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.

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
  •     Animal Sciences
  •     Computer Science & Crop Sciences
  •     Consumer Economics & Finance
  •     Crop Sciences
  •     Dietetics
  •     Environmental Economics & Policy
  •     Farm Management
  •     Finance in Agri-Business
  •     Financial Planning
  •     Food Science
  •     Human Development & Family Studies
  •     Human Nutrition
  •     Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems
  •     Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
  •     Organizational & Community Leadership
  •     Policy, International Trade, & Development
  •     Public Policy & Law
  •     Technical Systems Management

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

College of Fine & Applied Arts (FAA)

  •     Acting
  •     Architectural Studies (5-year program)
  •     Art Education (K-12)
  •     Art & Art History
  •     Arts & Entertainment Technology
  •     Costume Design & Technology
  •     Dance
  •     Graphic Design
  •     Landscape Architecture (5-year program)
  •     Lighting Design & Technology
  •     Music (5-year program)
  •     Scenic Design
  •     Scenic Technology
  •     Sound Design & Technology
  •     Stage Management
  •     Studio Art (Bachelor of Arts)
  •     Studio Art (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
  •     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