The Spoon River College Dual Credit program helps high school students get an early start on their college education. By enrolling in specific programs and courses, eligible high school students can take Spoon River College courses for high school or college credit, or get job training to start a career after high school. Or, if eligible, high school students can take regular college courses at one of the college’s sites or even online.

Through these programs, students and their parents can benefit from discounts, scholarships, and Spoon River College’s already-low tuition rates. By taking courses at Spoon River College, you can avoid the higher cost of tuition and fees found at many four-year colleges and universities.

Dual Credit

Did you know that high school students in their junior and senior year, can take college courses? At their high school? During the regular school day?

Since 1999, Spoon River College has partnered with many area high schools to offer dual credit courses to eligible students. By taking a dual credit class, students not only earn college credit, but some high schools may also offer high school credit for the same class — a great two-for-one deal! While many of the dual credit courses are taught at the high school by high school teachers, they are college level classes, use college textbooks, many have reduced tuition rates and meet college standards. Students must be at least 16 years of age and have met requirements of the Accuplacer placement test and High School GPA requirements. To find out if your high school participates in the Spoon River College Dual Credit partnership, talk to your high school counselor.

**The tuition rate for high school students taking courses for dual credit with Spoon River College during the 2022-2023 school year is $80.00 per credit hour for courses taught at high schools. Tuition rate for courses taught on an SRC campus is $183.00 per credit hour, and the tuition rate for courses taught online is $205.00 per credit hour.

The Spoon River College Foundation offers a scholarship to eligible high school students that may cover part of the tuition charges. Please visit the Foundation page of the SRC website for more information.

If you have any questions regarding tuition charges for the dual credit program, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (309) 649-7021.

Partner High Schools

The following high schools offer courses for dual credit in partnership with Spoon River College. (It is up to the individual high school as to whether they will offer high school credit for the dual credit course.)

Click on your high school for specific dual credit information:

Astoria High School        +

Astoria South Fulton logoEligible students may take online SRC courses for Dual Credit.

Astoria High School Contact:
Stephanie Carithers
Email Stephani Carithers
309-329-2159

 

Canton High School        +
Courses offered at Canton High School for Dual Credit:
Canton Little Giants logo

  • ENG101- Composition I
  • ENG102- Composition II
  • COM103 – Speech Communication
  • MAT125- College Algebra
  • MAT126- Plane Trigonometry
  • MAT132 – College Statistics
  • MAT151- Calculus/Analytic Geometry I
  • CHE160- General Organic Bio Chemistry
  • ED 201- Intro to Education

Career/Technical:

  • Machine Tools Operator
    • MFG101
    • MFG102
  • Welding Operator Certificate at Canton SRC
  • NA 110- Nursing Assistant (Canton Campus SRC)
  • SBM101-Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Canton High School Contacts:
Nicole Zasada
Email Nicole Zasada

Samantha Jackson
Email Samantha Jackson

309-647-1820

 

Cuba High School        +

Cuba High School logoCourses available for dual credit at Cuba High School:

  • SOC100 – Intro to Sociology (Spring Semester)
  • CSC101- Computer Applications for Business (Spring Semester)
  • Welding Operator Certificate (Full year)
    • WEL100- Intro to Welding (Fall Semester)
    • WEL102- MIG Welding (Spring Semester)
    • GT 103- Engineering Graphics (Full year)

Students may be eligible to take online SRC classes for dual credit.

Cuba High School contact:
Kory Hoops
Email Kory Hoops
309-785-7122

 

Farmington High School        +

Farmington Farmers High School logoEligible students may take online SRC courses for Dual Credit.

Farmington High School Contact:
(Counselor TBD)

 

Havana High School        +

Havana High School logoStudents are able to take in-person courses taught at the SRC Havana location. Eligible students may also take online SRC courses for Dual Credit.

