How hard is it to get into Parkland?
Admission to Parkland is open to anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school, has a GED, or is at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from college-level instruction. In cases of limited enrollment, priority will be given to residents of Parkland College District 505.
Admission to Parkland does not ensure admission to a particular course or program of study. Several areas (including Nursing and Health careers) have selective admissions standards and deadlines.
We do not require ACT or SAT scores for admission; however, if submitted, appropriate scores will be used in place of placement test scores. Students are required to take assessment tests in reading, writing, and mathematics after they are admitted. Assessment results are used to place students in classes where they have the best chance for success.
What is the deadline for admission?
Complete your application for admission at least four months prior to the semester that you plan to attend Parkland. This way you will have plenty of time to schedule assessment tests, see a counselor, and register for classes. You may apply for admission right up until classes begin each semester, but this may delay your enrollment and limit your course selection.
NOTE: Health Professions programs have limited enrollment and a priority application processing deadline. The deadline to apply for fall semester admission is March 1. Only the associate-degree Nursing program admits students in the spring semester and applications are due October 1.
Is there a fee for parking?
At Parkland, parking is free, and no I.D. sticker is needed.
Are there computers I can use?
Yes, Parkland has open computer labs.
Computers are available in the Library, and the Library classroom/lab when not scheduled for classes. A wireless network is also available throughout the Library. See library website
Can I work on campus?
Most offices on campus employ student workers; in fact, many offices couldn't survive without student employees! To find out which offices are currently hiring, contact the Career Center in room U238.