Updates and Clarifications to 2023/24 Catalog

The following updates/clarifications have been made to the 2023/2024 catalog:


Entrance Policy

Sauk Valley Community College provides a wide range of learning opportunities to meet the various educational needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Sauk is an open enrollment institution and welcomes all who may benefit from its courses and programs of study.

The College has tailored its instruction to serve those with a high school diploma or its equivalent. In accordance with Federal regulation 34 C.F.R. §§600.4(a)(2), 600.5(a)(3), 600.6(a)(2) Sauk will admit as regular students only persons who have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and/or are beyond the age of compulsory attendance in the  State of Illinois. In accordance with Federal regulation 34 C.F.R. §668.16(p)  Sauk will validate the validity of the institution issuing the diploma and/or transcript.

The College may, at its discretion, permit persons of high school age who meet established criteria and have permission from appropriate high school personnel, parents/guardians, and Sauk personnel to enroll at SVCC. (See Dual Credit/ Enrollment students.)

The College does not guarantee entrance into all courses or programs of study. Entrance into specific programs may depend on other criteria such as age, evidence of English/language arts and mathematics skills, and space availability. Students may be required to complete specified prerequisites prior to enrollment in certain courses or programs. Academic advisors are available to assist students in determining appropriate sequencing of courses for programs of study.

The College reserves the right to limit enrollment due to space or budget restrictions and to establish selective admission requirements, The College also reserves the right to give preference to residents of the District.


Here you will find the correct link for FAFSA


While placement may not be referenced on every course description, it can be required for enrollment based upon the following link: Language Arts Course Preparedness Standards


EDU 221 has been added. 

  • Humanities
    • Foreign Language
      • LAN 262
    • Literature
      • EDU 221, ENG 160
      • ENG 201
      • ENG 203
      • ENG 212*
      • ENG 225
      • ENG 226
      • ENG 227
      • ENG 228
      • ENG 230*
    • Philosophy
      • PHL 101
      • PHL 102
      • PHL 103
    • Religious Studies
      • PHL 104*
    • Interdisciplinary Humanities
      • HUM 150*
      • HUM 210