Parkland Pathway to Illinois

Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a program in which Illinois high school graduates or those that have received their GED in Illinois can begin college at Parkland and seamlessly transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While preparing to transfer, participating students will be able to integrate their experience as full-time Parkland College students while utilizing resources and classes at Illinois.

The application for the Pathway program opens March 5th on the U of I website with a final deadline of April 15.  Your Parkland degree seeking application should be completed at Apply Now. The program only offers a fall start and priority is given to first-time college students.

More information is available at University of Illinois Parkland Pathway or call us at 217/351-2482.

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

College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
  • Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Leadership and Science Education
  • Animal Sciences
  • Computer Science + Crop Science
  • Crop Sciences
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Technical Systems Management
College of Applied Health Sciences
  • Community Health
  • Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
  • Speech and Hearing Science
College of Education
  • Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3)
  • Elementary Education (K-9)
  • Learning and Education Studies
  • Middle Grades Education (5-8)
  • Special Education (pre-K through age 21, curriculum preparatory for learning and behavior specialists)
School of Social Work
  • Social Work

College of Engineering
Engineering students are admitted to Parkland Pathway to Illinois program as Engineering Undesignated. At the time of transfer, students will be admitted to one of the listed majors.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural & Biological Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiation Engineering
  • Systems Engineering and Design
College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Architecture*
  • Art Education
  • History of Art
  • Crafts: Metals/Jewelry
  • Dance
  • Graphic Design
  • Landscape Architecture*
  • Music (Bachelor of Arts only)
  • New Media
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre Foundation
  • Urban & Regional Planning

* Denotes 5-year Fine & Applied Arts programs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Undesignated: LAS students are admitted to the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program as LAS Undesignated. At the time of transfer, students will be admitted to an LAS major chosen in consultation with an advisor.  Students must complete transfer pre-requisite courses and meet minimum GPA requirements in order to be admitted to certain majors in LAS. LAS majors can be found at
College of Media 
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Media and Cinema Studies