Early College


Get on the fast track to earning college credit while still in high school with our Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment Programs. This option offers an awesome way to jumpstart a college education, while saving money.

Early College Credit Options

Dual Credit:


Participating High Schools

Dual Credit Qualification

Speak to your high school counselor to find out what Dual Credit courses are offered through your high school. Signing up for Dual Credit classes has its perks and benefits:

  • Transferable college credit earned from an accredited institution
  • Reduction in the number of college classes taken after high school graduation
  • Money saved - earn college credit with Triton College for free when taking Dual Credit classes at your high school campus.

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Application Guide


Dual Enrollment:


Which High Schools participate?

College Campus and Online Course Opportunities

How do I register for a Dual Enrollment course?

Dual Enrollment Perks and Benefits

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Student and Parent Information

Parents & Guardians of Prospective Students

Is the Triton College Dual Credit Program the right fit for your child? To succeed in this program, your child should have excellent study skills, self-discipline, and motivation. They’ll also need the maturity and initiative to attend class and participate at the same level as regular college students.

So what are the benefits? Your student will:

  • Experience what college is like, which can help make the transition from high school to college easier as well as provide information for future educational decisions
  • Partake in a college atmosphere that may help your child excel in learning

Please remember to talk to your student’s high school teachers and counselors about whether dual credit is a good match for your son or daughter. Remember that as a dual credit student, your son or daughter is considered a college student and must accept responsibility for his or her education as the academic outcomes will be a part of their official college record and transcript. It is important to consider the maturity level of your student; some students who may be academically ready, may be overwhelmed by the independence and the rate of college classes.

Consider this…


Student Success and Support

Extracurricular Activities

College Expectations

Current Students

Welcome to Triton College! We are excited that you have chosen to get a "jump-start" on your higher education & careers goals by enrolling in our early college credit program. This section contains some helpful information and resources for first-time students, returning students, and graduating high school seniors with Dual Credit coursework.

I just completed my dual credit registration steps. What do I need to know from here?

How do I access my Triton student account? How do I gain access to my online course?

So how can I transfer my college credits from the Dual Credit Program once I complete high school?

How do I transition to becoming a traditional Triton College Student after high school graduation?

Student Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started with Dual Credit

When can I start participating in Dual Credit with Triton?

How can I tell if Dual Credit is the right choice for me?

How do I begin the process of enrolling in dual credit courses at Triton or at my high school?

What steps do I need to complete in order to enroll?

Key Distinctions and Information

Is Triton’s Dual Credit Program the same as AP (Advanced Placement)?

What's the difference between Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment?

Will the credits earned through Triton’s Dual Credit program transfer to another college or university?

So what’s the cost for a Dual Credit student to take a college class?

What kind of college perks and support does a Dual Credit student get?

If I am enrolled in Triton’s Dual Credit Program, when the high school is closed (e.g. spring break) will Triton classes continue?

What if a Dual Credit Program student changes his/her mind about taking classes?

How does a parent of a Dual Credit student find out how his/her child is doing in the dual credit class?

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Dual Credit Instructor and Faculty Information

Getting Started

Interested in teaching Dual Credit at your school?

Looking to establish a new Dual Credit course at your high school campus?

Current Dual Credit Faculty Members FAQ's

How do I log into my Triton Portal and WebAdvisor accounts?

Can I have emails to my Triton staff email forwarded over to my primary email account?

How do I manage my Triton Dual Credit rosters, attendance, and enter in Midterm or Final grades?

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DesPlaines Valley Regional (DVR) Programs of Study

DesPlaines Valley Region (DVR) Education for Employment Regional Delivery System is a consortium of school districts building the future for elementary, high school, and community college students through partnerships with business, industry and the community. With the help of the DVR program, students now have choices in selecting courses to take in high school.

Find Your DVR Program of Study

Program of Study… What is that?

How will the Program of Study help me prepare for my future?

Are Programs of Study available at my high school?

Sounds interesting… How can I find out more?

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Early College Department
Triton College
2000 Fifth Avenue, Room A-125
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3846

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (June & July)

Early College Staff

Alexandria Terrazas
Dean, Early College Programs
(708) 456-0300, X-3496

Toni Johnson
Director, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Programs
(708) 456-0300, X-3612

Dreonna Drake
Dual Credit Specialist
(708) 456-0300, X-3846

Click HERE to send any questions and/or comments you may have

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