Dual Credit For High School

Registration:

Carl Sandburg College staff work with the high school counselors at the high schools to facilitate registration. Students should meet with their high school counselor to begin the process for dual credit enrollment.  We are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have! 

 

Placement testing:

Each course has set reading levels which a student must show aptitude in before placement in the course. The Accuplacer placement test will be able to show the students ability level to qualify for the coursework. For more information on where to take the Accuplacer test, dates given and how to study for the Accuplacer please click here.

 

Payment:

Students must make payment in full or enroll in the payment plan by the set dates for the semester, typically 4 weeks prior to the start of the term.  If payment is not made, students will be dropped from their courses and will need to re-enroll and arrange payment. Students can enroll in the automated online payment plan by clicking on the quicklinks tab on sandburg.edu, choose Deferred Payment Plan. You will need to have your seven digit student ID to complete the enrollment.  Students may also pay with credit card, check or cash, through either Carthage or Galesburg campus. Students may view their balance on their mySandburg account as well. 

Financial Aid:

The U.S. Department of Education has selected Carl Sandburg College to participate in an experimental program that allows students enrolled in dual credit classes to receive Federal Pell Grants. This program provides monetary assistance to students demonstrating financial need. The maximum award, is $5920 for the 2017-18 academic year. To apply for Dual Credit Federal Pell, families must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Please visit our financial aid page for more information: http://www.sandburg.edu/Services/Financial-Aid/Dual%20Credit%20Pell%20Guidelines/index.html

Tuition & Scholarships: 

For the 2017 - 2018 school year, the cost per credit hour is $160.00. There is a $25 registration fee per semester. This cost does not include textbooks. Dual Credit students receive a scholarship of 50% of their tuition for the first six credit hours each semester, excluding summer term. When students enroll, this scholarship will automatically be applied. The scholarship does not apply for the Certified Nursing Assistant course, NUA 100 or summer coursework.

mySandburg:

On Sandburg’s web portal, students will find announcements, information about billing, grades, transcripts, class schedule, textbooks for classes, email, and other resources. To login:

  • Click on mysandburg at the upper right hand corner of sandburg.edu
  • Click on the login window. For the first time user, login using the instructions.
  • To reset your password, click on the link and follow the directions.
  • Once you are in mySandburg, explore the various links.

If there are problems, please refer to the Help Desk on the drop down menu on quicklinks on sandburg.edufor troubleshooting tips for a variety of issues or contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@sandburg.edu or 309.341.5446.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy ACT (FERPA) 

 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA, was enacted by Congress in 1974 to protect the privacy of student educational records from unauthorized disclosure. All Sandburg Instructors and staff members follow the policy closely. If a parent wants specific information regarding their student’s progress in a course, Sandburg recommends the parent(s) and student schedule a meeting with the instructor. It is vital that the student be included in any communication. In addition, educational information regarding a student will not be released over the phone by a Sandburg official to anyone because the identity of the caller cannot be verified over the phone. 

Coursework:

By their very nature, dual credit courses are more rigorous than high school courses. Students should expect to spend at least two hours of study time for every hour of class time.  This time could increase when a major project or paper is due, or before a major examination. In all cases, the instructors will provide a syllabus for the course that will outline information regarding grading, major assignments, deadlines, policies and procedures. This will give students an overview of the requirements of the course from the first week of class. We encourage the students to review the syllabus closely and discuss with the instructor any requirements they are unclear on. Throughout the semester, instructors will notify students of any major changes to the syllabus. 

Textbooks:

To find out which books are required, be sure to have your specific section numbers for your classes. At sandburg.edu, click on the class search tab halfway down on the left hand side, below the picture. Search for your class by choosing the semester and then click on the class name to get the course description. Click here to visit our bookstore online.

Students who wish to purchase books through the Carthage campus will need to fill out a book order form, which can be retrieved from the high school counselor or you can call the campus to request one be sent to you. Students are encouraged to order books early, because it takes about 10 days for delivery to the  Carthage campus. Please call ahead for bookstore hours as hours vary by location.  Students can also purchase directly from the Galesburg campus in person or through the web. Bookstore contact information:

  • Carthage 217.357.3129, ext. 0
  • Galesburg 309.341.5259

 

 

Grades:

Sandburg instructors issue grades for courses at the end of the semester. Grades are provided to the school district for processing and placement on the high school transcript for high school credit. In most courses, final grades are determined by a small number of projects, papers or tests. This is common in college courses. Therefore, students and parents need to review the grading criteria for the course which is outlined on the syllabus and understand how final grades are determined.

 

Please contact Linda Thomas for the following High Schools: Abingdon/Avon, Bushnell Prairie City, Hamilton, Illini West, Warsaw, West Central and West Prairie.

Linda Thomas
Located: Carthage Campus 
Phone:217.357.3129 x7243
Email: lthomas@sandburg.edu

 

Megan Jones supports the following high schools:  Galesburg, GAVC, Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, ROWVA, United, and Williamsfield, as well as Galesburg Christian school and those students that are home school.

 

Megan Jones
Located: Galesburg Campus 
Phone:309.341.5229
Email: mjones@sandburg.edu 

 


 


What is Dual Credit?  

Dual Credit is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Carl Sandburg College offers a diverse selection of dual credit courses with each of our district high schools. 

  • We require dual credit students to be 16 years of age, or of junior status. Some exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. 
  • All dual credit registrations are done through the high school and counselors, however we are more than happy to answer any questions you might have! 
  • Homeschool students will work directly with Linda and Megan (see contact information below). 

 

click here to read Rev. Lee Johnson's wonderful article about Carl Sandburg College and dual credit

 
Questions or concerns?  

If there is a problem in a class or if you have any questions about dual credit, students are always encouraged to contact the instructor directly to address concerns. However, if the student wishes to discuss the issue with Sandburg supervisory personnel, we can assist with process.

 

Contact:

Please contact Linda Thomas for the following High Schools: Abingdon/Avon, Bushnell Prairie City, Hamilton, Illini West, Warsaw, West Central and West Prairie.

Linda Thomas
Located: Carthage Campus
Phone:217.357.3129 x7243
Email: lthomas@sandburg.edu

 

Megan Jones supports the following high schools:  Galesburg, GAVC, Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, ROWVA, United, and Williamsfield, as well as Galesburg Christian school and those students that are home school.

Megan Jones
Located: Galesburg Campus 
Phone:309.341.5229
Email: mjones@sandburg.edu