Student Orientation


Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Registration is required!  CLICK HERE  to reserve your session.

Note: You shouldn't sign up for Orientation unless you have submitted transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and/or completed Parkland's assessment testing. If you are not sure if you have been cleared to register, contact the Assessment Center at or 217/351-2432.


Get off to a good start at Parkland with practical knowledge that will help you succeed.  During your Orientation session, you'll get the "who, what, where, and how" on using Parkland's services and processes.  Your Orientation includes:

  • Meeting with an advisor and registering for classes
  • Getting your student ID
  • Getting your class schedule
  • Learning to navigate Parkland technology (my.parkland, WebAdvisor, student email, Cobra Learning, Student Planning)
  • Learning how to pay your tuition bill
  • Finding out college expectations and important deadlines
  • Discovering what resources are available to you
    • Financial Aid
    • First-Year Experience
    • Student Life
    • Center for Academic Success

Plus, we can personally answer any questions you may have.

Questions or concerns? Call 217/353-2033 or email us.  We're here to help.