Carl Sandburg College has a partnership with Franklin University to provide opportunities for students at two-year colleges to complete their bachelor’s degree without leaving their local community college. Students earn their associate’s degree plus approximately 24 semester credit hours of “bridge” coursework, all from their local college. While taking bridge courses at their community college, students also complete a minimum of 40 semester credit hours of bachelor’s degree courses online from Franklin University. Students in this program have access to CSC’s computers, advising, and library services, as well has having access to support services from Franklin via distance modes. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
St. Ambrose University
Carl Sandburg College and St. Ambrose University announced a new Dual Admission Agreement Program (DUAPP) with several benefits, including a new scholarship, during a news conference Monday at Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg.
Students who transfer from Sandburg and are enrolled in the DUAPP will receive an additional $1,000 annual scholarship beyond other SAU academic and institutional scholarships and aid. They also lock in general education graduation requirements; meet regularly with a St. Ambrose advisor while still enrolled at Sandburg; and can take advantage of the St. Ambrose Career Development Center, library, athletics facilities, free admission to fine arts events and home games and co-curricular opportunities within their major.
“This is a great opportunity for our students. It allows our students, the moment they start here, to be able to have that final goal of a four-year degree,” Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori Sundberg said. “It helps with retention and completion for us, and it provides for St. Ambrose a student who is ready to be there as a junior.”
For more information about the agreement, contact Rick Eddy, director of admissions and records at Sandburg, at 309.341.5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maureen Baldwin, dean of student academic services at St. Ambrose, at 563.333.6059 or email@example.com.
Western Illinois University Board of Trustees
Carl Sandburg College and Western Illinois University have agreed to facilitate the transfer of students who are enrolled in Carl Sandburg College’s Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in General Education degree programs to Western Illinois University’s Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts (BOT/BA) Degree Program. This program is specifically designed for place-bound students allowing them to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree without being required to relocate. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
Surgical Technologist Program
Illinois Central College
This partnership between Carl Sandburg College and Illinois Central College (East Peoria, IL) provides educational opportunities for students within CSC’s District who wish to complete a certificate or an Associate’s degree as a surgical technologist. Students enroll in all technical and program-specific courses at ICC but may take general education courses and preparatory courses at CSC. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
All graduates of CSC’s A.A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene who meet SIUC entrance requirements will receive preferential status when being reviewed for admission to SIUC’s Bachelor of Science degree in Dental hygiene. This partnership guarantees that CSC’s A.A.S. Dental Hygiene degree recipients will be able to complete SIU’s B.S. Dental Hygiene degree with a total of no more than 60 semester hours of work at SIUC. For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).
Illinois Articulation Initiative
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement, which is transferable among more than 100 participating college or universities in Illinois. IAI works best for students who know they are going to transfer but undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree.
All colleges and universities participating in the IAI agree to accept a “package” of IAI general education courses in lieu of their own comparable lower-division general education requirements. Keep in mind, the IAI General Education transfers as a package. Course-to-course transfer is not guaranteed.
IAI also includes major recommendations for the first two years of college in several popular majors. Faculty panels, which have expertise in the major field of study, created these recommendations. IAI major recommendations work best for students who have chosen their majors, are going to eventually transfer, but are undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree.
For details about this program, please contact an advisor/counselor in the Student Services Office on the Galesburg campus (309-341-5237).