Admissions at Sandburg

Applying to Carl Sandburg College is completely free and enrolling only takes a few easy steps. We encourage all new students to visit campus; scheduling a visit to campus is easy! Simply contact one of our Admissions Recruiters in The Welcome Center at the number below, or go to our Campus Visit page and fill out our Campus Visit Request Form. When visiting campus you will learn about our programs of study, the application process, and go over the many resources available to our students, including financial aid. Tours of the campus are also available. Whether you are in high school, a returning student, or looking to make a career change, we are here to help every step of the way! There is something for everyone at Carl Sandburg College.

To begin the admission process, contact The Welcome Center on our Main Campus in Galesburg (309.345.3500, or contact The Branch Campus in Carthage (217.357.3129).

Carl Sandburg College recognizes national holidays and the campus will be closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Additionally, we are closed each year from December 24 - January 1, as well as the Friday before Easter.

Getting Started

Carl Sandburg College is dedicated to serving the educational needs of western and central Illinois. The College has served the area for 50 years with accreditation that has been approved by The Higher Learning Commission. Individual and community improvement through education is the goal of Sandburg and we strive to give individuals the ability to think critically, to realize their human potential, and to become a constructive force in their environment. The mission of Carl Sandburg College is to provide all students with opportunities for success.
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Along with providing exceptional associate degree-level education for students, Sandburg also features over 50 occupational programs and continuing ed/adult learning in a hi-tech environment. Carl Sandburg College believes in providing educational experiences of occupational, preparatory, and continuous nature. Carl Sandburg College offers myriad services to assist students and help them succeed. From advising and tutoring to career development and financial aid, these services — nearly all of which are free — put an emphasis on supporting our students.
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Dual Credit Admissions

Get a head start on earning college credit by taking Dual Credit classes through Carl Sandburg College. Dual Credit classes allow high school students to take courses that count toward both their high school and college credit.
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International Admissions

Carl Sandburg College is an active and engaging campus that offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to get involved and get the most from their college experience. From student organizations to guest speakers to campus-wide festivals, there is something for everyone to do!
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