Lincoln Land Community College is hosting the sixth annual College Prep Summit Thursday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. The free event gives area high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to see what college is like firsthand and to learn more about the college experience and how they can prepare to attend.
LLCC Retention and Student Success is partnering with Springfield School District 186 and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to offer the event. Representatives from various colleges and universities in Springfield and the surrounding area are participating.
“The College Prep Summit provides an opportunity for students who may be the first in their family to go to college, or who may not think college is for them, to connect with the benefits, support and opportunities available through a college education,” explains Chris Barry, LLCC director, retention and student success.
The program features motivational speaker and entertainer Lecia Rives. Participants will also tour campus, attend a lesson taught by a college professor and hear from a panel of college students. Topics covered include information about getting ready, getting in and getting through college as well as obstacles students may have to overcome on their way to college success. Lunch is free and provided at the event.
Registration for the event is required. Students interested in participating in the College Prep Summit can sign up with their high school guidance counselor or can register individually at www.llcc.edu/college-prep-summit. For more information, visit the website or call LLCC Retention and Student Success at 217-786-4505.