Merit Program Student Achievements

Merit Program

Share Your Parkland Achievements!

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Parkland College publicizes our students’ accomplishments through a program called Merit. Through Merit, Parkland creates a personalized online profile for every student who has earned some type of reported recognition, whether it’s making the Dean’s List, earning an academic or athletic award, completing a service-learning project, graduating, or other achievement. (We learn about such achievements through faculty, staff, and campus group leader notifications.)

Our students share their online Merit stories through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Parkland may also send these stories to the students’ hometown newspapers and/or high schools through Merit.

Many of our students “claim” their Merit pages, which get updated with subsequent Parkland achievements. Students also customize their pages by adding a photo, work experience, and campus involvement.

How to claim your Merit page:
  1. Locate your Merit profile by visiting and typing your name in the search bar at the top.

  2. Click on “Is this you?” to the right of your name once it appears (but make sure the school and hometown listed are yours!).

  3. Enter your Parkland email address and click Submit. Merit will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to sign in.

  4. In the email, click on the link "Claim your Merit page" or "View my achievement." You’ll have three options for claiming your Merit page: Facebook, Twitter, or email. (If you choose Facebook, you will be able to set your own privacy conditions and permissions.) After you claim your page, you may add a photo and list other activities and work experience to your profile.
You may opt out at any time from having a Merit page.

Congratulations on your accomplishments at Parkland College!

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