Havana High School Contact:
Adam Wherley
Email Adam Wherley
309-543-3384

SRC Havana Center:
309-543-4413

 

Lewistown High School        +

Lewistown High School logoCourses available for dual credit at Lewistown High School:

  • ENG101- Composition I
  • ENG102- Composition II
  • ART120- Introduction to Art
  • COM103- Speech Communication
  • MUS102- Intro to American Music
  • MUS111- Music Appreciation
  • MAT125- College Algebra
  • MAT132- College Statistics
  • ED 201- Intro to Education
  • Welding Operator Certificate (courses can be taken at Canton SRC or Cuba High School)
    • WEL100- Intro to Welding (Fall Semester)
    • WEL102- MIG Welding (Spring Semester)
    • GT 103- Engineering Graphics (Full year)

Students may be eligible to take online or other in-person SRC classes for dual credit.

Lewistown High School Contact:
Kerry Hatfill
Email Kerry Hatfill
309-547-2288

 

Macomb High School        +

Macomb High School logoCourses offered for Dual Credit at Macomb High School:

  • ENG101- Composition I
  • ENG102 Composition II
  • COM103- Speech Communication
  • BIO105- Principles of Biology
  • MAT132- College Statistics
  • Welding Operator Certificate (courses taught at SRC Macomb Campus)
    • WEL100- Intro to Welding (Fall Semester)
    • WEL102- MIG Welding (Spring Semester)
    • GT 103- Engineering Graphics (Full year)

Eligible students may take SRC online courses for Dual Credit

Macomb High School Contacts:
Shawnee Huston
Email Shawnee Huston

Jason Johnson
Email Jason Johnson

309-837-2331

 

Rushville-Industry High School        +

Rushville-Industry High School logoStudents may take courses in-person at the SRC Rushville Center, or online SRC courses for Dual Credit.

Rushville-Industry High School Contact:
(Counselor TBD)
SRC Rushville Center:
217-322-6060

 

Spoon River Valley High School        +

Spoon River Valley High School logoCourses available for Dual Credit at SRV:

  • ENG101- Composition I
  • ENG102- Composition II
  • COM103- Speech Communication
  • BIO105- Principles of Biology (full year)
  • MAT125- College Algebra
  • MAT132- College Statistics
  • Welding Operator Certificate (courses on Canton SRC Campus)
    • WEL100- Intro to Welding (Fall Semester)
    • WEL102- MIG Welding (Spring Semester)
    • GT 103- Engineering Graphics (Full year)

Spoon River Valley Contact:
Callie Johnson
Email Callie Johnson
309-778-2201

 

V.I.T. High School        +

VIT High School logoCourses offered for Dual Credit at V.I.T.:

  • Welding Operator Certificate
    • WEL100- Intro to Welding (Fall Semester)
    • WEL102- MIG Welding (Spring Semester)
    • GT 103- Engineering Graphics (Full year)
  • Eligible students may take online SRC courses for Dual Credit.

V.I.T. High School Contact:
Joshua Grant
Email Joshua Grant
309-758-5136

 

Admitted and Current Dual Credit Students

Once you have received confirmation that you are successfully registered for classes, follow these next steps.

  • Single Sign on
    This is where you log in to My Portal, for access to MySRC, Canvas, and more.
  • Canvas
    Cloud based learning management system for class assignments, announcements, and more. (To access, log in using the Single Sign on link above.)
  • Paying for Classes
    Use the link above to explore payment options.
  • Purchasing Course Materials
    Use the SRC Bookstore site.
  • LRC
    Get familiar with SRC’s Learning Resource Center.

Graduating Dual Credit Students

Are you planning on attending Spoon River College after graduation?

Are you attending another college or university after graduation?

Coming home for the summer and want to earn some credit hours?

For High School Counselors

Welcome, high school counselors! This section is dedicated to covering basic information to prepare you to “co-advise” prospective or current dual credit students. Please contact the dual credit advisor who assists your school with any questions you may have.

