Illinois Bill to Expand Dual-Credit ClassesSeptember 20, 2018 |
by Ryan Ostry
In an effort to make the cost of college more affordable, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant has initiated a law that will increase accessibility for dual-credit classes in the state of Illinois.
“After listening to parents and realizing dual-credit was becoming more and more of an option, we needed to solidify the relationship from high schools and junior colleges,” Bertino-Tarrant said.
Senate Bill 2838 that was passed by the Senate and House with bipartisan support requires a public university or community college to collaborate with local high schools to grant dual credit to a student who completes an accredited course.
Bertino-Tarrant said that not only will this law help the students in the long run, but it will also have a domino effect for more possible future laws to similarly take place.