Appointment Scheduling

BEFORE you schedule an appointment please see below to determine if you need to schedule SOAR (new student orientation) instead.  

Do I need SOAR (new student orientation)? 

  • If you are a new degree-seeking student to Parkland and haven't completed 15 hours of college-level work, you will need to schedule a new student orientation (SOAR) to learn about policies and procedures and meet with an academic advisor. click here to schedule SOAR.
    • If you are scheduling SOAR now, then DO NOT make and appointment through Bookings or with our front desk.  Your SOAR appointment will include an academic advising session.
  • Have you completed through Step 4:  Schedule orientation/SOAR at this link ? If the answer is yes, you are eligible to schedule an appointment.  
  • Non-degree seeking students are not required to attend orientation.  You are eligible to schedule an appointment. 

We offer two types of appointments:  Same Day and Advanced

  1. Same Day Appointments are made by calling 217-351-2219 or stopping by U-267 the morning of the day you wish to be seen and putting your name down for a same day appointment time if available.  You will check in at the time you sign up for and will be seen within that hour. 
  2. Advanced Appointments can be made 48 hours to 14 days in advance.  These options are not available during peak registration time.   Please select the appropriate advanced appointment option below to schedule. 


 

Same Day Appointments

Same day appointments are made by calling 217-351-2219 or stopping by U-267 the morning of the day you wish to be seen and putting your name down for a a same day appointment time if available.  You will check in at the time you sign up for and will be seen within the hour.

General Advising

This is a 30 minute appointment.  You must be a current Parkland student to sign up for this appointment type.

To schedule this appointment click here

Aviation Advising

A 30 minute advising appointment for the Aviation Program. 

To schedule this appointment click here


Online Advising

If you are a continuing student in good standing you have the option of meeting with an advisor in an online format.  This is a 45 minute appointment.   

PLEASE NOTE:  If you select "Schedule an online advising appointment" below this meeting will take place in a virtual classroom in an entirely online format.  This is designed for students who are unable to meet with an advisor in person.

You will need to use Chrome or FireFox for this system.

You will need to be ready and able to log in to Cobra Learning on the day of your appointment.

You will go to Cobra and look for the "OAV 101" course on your list of courses on the day/time of your appointment.  

Click here to schedule an online advising appointment.


Veterans Advising

This appointment time if for students using military benefits.  

It is a 30 minute appointment. 

You must be a current Parkland student to sign up for this appointment type.

To schedule this appointment click here.

International/ESL Advising

This 30 minute academic advising session is for international students or students placed into ESL courses.  You must be a current Parkland student to sign up for this appointment type. 

To schedule this appointment click here.

Academic Planning

This appointment is for students that need an academic plan.  You could be returning from suspension or dismissal or receiving benefits that require you to have an academic plan, or you just want an entire plan (semester by semester) mapped out. 

To schedule this appointment click here

FYE 101 Academic Plan

This appointment type is for students that are currently in FYE 101 and need to develop an academic plan.  

If you are a Parkland Pathway to Illinois student, please be sure that you are choosing the correct Parkland advisor.

To schedule this appointment click here.

Parkland Pathway to Illinois Advising

Each Parkland Pathway to Illinois College has their own category for academic advising on the Bookings page.  If you are an admitted Parkland Pathway to Illinois student, you will need to select the correct College:  ACES, Applied Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine & Applied Arts, LAS, Media, or School of Social Work. 


College of ACES (Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences): Angela Jancola, Donna Tanner-Harold or Myriah Benner-Coogan

College of Applied Health Sciences: Dennis Cockrum or Jennifer Klatsky

College of Education:  Angela Jancola or Molly Murphy

College of Engineering: Jennifer Klatsky or Randy Rothwell

College of Fine and Applied Arts:  Myriah Benner-Coogan

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Katie Schacht or John Sheahan

College of Media:  Myriah Benner-Coogan

School of Social Work: Dennis Cockrum

To schedule this appointment click here.