Dual Degree Program

  • What is Dual Degree?

    A Dual Degree program allows students to take classes that fulfill high school graduation requirements as well as an associate's degree by the end of their senior year. Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses are selected to easily transfer to a four-year college or university. During their junior and senior years, students will participate in college courses at Triton College weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

  • Applying for the Dual Degree Program

    The application process is open to sophomores who would take the classes during their junior and senior years.

    • Students take classes to fulfill high school graduation requirements as well as an Associate's degree by the end of their senior year.
    • Students take all classes at Triton College with a Triton teacher full time.
    • Ideal students have a 2.5 GPA, 95% attendance, and a Teacher Recommendation.
    • Grades are shared with Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, or PMSA to ensure the successful completion of the course objectives.
    • ALL of the tuition and fees are paid by the district upon successful completion of the program (an A, B, or C).

    How to apply:

    Dual Degree step 1

    Dual Degree step 2

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    Dual Degree Step 7

  • Supports

    • No cost to students for tuition, books, fees, etc., assuming they are receiving a passing grade.
    • Director of Advising will check in with students every two weeks.
    • Triton Early Warning System.
    • Tutoring in-person and virtual. Student support groups.
    • Triton Transfer Center support for transfering to a four-year college or university.
    • COL 102 - Embracing the College Experience Primer course. (This is a mandatory five-week summer session at Triton College.)
  • Benefits and Considerations

      • Significantly reduces the cost of higher education.
      • Begins the transition to college early.
      • Expands academic options for college-bound high school students.
      • Students can get dropped, without penalty, up until the 10th day of the semester.
      • Students and families need to commit to the semester.
      • Dual Degree Associates in Arts Program Map
  • Questions? Contact Dr. Alexander Brandon, District Director of CTE, Early College, and Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit/Dual Degree Programs at (708) 277-6282 or at abrandon@pths209.org.