Appointment Scheduling

If you have questions, please contact Advising Services at (217) 351-2219 or at academicadvising@parkland.edu.


What to do before making an academic advising appointment


Before making an academic advising appointment, please confirm with the Assessment Center that your placements are in place for reading, writing, and math. You can reach the Assessment Center at 217-351-2432 or assessmentcenter@parkland.edu. You can find student checklists at www.parkland.edu/admissions.


It is recommended that you complete Parkland orientation before your advising appointment. You can view the online orientation at go.parkland.edu/orientation. You will need to log in with your Parkland credentials. If you have not set those up, go to www.parkland.edu/etools


If your placements are complete, please see the information below to assist you in making an advising appointment. You must have placements in place before you can complete advising and registration. Your advising appointment may be canceled if placements are not complete. 


What to know before you schedule

Students should meet with an academic success advisor who specializes in their academic area or special population (ex: Parkland Student Athletes or students admitted to the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program). You will be asked to identify your academic Area of Interest when you schedule your appointment. To determine which area your program of study falls in, and to help you prepare for your advising meeting, please review the following information.


Before you schedule: Know your program of study

You should always meet with an advisor who specializes in your program of study. If you don't know your program, follow these steps to look it up: 

  1. Log into Parkland Self-Service
  2. Click on Student Planning
  3. Click on tile #1 - Go to My Progress

Your program of study will be listed in the "At a Glance" profile. If you already have an advisor assigned to you, their name will be listed here as well. Use this information to identify which academic area of interest (AOI) your program fits into. 

If you're not sure which AOI your program falls under, review the degree options listed in each AOI description. If you are in a general studies degree, or are not degree-seeking, select the academic area that most closely matches your academic, transfer, or career goal.

Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.

Types of advising appointments

There are five main appointments types offered with advisors:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses at Parkland.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway student – select this appointment ONLY IF you have already been accepted into the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program and have completed your Pathway orientation. Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students not enrolled in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program but who are planning on applying for transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please select an advising appointment by Area of Interest.

5. Parkland Student Athletes - please schedule an advising appointment with Coach Anthony Figueroa


For appointment types 1-4, you can designate on the information when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267. 


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.


Need help determining your area of interest?
Not sure what Area of Interest (AOI) your major or program falls under? Choose the AOI closest to your major or program.

Can’t decide on your major or career goals?

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To review your results, schedule an appointment with Brennon Hightower, career counselor.

Schedule your advising appointment

Students should meet with an advisor who specializes in their academic area, according to the degree or certificate they are pursuing. Select the Area of Interest (AOI) below that most closely matches your academic goal.


Advising areas of interest

Applied Technology, Aviation, & Agriculture Majors include: Agriculture, Automotive, Horticulture, Aviation, Construction Mgt, HVAC, Electronic Control Sys, Industrial Tech, Welding, Case New Holland, Diesel Power, Ford ASSET, Land Surveying
See table for a list of programs and who the assigned advisor and/or program director is for that program.


Appointment Types: 


1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – Continuing students should reach out to program directors for degree-specific information and assistance. Email the program director directly to schedule an academic advising appointment. You may also meet with an academic success advisor (advisor listed under new/returning student advising.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway. Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students not enrolled in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program but who are planning on applying for transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, should not choose this appointment type.

5. Parkland Student Athletes - please schedule an advising appointment with Coach Anthony Figueroa.


For new/returning student appointments, you can designate on the information when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267.


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.


Students currently enrolled in Automotive Collision Repair or Floral Design, please contact Aimee Densmore.


Program

New/Returning Student
Advising

Continuing Student Advising

Agriculture, AS (transfer)

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Advanced Applicator Technician, AAS

Ag Retail Operations Certificate

Aimee Densmore

Aimee Densmore

Theresa Meers


Agricultural Business: Management, AAS

Agricultural Business: Management, CER

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Theresa Meers


Precision Ag Technology, AAS

Precision Ag Technology, CER

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Theresa Meers


Geographic Information System, CER

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Theresa Meers


Horticulture: Landscape &
Urban Horticulture, AAS and CER

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Theresa Meers


Aviation, AS

Private Pilot, CER

Instrument Rating, CER

Commercial Pilot, CER

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, CER

Myriah Benner-Coogan

Auto Maintenance & Light Repair

Auto Technician

Automotive Technology

Alexus Hasler

Adam Karch

Basic Construction Skills

Building Construction & Repair

Carpentry

Construction Management

HVAC

HVAC Installation Service Technician

Alexus Hasler

Todd Horton

Electrical Power

Electronic Control Systems

Electronic Controls

Randy Rothwell

Dan Meccoli

Industrial Machining

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Industrial Technology

Machinery Maintenance

Computer-Aided Drafting

Randy Rothwell

John Dahlman

Industrial Welding

Randy Rothwell

Bill Wirth

Case New Holland Service Technician

Aimee Densmore

Gordie Hedrick

Diesel Power Equipment Technology

Aimee Densmore

Mark Ziegler

Ford ASSET

Aimee Densmore

David Charney & Shane Peidl

Land Surveying

Aimee Densmore

Kory Allred

Business & Computer Science Technologies Majors Include: Accounting, Business, Computer Science & Information Systems, Business Administrative Technology, Data Systems & Development, Network Administration & Support, Digital Media

