The credit granting guide provides students with an index of various scores regarding proficiency exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and others. The advanced placement (AP) guide provides information on AP exam scores accepted as credit at Sandburg.  The transfer guide provides a list of common colleges and universities Sandburg students transfer to with information about course equivalencies.  


Credit granting guide

Advanced placement guide

Transfer Guide 


Records & Registration Office
Location: Main Campus E100
Phone: 309.341.5260


Student Services
Location: Main Campus E100
Phone: 309.341.5237


  1. Admissions Policy Admission is open to all in-district residents of Community College District 518 who are high school graduates or the equivalent (GED), or non-graduates who are at least 18 years of age. Admission to the College does not ensure admission to a particular course or program of study. Admission is also open to people in the following categories:
  2. Out-of-district, out-of-state, and international residents.
  3. Students whose connection with a secondary school is severed. Any student who is 16 or 17 years of age and has severed connection with a secondary school, as certified in writing by the chief executive officer of the secondary school in which the student has legal residence, is eligible to attend Carl Sandburg College.
  4. Students currently enrolled in a secondary school program. Students currently enrolled in a secondary school program may be accepted into college course(s). If such courses are offered during the regular school day established by the secondary school or are offered for secondary school credit, prior approval of the chief executive officer of the secondary school must be received.
  5. Admission of students in programs for special groups.
  6. Students less than 16 years of age who have the approval of the chief executive officer of their school and/or the chief student services officer of Carl Sandburg College. Should it be necessary to limit enrollment, priority will be given to residents of Carl Sandburg College District 518 or to residents of a community college district involved in a cooperative agreement with Carl Sandburg College.

The College reserves the right to establish selective admission requirements for any or all programs. All programs and their respective admission requirements will be identified in the College catalog. An eighth grade reading level as demonstrated by a standardized test approved by the college is required for admission to developmental and credit classes. This requirement does not apply to Corporate and Leisure classes. Carl Sandburg College will not discriminate in the admission of students on the basis of the student's sex, color, race, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity or other protected group status. 


The complete 2017-2018 Catalog can be found by here.