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Early College Programs for High School Students

 

 
 

High school students may have the opportunity to enroll in college level courses before graduation.  This can reduce both the amount of time and money needed to complete your two-year and four-year degree.  In addition, students that earn college credit in high school are more likely to graduate high school and continue through college.  Students at participating high schools may elect to take a CCC college course at their school; or students can take a class at one of the seven CCC campuses while they are still enrolled in high school.                    

             

Early College Opportunities:                     

                   

Dual Enrollment

High school students can take a college class at one of the City Colleges of Chicago for FREE!  Students can enroll in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students in dual enrollment frequently enroll in English, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Science, and Literature. Students can also enroll in career pathway courses including Automotive, Business, Early Childhood Development, Logistics, Culinary, and Information Technology.   Come to one of our campuses for an information session to learn more about this opportunity. Click here for dates and times.                 

 
        

Dual​ Credit

The City Colleges of Chicago has partnered with a number of high schools to offer college credit classes at the high school.  Participating students will receive both college and high school credit for their work.  High Schools interested in becoming a Dual Credit partner should contact City Colleges of Chicago at 773-COLLEGE or earlycollege@ccc.edu for details.             

 

Eligibility                 

Most courses require that students be college-ready as demonstrated by the ACT, or the COMPASS placement test.(See cutoff scores below)  The COMPASS placement test may be taken at college testing centers. Set up an appointment with your guidance counselor or contact a CCC Early College Rep, listed below to participate.  Before taking the test, make sure you prepare.                      

​Math ​English
​ACT Score ​21+ (Math section) ​19+ (Reading section) AND 21+(English section)
​COMPASS Score
​Algebra Score of 43+ ​Reading Score of 80+
e-Write Score of 8+
 
Simple Process
  1. Apply to the college - Admission
  2. Go through our checklist to get your materials ready - Checklist
  3. Fill out a permission form - Permission Form​
  4. Contact an advisor and take the COMPASS test if necessary (below).
  5. Pick your course - Summer 2014 Schedule; Fall 2014 Schedule
  6. ​                   

Articulation - Credit for Prior Learning

High school students may be able to receive college credit for work that was completed in high school.  The City Colleges of Chicago is working with Chicago Public Schools to create articulation agreements in Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas.  Upon successful completion of their high school course work, students may receive college credit upon enrollment at the City Colleges of Chicago.                   

                   
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Faculty & Staff

CCC Campus                     
DE Representatives                     
Phone Number                     
Fax Number                     
Daley College                      
773-838-7752 
773-838-7952                     
Harold Washington College                      
Kim Bowens                      
312-553-5666                     
312-553-5868                     
Kennedy- King College                     
773-602-5037  
773-602-5120
Malcolm X College                      
Greg Shumpert                
312-850-7009
312-850-7008  
Olive- Harvey College                     
Holly Thrash
773-291-6478                   
773-291-6599
Truman College                      
Meg Brooks                    
773-907-4344                     
773-506-3855                     
Wright College                      
Mila Simeonovska                
773-481-8234                   
773-481-8039                     

Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 553-2970
Fax: 
 
226 W. Jackson
 
Chicago, IL 60606
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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