Illinois Valley Community College will host an open house for its Transfer Academy from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at its Ottawa Center, 321 W. Main St.
The event features a brief presentation, ‘Q & A’ with Academy leaders, optional registration, take-home material and refreshments.
Transfer Academy courses offer dual credit opportunities for high school juniors and seniors who are released in the afternoon to attend classes at Ottawa Center or main campus. Dual credit allows students to earn college and high school credit simultaneously.
“Transfer Academy allows students to start a robust college curriculum while in high school,” said Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Bonnie Campbell.
Ottawa Center Transfer Academy courses are directed toward students pursuing studies in humanities, social sciences and those undecided on majors.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses – along with humanities and social sciences courses – will be offered on main campus.
Academy courses receive a 25 percent tuition discount and students qualifying for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program will pay just the $5 registration fee.
Spring registration begins Wednesday, Nov. 6; classes begin Thursday, Jan. 9.
RSVP for the open house at (815) 224-0800.