What is the (110 ILCS 27/) Dual Credit Quality Act?
The Dual Credit Quality Act was enacted to accomplish the following to:
What are the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Administrative Rules for Dual Credit?
The IBHE Dual Credit Administrative Rules can be found here.
Illinois Community Colleges have a separate process that is administered by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The Illinois Community College Administrative Rules can be found here. Please contact ICCB for assistance at (217) 785-0123.
Step 1: Complete and Submit the Dual Credit Notification of Activity Form and Dual Credit Site Spreadsheet. Please include all partner high schools (include address and zip code for both forms).
Step 3: Two Options for Approval:
Once operating authority and compliance is confirmed, a letter of approval will be sent. Maintenance of Approval will be determined by submission of the Annual Report (see Step #6). For new operating authority applications within the State of Illinois, approval to operate must be approved by board action from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Step 5: Complaint System
IBHE has the responsibility and authority to resolve complaints against Illinois institutions. Institutions approved to participate in dual credit activities must provide the online complaint link on the institutional website http://complaints.ibhe.org/
Step 6: Annual Report/Maintenance of Approval
By June 30th, each institution must report its dual credit activity within the State of Illinois by completing the Annual Report to maintain approval. Maintenance of approval is dependent upon submission of the Annual Report. The Annual Report will be sent to the institutional contact for dual credit. All dual credit activities at the institution must be compiled into one Annual Report. The Annual Report will reflect all dual credit activities for the most recent academic year.
Step 7: Desk Audit
Upon receipt of the Annual Report, a desk audit may be conducted to verify evidence of compliance.
Illinois Board of Higher Education Dual Credit Contact:
Gretchen Lohman, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377