Academic advising is available for students who have been admitted to Parkland and are ready to plan classes. If you are a prospective student, please start by contacting Admissions at 217/351-2482.
What is Academic Advising?
Academic advising and educational planning are provided to support students in the completion of their chosen degree or certificate. Students are also helped to successfully navigate the transfer process.
This may include:
- Planning a program of study
- Selecting semester courses
- Finding academic support resources
- Preparing for transfer
- Setting goals for future learning
Academic advising at Parkland is mainly accomplished through scheduled appointments. To make an advising appointment, click on Appointment Scheduling. Students may also email their designated academic success advisor or firstname.lastname@example.org from your Parkland student email account. On Wednesdays (Walk-In Wednesdays), all advising is done by walk-in in room U267 or by calling 217/351-2219 from 9 am - 4 pm; during the rest of the week, walk-ins may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Advising Areas of Interest
Parkland's academic success advisors each specialize in specific academic areas. Degree-seeking students are paired with a designated advisor based on their plan of study at Parkland. Areas of Interest (AOI) include:
Applied Technology, Aviation, & Agriculture
Majors include: Agriculture, Automotive, Horticulture, Aviation, Construction Management, HVAC, Electronic Control Systems, Industrial Technology, Welding, Case New Holland, Diesel Power, Ford ASSET, Land Surveying
Business & Computer Science Technologies
Majors Include: Accounting, Business, Computer Science & Information Systems, Business Administrative Technology, Data Systems & Development, Network Administration & Support, Digital Media
Fine & Applied Arts
Majors Include: Art & Design, Art Education, Broadcast Technology, Communication, Entertainment Technology, Media Arts & Production, Music Education, Music Foundations, Music Performance, Photography, Theatre
Health Professions/Pre-Health Professions
For students with the goal of getting into a selective admissions health profession program at Parkland
Humanities & Social Sciences
Majors Include: Criminal Justice, Education, English, History, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Science, Engineering, & Mathematics
Majors Include: Biological Sciences, Kinesiology, Personal Fitness Training, Mathematics, Physical Science, Engineering Science
The following links may be helpful for general information:
Transferring to a four-year school can feel complicated. Our advisors are here to help! Talk to your advisor about your transfer plans, and check out Parkland's Transfer website for more.