Ready. Set. Go!
If you have received your acceptance letter to Parkland College, here are some of the next steps.
College is more than classes. It's where you learn to become a leader, find new perspectives, and discover things about yourself. We offer 25+ clubs and organizations that help you do just that.
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.
Parkland's Center for Academic Success in Room D120 is the one-stop learning assistance center for students. We provide peer-tutoring, a writing lab staffed by English faculty, study skills training, and other services.
We will soon send you email about how to set up your Parkland College student accounts. E-tools is a great place to start if you need more help with that process.
Looking for help to pay for classes? Visit Financial Aid for information on grants and scholarships.
A degree-seeking student must have recent assessment scores in math, English, and reading before he or she can register. ACT/SAT scores or previous college work may waive the placement tests if they have been submitted to Admissions and Records. To determine what testing you will need, please contact the Assessment Center.A non-degree seeking student may be asked to show unofficial college transcripts or test scores to meet prerequisites.
If you are a degree-seeking student and haven't completed 15 hours of college-level work, you will need to schedule a new-student orientation (SOAR) to learn about policies and procedures and meet with an academic advisor. Non-degree students are not required to attend orientation.
We recommend that all returning or incoming students meet with a counselor to select a class schedule. Contact Students will less than 15 semester hours of college credit need to meet with a counselor to select a class schedule. Contact an academic advisor to set up that appointment. Find more registration information here.
View tuition deadlines here. If necessary, you may pay by installments through our tuition payment plan.
Here is some other information you may need before starting at Parkland: • Find housing options in the Champaign area: Student Life. • Take a look at the books you will need: Bookstore.• Get your Student ID made: ID Station.• Check out resources at the Parkland Library.• Need tutoring services? Visit the Center for Academic Success.
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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Get to know us. Tour the campus, get your questions answered, and meet one-on-one with an admissions advisor.