be academically prepared for college course work. The College will consider approving sophomores for dual credit and/or dual enrollment on an individual basis provided the student can clearly demonstrate they meet the requirements established for sophomores. Click here for a PDF with the criteria for sophomore dual credit and dual enrollment.
Students must also
- Make course selections in consultation with their high school guidance counselor and/or principal, or parent administrator if home schooled.
- Take the College’s entrance exam (Asset) or provide their ACT test scores and score appropriately.
- Complete all course prerequisites as required by the College and any additional requirements set by their high school.
- Complete a Dual Credit registration form or Dual Enrollment registration form.
What is Not Covered
Some courses are not eligible through the Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment Program. These include the following:
- Summer courses
- Continuing Education courses
- Developmental courses (i.e. ENG 050, ENG 052, ENG 053, ENG 090, ENG 099, MAT 051, MAT 052, MAT 052H, MAT 061, MAT 062H, and MAT 099)
Students need to become familiar with any special requirements of their transferring institution, the transfer rules at the institution concerned, and any special rules for the student’s proposed curriculum at that institution. The student is responsible for obtaining full knowledge of the information provided in the College Catalog concerning regulations and requirements of the College and his/her program of study.
Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress
Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment courses are recorded on student transcripts and are evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress the same as all other college courses. All students applying for financial aid must follow the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Policy. The Satisfactory Academic Policy states that students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and students must complete 67% of the courses they attempt. This policy applies to all courses, whether the student received financial aid for those courses or not.
John A. Logan College offers online instruction through Blackboard and Moodle – online computer software tools.
To learn about Blackboard or Moodle and how to navigate through an on-line course, students must complete an online orientation (ORI 110). You will learn about Blackboard and Moodle; how to create an account; how to log in to your class(es); requirements for e–mail accounts; and procedures for downloading, uploading, and communicating with your instructor and fellow students. You will also learn what to do and who to contact if you experience technical problems while taking an online class.
Students cannot begin an on–line course until they have completed the Blackboard or Moodle orientation.
Tuition and Fees
Currently, the College waives the tuition and fees for dual credit courses taught at the high school. Students taking classes at JALC or its extension programs may have course fees assessed. Students must have the permission of their district high school to participate in the dual credit or dual enrollment programs. Enrollment forms and a list of the dual credit courses approved by your high school are available through your high school guidance office. Dual enrollment classes have tuition waived but will require payment of fees if the course has a fee.
To enroll, students must follow the Student Guidelines. Print these steps and become familiar with the process, then make an appointment with your high school guidance counselor regarding your interests in dual credit and/or dual enrollment.
Meeting with a Campus Advisor
After meeting with a high school guidance counselor, students are encouraged to arrange an appointment to meet with the Dual Credit Director at the College. The Director can provide valuable insight to careers, programs offered at the College, and assist students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree after attending John A. Logan College. Contact the Office of Dual credit & Dual Enrollment at (618) 985-2828, Ext. 8134 to schedule an appointment.
Students may check their schedules and view their transcripts through the College’s WebLink. The student I.D. is your social security number (or student ID #). The password is your birth day and year (do not include the month). For example, if your birthdate is November 3, 1989, enter 0389. Click here to access the Student Login.
VolText is the College’s campus alert notification system that sends text messages to cell phones. Students can stay informed of campus events, closings, and emergencies by signing up, online or through admissions.
For more information, please contact Vicky Turl at:Vicky Turl
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828, Ext. 8134; Fax: 618-985-9181