Valley Education for Employment System

Early College Credit

Articulated Credit Agreements

Waubonsee Community College, Joliet Junior College and Kishwaukee College award college credit when learning experiences at the high school level of instruction duplicate those at the college level. College credit enables students to receive advanced placement, save time and money, and avoid duplication of material learned in high school.  Students must earn an A or B in the class and apply for credit within two years after graduation.

Articulated credit is not the same as dual credit. For an overview of articulated credit vs dual credit click here and for information specific to dual credit contact Waubonsee Community College.

The following is a list of high schools/career centers where there are courses for which college credit can be earned.

The video below provides simple step-by-step instructions for claiming Articulated Credit.

View this video here or watch below.


Articulated credit Poster 1 and Poster 2. For further information, call VALEES at (630) 466-5736.

Click on the year you graduated next to your school to see which courses are available for articualted credit and to download the appropriate application form.You may complete page one of the request form online and either print the entire application or save it as a pdf. Once you have completed the appropraite form you will need to forward it to the VALEES office for review. Be sure to indicate which courses you are seeking articulated credit for (page two of the application). See your school counselor for specific directions regarding forwarding your completed application to VALEES. When your application has been reviewed by VALEES, you will be notified of the status of your articulated credit request. DO NOT SEND MONEY with your application form. The recording fee for Waubonsee CommunityCollege is $10.00 per credit hour. This fee is paid to Waubonsee Community College upon registration for a college course.

OSHA-10 Hour Safety Card. VALEES regional students who completed OSHA-10 hour safety card training while in high school can earn Waubonsee Community College credit for MTT 100 Safety Principles (1 sem hrs). Students must complete this form, attach a copy of their OSHA-10 Hour Safety Card and foward to the Division Dean (Ne'Keisha Stepney, Akerlow Hall Room 230, 630-466-2966). A credit recording fee of $10 applies and is paid to the College.

Click on the year you graduated next to your school.

 Graduation Year  
Batavia High School2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Earlville High School2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
East Aurora High School2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Fox Valley Career Center 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016 
Geneva High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Hinckley-Big Rock High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Indian Creek High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Indian Valley Vocational Center 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Kaneland High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Leland High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Newark High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Oswego High School 2018-20192017-2018 2016-20172015-2016
Oswego East High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Paw Paw High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Plano High School  2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Sandwich High School 2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
Serena High School 2018-20192017-20182016-2017 2015-2016
Somonauk High School 2018-20192017-20182016-2017 2015-2016
West Aurora High School 2018-20192017-20182016-2017 2015-2016
Yorkville High School 2018-20192017-20182016-2017 2015-2016