Appointment Scheduling

Due to the measures Parkland College is taking to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, advising appointments will be conducted in an online format via Microsoft Teams until further notice. There is limited availability for walk-in advising. If you have any issues with having an advising appointment online or if you wish to schedule an in-person meeting please contact Counseling Services.

Please read this entire page BEFORE making your online advising appointment. 

You must be a currently enrolled and/or returning student of Parkland College in order to schedule an online advising appointment.

If you are unsure if you are current or returning OR whether the major you are pursuing is advised by a different department, please use the questions below to help guide you to the appropriate resources:


New, Degree-Seeking Student

    Are you a new, degree-seeking student, with less than 15 credit hours of transfer credit from another institution of higher education? For instance, did you just graduate high school and/or is this your first time attending college?

      • If you answered yes to the questions above, you need to have current placements in math, reading, and English in order to have a productive advising meeting.
      • If you do not know if you have current placements for math, reading, and English, please contact AssessmentCenter@parkland.edu to inquire about your academic placements.
      • Once you know you have current placements, please make an advising appointment with the appropriate area (Counseling Services-Academic Advising or Program Manager/Faculty Advisor in academic department as per #2)
      CTE Career Programs (AAS/CER) under Agriculture/Technology/Business/Computer Science

      Some academic departments at Parkland do their own academic advising. Please ask yourself these questions before making an appointment with Counseling Services-Academic Advising.

        • Are you in a career program (AAS/CER) under Agriculture or Technology? If so, then please email your designated faculty advisor or agest@parkland.edu to inquire about how to make an appointment. If you are in a transfer program (AS/AA), then please make an appointment with Counseling Services-Academic Advising. 
        • Are you in a career program (AAS/CER) under Business or Computer Science? If so, then please email your designated faculty advisor or bcst@parkland.edu to inquire about how to make an appointment. If you are in a transfer program (AS/AA), then please make an appointment with Counseling Services-Academic Advising. 
        Fine & Applied Arts Majors

              Are you a Fine and Applied Arts major? If so, then please email your designated faculty advisor or faa@parkland.edu to inquire about how to make an appointment. If you are in Parkland Pathway to Illinois under College of Media or College of Fine + Applied Arts, then please make an appointment with Counseling Services-Academic Advising.
              Parkland Pathway to Illinois
              Are you currently in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program? Parkland Pathway to Illinois students should schedule academic advising appointments with advisors under their UIUC College or School. Please be sure to select the appropriate service for Pathway when you get to the Appointment Scheduling page.
              Returning Student

              If you are a returning Parkland student, have you been gone from Parkland for more than two years

                • If so, you must be sure your student account is still active in order to benefit from an advising appointment. If you are unsure if your student account is still active, please contact the Admissions office at 217-351-2482 or  Admissions@parkland.edu to inquire if you need to fill out a new application. 
                • You also need to find out if your placements for math, reading, and English are still valid. Please contact AssessmentCenter@parkland.edu to inquire about your academic placements.
                • Once you have determined that your student account is active/re-activated and you know you have current placements, please make an advising appointment with the appropriate area (Counseling Services-Academic Advising or Program Manager/Faculty Advisor in academic department as per #2)
                  English as a Second Language (ESL) or International Student

                    Are you a new or returning English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) or International Student?

                      • You are not required to go through Orientation but you do need to have current academic placements.
                      • If you do not know if you have current placements, please contact AssessmentCenter@parkland.edu to ask which assessments you need to complete.
                      • Once you know you have current placements, please follow the instructions below for how to schedule your advising session. You will need to select ESL/International Academic Advising for your session.


                      Continuing students who do not fit in the above categories, please proceed to the instructions for scheduling an advising appointment below. 

                       

                      Instructions for scheduling an advising appointment:

                      Please read this entire section BEFORE making your online advising appointment. 

                      Our department is using Microsoft Teams for virtual advising appointments. There will be a link to Join the Teams Meeting in the email confirmation and 1-day reminder that you will receive after you make your appointment. You can open this in an internet browser (Chrome or Internet Explorer) or you can download the Microsoft Teams app on your mobile device. The advisor may share their screen with you, so whatever is easiest for you to see plus talk. If it asks you for a log in, sign in with your Parkland student email credentials. 

                       

                      After clicking on the on the scheduling link:

                      1.  You will select your type of online advising session: 

                      • General Advising or New Student Advising
                      • OR advising for specific-populations: 
                        • Advising with Tanino (typically for students with CCS 098 reading placement)
                        • Pathway Academic Advising (choose specific College/School)
                        • ESL/International Academic Advising 
                        • Aviation Academic Advising 

                       

                      2. You will then “Select Staff”:

                      • For General Advising or New Student Advising, you may pick any advisor/counselor you would like.
                      • For Specific Populations, there will be specific advisors identified.

                       

                      3. You will pick your day and time for the online advising appointment.

                       

                      4. You will fill out your identifying information, answer some questions, and click “Book.” Please be sure to double check that all your information is correct. If your email address is typed incorrectly, you will not receive a confirmation or reminder email with the link to the Teams meeting. If you do not know your Parkland ID number or student email address, there are directions at the bottom of this page for how to locate it on my.Parkland.edu.

                       

                      5. After you click "Book," you will get an email confirmation regarding the booking. If you do not get an email confirmation or if you need to cancel the appointment, please email CounselingServices@parkland.edu or your advisor directly. 

                       

                      6. When it is time for your appointment, click on the "Join the Teams Meeting" link in your confirmation or reminder email. You can open this in an internet browser (Chrome or Internet Explorer) or you can download the Microsoft Teams app on your mobile device. The advisor may share their screen with you, so whatever is easiest for you to see plus talk on. If it asks you for a log in, sign in with your Parkland student email credentials. 

                       

                      To find your Parkland student ID number or Parkland student email address: 

                      1. Log into my.Parkland.edu
                      2. Click on WebAdvisor for Students
                      3. Click on Academic Profile
                      4. Click on My Profile
                      5. If any of the information is incorrect or needs updated, please email Registration@parkland.edu