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Degree and certificate programs

Experience life at Parkland.

College is more than classes. It's where you learn to become a leader, find new perspectives, and discover things about yourself. We offer 20+ clubs and organizations that help you do just that.

Now is your chance to explore.

Your college experience can be anything you would like it to be, so don't be afraid to dream big. One way to do that is to study in a foreign country and really learn what other cultures are like.

Tutoring and more.

The Parkland College Learning Commons is a physical and virtual hub for learning; a place for students to connect with faculty, peer tutors, print and electronic information resources, instructional support services, instructional technology, and each other to achieve their learning goals.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Parkland! Just a few more steps...

step 1


  • many of your enrollment resources can now be found on Parkland's new portal, Connect, to get started, simply visit connect.parkland.edu
    need help? contact Tech Services at 217/353-333 for assistance with the site

step 2

visit campus

visit us
step 3


  • send final high school transcripts or State of Illinois High School Diploma results to Parkland Admissions (by July 1 for fall admission)
  • send transcripts from prior colleges attended
  • contact Admissions at registration@parkland.edu with questions

step 4

financial aid

  • apply for financial aid by going to studentaid.gov (list Parkland College, school code 007118)
  • send documents needed for verification
  • accept your financial aid package by visiting Connect and clicking on "Self Service"
  • contact Financial Aid at finaid@parkland.edu with questions

get aid
step 5

Parkland One account set up

  • visit parkland.edu/etools too set up up your Parkland email address and have access to other online resources
  • contact Tech Services with questions.

step 6


  • admitted students may need to take assessment tests before registering for courses
  • send ACT/SAT scores to Parkland College if you will use those scores in lieu of assessing
  • learn more or schedule an appointment at parkland.edu/assessments

step 7


  • orientation for new students is available completely online
  • access your orientation online and learn more about being a Parkland student by visiting Connect and clicking the orange Orientation button on the homepage
  • contact Admissions and Records at admissions@parkland.edu with questions

step 8

advising and registration

  • go to advising appointment or contact Advising Services at 217/351-2219 or academicadvising@parkland.edu to make an appointment to meet with your advisor to talk about your goals and plan your classes
  • visit Connect and click the "Register for Classes" button to select your classes for the upcoming semester

step 9

tuition and fees

  • visit Connect and click on the "Pay Tuition" button in the top navigation
  • contact the Cashier's Office at 217/351-2233 with questions

pay tuition

Apply now.

Ready to apply? Whether you’re a first-time student, took a few years off, or are transferring from another school, your future starts here.

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Come visit!

Get to know us. Tour the campus, get your questions answered, and meet one-on-one with an admissions advisor.