New to College

We're excited for you to join us!

Opening door that says Welcome to Lincoln Land Community College

You're new to college if you have never attended a college or university. Even if you were enrolled in a dual-credit program in high school and then graduated, you are still considered a new student when you enroll as a college student at LLCC.

The checklist below will help you in starting your educational journey with us.

The first step in earning a degree or certificate from LLCC is to complete the application.

Once you've applied to LLCC, follow the steps below to be fully registered and ready to start attending classes.

Begin by logging in to your LLCC email and updating 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.

Get info on submitting high school transcripts or your high school equivalency exam (such as GED®). If available, also submit SAT/ACT scores.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can open up access to grants, loans and work-study programs for those who qualify. Use LLCC code 007170.

LLCC Financial Aid offers free, personalized financial aid assistance and help in completing the FAFSA. Email or call 217-786-2237 to schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with a financial aid advisor.

View information on LLCC Foundation scholarships (application period: Dec. 1-March 1) at

Also, the Veterans Affairs office at LLCC is available to help those who qualify through the process of using their VA Education Benefits. 

New Student Orientation helps you set the course for your educational journey. It is available online or in-person. 

New students are automatically enrolled in our online orientation. In-person orientation sessions are also offered at all LLCC locations. To attend an in-person session, call, text or visit the LLCC location in:

Note: New student-athletes should call 217-786-2224 to meet with their assigned student success coach before orientation.

As a part of New Student Orientation, you will be assigned a student success coach. Your 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 your 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 course options.

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 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.