COD Dual Enrollment Expands College Courses and Degree Pathways for High School Students

Beginning in the fall of 2022, high school students in District 502 will have the opportunity to earn college credits at half the College of DuPage tuition rate through COD’s new dual enrollment program.

“Taught by dedicated COD faculty members, dual-enrollment courses allow high school students to earn transferable credits before entering college,” said Tamara McClain, COD Acting Vice President. , Academic Partnerships and Learning Resources. “By graduating from high school with college credits already earned, students are ahead of their peers when they begin college, both academically and financially.”

Students will have the option of taking courses in a hybrid format, online or in person at their high school, at COD’s main campus in Glen Ellyn or at any of COD’s centers in Addison, Carol Stream, Naperville and Westmont . Courses will be offered at $70 per credit hour or $210 for a 3 credit course.

Findings from a new study from the Center for Community College Leadership and Research, located at the University of California, show that dual enrollment programs are a powerful lever for closing equity gaps, expanding pathways and accelerating career growth. obtaining degrees and diplomas.

“Through dual enrollment, we are providing more graduation opportunities and equity for all high school students, especially underrepresented, first-generation and students with disabilities,” McClain said. “Students will benefit from COD faculty engagement, classroom guidance, and engagement with other students.”

Dual enrollment is another initiative by colleges to provide high school students with early access to college opportunities.

Serving more than two dozen high schools in DuPage County, COD’s dual-credit program allows students to enroll in courses at their high schools for which they receive both college credit and college credit. ‘secondary studies.


Classes are taught at partner high schools during the regular school day by high school teachers who are also accredited as dual credit instructors by COD.

In 2020, COD signed a memorandum of understanding with District 87 administrators that provides students at Glenbard’s four high schools with access to dual credit opportunities.

Patrick McGill, executive director of teaching and learning, curriculum and pathways for Glenbard Township Secondary School District 87, said that with the launch of COD’s dual enrollment program, more students will feel empowered to continue their education.

“We are grateful to have such a close partnership with COD and are excited that they continue to expand student access to early college credit,” he said. “This investment demonstrates our shared values ​​and the impact earning college credit can have on a student’s academic and professional journey.”

For questions and more information, contact Lisa Haegele, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Manager, at [email protected] or (630) 942-3692.

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