  • Academic Programs
    • High School students are able to take almost any course offered by Spoon River College as long as they meet eligibility requirements and are approved by the high school. You can view all our course offerings and suggested academic plans in the SRC Course Catalog (link to catalog).
      If students are questioning what course to take, please contact your SRC Dual Credit Advisor for guidance.
  • Class Schedule and Class Search
    • When registration is open, you can view the course schedules (on campus, online, or hybrid). Go to src.edu and click “Class Schedule” at the top of the page. To view if courses are open, use the “Course Search” function on that page to view specific courses and see what seats are available.
  • Dual Credit Scholarship
    • The SRC Foundation offers dual credit scholarships to assist eligible area high school students who want to begin earning college credit while still in high school. Scholarship awards are applied to a student’s account at SRC. If the account has been paid in full, the student will receive a refund check in the amount of the award. Preference will be given to those families with less than $65,000 gross annual income and a household totaling four or more people, but all may apply for consideration. Awards are subject to the availability of funds, and not all who apply will necessarily receive awards.
    • Awards are made after each semester begins. Application forms are available at the SRC Foundation Scholarship page. Complete, print, and sign the forms, and mail prior to the deadline to the SRC Foundation at the address listed on the form.  The entire application must be filled out; any field left blank will subject the application to disqualification.
    • These scholarships are limited to students attending SRC district high schools offering dual credit courses through Spoon River College. For more information, contact Dusty Berg or by phone at (309) 649-6395.
  • (See Steps to Enroll and Placement Criteria in dropdown boxes below)

Steps to Enroll in Dual Credit

  1. Complete SRC application
  2. Take placement test at SRC or submit ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Complete high school approval form with ALL signatures. Students need to have testing completed prior to submitting approval form.
  4. Turn in approval form to guidance office. Transcripts should accompany approval form. Registration dates: April 1- Fall and November 1- Spring and Summer
  5. Await approval letter along with your Course and Fee statement from SRC. Until this is received, you are not officially enrolled.  This process takes 5-10 working days.
  6. Pay tuition by deadline to SRC. Fall: August 1 and Spring: December 1.

Placement Criteria

  • Students must be 16 years of age or older, if under 16 they must receive Dean approval to take courses.
  • Students may be placed into courses needing a college level reading or college level writing using their 6th semester GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Math approval: Next Generation Accuplacer =271+
    • SAT 280+
    • Geometry AND Algebra II with B or better (college level ready)
  • ENG101 Approval: Next Generation Accuplacer Sentence Skills =263
    • 0 or higher GPA after 6th Semester
    • SAT 26+
  • Chemistry 160 approval: Math and Reading need to be college level
  • Any Other Course Approval: Next Generation Reading Accuplacer =260+
    • SAT 21+
    • SDRT College Level
      • Form K = 46
      • Form J = 47
    • Placement testing can be done on any SRC campus, please call one of the numbers listed
      • Canton 309-649-6400
      • Macomb 309-833-6069
      • Rushville 217-322-6060
      • Havana 309-543-4413
    • Please consult with your respective Dual Credit Advisor to see if placement testing is needed, testing can also be arranged at high schools or virtually depending on the advisor’s availability

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions:

What kinds of classes are available?

Our Dual Credit offerings include general education courses that prepare students to transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree, as well as classes for students interested in entering the workforce after high school. These classes would include career, technical, and health certificates and degrees. Contact your high school guidance counselor for dual credit offerings at your high school.

Will dual credit classes transfer to another institution?

Visit our Transfer Information page for IAI and Transferology information.

How do I sign up?

Contact the dual credit coordinator who is assigned to your high school or contact your high school counselor to see which dual credit classes are available for you! (Also see the “Steps to Enroll in Dual Credit” dropdown box above.)

Dual Enrollment

Even if a high school does not offer a particular college course through the Dual Credit partnership, there are other opportunities for high school students to earn college credit through the Spoon River College Dual Credit program. Eligible high school students may take college courses at one of the college’s campuses or online. Many courses are available in the evening, allowing motivated students to obtain college credit while balancing their high school responsibilities. During the summer semester, eligible students can take a course or two and still have time to work part-time or just hang out with their friends. By taking college courses at Spoon River College while still in high school, students can experience a considerable savings over the life of their college education. Tuition at Spoon River College is 1/3 the cost of a public Illinois university and 1/8 of the cost of tuition at area private four-year colleges.

For more information, please contact our Dual Credit Advisors:

Canton Campus
Beth Wilson
(309) 649-6221
Email Beth Wilson

Macomb Campus
Mariah Huston
(309) 833-6019
Email Mariah Huston