High School Counselors

You play an important role in helping students prepare and plan for college and careers. We've organized links and info on this page to assist you as you promote student success.

Visiting our Springfield campus or one of our Outreach Centers, either in person or virtually, is helpful for students in determining if LLCC is right for them. Visit opportunities include:

  • Campus Visit Day — Feb. 20, 2023; June 20, 2023
  • In-person tour and groups tours — for group tours, contact your high school's LLCC recruitment team member (contact info at bottom of page).
  • One-on-one meeting with a member of our recruitment team

The first step to earning a college degree or certificate at LLCC is for the student to apply:

Apply to LLCC

After the application has been processed, students can follow these steps to be fully registered and ready to start attending classes. It includes submitting high school transcripts, and if available, SAT/ACT scores.

Do you have a student who is undecided on what to major in? LLCC Career Services is available to help your student navigate the process of researching and considering different career paths.

Cost savings of approximately $10,000-$36,000. Private University: $41,423. Public University: $14,264. Community College: $4,526. Based on average undergraduate tuition and fees in Illinois for 30 semester hours in FY 2022.

LLCC provides the best value in education. We recognize that everyone has their own educational goals, and we are the cost-effective pathway to achieve them.

If interested in receiving financial aid, students can file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at studentaid.gov. Each year on Oct. 1, the FAFSA becomes available for the next (summer-fall-spring) school year. LLCC's school code is 007170.

Have questions? Visit LLCC Financial Aid or contact us at financial.aid@llcc.edu or 217-786-2237.

The scholarship application process is open online from Dec. 1-March 1 for the following academic school year. (Example: Application submitted Dec. 1, 2022-March 1, 2023 would be eligible for 2023-2024 scholarships.)

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. Visit www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships for more information.

LLCC provides opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school. We partner with several area high schools to offer these concurrent enrollment programs. Options include:

  • College Now (taught by LLCC faculty at the college)
  • Dual Credit (taught by approved high school teachers at the high school)

For the student application for high school Dual Credit and College Now programs:

Apply: High school programs

For more information on these programs, contact LLCC Concurrent Enrollment at patrick.moore@llcc.edu or 217-786-2584.

Have a student who is not yet 16 years old and interested in taking college classes? LLCC has you covered with a variety of course options!

We'll help guide you through the enrollment process, which is designed to help ensure students are prepared for college-level coursework in a college setting and will benefit from the experience.

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