EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAMThe Early College Program allows high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses FREE OF CHARGE. Students can earn college credits reducing the overall time and cost of earning a college degree.
Eligibility – Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit                                                    
  1. ​Students must have at least 2.5 GPA AND at least a 90% attendance rate in high school to participate.
  2. Students must be a Chicago resident.
  3. Students must be 16 and at least a junior or senior in high school.
  4. Any student younger than 16 and/or not yet a high school junior must work with the Olive-Harvey College Early College Program to obtain permission from the College President to participate.
  5. Students may need to meet pre-requisites for a college course and can do so by submitting approved ACT and/or SAT scores and/or taking CCC Placement Tests.  Before taking any placement test, please review the math ALEKS and the English Read to Write (RTW) Test Prep Packets and make sure you prepare.  (see Placement Test info below)
  6. Students must work with the Early College Program Coordinator/Advisor in order to be enrolled in college courses.  Any student who self-enrolls will be responsible for paying for their course(s).


Dual Enrollment Registration Process                                                                    
We are excited to assist you with becoming a part of Olive-Harvey’s Dual Enrollment Program.  Please complete the below procedures/process to become a part of the Dual Enrollment Program.              


After you complete the online application you will receive your CCC ID number via email. Your CCC ID# will allow you to take the placement exam if you do not have official SAT or ACT qualifying scores.  If you do not receive your username, please use the links below to retrieve it and reset your password.                                        
  • You can retrieve your username here    
  • You can reset your password here   


Final Steps                                    
Please email all of the completed documents to Holly Washington (Thrash) at hthrash@ccc.edu and Lovetta Houston at  lhouston11@ccc.edu  to be enrolled.           
Once we have enrolled you in a course, students must schedule to attend an Orientation.                
Taking the Placement Tests                                                       
English (RTW) Placement Test Information                
Overview Information          
Instructions on how to schedule English placement                
Math (ALEKS) Placement Test Information          
Students must be at least a junior or senior in high school by the time they start a Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment class. If a student is younger than 16 and not a high school junior, the student must demonstrate college readiness in Math or English as well as obtain permission from the College President to participate.                                                                                               


​CCC Placement Test​​ ​
​Exam ​Score ​Placement Level
​Read to Write (RTW) ​6 ​English 101
​ALEKS ​46+ ​Math 118​
​ ​ ​ACT & SAT English Placement Scores
​ACT English Score ​21> ​English 101
​ACT Math Score ​21-23 ​Math 118, 121, 125, 140, 143
​SAT ​Spring 2019 and previous: 540>
Beginning Summer 2019: 480>
​Math 118, 121, 125, 140, 143
​SAT Math Score ​530-570 ​Math 118, 121, 125, 140, 143​