Dual Enrollment Agreement Elmhurst University

What is it?

The Dual Enrollment Program allows students the opportunity to be simultaneously enrolled at both Elmhurst University and Oakton College.


  • Students pay the in-district Oakton tuition rates for the Elmhurst University courses taken during the dual enrollment period.
  • Elmhurst University will provide advisement to students to discuss academic program requirements and transfer credit policies. 
  • Students will track their progress towards both their associate's and bachelor's degrees by working with their counselors at Oakton College and Elmhurst University each semester.
  • Students will receive communication from Elmhurst University informing them of presentations, workshops, activities, student events, and visits.
  • Students who achieve a transferable GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale will have a guaranteed invitation to apply to the Honors Program at Elmhurst University. 

Participation Details

Dual Enrollment Program Participation Form (PDF) (128 KB)

Apply to Elmhurst University

  • Meet with your advisor at Oakton College to verify eligibility to apply.
  • Complete the application process for admission to Elmhurst University, see link above.
  • Submit participation form to Elmhurst University, see link above.
  • Students must have graduated from high school (as evidenced by a high school
    (diploma or GED) prior to enrollment at Elmhurst University and be admitted to Oakton College.
  • Students are required to participate in the program from their first year of enrollment at Oakton College through the receipt of their associate's degree.
  • Students must take a minimum of one course (4 semester hours) up to a maximum of two courses (8 semester hours) per academic year at Elmhurst University while concurrently attending their community college.
  • Initial course at Elmhurst University must be within the first year of enrollment at Oakton College, and all courses taken at Elmhurst University are subject to additional academic departmental requirements.
  • Students are expected to enroll at Oakton College and maintain full time status (12 semester hours) cumulatively between both institutions for entry into their Elmhurst University degree program within three years of initial enrollment at Oakton College.
  • Upon completion of the associate degree (A.A., A.S., A.E.S., A.F.A., A.A.S.) students will meet the requirement for junior status if 64 semester hours of transferable credit are earned.
  • A maximum of 70 credits will be applied to the baccalaureate degree.
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale on all transferable course work taken at Oakton College.
  • Students are eligible to enter into more than 60 undergraduate degree programs at Elmhurst University. The degree programs of Nursing and Education have a higher GPA requirement of 2.8 and will have an additional application process to be considered.The Communication Sciences and Disorders program also has a higher GPA requirement of 3.2 and a separate application process to be considered.
  • International students must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor


Elmhurst University

Jennifer Gomez

Transfer Admission Counselor

Oakton Academic Advising

Des Plaines campus
1600 E. Golf Road,  Room 1861

Skokie campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A100


Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)