Cooperative Agreements

The College has arranged Cooperative Agreements with neighboring community colleges to provide opportunities for students to enroll in career programs not offered at SSC at the in-district tuition rate. Under the provisions of these Cooperative Agreements, programs for study in districts other than those specified in these contractual agreements cannot be authorized.

Students seeking to enroll in career programs for study in-districts other than those specified under the provisions of these Cooperative Agreements, must contact the Dean of Student Development to have a Cooperative Agreement/Chargeback approved prior to enrolling in the program. The Cooperative Agreement/Chargeback will stipulate the approved programs or courses the student will be allowed to take at the in-district rate.

All requests for permission to attend another college under a Cooperative Agreement/Chargeback must be submitted at the deadline date or prior to the required registration date. No Cooperative Agreements will be approved retroactively. The in-district rate of tuition shall apply only to coursework required for the program of study approved between the cooperating colleges.

Additional information about Cooperative Agreements may be obtained from the office of the Dean of Student Development.

Residents of South Suburban College District #510 seeking authorization for a Cooperative Agreement/Chargeback to attend a program at another college must complete the following steps before their form will be issued.

  1. Complete the South Suburban College Admissions Application. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at (708) 210-5718.
  2. Submit an official high school or high school equivalency certificate (HSE/GED®) transcript to the Admissions Department. If applicable, submit official transcripts from other colleges or universities. Provide a copy of all transcripts with Cooperative Agreement/Chargeback application.
  3. Complete the college Placement test in reading, English and mathematics. Schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling (708) 210-5724, if you believe you may be eligible for an exemption from testing based upon prior college degrees, credits or placement testing that can be verified by transcripts or student advising reports. Provide a copy of scores with Cooperative Agreement/Chargeback application.
  4. If the Placement test indicates the need for Developmental coursework, the required Developmental courses must be completed at South Suburban College prior to the application process.
  5. If prerequisite courses are required to apply for admission to the career program the student is seeking to enroll in, the student will be required to complete those prerequisite courses at South Suburban College.
  6. Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 as measured at the end of the spring semester.

Following the satisfactory completion of the requirements listed above, a Cooperative Agreement/Chargeback may be issued. The student will be required to provide proof of identification and current residency. Only students in good academic and financial standing will receive approval.


Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.)

Through the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (C.A.R.E.E.R.), South Suburban College has entered into agreements with the following community colleges.

These agreements allow students who reside in South Suburban College’s district to take career educational programs, NOT offered by South Suburban College, at the participating college’s in-district tuition rate. Please refer to the Cooperative Agreements section in the catalog for specific procedures to be followed when applying for Cooperative Agreements.

School Address Contact Phone No.
Black Hawk College 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265-5899 (309) 796-5000
(800) 344-1311
Carl Sandburg College 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL 61401 (309) 341-5230
Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main Street, Danville, IL 61832-5199 (217) 443-8800
Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123-7193 (847) 214-7226
Frontier Community College 2 Frontier Dr, Fairfield, IL 62837 (618) 842-3711
Heartland Community College 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761 (309) 268-8000
Highland Community College 2998 W. Pearl City Road. Freeport, IL 61032 (815) 235-6121
Illinois Central College 1 College Drive. East Peoria, IL 61635-0001 (309) 694-5100
Illinois Valley Community College 815 North Orlando Smith Avenue, Oglesby, IL 61348 (815) 224-2720
John A. Logan Community College 700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500 (618) 985-3741
Joliet Junior College 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431 (815) 729-9020
Kankakee Community College 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901 (815) 802-8100
Kaskaskia College 27210 College Road, Centralia, IL 62801 (618) 545-3030
Kishwaukee Community College 21993 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150-9699 (815) 825-2086
Lake Land College 5250 Shepard Road, Springfield, IL (217) 786-2243
Lewis and Clark Community College 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL. 62036 (618) 468-5001
Lincoln Land Community College 5250 Shepard Road, Box 19256, Springfield, IL 62794-9256 (800) 727-4161
(217) 786-2200
TDD (217) 786-2798
Lincoln Trail Community College 11220 IL-1, Robinson, IL 62454 (618) 544-8657
McHenry County College 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761 (815) 455-8530
Moraine Valley Community College 10900 South 88th Avenue, Palos Hills, IL 60465 (708) 974-4300
Morton College 3801 South Central Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804 (708) 656-8000
Prairie State College 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 709-3500
Rend Lake College 468 North Ken Grey Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 (618) 437-5321
Richland Community College 1 College Park, Decatur, IL 62521-8513 (217) 875-7200
Rock Valley College 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114 (815) 921-7821
(800) 973-7821
Sauk Valley Community College 173 IL. Rt. 2, Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-5511
Fax (815) 288-1880
Southwestern Illinois College 2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221 (618) 222-5246
Spoon River College 23235 North County Rd. 22, Canton, IL 61520 (309) 647-4645
(800) 334-7337
Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454 (630) 466-7900

Additional information about Cooperative Agreements may be obtained from the office of the Dean of Student Development.