Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Build a Foundation for Success at SVCC's Freshman Academy

Build the foundation for YOUR success by being a part of this new experience called Freshman Academy.  Freshman Academy gives first-year students a shared opportunity to smoothly make the academic and social transition to college life. 

This program is designed for a select few.  If you can answer yes to the following questions, you qualify –

  • Are you in your first year at college (you have earned less than 18 credit hours)?
  • Would you like to get more comfortable with the college environment?
  • Do you want to ensure your success at Sauk and beyond?

This is not a class or a workshop, but an experience designed to help you during your time at Sauk.  We will discuss, as a group, topics each week pertaining to student transition, academics, life management, and success strategies.

We will meet every Monday from 11 am – 12 pm beginning September 10th. If you would like more information, please contact Sarah McFarlane at mcfarls@svcc.edu or 815-835-6368.