Taking IVCC Classes while in High School

Any student that is 16 years of age is able to take IVCC classes at our main campus or Ottawa Center.  Classes run during the day or evenings.  Summer is a great way to earn a few credits to help lighten the load in college. Summer schedule has a variety of start dates. Register through the admissions office


Requirements for Dual Credit

  • In order to earn dual credit at your high school, you will need to be 16 years old.
  • Have approval from the high school.  Each high schools has their own requirements to be able to take a dual credit course.
  • Placement exams are required for all Math and English classes. 
  • Fill out the enrollment form with payment attached. 

Per the Dual Credit Quality Act;

ICCB Administrative Rules (1501.507-11)

C.Qualification of Students  

Students accepted for enrollment in college-level courses must have appropriate academic qualifications, a high level of motivation and adequate time to devote to studying a college-level course. The students’ course selections shall be made in consultation with high school counselors and/or principals and ordinarily are restricted to students in the junior and senior years of high school. The students shall meet all college criteria and follow all college procedures for enrolling in courses.


Students that are under the age of 16

Students under the age of 16 who wish to enroll in any courses must petition the Associate Vice President for Student Services. Information, including the appropriate forms, can be obtained by calling (815)224-0361.

Students who are at least 16 years of age who no longer attend high school and do not have verification of a severed relationship with their high school must wait until their high school class graduates to enroll at IVCC.