College Now

College Now was created for high school juniors and seniors who want to either pursue a career track after high school or plan to transfer to a university.

Whether you are a student, parent or guardian, we are delighted you are considering College Now for high school students. Taking advantage of College Now opportunities close to home makes sense and enrolling at a two-year community college is a smart financial choice.

Upcoming College Now Orientation Sessions

RSVP for orientation

Parents/Students from the following Springfield-area high schools who are planning to take part in College Now in the 2024-25 academic year are invited to attend an upcoming orientation session on Monday, April 8, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. or Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2202 on the main campus in Springfield.

  • Auburn
  • Calvary Academy
  • Glenwood
  • Greenview
  • Lanphier
  • Lutheran
  • New Berlin
  • Pawnee
  • Pleasant Plains
  • Riverton
  • Rochester
  • Sacred Heart Griffin
  • Springfield
  • Southeast
  • Williamsville

High School College Now Application

Apply to College Now

What is College Now?

Participation in College Now is a great way for students to be challenged in their learning and get a head start on their college education. Students preparing to transfer are advised to refer directly to the official catalog of the college or university they plan to attend and meet that institution’s requirements and recommendations for a selected area of concentration. Other transfer resources can be found online through iTransfer.

Class times

College Now classes for main campus meet during the morning or afternoon. A typical three-credit class will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 50 minutes or Tuesday and Thursday for 75 minutes. Some classes award a higher number of credits and meet additional hours during the week. College Now students usually enroll in one or two college classes per semester, but may enroll in more, depending on their program. 


Students accepted for enrollment in college-level classes must have appropriate academic qualifications, a high level of motivation and adequate time to devote to a college-level class. The students must meet all college criteria and follow all college procedures for enrolling in the courses. Ultimately, students must receive approval from their high school counselor to attend LLCC’s College Now program. High school counselors usually look for students who are on track to graduate, have a good attendance record and no behavioral problems.

Class attendance policy

Students are expected to attend class regularly and shall notify their instructor(s) when they are unable to attend class. The instructor may establish class attendance as an achievement standard. (Board Policy 4.12)

Because LLCC views student participation as crucial to academic success, a student who has neither participated in a class nor communicated in some other way with the instructor during the first two weeks of class will be administratively withdrawn from such courses for non-attendance. This attendance verification period can be pro-rated for classes meeting over shorter terms. In such cases of administrative withdrawal, students are not entitled to a refund of tuition or fees. Those facing extenuating circumstances may go through the tuition refund appeals process.

It is the student’s responsibility to obtain assignments and content missed when a class is not attended. When students are unable to attend class for an extended period, they shall notify the appropriate instructor(s). In cases where it creates an undue hardship on a student to contact all instructors, their high school counselors can inform the concurrent enrollment coordinator.

In case you are going to miss class due to illness, you must report your absence to your high school as well as Lincoln Land Community College. Your LLCC instructor will let you know their preferred method of contact. College Now students are expected to attend all meetings and will not be excused for extracurricular activities. College Now students must follow LLCC’s academic calendar.


Instructor in front of class at LLCC-Litchfield

Instructors establish their own individual class grading systems, evaluation methods and class policies. These become official letter grades when reported by the instructor at the end of the semester. Letter grades promote meaningful evaluation of student achievement, inform students of academic progress, and assess student’s readiness to advance.

It is important to understand that your grades will be generating an official college transcript which will become part of your permanent college record. Your performance in these classes may impact the following at Lincoln Land Community College: future federal financial aid including loans, admission criteria for special college programs, such as the Honors Program and future scholarships. As part of your permanent record, your performance in these courses may also affect your admission/enrollment and scholarship eligibility at other higher education institutions. Withdrawing from courses can have similar implications at LLCC or other higher education institutions.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are based upon LLCC’s rates. Tuition costs are reviewed each fall semester and are subject to change. Convenient payment plans are also available.

Course offerings

The following classes are part of the College Now program. Not all classes are offered every semester.

Students and parents or guardians are welcome to make an appointment for success coaching with Andre Rye. Appointments can be made by calling 217-786-3433. Email questions to Lynn Gerton or Andre Rye.

Classes designed to transfer to a college or university after high school graduation are offered. These classes meet Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) guidelines. Here is a sampling of classes offered:

  • ART 101 Art Appreciation 
  • AST 101 Introduction to Astronomy 
  • BIO 101 General Biology 
  • BIO 111 Principles of Biology 
  • CMN 101 Public Speaking Fundamentals 
  • CSC 105 Computer Applications and Concepts 
  • EGL 101 Composition I 
  • EGL 102 Composition II 
  • EGL 109 Introduction to Literature: Multi Genre 
  • FYE 101 First Year Experience 
  • GEO 103 Natural Disasters 
  • HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 
  • HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 
  • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities 
  • MAT 104 General Education Mathematics 
  • POS 101 Introduction to American Politics 
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology


  • February/March 2024: Let your high school counselor know of your interest in College Now Program.
  • Spring/Summer 2024: Enroll in your courses for fall 2024 and consider attending an orientation session. 
  • July 2024: Tuition is due via payment in full or via payment plan.
  • August 2024: Purchase textbooks.

Seats are limited in the College Now program. If you think you might be interested, please let your high school counselor know. There is no commitment until you register for classes.

There is no charge for the general admission process at LLCC. LLCC is an “open-door” college. All students aged 16 and over, graduates and non-graduates, qualify for admission. In special circumstances, the Vice President for Student Services (or the Vice President’s designee) in conjunction with the Vice President for Academic Services (or the Vice President’s designee) may, with mutual agreement of affected faculty, authorize admission to the college and registration into college-level classwork by students who do not meet all admissions criteria. (Board Policy 5.11) New and returning students must complete an admission application.

High school students should contact their guidance counselor. High school transcripts should be submitted at the end of the sophomore year. Class registration takes place during the normal registration period for LLCC, which will begin in April 2024. Ideally, students register by contacting or by calling 217-786-2838. Students can get assistance in this process from their high school counselor.

No. However, orientation is a valuable way to get ready for college courses at LLCC. College Now students are encouraged to participate in orientation opportunities. 

All District 526 residents under age 65 are charged the current per credit hour tuition rate along with fees. Students will also need to purchase textbooks.

LLCC accepts cash, check, money order, MasterCard, VISA and Discover. You may choose to pay tuition and fees in one lump sum, or you may set up and interest-free LLCC deferred tuition payment plan.

College Now Program courses adhere to the LLCC academic calendar. College Now students are required to attend classes although their high school may be closed. College Now classes will not be in session if no other LLCC classes are in session. If the LLCC main campus cancels classes due to inclement weather, students are not expected to attend LLCC classes. LLCC weather closing announcements are available at

LLCC-Litchfield staff working with student

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Books can be purchased online and delivered to LLCC main campus for no additional cost.

ID/library card

Students can obtain their student ID/library card at the LLCC Bookstore on main campus. LLCC’s library card can be used to order books online through LLCC’s online book catalog.