Majors Include: 

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Accounting
  • Business Management and Business Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administrative Technology
  • Data Systems & Development
  • Network Administration & Support
  • Digital Media

 

Advising Team:
 
Larry Taylor
Steve Wilson


Appointment Types:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – Continuing students should reach out to program directors for degree-specific information and assistance. Email the program director directly to schedule an academic advising appointment. You may also meet with an academic success advisor.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway. Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students not enrolled in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program but who are planning on applying for transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, should not choose this appointment type.
 
5. Parkland Student Athletes - please schedule an advising appointment with Coach Anthony Figueroa.


For new/returning student appointments, you can designate on the information when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267.


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.


Program Directors:

Accounting (AAS and CER) – Judy Smith

Business – Kelly Barbour-Conerty

  • Management (AAS)
  • Marketing (AAS)
  • Entrepreneurship (CER)


Business Administrative Technology – Ann Blackman

  • Business Administrative Technology (AAS)
  • Application Specialist (CER)
  • Bookkeeping Office Assistant (CER)
  • Customer Service (CER)
  • Office Assistant (CER)
  • Office Specialist (CER)


Data Systems & Development – Ken Urban

  • Data Systems & Development (AAS)
  • Database Foundation (CER)
  • General Programming (CER)
  • Mobile Development (CER)
  • Web Development (CER)


Network Administration & Support – Marc Schudel

  • Network Administration & Support (AAS)
  • Google IT (CER)
  • Cisco Networking (CER)
  • Computer Foundations (CER)
  • Linux Admin (CER)
  • Microsoft Admin (CER)


Digital Media – David Bock or Derek Dallas

  • Digital Media (AAS)
  • 3D Computer Animation Software (CER)
  • 3D Software Development (CER)
  • Web Programming (CER)


 
Students currently enrolled in Hospitality Programs Food Service Asst, Foodservice Sanitation Certificate, Culinary Arts Mgt, Food Service, Hotel/Motel Mgt, Restaurant Mgt, or Resort/Casino Mgt, please contact Jeff Kilar.


Fine & Applied Arts Majors Include: Art & Design, Art Edu, Broadcast Technology, Communication, Entertainment Technology, Media Arts & Production, Music Edu, Music Foundations, Music Performance, Photography, Theatre

Majors Include:

  • Art and Design
  • Art Education
  • Broadcast Technology
  • Communication
  • Entertainment Technology
  • Media Arts & Production
  • Media Production
  • Music Education
  • Music Foundations
  • Music Performance
  • Photography
  • Theatre Arts
 
Advising Team:
 


Appointments:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – Continuing students should reach out to faculty advisors for degree-specific information and assistance. Email the faculty advisor directly to schedule an academic advising appointment. You may also meet with an academic success advisor.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway. Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students not enrolled in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program but who are planning on applying for transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, should not choose this appointment type.

5. Parkland Student Athletes - please schedule an advising appointment with Coach Anthony Figueroa.


For new/returning student appointments, you can designate on the information when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267.


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.


Faculty Advisors:

Art & Design – Denise Seif

  • Art & Design (AFA)
  • Art Education (AFA)


Broadcast Technology – Adam Porter

  • Broadcast Technology (AAS)
  • Media Arts & Production (AAS)
  • Media Production (CER)
  • Music Business (CER)


Communication (AA) – Kendra McClure

Music – Julie Weishar

  • Music Education (AFA)
  • Music Foundations (AA)
  • Music Performance (AFA)


Photography (AAS) – Peggy Shaw

Theatre – Julie Weishar

  • Theatre Arts, AA
  • Entertainment Technology, AAS and CER

 

Students currently enrolled in Visual Communication Design (AAS) or Print Production (CER), please contact Julie Weishar.

Health Professions/Pre-Health Professions For students with the goal of getting into a selective admissions health profession program at Parkland
Students with the goal of getting into one of these programs at Parkland:

Dental Hygiene, AAS
Emergency Medical Services, AAS & CER (EMT, Adv EMT, Paramedic/Firefighter)
Massage Therapy, AAS & CER

Medical Assisting, CER
Nursing Assistant, CER (CNA)
Nursing, LPN, RN/ADN, LPN to RN bridge, & Paramedic to ADN bridge
Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS
Radiologic Technology, AAS
Respiratory Care, AAS
Sterile Processing Technician, CER
Surgical Technology, AAS 
Veterinary Technology, AAS

 

If your goal is to transfer and not earn a CER or AAS degree from Parkland, please see the STEM Area of Interest. Examples: pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-pharmacy, etc. 


