Dual Credit For High School Students

Dual Credit Application & Registration
Apply to Sandburg

Please fill out our free online new student application by clicking here. You will be prompted to first create an account, then you will need to complete the application. 

  • Please be sure to provide your Social Security Number if you plan to apply for Financial Aid Pell Grant. 
  • Be sure to put in your anticipated entry date as the semester you plan to start Dual Credit.  And, when promoted in the application, please choose "I will be a dual credit student". 
  • In approximately one week, you will receive a Welcome Letter with your Sandburg Student ID, Sandburg email address and instructions that will allow you access to your student account and financial aid information through the mySandburg portal.


Apply for Financial Aid
  • FAFSA applications for 2020-2021 open on October 1, 2019


  • Create an FSA ID for the student and parent (if dependent). This is a one time process. The FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and will serve as your legal signature. Create an FSA ID.  The following video is helpful in understanding the requirements to set up an FSA ID.  Instructional Video – How to Create an FSA ID.


  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Sandburg's Federal School code is 007265. You may complete the FAFSA online via the Internet at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is used to award federal, state and some institutional aid.


  • Monitor your Financial Aid status at mySandburg/Self-Service Menu/MyFinancialAid/Financial Aid Self Service and your Sandburg email account.


  • Complete and submit any required documents on My Financial Aid.


  • Continue to monitor the process for additional requests and when processing is complete to view your award letter.


  • Once your award letter is posted, you may apply for a student loan if it shows you are eligible.  If you are interested in a loan, complete the three steps found under "Apply for Federal Student Loans" on our Financial Aid Page.


 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, the dates administered and how to study for the Accuplacer, visit our placement test webpage by clicking here.



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 registration.

Already Registered

Here's some important information as a Dual Credit Student.



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:

  • To reset your password, click on the link and follow the directions.

  • Once you are in mySandburg, explore the various links.

  • Online courses are through the Moodle program, which is on the upper left hand side of the page.

  • Transcripts, GPA, payment and student information are on the right hand side under self-service.

If there are problems, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@sandburg.edu or 309.341.5446



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 may pay with credit card, check or cash, through either campus, Carthage or Galesburg. Deferred payment plans are available, please contact our Business Office for further information on payment plans.  309.341.5281.  Students may view their balance on their mySandburg Portal, self-service. 



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. 

Contact Us

Don't know where to start? Please call us at 309.345.3500 or visit the Welcome Center at 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Building B09, Galesburg, IL. Feel free to contact one of the dedicated Sandburg Dual Credit coordinators.


Linda supports the following High Schools: Abingdon-Avon, Bushnell-Prairie, Hamilton, Illini West, Warsaw and West Prairie. 

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


Megan supports the following High Schools: Farmington, Galesburg, Galesburg Christian, Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, ROWVA, United, Williamsfield, Spoon River Valley, as well as those students that are home schooled. 

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