welcome center

Congratulations! We are excited you are taking the next steps and applying to Carl Sandburg College, and we are happy to help you with this process. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a Welcome Letter in the mail with detailed information on your next steps. If you have any questions, the Welcome Center is here to help every step of the way!

Please click on the Application below which corresponds with your needs. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact our office directly.

Phone: 309.345.3500 | Email: welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

Application Dates and Deadlines

Unlike 4-year institutions, Sandburg does not have strict application dates and deadlines. However, below we have listed the dates that our applications are made available as well as removed from our website. Additionally, there is information regarding when course registration begins and ends. Once registration has ended, students are no longer able to register for classes for that particular semester without permission from the Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Planning.

Please note, Limited Enrollment Program application dates and deadlines may differ from the dates listed below. For more information, please contact the Welcome Center.

Fall 2020

  • Opens: October 1, 2019
  • Closes: August 17, 2020

Spring 2021

  • Opens: January 13, 2020
  • Closes: January 11, 2021

Summer 2021

  • Opens: January 13, 2020
  • Closes: May 17, 2021

Please note, the CNA program's registration deadlines differ from the dates listed below. For more information, please contact the Welcome Center.

Fall 2020 (Registration Opens April 6)

  • 16 Week Session: August 14
  • First 8 Week Session: August 14
  • Second 8 Week Session: October 9

Winter 2020 (Registration Opens November 2)

  • 4 Week Session: December 11

Spring 2021 (Registration Opens November 2)

  • 16 Week Session: January 8
  • First 8 Week Session: January 8
  • Second 8 Week Session: March 5

Summer 2021 (Registration Opens November 2)

  • 3 Week Session: May 14
  • 11 Week Session: May 14
  • 8 Week Session: June 4

Open/Closed List

Below, you can see a full list of programs which are accepting applications by semester. Programs listed as Open will be available to apply into once the application for the term they are listed under is available. Programs listed as Closed are not available to apply into for the term they are listed under.

Please note, Radiologic Technology is a Summer start only program.

Spring 2021

Associate in Arts

  • All Programs: Open 

Associate in Science

  • All Programs: Open 

Associate in Fine Arts in Arts

  • All Programs: Open

Associate in General Studies

  • All Programs: Open

Associate in Applied Science

  • All Programs: Open 

Career and Technical Education 

  • Welding: Closed 
  • All Other Programs: Open 

Health Programs 

  • Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic: Open 
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Open 
  • Medical Assisting: Open
  • All Other Programs: Closed 
Fall 2020

Associate in Arts

  • All Programs: Open 

Associate in Science

  • All Programs: Open 

Associate in Fine Arts in Arts

  • All Programs: Open

Associate in General Studies

  • All Programs: Open

Associate in Applied Science

  • All Programs: Open 

Career and Technical Education 

  • All Programs: Open

Health Programs 

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Closed
  • Radiologic Technology: Closed
  • All Other Programs: Open

Which option below best fits you?

New Student (Never Applied or Attended Sandburg)

NEW STUDENT APPLICATION CLICK HERE

Are you a new student applying to Sandburg?

  • A new student wishing to apply to Sandburg is defined as a student who has never taken classes or applied to Sandburg, or has not been a student or applied within the last 2 years.
  • Prior to completing the application you will be asked to create an account. This account is only for accessing the online application. Please note, the application account log-in is different from the log-in information that will be provided to access mySandburg once you are admitted.
  • If you are planning to apply for financial aid or scholarships, please remember to input your social security number when completing the application.
  • Once you have completed your application, you will receive a Welcome Letter within approximately one week. Your Welcome Letter will include your student ID number, mySandburg log-in information (which will be different from your application account log-in), and your next steps to becoming a Sandburg student!
    • Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1. This may cause your Welcome Letter to be delayed.

Questions? 

  • If you have questions about the application process or need help deciding which application to complete, please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.
  • The Welcome Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Summer hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).
  • Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1.
Dual Credit High School Student

DUAL CREDIT APPLICATION CLICK HERE

Are you currently in high school and looking to take dual credit classes?

  • Dual credit students will fill out a new student dual credit application at the link above. In the application, you will be asked to select an academic program of interest. Please select DUAL CREDIT for your program of study.
  • Prior to completing the application, you will be asked to create an account. This account is only for accessing the online application. Please note, the application account log-in is different from the log-in information that will be provided to access mySandburg.
  • Once you have completed your application, you will receive a Welcome Letter within approximately one week. Your Welcome Letter will include your student ID number, mySandburg log-in information (which will be different from your application account log-in), and your next steps to becoming a Dual Credit student!
    • Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1. This may cause your Welcome Letter to be delayed.

