Sauk Valley Community College

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

New Student

Please contact the Recruitment Office at 815-835-6421 to guide you through the enrollment process.

  1. Fill out the Student Information Form


    Log in to SOAR then click on "Apply to Sauk". Call 815-835-6273 for more information.
  2. Request Transcript


    Have your transcripts (high school, GED, College/University) sent directly to SVCC's Office of Admissions and Records. If you are transferring college credit to SVCC, complete the Transcript Evaluation Form available online and in the Office of Admissions and Records and request your transcripts from your former institution.
  3. Apply for Financial Aid

    — APPLY EARLY!
    Students interested in financial aid, scholarships or veterans benefits should visit or call (815-835-6373) the Office of Student Financial Assistance. If eligible, these programs can help defray the cost of your courses, books and/or living expenses.
  4. Complete Placement Testing


    Placement testing in English/language arts and mathematics is required of all students registering for any English/language arts course, mathematics course requiring a specific ENG/ELA/MAT co-requisite or pre-requisite. Placement test results will be used by counselors/advisors to match students with courses that are consistent with their skill level. Methods of Placement: ACT scores, SVCC Placement tests results, or Review of credit earned at the college level. Please contact the Testing Center at 815-835-6530 for further information. You will need to bring a photo ID when testing in the Testing Center.
  5. Meet with a Counselor


    Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your educational plans. At this meeting, you will go over your placement results and select courses for the upcoming semester. To make an appointment, call 815-835-6354.
  6. Register for classes


    Register for classes through the Office of Admissions and Records (815-835-6273) during specified dates and times. Students can register on campus via the Internet (SOAR: Sauk's Online Access to Records). Click here for online registration guidelines.
  7. Pay Tuition & Fees


    Pay tuition & fees for your courses in the Business Office (815-835-6267). Forms of payment include cash, check, credit card or apply for the deferred payment plan. Students who register early have until a designated date to pay. After this date, tuition and fees are due on the day you register for classes.
  8. Get the things you need


    Visit the SVCC Bookstore to buy your books, supplies and other items to get your semester off to a great start.