Parkland Pathway to Illinois

Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a program by which Illinois high school graduates or GED recipients can begin as students at Parkland College and seamlessly transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While preparing to transfer, program participants will be able to integrate their experience as full-time Parkland students with using university resources and taking classes at Illinois.

The application for the Pathway to Illinois program opens March 5 at the U of I website, with a final deadline of April 5. However, interested applicants should also complete a Parkland College degree-seeking admissions application as early as possible, at Apply Now. The Pathway program only offers a fall start, and priority is given to first-time college students.

More information is available at the University of Illinois Parkland Pathway web page or by calling 217/351-2482.


Pathway to Illinois Open House

Parkland College will be hosting an open house for students to visit and speak with Admissions representatives from Parkland College and University of Illinois about the Pathway program. 

This event will be held on March 5, 2022 from 1 - 2:30 pm on the Parkland campus. 

Registration is now open! Please check this page for more details as the event approaches.


Participating University of Illinois MAJORS and CONCENTRATIONS in Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program (subject to change)

College of Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences (ACES)

  •     Agri-Accounting
  •     Agribusiness, Markets, & Management
  •     Agricultural Communications - Advertising
  •     Agricultural Communications - Journalism
  •     Agricultural Education
  •     Agronomy
  •     Animal Sciences
  •     Computer Science & Animal Sciences
  •     Computer Science & Crop Sciences
  •     Consumer Economics & Finance
  •     Crop Sciences
  •     Dietetics
  •     Engineering Technology & Management for Agricultural Systems
  •     Environmental Economics & Policy
  •     Farm Management
  •     Finance in Agri-Business
  •     Financial Planning
  •     Food Science
  •     Hospitality Management
  •     Human Development & Family Studies
  •     Human Nutrition
  •     Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems
  •     Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
  •     Organizational & Community Leadership
  •     Plant Biotechnology
  •     Policy, International Trade, & Development
  •     Public Policy & Law

College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS)

  •     Community Health
  •     Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary
  •     Kinesiology
  •     Recreation, Sport & Tourism
  •     Speech & Hearing Science

College of Education (EDU)

  •     Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
  •     Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
  •     Learning & Education Studies
  •     Middle Grades Education (Grades 5-8)
  •     Special Education (5-year program)

College of Fine & Applied Arts (FAA)

  •     Acting
  •     Art Education (K-12)
  •     Art & Art History
  •     Arts & Entertainment Technology
  •     Costume Design & Technology
  •     Dance (Bachelor of Arts)
  •     Dance (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
  •     Lighting Design & Technology
  •     Scenic Design
  •     Scenic Technology
  •     Sound Design & Technology
  •     Stage Management
  •     Sustainable Design
  •     Theatre Studies
  •     Urban Studies & Planning

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS)
LAS students are admitted to the program as LAS Undesignated. At the time of transfer, students will be admitted to an LAS major chosen in consultation with an advisor.

College of Media (MDIA)

  •     Advertising
  •     Journalism
  •     Media & Cinema Studies

Grainger College of Engineering (ENG)
Engineering students are admitted to the program as Engineering Undesignated. At the time of transfer, students will be admitted to an Engineering major chosen in consultation with an advisor.

School of Information Sciences

  •     Information Sciences

School of Social Work (SSW)

  •     Social Work