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Steps to Enroll

Below you will find our 5 easy steps to enroll. Please feel free to ask questions at anytime, and we encourage all prospective students to come and visit campus! We have several Explore Sandburg Open Houses throughout the year or, you can schedule a campus visit when convenient for you. If you have any questions about your next steps, please give the Welcome Center a call 309.345.3500, or email welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

 

Step 1: Submit an Application

Sandburg Application Is Free

Step 1: Submit an Application

  • Please make sure to look through all of the options on the application page prior to submitting a new student application. If you are an international student or a returning student, please be sure to read the instructions dedicated to your needs. International students can also visit our international student page for more information.
  • Approximately one week after you submit your application, you will receive a Welcome Letter with your Sandburg Student ID, email address, and instructions that will allow you to access your student account and financial aid information through the mySandburg portal.

If you have any questions or problems with our online application, contact the Welcome Center, 309.345.3500, welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

2020-2021 FAFSA Opens October 1st, 2019

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

FAFSA applications for 2020-2021 academic year opens October 1, 2019!

  • Create a FSA ID for the student and parent (if the student is claimed as a 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. This video is helpful in understanding the requirements to set up an FSA ID.
  • If possible, submit the FAFSA prior to December 1 to ensure that the aid you qualify for is available.
  • Monitor your Financial Aid status through your mySandburg account and your Sandburg email account.
  • Continue to monitor the process for additional requests and complete and submit any required documents on My Financial Aid.
  • 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.

Step 3: Request Official Transcripts

High School or Previous College Transcripts

Step 3: Request Official Transcripts

  • Request all official final high school transcripts be sent to Sandburg.

OR

  • If you have completed the high school equivalency exam (GED, HiSet, etc.) request that your results be sent to Sandburg.

AND

  • If you have completed any dual credit or college credit request transcripts be sent to Sandburg.

Send transcripts to: Carl Sandburg College Attn: Admissions 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Galesburg, IL 61401

Step 4: Placement Testing*

Accuplacer Placement Test Overview

Step 4: Placement Testing*

*An eighth grade reading level as demonstrated by a standardized test approved by Sandburg is required for admission into developmental and credit classes. This requirement does not apply to Corporate and Leisure classes.

  • This untimed assessment test covers reading and math, and will determine the level of classes you may begin.
  • We recommend that you prepare for this test prior to taking it. Practice tests and sample questions are available here.
  • If you require reading assistance, contact Disability Support Services at 309.341.5262.
  • ACT/SAT scores may be used in lieu of a placement test if the test was taken within two years of the admission date at Sandburg. More information regarding minimum score requirements can be found here.
Register for Accuplacer Placement Test

ALL CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE CAMPUSES ARE CLOSED IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ADMINISTER ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT TESTS AT THIS TIME. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AT A LATER TIME.

Step 5: Register for Classes

Register for Classes

Step 5: Register for Classes

  • Schedule an appointment with an advisor to register for your classes.
  • We must have scores from your placement test(s), valid ACT/SAT scores, or college transcripts on file prior to meeting with an advisor.
  • To make an appointment, call 309.341.5237 for the Main Campus in Galesburg or 217.357.3129 for the Branch Campus in Carthage.