Dual Degree Program with McHenry County College

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    The Dual Degree Program is an early college program that was created through a collaborative partnership between McHenry County College (MCC) and Woodstock Community Unit School District 200.  The program provides academically motivated students enrolled in District 200 an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and Associate of Arts degree simultaneously. During their four years of school, students will take a combination of Dual Credit courses offered through District 200 at each high school, and MCC courses offered at the McHenry County College campus.

Dual Degree Orientation Meeting - Jan. 6, 2022

  • We are hosting an online orientation for our newest Dual Degree students on Thursday, Jan. 6.   This meeting has been changed from in-person to online; please use the meeting link information below to join us. 

    Dual Degree Orientation Meeting  •  Thursday, January 6 · 7:00 – 8:00pm

    Google Meet joining info
    Link to view the presentation

Dual Degree Meetings - Cohorts 2023 & 2024

Parent & Student Informational Meeting on Nov. 3, 2021

Student Application Process

  • The ideal candidate for the Dual Degree Program is a student who has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to their academics. In order to qualify for some of the coursework, students will need to take placement tests in English and math. Due to the nature of those placement tests, it is recommended that students be enrolled in Geometry, or show a strong proficiency in Algebra I, during their Freshman year. If you have questions about whether or not this is a good fit, students and families are encouraged to meet with their high school counselor. To hear directly from our students about their experience in the Dual Degree Program, please click here.

    Dual Degree process:  Please be sure to fill out all of the following forms. If all forms are not completed, the application will be considered incomplete. The application window will be open from November 3 to November 29, 2021.

    • Step 1:  Attend Informational Meeting - Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:00pm (View Presentation)

    • Step 2:  Application Process
      A completed application would include the following documents.  All must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.
      1. Student Application

      2. Parent Form(English) Formulario padre(Español)

      3. Student Essay Questions

      4. Student Recommendation Process

    • Step 3:  Review of applications by Counselors and Administrators 

    • Step 4:  Notification of who was accepted in the program - December 6, 2021

    • Step 5:  Orientation for the Dual Degree participants and families 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the Dual Degree Program the right fit for my student?

  • What year in high school do you start this program?

  • What is the Associate of Arts?  Is that something I need?

  • What if I change my mind and want to explore a more science-based career?

  • How much will this cost our family?

  • What happens if one of the classes doesn’t run due to low enrollment?

  • Who is teaching these classes?

  • Is transportation provided to MCC for classes during summer or during the school year?

  • Do you have to take summer school?  Is it the same summer school schedule as D200?

  • How does this impact athletics?  Will this impact students who want to play in college since they will already have their Associate Degree?

  • How does this impact the Dual Language program and the Seal of Biliteracy?

  • Can I still participate in additional electives (ie.Fine Arts, Career & Technical Education, and/or World Languages)?

  • What’s the difference between AP and Dual Credit?

  • What if I can’t finish the full 60 credits?

Program Cost Estimate

  • Credit Hours: 60 (Estimated 20 MCC, 40 D200)

    Cost Breakdown per Institution and Individual:

    ⅓ of credit cost per student (20 credit hours) to Woodstock Community Unit District 200

    $ 887.25

    ⅓ of credit cost (20 credit hours) per student to MCC

    $ 887.25

    ⅓ of credit cost (20 credit hours) per student, $393 fees, approximately $600 in textbooks


    Comparable costs to attain an Associate of Arts degree after high school at MCC is $6,988 including the costs for tuition and fees.

Looking for More Information?

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    Click the MCC logo to view the Dual Degree information from McHenry County College.