Questions?

  • More information about Sandburg's Dual Credit program can be found here.
  • If you have questions about the application process or need help deciding which application to complete, please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.
  • The Welcome Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Summer hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).
  • Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1.
Previous Sandburg Student (Including Former Dual Credit Students)

Have you applied to or taken classes at Carl Sandburg College within the last 2 years? Were you a dual credit student within the last 2 years?  

If the answer is no to either of these questions, please complete a New Student application.

If the answer is yes to either of the questions above, you do not need to complete a New Student application.

  • If you were a previous Sandburg student, we have an application on file. Please contact the Welcome Center to find out what your next steps are. 
  • When contacting the Welcome Center, please let them know you are a previous Sandburg student (or previous Dual Credit student), what year you last attended, and ask if you will need to complete a new application.

Questions?

  • If you have questions about the application process or need help deciding which application to complete, please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.
  • The Welcome Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Summer hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.).
  • Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1.
International Student

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION CLICK HERE

  • If you are a student that is currently in the United States and taking college courses at another college or university, or, if you are applying for a F1-Visa to study in the United States, please fill out the international application.
  • Please visit the international student section of our website for detailed information on becoming a student at Carl Sandburg College!

Questions?

  • Please contact Rick Eddy, Director of Admissions and Records/Title IX Coordinator at reddy@sandburg.edu with any questions regarding international admission.
Summer Only Student

SUMMER STUDENT APPLICATION CLICK HERE

Are you a student at another college or university? Check out what Sandburg has to offer during your summer break. Did you know that you can take some of your general education requirements during the summer that transfer to your home institution? Read on for more information! 

Why take classes at Sandburg over the summer?  

  • Stay on track or get ahead of your coursework.
  • Get some of your general education requirements completed.
  • Affordable tuition and coursework that will transfer.
  • Online, on-campus, and multiple modality class offerings available.
  • Small class sizes with more individualized attention.
  • Another bonus of take classes at Sandburg... NO FRIDAY CLASSES

Don't forget to transfer summer credit back to your "home" college

  • Taking summer classes at Sandburg gives you personal access to dedicated instructors so you can get the attention you need to succeed. Just be sure that you always check first with your home institution first to make sure that the Sandburg course(s) you want to take meet your needs.

Questions? 

  • If you have questions about the application process or need help deciding which application to complete, please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.
  • The Welcome Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Summer hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.).
  • Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1.
Applying to a Limited Enrollment Program

Select programs offered at Carl Sandburg College have limited enrollment and specific requirements for applying and acceptance.

Limited enrollment programs require the following:

1) Complete a new student application to Carl Sandburg College

  • This application is for general admissions to the College. If you are a current or recent Sandburg student, please call The Welcome Center to find out if you need to fill out a Sandburg application.  All new students will need to fill out a New Student Application. 

2)  Complete an application specific to the limited enrollment program you would like to enroll in. 

After submission of a new student application:

  • Visit the specific program page(s) for detailed information including: curriculum, application checklists, pre-requisite information, program specific application timelines, cost sheets, and more. Limited enrollment programs often require more steps beyond applying to the program.
  • You will want to be sure you have an application check-list for your program of interest and we encourage you to make an appointment with Megan Jones, Admissions Recruiter for our health science programs. To make an appointment with Megan, please contact the Welcome Center.

Questions?

  • If you have questions about the application process or need help deciding which application to complete, please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.
  • The Welcome Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Summer hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.).
  • Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1.
Aplicar en ESPAÑOL

Nuestra aplicación está disponible en español. Por favor llenar la Solicitud en formato PDF, guardar en su ordenador, y enviar a nuestro Centro de Bienvenida. welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

Usted recibirá un paquete en el correo electrónico en una semana con la información que se los pasos a seguir para inscribirse.

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Notre application est disponible en français. S'il vous plaît remplir le formulaire en format PDF, enregistrer sur votre ordinateur, et envoyer à notre Centre d'accueil. welcomecenter@sandburg.edu 

Vous recevrez un paquet par courrier dans une semaine avec des informations sur vos prochaines étapes pour vous inscrire.  

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