High School Dual Credit

At Danville Area Community College, Dual Credit programs allow high school students to take college-level courses and receive college and high school credits. The completed courses and grades are recorded on both the high school transcript and college transcript. The courses must be approved by the high school in advance.

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DACC Offers Four Dual Credit Options

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Traditional Dual Credit

Students take courses at DACC (day or night), online, or at the high school, during their high school day. Courses are transfer and career oriented.

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College Express

14+ Career Programs offered inn partnership with the high schools and VVEDS. Students are transported to DACC for classes.

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Project Lead The Way

Pre-Engineering program; courses are on DACC campus.

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Middle College

Program for Juniors and Seniors who are experiencing barriers toward high school completion. Courses are career and transfer oriented.

What is Dual Enrollment?

In some instances, the high school prefers not to count the college credit earned as high school credit. Therefore the credit will not appear on the high school transcript. The credit earned will be for college credit only. With Dual Enrollment/College Credit Only, the College does not apply a discount and the student is responsible for 100% of the tuition and fees. Students must also have a “High School Permission for Entrollment at DACC” form completed before enrolling in a Dual Enrollment course.

What are the Benefits of Dual Credit?

  • Dual credit tuition and fees are reduced, or waived in some cases.
  • It gives students a chance to experience college.
  • It gives students a jump start o their college requirements.
  • Provides opportunities that students might not normally have (classes, experiences, etc.)

Student Eligibility

In order to participate, students must meet the guidelines of both the high school and DACC in order to receive dual credit:

  • High schools may require certain GPA before they will allow a student to participate or it is based on enrollment in certain high school classes.
  • Many of DACC’s courses have reading, writing, and math prerequisites. If a student does nont meet them with high school coursework, ACT, SAT, or our placement test, they cannot enroll in the dual credit course. Students may take the placement test at DACC or at the high school. Contact the DACC Testing Center at 217-443-8708 to make an appointment or speak to the High School Counselor about their options.
  • Many of the DACC courses have course prerequisites. Dual credit students must meet the course pre-requisites before they start the dual credit course. Course pre-requisites can be found with the course description.

For More Information About Dual Credit

  1. Contact your High School Counselor for your options and permission.
  2. Contact DACC Admissions & Registration at 217-443-8802 or admissions@dacc.edu
  3. Contact Amie Musk, DACC Academic Advisor at 217-443-8750 or a.musk@dacc.edu for guidance on future, college degree requirements.