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High School Counselor Resources

High School Counselor Resources


As a trusted source of insight and guidance for your students, we know and appreciate your need for quality information.  Here are some more common topics of interest to counselors, advisors and teachers as you assist your students in making the transition from high school to college.


Campus Tours- Looking to bring a group of students out to visit campus? Sign up today for a group or individual visit


High School Visits - Carl Sandburg College recruiters visit district high schools each fall and spring to meet with students and the high school counselor.


Financial aid - The Financial Aid Office assists students in applying for federal, state and institutional funds to help them meet their educational costs. Students may apply for grants, loans, and work assistance. Most of the funding is based on the family's financial situation; therefore, the student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility


Sandburg’s Federal School code is 007265


Financial Aid contact information:

Phone: (309) 341-5283
FAX:  (309) 344-2529
Toll Free:  (855) GO-TO-Sandburg
Office: E101


Scholarships - The Foundation provides numerous academic, general and financial need scholarships, talent grants, crisis grants and loans to Sandburg students. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to apply for a scholarship.


Foundation Office contact information:

Phone: (309) 341-5327
Office: E208


Academic  Support Services  - This center provides a variety of services in one location to all Sandburg students. These services include web accessibility, one-on-one tutoring, open tutoring in the Math and Writing Labs and assisting services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities.


Academic Support Services contact information:

Phone: (309) 341-5262
Office: B64


COMPASS Placement exam – Prior to registering for classes, all incoming students must take the COMPASS test.  The COMPASS assessment will not only help place students in courses most beneficial to their needs, it will also orient them to the many programs, activities and resources offered by the College.  In addition, the results of the COMPASS testing will provide the Student Services staff with a valuable tool for more effective counseling of students.  For a schedule of exam times and to register, call the Assessment Center at (309) 341-5323 or visit


Dual Credit information – Carl Sandburg College’s Dual Credit program helps high school students earn credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree at the same time. Click here to go to the Dual Credit page