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, what are your next steps? We have outlined the steps below that are needed to be fully registered and ready to start attending classes.

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. 

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: Nov. 15-Feb. 15) at

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

We encourage you to participate in New Student Orientation. It helps set you up for success in your educational journey and is available online or in-person. 

To attend an in-person session, call, text or visit the LLCC location in:

You will be connected to your student success coach, who is your guide and go-to person at LLCC. 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.