Carl Sandburg/Knox College Dual Enrollment
Carl Sandburg College and Knox College have partnered on a dual enrollment program for students who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Knox upon completing an associate degree at Sandburg. Students can apply for the dual admission program as early as their senior year in high school through the beginning of their sophomore year of college (30 semester hours). Students accepted to the program must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Bellevue University and Carl Sandburg College have an agreement where students who obtain their associate’s degree from Sandburg will enter Bellevue at a Junior status. Bellevue University, located in Bellevue, NE, offers many online programs including a degree in Cyber Security and Game Studies.
Associate in Science Degree (Emphasis in Agriculture) – Partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl Sandburg College and the University of Illinois – Champaign have entered into a partnership, where a student may receive an Associate in Science degree from Carl Sandburg College with an emphasis in Agriculture. Students with an interest in Agriculture would enroll in classes at Sandburg and take a total of 12 credit hours of Agriculture classes through online studies at UIUC, along with their Sandburg curriculum. These courses do require one or two trips to the Champaign-Urbana campus per semester. Completion of this program will give students an advantage should they wish to pursue their Bachelor’s degree at UIUC but does not guarantee admission to the university. Students are urged to concurrently meet with an advisor from the college that they wish to transfer to during the course of their studies at Carl Sandburg.
Carl Sandburg College has a partnership with Franklin University to provide opportunities for students at two-year colleges to complete their bachelor’s degree without leaving their local community college. Students earn their associate’s degree plus approximately 24 semester credit hours of “bridge” coursework, all from their local college. While taking bridge courses at their community college, students also complete a minimum of 40 semester credit hours of bachelor’s degree courses online from Franklin University. Students in this program have access to Sandburg’s computers, advising, and library services, as well has having access to support services from Franklin via distance modes. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
St. Ambrose University
Carl Sandburg College and St. Ambrose University announced a new Dual Admission Agreement Program (DUAPP) with several benefits, including a new scholarship, during a news conference Monday at Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg.
Students who transfer from Sandburg and are enrolled in the DUAPP will receive an additional $1,000 annual scholarship beyond other SAU academic and institutional scholarships and aid. They also lock in general education graduation requirements; meet regularly with a St. Ambrose advisor while still enrolled at Sandburg; and can take advantage of the St. Ambrose Career Development Center, library, athletics facilities, free admission to fine arts events and home games and co-curricular opportunities within their major.
“This is a great opportunity for our students. It allows our students, the moment they start here, to be able to have that final goal of a four-year degree,” Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori Sundberg said. “It helps with retention and completion for us, and it provides for St. Ambrose a student who is ready to be there as a junior.”
For more information about the agreement, contact Rick Eddy, director of admissions and records at Sandburg, at 309.341.5234 or email@example.com, or Maureen Baldwin, dean of student academic services at St. Ambrose, at 563.333.6059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Illinois University Associate In General Studies
Carl Sandburg College and Western Illinois University have agreed to facilitate the transfer of students who are enrolled in Carl Sandburg College’s Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in General Education degree programs to Western Illinois University’s Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts (BOT/BA) Degree Program. This program is specifically designed for place-bound students allowing them to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree without being required to relocate. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
Surgical Technologist Program
Illinois Central College
This partnership between Carl Sandburg College and Illinois Central College (East Peoria, IL) provides educational opportunities for students within Sandburg’s District who wish to complete a certificate or an Associate’s degree as a surgical technologist. Students enroll in all technical and program-specific courses at ICC but may take general education courses and preparatory courses at Sandburg. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
All graduates of Sandburg’s A.A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene who meet SIUC entrance requirements will receive preferential status when being reviewed for admission to SIUC’s Bachelor of Science degree in Dental hygiene. This partnership guarantees that Sandburg’s A.A.S. Dental Hygiene degree recipients will be able to complete SIU’s B.S. Dental Hygiene degree with a total of no more than 60 semester hours of work at SIUC. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
Illinois Articulation Initiative
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement, which is transferable among more than 100 participating college or universities in Illinois. IAI works best for students who know they are going to transfer but undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree.
All colleges and universities participating in the IAI agree to accept a “package” of IAI general education courses in lieu of their own comparable lower-division general education requirements. Keep in mind, the IAI General Education transfers as a package. Course-to-course transfer is not guaranteed.
IAI also includes major recommendations for the first two years of college in several popular majors. Faculty panels, which have expertise in the major field of study, created these recommendations. IAI major recommendations work best for students who have chosen their majors, are going to eventually transfer, but are undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree.
For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
University of Illinois- Springfield (Peoria Campus) Transfer Agreement
Carl Sandburg College and the University of Illinois Springfield-Peoria Center have partnered to offer students a new transfer option for students studying accounting and business administration.
Under the agreement, students who graduate from Sandburg with their associate degree could make a seamless transfer to the UIS-Peoria Center to complete their bachelor’s in accounting or business administration in just two more years.
Monmouth College Pipeline Program
Carl Sandburg College has entered into a partnership with Monmouth College which allows students at Sandburg to transfer to Monmouth College while having the opportunity to utilize some of the resources at Monmouth College while working toward their associate’s degree.
Sandburg students have the opportunity to work with academic advisors from both institutions during to help insure that the transfer process runs smoothly. Graduates from Sandburg are guaranteed Junior status upon completing their degree and have access to some of the facilities and activities at Monmouth College while at Carl Sandburg.