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1300 North 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

College and Career Information

Students can select this link to access directions for requesting/sending an electronic transcript through parchment.com.

Thank you to Ms. Stephanie Rogers, an Illinois College Advising Corp/College Advisor, for synthesizing information about applying to college, applying for financial aid, and applying for scholarships. The following links contain documents which are invaluable when making post-secondary plans!

The listed websites in this document are meant to serve as a resource/post-secondary guide for students and their families. Website addresses may be subject to change without notice.

College Representatives Visiting Lanphier

Juniors and seniors may take advantage of meeting with various college representatives who visit to Lanphier High School. Students must get a pass from Mr. Rambach's office (College Room/Library) or their A.P./Dean at least one day prior to the college visit in order to be dismissed from class.

College Applications/College Bound Students

Students who plan to attend colleges/universities after high school graduation should make certain that they have included all the necessary materials when completing the application process for a particular institution. Incomplete applications are normally unable to be processed until all materials have been received. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all necessary materials have been received by their selected college or university.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process for post-secondary institutions. These financial aid forms cannot be completed before January 1, of each year. This application can only be completed online, and should be completed as quickly as possible after the first of the year. FAFSA completion workshops are usually held in February. Please contact the College Room in the library for more information.

Military Academies

Juniors who are interested in applying to any of the military academies need to begin the process during their junior year. Applications to military academies involve many steps. Among them are determining whether students meet the basic requirements, contacting a congressman and applying for nomination, completing ACT and SAT tests, as well as medical and physical tests. Please visit the Academic Office 120 for further details.


Students who are interested in applying for scholarships should see Mr. Metzke in the Academic Office  Room 120. Students should also visit the District 186 scholarship website frequently, as additional scholarship notices are posted on a regular basis!