Now that you're registered, what's next?


Arrange to pay for your classes 

FALL tuition is DUE August 4, 2020.

Financial aid will be applied on or before July 21, 2020. Financial aid may include Pell grant, MAP grant, talent grants, and scholarships. Students who fail to pay for their classes, by the tuition payment deadline and through the 100% refund period, will be removed from the class list. You may re-register for these classes (if they are still available), but payment in full is due at the time of registration. Talk with the financial aid office to ensure your financial aid is processed and applied to your account before the tuition due date.

Contact financial aid at 309.341.5283 or at 

If you do not receive financial aid, you may sign up for the payment plan at mySandburg under My Account. Click here to explore the various payment options. 

Purchase your textbooks and supplies 

Take a copy of your schedule to the bookstore at least 2-3 weeks before classes begin or order online through the bookstore’s website. Keep the receipt in case you change classes.

You can find your required textbooks by looking at your schedule. You will need to know the section number as many courses have different section numbers. For example, PSY 101 102. 102 is the section number for this PSY 101 course. 

Some courses do not use books but instead use OER Open Education Resources; your instructor will provide links to materials. 

You will need your books before you begin class; budget for this expense.  A Biology book is over $100, the lab is $92; a math book and access code is going to be over $100 and you cannot participate without both.

Here is the 411 on textbooks.

Self-Service Menu

The self-service menu is the gateway to an abundant amount of information.

Under the User Information Menu, you can change your address, update emergency contact information, apply to graduate, and create a proxy. A proxy will allow others to view your account. 

Under the My Classes Menu, you can view and print your schedule, view your grades and GPA, request transcripts, access student planner, and view your program evaluation (also known as academic evaluation or degree audit). Your academic evaluation outlines the progress toward your degree. 

Under the My Account Menu, you can pay tuition, sign up for the payment plan, and sign up for direct deposit if you are being issued a refund. 

Under the Financial Aid Menu, you can access your financial aid information. 

Student Planner

Student Planner software keeps students on track to complete their degree or certificate. Advisors and students meet to select classes and assign them to semesters on the timeline. Before registration, advisors, and students finalize and approve class sections in the Course plan calendar. Once advisors approve the sections, students may register themselves when registration opens.

Waitlisted Classes

If your advisor waitlisted you for a class, you will receive a notification through your mySandburg email account when a seat in the class becomes available. The notification email will arrive around midnight and not throughout the day. It is highly recommended to check your email first thing in the morning.

You have only 24 hours to add the class. When you receive the waitlist email, forward it to your academic advisor to enroll in the class. If you miss the 24-hour deadline, the next student on the waitlist is notified and offered the seat. Students that miss the deadline must request to have their name added to the end of the waitlist.

Online Classes

If you are taking online classes, your courses may not be visible until the first day of class in Moodle. Moodle is located mySandburg, My Classes, Moodle home page. 

Here are a few tips to help you become successful in online classes.