Graduation applications for summer 2020

Please remind students that if they have not already done so, now is the time to turn in their graduation application for summer 2020. The deadline to apply for summer 2020 is July 15. Graduation is not automatic.

They can apply for graduation through Logger Central or download the Graduation Application and email it  to

Contact LLCC Student Records at 217-786-4956 or if you have any questions. Thank you!

Protecting FERPA while working remotely

When handling student information at home, please be mindful of disposing of student information. Even scratch paper where you have written a student ID number should be discarded properly. Do not throw away paper containing student information and do not attempt to shred it at home unless you have a cross-shredder which cuts into little pieces instead of strips. Normal strip shredding is not sufficient. Instead, establish a receptacle as a shred bin. When you return to work, bring the papers in and place them in a college shred bin. If your department does not have a shred bin, you can access bins in the VP office area, Student Success or Financial Aid.

Graduation application deadlines

Prospective graduates must submit a graduation application to LLCC Student Records by the deadline for the term in which all graduation requirements will be completed.

NOTE: Applying for graduation is separate from signing up to participate in the annual commencement ceremony. There is a separate sign up in March for the commencement ceremony held each May.

Prior to submitting the graduation application, students should meet with a student success coach for a degree audit to ensure all requirements have been met for their degree or certificate program.

If you have any question, please contact LLCC Student Records at 786-4956.

Important deadlines to remember:

  • March 1:  Deadline for graduation application for prospective spring and summer graduates to be considered for awards. ex: departmental honors, Outstanding Graduate etc.
  • March 18 and 19: GradFest will kick off cap and gown sales 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all LLCC locations.
  • April 15:  Deadline for graduation application for inclusion in commencement news release for prospective spring and summer graduates. Special ordered gowns cannot be accepted after this date; however, students are welcome to purchase gowns in stock.
  • May 1:  Deadline for graduation application to be considered a spring graduate
  • July 15:  Deadline for graduation application to be considered a summer graduate
  • Please note: The deadline for fall 2019 graduation applications was Dec. 1, 2019.

Extended hours for spring enrollment

Special extended hours for spring enrollment! January 6-9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; January 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; January 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; January 13-16, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; January 17, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission, Registration, Financial Aid, Student Success (Formerly Advising)
The spring 2020 semester begins Saturday, Jan. 11, and weekday classes begin Monday, Jan. 13. LLCC Admission and Registration, Student Success (formerly Advising) and Financial Aid offices on the Springfield campus are offering extended hours for spring enrollment:

Monday-Thursday, Jan. 6-9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, Jan. 13-16, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additionally, the LLCC Bookstore will be open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with the addition of Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.