Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment

What is Early College?

The Morton College Early College (EC) program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college-level courses while still in high school, reducing the time and the money needed to earn a college degree.


Enroll in Early-College and you can:

  • Save time and money on the cost of a college degree.
  • Train for a high-demand career, helping you secure opportunities right out of college.
  • Access to world-class faculty and quality resources that college students enjoy internationally.
  • Receive personalized advising and career assistance, allowing you to take charge of your education.
  • Develop important time management and relationship building skills as well as gain exposure to different subject matter that will serve you well in college and the workplace.

The EC program offers two ways for you to earn college credit: dual credit and dual enrollment. High school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old are eligible to participate.

What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously. You’ll get both college and high school credit without having to adjust your weekly schedule. Morton East and Morton West high school students, with the assistance of their counselors enroll in a high school course that also receives college credit from Morton College. Students who complete the course with a grade of 'C' or better earn credit for the equivalent college course.

Dual Credit Offerings:

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and attend classes on campus at Morton College. Morton East and Morton West high school students enroll in a college-level course and receive college credit from Morton College. Course offerings include English, math, music, and accounting. Students can also register for college study courses, which are designed to prepare students for success in college. Courses are also available in career pathway areas of study including automotive technology, welding, and business. Students who complete the course with a grade of 'C' or better earn credit for the college-level course.

Dual Enrollment Course Offerings:

Morton College Panther Scholars Program

Morton College hosts the Panther Scholars Summer Bridge program. The Panther Scholars Program is a summer bridge program for juniors and seniors.  Participants will earn 9 credit hours of college credit over the 8-week session.

In addition, participants will participate in career explorations, hands-on activities, field trips, and team building exercises.  Space is limited. The application deadline is June 1.  For more information, please contact Rasaan Booker, College Bridge Program Manager.

How to Enroll?

Complete the Early College application by filling out the form below or if you prefer you can download the PDF form.

All information contained in my application is complete and factually correct. My parent(s) or guardian grants permission for me to enroll in a Dual Enrollment course at Morton College. I understand that enrolling in a Dual Enrollment course begins the official college transcript regardless if I successfully complete the course or not. I understand that I will be held to all college-level standards just as any other Morton College student. I understand I have read and can view at any time a copy of the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act by visiting https://www.morton.edu/Students-with-Disabilities/Confidentiality-of-Student-Records/.

I understand the following:

  1. My student ID, attendance, grades (mid-term and final), and any test scores may be shared betweenMorton District 201 and Morton College
  2. I am using the materials for the course on a loan basis.
  3. I must return the loaned item(s) to the College where the item was provided, no later than the last day of the class
  4. My loan and return must include all CDs, study guides, workbooks, and other component parts of the loaned item(s). If the loan return is not complete, the return will not be accepted and I will pay the Non- Return Fee

5. I must return the loan item(s) in good salable condition as determined at the College. Very limited highlighting and writing are acceptable. The loan item is not in "salable" condition, for example, if it is damaged by liquids (rain, snow, coffee, juice, etc.) fire (scorched), chemical spills, tooth marks (rodents, pets, etc.), or spine damage, or if there any missing component parts. I am responsible for risk of loss from any cause, including theft or lost items. If the item is not in "salable" condition, the return is not accepted and I will pay the Non-Return Fee

For Photo Release:

I hereby grant permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears.

Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area.

Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for the following purposes: • conference presentations
• educational presentations or courses
• informational presentations

• on-line educational courses • educational videos

By signing this release, I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public educational setting.


Contact Us

Associate Dean of Academic Services
Michelle C. Herrera
(708) 656-8000 ext. 2247

College Bridge Program Manager
Rasaan Booker
(708) 656-8000 ext. 2315

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