After you are accepted, you will receive an email with your Student ID#, Parkland Student Username, and Parkland Student email account. A Form I-20 and letter of admission will be sent to you via UPS Express.
students who plan to take pre-college ESL should arrange to be on campus
when classes begin on the first day of the 16-week semester.
Students arriving after this deadline may be able to
enroll in selected 13-week, late-start elective
if available, but core ESL classes (reading/vocabulary,
listening/speaking, and grammar/writing) are NOT offered in the 13-week
Students who have not taken the assessment tests prior to coming to the US must arrive a minimum of seven (7) days before classes begin. The student will take all required assessments, meet with an academic advisor, register and pay course tuition fees.
Parkland offers academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. If you are in need of accommodations, contact Accessibility Services, 217-353-2338.
Medical Insurance Coverage information
After receiving your Admission letter and Form I-20 you will pay the SEVIS fee, apply for your student visa, schedule the visa interview, make travel arrangements, and make living arrangements.
· Pay the fee SEVIS I-901
· Follow these instructions for completing your F1 student visa application
· Schedule your visa interview at the US Embassy or Consulate in your country
· Canadian citizens: follow these special instructions
· Make travel arrangements to arrive in Champaign a minimum of two weeks before classes begin; students can enter the US through any major airport and can fly into Champaign via connecting flights from Chicago, New York, or other US ports of entry. Amtrak Train and Bus services bring students directly to Champaign from Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
· Make living arrangements
Homestay in Champaign, Illinois
Arrival in Champaign
It is our sincere hope you will soon feel at home at our beautiful campus.
During your first few days in Champaign-Urbana you will need to:
Move in to your apartment
Check-in at the International Admissions Office, U238. Bring your signed Form I-20, visa, I-94 document, local address and phone number
Attend the international student orientation
Take placement test(s) in the Assessment Center
Meet with an academic advisor and register for classes
Champaign-Urbana City Bus (MTD)
Champaign-Urbana City map
Parkland College Campus map
International Student Services