Dual Credit

Dual credit is a partnership between Kaskaskia College and the participating district high schools in Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion and Washington Counties. This program provides the opportunity for high school students to get a head start on their college education prior to high school graduation. Courses are typically taught at the high school by a qualified high school instructor who meets the requirements set forth by the Illinois Community College Board and the Higher Learning Commission.

Participating Schools

Benefits to Enrolling in Dual Credit Classes

  • Courses are free and provide an overall reduction in college expense to the family.
    Taking a course in a familiar environment while experiencing the rigor of college coursework.
  • Accelerate progress toward degree completion and graduate college early.
  • Reduce course load and relieve some of the pressure and stress in the first year of college.

How Do I Enroll

  • College representatives will come to your school in August and January to register you for classes.
  • High school classes that meet for the first semester only will register in August. Classes that meet second semester only or are a full year will register in January.

Placement Requirements

  • Some courses require prerequisites and must be met prior to the student enrolling in the course. Your high school counselor will be able to provide detailed information regarding classes at your school that this may apply to.
Kaskaskia College English Placement for English and History courses
CourseACTSAT Read/Write 2016Wonderlic
ENGL 101 English Composition 18-36 480 Verbal 310-500 Essay 3 or higher
Kaskaskia College Reading Placement for Health Occupations (CNA) course
CourseACTSAT Read/Write 2016Wonderlic
READ 111 Critical Reading/Study Skills 16-17   250-285
No Reading Class Required 18-36 480 290-500
Kaskaskia College Math Placement for Math courses
CourseACTSAT Math 2016Accuplacer Next Generation – Advanced Algebra & Functions Test
MATH 134 College Algebra 21-25 *530-600 250-300
MATH 135 Trigonometry 26-27 610-650  263-300
MATH 136 Statistics 26-27 610-650  263-300
MATH 160 PreCalculus 23-26 560-620  263-300
MATH 166 Calculus 28-36 660-800  276-300
*SAT scores prior to SAT 2016 revisions will not be accepted for placement.


  • College credits transfer to most state and out-of-state colleges and universities; however, it is strongly recommended that students work with each specific school they are interested in attending upon graduation.
  • To transfer credits to another college/university, students should request an official copy of their KC transcript to be sent upon completion of their senior year. Request can be made online at myKC.

Contact Information

To learn more about dual credit opportunities, please contact your high school guidance counselor or:

Kelsey Tate

Phone  |  618-545-3174

  • Main Campus
  • Health and Business, HB 117
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