18:1
Student/faculty ratio
#1
In student transfers to the University of Illinois
130+
Degree and certificate programs

Explore programs and majors.

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.

Finish what you started.

Are you a nontraditional student? Have you earned some college credits, but not your degree? Are you interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree? Our adult re-entry services can help you put those credits to work through our partnerships.

Tutoring and more.

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.

Ready? Let's start the process.

step 1

Apply, if Needed

To take classes at Parkland College, you must complete and submit a new admissions application if you have been gone for more than a year.  
If you plan to earn a degree at Parkland and want to be eligible for financial aid, it's important to choose a program of study. If you just want to take a few classes for personal enrichment, view application procedures here
If you have faced academic probation or suspension at Parkland College, please contact Counseling Services for more information.

Apply
step 2

Send Transcripts

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.

Send Transcripts
step 3

Seek Financial Aid

Looking for help to pay for classes? Please visit our Financial Aid page for information on grants and scholarships.

Get Aid
step 4

Get Reconnected

Once you have applied, we will send you email on 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.

E-tools
step 5

Get Assessment Tests or Accommodations

If it has been more than two years since you have been to Parkland, you may need to take placement tests. To determine what testing you will need, please contact the Assessment Center.
If you have ever been diagnosed with a disability and would like testing accommodations, please let us know so we may assist you; learn more at Accessibility Services.

Assessment
step 6

Schedule Orientation (SOAR)

All degree-seeking students who have not completed 15 hours of college work are required to attend our student orientation (SOAR) to learn about Parkland College policies and meet with an academic advisor. Once all your assessments are complete, you can schedule your orientation appointment at SOAR.

Schedule Appointment
step 7

Register for Classes

We recommend that all returning or incoming students meet with an academic advisor to select a class schedule. Contact Counseling Services to set up that appointment. Find more registration information at Register for Classes.

Register
step 8

Pay Tuition

View tuition deadlines here. If necessary, you may pay by installments through our payment plan.

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.