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Becoming a Full or Part-time Student

Becoming a Full or Part-time Student


Start your future here!


  1. Contact the Welcome Center at 345-3500 or to help navigate the steps to becoming a student.
  2. Complete the Sandburg Application for Admission by clicking Apply Now.
  3. Apply for financial aid and scholarships.
  4. Complete the COMPASS placement exam.  Please call 309-345-3500 to register for the exam.
  5. Complete the required New Student Online Orientation.
  6. Schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor or advisor to register for classes.


Appointments may be made by calling 341-5237 for the Galesburg Campus,

(217) 357-3129 ext. 4467 for The Branch Campus in Carthage,

(309) 772-2177 ext. 4444 for The Extension Center in Bushnell.


NOTE: Some academic programs have special admission requirements. For additional information regarding admission requirements, please click on the Allied Health Programs link below.


Helpful Links for Future Full or Part-Time Students