Traditional Dual Credit at DACC

Traditional Dual Credit at DACC

Both university transfer and career courses are included in this program. There is no limit on the number of credit hours a student may earn. However, students must meet with their High School Counselor to discuss the dual credit course options through their school.

DACC offers traditional dual credit in various formats:

  • Day/afternoon course at DACC; high school allows student to drive to class or ride the College Express bus
  • Night course at DACC
  • Online course (through DACC); DACC provides an Orientation for Online Learning to help students succeed in an online environment
  • High school offers a DACC course taught during the high school day, taught by a DACC Instructor or a qualified High School Instructor

Information to Help You Make Course Decisions:

Course Schedules Link
Transfer Associate Degree Requirements (IAI Approved Courses on front side of each guide)
Programs of Study for Majors (Curriculum Guides)
Course Descriptions & Syllabi

Steps to Success with Traditional Dual Credit

  1. Meet with the High School Counselor to discuss your dual credit options and course options.
  2. Meet with a DACC Advisor to develop an academic plan. This plan will be based on your college and career goals.
  3. Utilize the DACC Career Services to assess your natural career tendencies and research career opportunities. Assessments and advisement sessions are free!
  4. Register for classes early! Follow the Steps to Enroll in a Dual Credit Course.

Students Who Plan to Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Illinois:

For incoming transfer credit following articulation agreements, DACC is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Agreement. The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor's degree have been satisfied. This agreement is in effect for students entering an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as a first-time freshman in summer 1998 (and thereafter). More information about the Illinois Articulation Initiative is available online at If a DACC course is IAI approved, it is noted in the course description.

Students Who Plan to Pursue a Bachelor's Degree Outside of Illinois:

DACC also promotes and utilizes Transferology is a nation-wide network designed to help students explore their college transfer options. Their goal is to save students time and money by providing a quick, intuitive way of getting their college transfer credit questions answered. Students can answer the question "Will my courses transfer?" by adding coursework, exams, and/or military learning experiences to see how many schools in the Transferology network have matching courses that may be awarded when they transfer. They can also find out what their options are for taking classes over the summer (or whenever) at another school to transfer back to their current school by using the "Find a Replacement Course" feature.

With endless possibilities, plan ahead for dual credit!