Advising Team:
 
Karen Morgan
Molly Murphy
Tanino Minneci
 
 
Appointment Types:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.

2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses and have not been admitted into a Health Professions program.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Student Athletes - please schedule an advising appointment with Coach Anthony Figueroa.


For appointment types 1-3, you can designate on the information when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267.


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.



Students who have been admitted into a selective-admissions Health Professions program will meet with their faculty advisor.


Students currently enrolled in Dietetic Technician, Dietary Manager, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Dysrhythmia (EKG) Certification, or Fire Service Technology AAS and CER, please contact Kim Pankau.

Humanities & Social Sciences Majors Include: Criminal Justice, Education, English, History, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Majors Include:
 
  • Associate in Arts, General Transfer
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
 
Advising Team:
 
 

Appointment Types:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses at Parkland.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway. Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students not enrolled in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program but who are planning on applying for transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, should not choose this appointment type.

5. Parkland Student Athletes - please schedule an advising appointment with Coach Anthony Figueroa.


For appointment types 1-4, you can designate on the information when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267.


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.

Science, Engineering, & Mathematics Majors Include: Biological Sciences, Kinesiology, Personal Fitness Training, Mathematics, Physical Science, Engineering Science
Majors Include:
 
  • Associate in Science, General Transfer
  • Biological Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Personal Fitness Training
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Engineering Science
 

Advising Team:
 


Appointment Types:

1. New, Degree-Seeking Student – select this appointment if you are

    • a first-time college student, or
    • a transfer student new to Parkland College, or
    • a student who took college courses while in high school.


2. Continuing Student – select this appointment if you currently taking courses at Parkland.

3. Returning Student – select this appointment if you have previously attended Parkland but have been gone for more than a semester.

4. Parkland Pathway to Illinois students – see information under Advising for Parkland Pathway. Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students not enrolled in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program but who are planning on applying for transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, should not choose this appointment type.

5. Parkland Student Athletes - please schedule an advising appointment with Coach Anthony Figueroa.


For appointment types 1-4, you can designate on the information when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267.


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.


Parkland Pathway to Illinois

Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a selective-admission and dual-enrollment program. Students are accepted to Parkland and are provisionally accepted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students not enrolled in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program but who are planning on applying for transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please select an Area of Interest appointment above.

Advising for Parkland Pathway

College of Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences (ACES)
Myriah Benner-Coogan will be your Parkland advisor.

New students! Please watch your Parkland email for academic advising appointment information.

Continuing students, please follow this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVAGAVIAT@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/CcabvUPOjEeU6wl-xN3aEA2
College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS)
Karen Morgan will be your Parkland advisor.

Click this link to schedule an academic advising appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVHUMSS@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/gNGCn5FTc0yt6iELdOMyfw2
College of Education (EDU)
Dara Lawyer will be your Parkland advisor.

Click this link to schedule an academic advising appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVHUMSS@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/SlWP_hWTdEuGKbyox4mG3w2
Grainger College of Engineering (ENG)
Randy Rothwell will be your Parkland advisor.

New students! Please watch your Parkland email for academic advising appointment information.

Continuing students, please follow this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVSTEM@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/crzUQZFw1E--RpXoGzx1tA2    
College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA)
Molly Murphy and Tanino Minneci will be your Parkland advisors at Parkland.

New students should make a Parkland advising appointment after they have completed their UIUC academic advising appointment.

Follow this link to schedule an appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVFAACOM@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/deXLaMsHukuHBo2MNrhwaQ2
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)
College of Media (MDIA)
School of Information Sciences (SIS)
School of Social Work (SSW)
Aviation
Please email both Myriah Benner-Coogan and Wendy Evans regarding the Aviation program.

Follow this link to make an advising appointment with Myriah: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BookingsADVAGAVIAT@parkland1.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/VPOXG8n4JUGT38Tnmuf2ng2

Other appointment types


UIUC concurrently enrolled students

If you are a full-time UIUC student wanting to take a Parkland class, please follow the Concurrent Enrollment steps. This must be done every semester. Parkland Admissions will take care of the registration through this process as long as the student has met the pre-req and there are still seats available in the course(s). If you have questions about U of I concurrent enrollment, please email concurrent@parkland.edu.

Students who are non-degree seeking

If you are a non-degree seeking student, it is not required that you meet with an academic advisor. If you need registration assistance, please email admissions@parkland.edu. If you are a non-degree seeking student and need academic advising, please review the Areas of Interest above and determine which one best suits your goals/interests in order to make an advising appointment. 

Students who are undecided

If you have gotten this far on our page and have not been able to figure out who is best for you to meet with, please email academicadvising@parkland.edu and let us know what your goals are and we can help determine the best advisor to schedule an appointment. 


Remember: You must have placements completed before scheduling an academic advising appointment.