International Student

Welcome international students!

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LLCC's main campus is in Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. Springfield is the capital of Illinois, located in central Illinois 320 kilometers from Chicago and 160 kilometers from St. Louis, Missouri.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome students from all over the world. This school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. We encourage you to have a sponsor or mentor within the college district to provide cultural and social support while living in the area.

F-1 Visa students

If seeking an F-1 Visa to attend LLCC or an F-1 Visa student transferring to LLCC from other U.S. college, there are specific admission procedures to follow. For information on the F-1 Visa, financial requirements, LLCC admission procedures and how F-1 Visa students can transfer to LLCC:

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For additional information and the best way to communicate concerning these important admissions processes please email Bryan Goers.

Taking summer classes only

LLCC allows international students who are attending another college on F-1 Visas to take summer classes with us. We need a few things from you to get you enrolled in a class:

  • Complete the LLCC application
  • A letter or email from your DSO saying you are: 1) In good standing, 2) The school is OK with you taking classes at LLCC and 3) If there are any restrictions on what classes you can take.
  • An unofficial copy of your academic transcripts/course history
  • What classes you would like to take at LLCC

Send this information to Bryan Goers.

Please be sure to get a letter from your schools DSO (typically this person is in the international student services office of most universities) and not your academic advisor.

Permanent resident card students

If you have a permanent resident card, the first step in earning a degree or certificate from LLCC is to complete the LLCC application. Once you've applied to LLCC, follow the steps below to fully registered and ready to start attending classes. You will be asked to bring your permanent resident card to campus for verification.

After your application has been processed, log in to your LLCC email and update your password. We will send you important notifications via your LLCC email, so you'll want to be sure to check it regularly. 

Activate your account.

A student success coach will help you choose classes, assist with your schedule and determine what you need to graduate.

View information on drop-in hours and scheduling an appointment with a student success coach.

Explore available classes and view scheduling information on LoggerCentral. Once you have completed previous steps, you can register by signing in to LoggerCentral. Students are encouraged to contact their success coach to discuss class options.

For assistance, students may call the Springfield campus at 217-786-2292 or text 217-387-8585.

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

Books 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 your first class! If you have an online class, you will log in to Canvas.