Go ahead. Take the leap.
Whether you’re about to graduate high school or looking for a new direction in life,
this is the place to get started!
It's the best way to find out if Parkland College is the right fit for you. We offer special event days where you can get general info about the college, take a tour, and ask questions. One-on-one visits can also be a great choice to explore your options.
From science and tech to arts and humanities, plus everything in between, you'll find professors who know your name and the learning support you need. Check out the academic possibilities.
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.
Once you have applied, you will begin receiving emails at the address you provided on how to set up your Parkland student accounts. To take classes at Parkland College, you must fill out an application. It's important to choose a major, but don't worry if you decide to change it later; you can do that with a counselor.
Please have your official high school transcript, GED, or other high school equivalency transcript mailed to Parkland College. If applicable, also have official transcripts mailed from any colleges you have attended. Institutions may also send transcripts electronically through any of the major exchange networks.
Looking for help to pay for classes? Please visit our Financial Aid page for information on grants and scholarships.
Once you have applied, we will send you email about how to set up your Parkland student accounts. E-tools is a great place to start if you need more help with that process.
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 tests you will need, please contact our Degree-seeking students must verify they have recent course placement test scores in reading, math, and English. Your ACT or SAT scores may waive this requirement if submitted to the Admissions and Records office. Learn more at our A degree seeking student must have recent assessment scores in math, English, and reading before you can register. ACT/SAT scores or previous college work may waive the placement tests if they have been submitted to Admissions. 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 have been diagnosed with a disability and would like testing accommodations, please let us know so we may assist you through Accessibility Services.
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 to learn about policies and procedures and meet with an academic advisor.Non-degree students are not required to attend orientation.
First-time students meet with a counselor to select a class schedule. Contact an academic advisor to set up that appointment. Registration information can be found here.
View tuition deadlines here. If necessary, you may pay tuition by installments through our payment plan.
Get to know us. Tour the campus, get your questions answered, and meet one-on-one with an admissions advisor.
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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