Earn College Credit in High School

We can help you get an early start on your college education!

Hallway in high school with lockers and students talking

As a high school student, you can apply to take college-level classes through LLCC. Classes can be taken:

  1. Through a program set up by your high school — LLCC has partnered with several area high schools to offer opportunities for students to earn college credit in "concurrent enrollment programs." Options include Dual Credit and College Now. Learn more about these high school programs.
  2. Directly through the college.

Start by checking with your guidance counselor or contacting us to find out if their is an option through your high school to earn college credit from LLCC. Learn more about these high school programs.

Contact LLCC at 217-786-2582 or lynn.gerton@llcc.edu.

If planning on participating in a Dual Credit or College NOW program through your high school, your guidance counselor will provide you with next steps. There is a specific application for Dual Credit and College NOW.

If not participating in these programs through your high school, you can still take classes at LLCC. Students will need to complete the LLCC application as a student taking college classes in high school. If under the age of 16, you will be notified about a special enrollment process after your application has been processed.

Tip: Be sure to monitor the email that you provide in the application. You will receive important information on account activation.

After submitting your application, watch for your LLCC Welcome email for confirmation that you can now activate your account. (Note: Welcome emails are sent on days the college is open. For applications submitted after 1 p.m., this email would arrive the next business day.)

Get instructions to activate your account.

We will send you important notifications via your LLCC email, so you’ll want to be sure to check it regularly. 

If you will be taking classes through a program set up by your high school, the class opportunities are customized for your school.

If taking classes directly through the college, you can explore available classes and view scheduling information on LoggerCentral. Meet with a  student success coach to get assistance planning classes.

If you will be taking classes through a program set up by your high school, LLCC will work with your school's guidance counselor to register you for classes.

If taking classes directly through the college, you can register by signing in to LoggerCentral. For assistance, students may call the Springfield campus (217-786-2292), text 217-387-8585, or call an LLCC Outreach Center in Jacksonville (217-243-6699), Beardstown (217-323-4103), Taylorville (217-786-2754) or Litchfield (217-786-3401).

Get information on paying tuition and fees, including forms of payment and payment plans.

Books (for College Now and courses directly through the college) and supplies are available from the LLCC Bookstore. Visit the bookstore online or in-person.

Once you've completed these steps, you are ready to attend class! If you have an online class, you will log in to Canvas.