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Registration for Late-Start Classes Underway

 Earn full-semester credit in 13 weeks

Although Parkland College's full-semester classes are now in session, another range of classes is available to students who still wish to enroll.

Registration is now open for Parkland's Late-Start Class Session, which begins the week of Feb. 4.

Residents can earn full-semester college credit in just 13 weeks, in classes taught at a slightly more accelerated pace than full-semester classes. Students can select from transferable, online and campus-based spring courses in math, biology, education, English, foreign languages, and many other subjects, plus career-specialty classes in aviation, automotive, hospitality, computer science, agribusiness, and more. 

Registration for the 13-week session ends Feb. 3. To get started at Parkland College, visit parkland.edu/getStarted or contact Admissions and Records at 217/351-2482 or admissions@parkland.edu.

Spring Enrollment Blitz to Help Students Enroll

Get one-stop service from Admissions, Financial Aid, Counseling, more

Parkland College's Student Services offices is offering the community a week of one-stop help with enrolling in spring semester classes.

Spring Enrollment Blitz 2019 runs Jan. 4 and 7–11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the second-floor "bridge" of the Student Union. Since Parkland College Spring Semester 2019 classes begin Monday, Jan. 14, the event is especially useful for those who have steps yet to complete in their enrollment. 

During Enrollment Blitz, new and returning students can receive one-stop service from the college's Admissions and Records, Financial Aid and Veteran Services, Assessment Center and Counseling Services offices. Students receive assistance with such enrollment steps as completing applications for admission or financial aid; determining course placement for English, reading and math; attending a new student orientation; and registering for courses. 

For more information on this event, contact Admissions and Records at 217/351-2482 or admissions@parkland.edu.

Register Now for Spring Classes

Current-student registration starts Oct. 29; sign up early for best course selection

Registration for Parkland College Spring Semester 2019 classes opens to new students Monday, Nov. 5. Spring instruction begins the week of Jan. 14, 2019. 

The Parkland College Spring 2019 Class Schedule booklet is accessible online. Current students may register for spring classes starting Oct. 29, viewing available spring classes now through my.Parkland. Register early for best course selection.
 
Interested in taking college courses for the first time? You may apply to Parkland: in person at the admissions office, Room U214; online; by faxing a completed application form to 217/353-2640; or by mailing a completed application to Admissions and Records, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821-1899.
 
Registration for full-term and 8-week spring classes will continue through Jan. 13. For more information on registration steps, call the Office of Admissions and Records at 217/351-2482 or email admissions@parkland.edu.

Explore Parkland College academic programs, campus life, support services and more during the school's annual Fall Open House.

This event will take place Friday, Nov. 2 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Union atrium and in the L and H buildings for its Health Professions programs.

Designed for high school students, parents of college-bound students, and community members, the Parkland College Fall Open House allows visitors to tour the campus; have their questions answered from admissions, financial aid, and counseling representatives; view student demonstrations and explore the college's innovative features. Breakout sessions on financial aid and the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program also will take place during the open house.

For those interested in criminal justice or forensic science, the Parkland College Forensic Science Lab in Room X104 will be open for public viewing from noon to 2 p.m. that day. The science behind criminal investigation is more challenging and satisfying than popular media portray. Students can view the tools of the trade including fingerprinting techniques, DNA gels and skeletal remains, and an instructor will be on hand to talk about the chemistry of it all.

The Health Professions portion of the open house will take place in the L wing of the main campus and at the H building located in Parkland on Mattis, 1309 N. Mattis Ave. in Champaign. The Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology and Veterinary Technology programs will be featured in the L wing, while the Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapy and Practical Nursing programs will be featured at the H building. Visitors can enjoy chair massages from Massage Therapy students, get their vitals taken from Medical Assisting students and view lab demonstrations from Nursing and Occupational Therapy students in the H building.

For more information about the Parkland College Fall Open House, contact Admissions and Records at 217/351-2482 or admissions@parkland.edu.

Degree Completion Day Set for Oct. 3

Get advice, info on finishing your degree or certificate

Area residents who have not yet completed their Parkland College degrees or certificates are invited to figure out what courses they need to finish them, during a special event Wednesday, Oct. 3.
 
Degree Completion Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Parkland's Student Union. Past and current students who want to finish their Parkland College credentials will be able to:

  • receive academic advising

  • confirm their degree program

  • learn how to track their progress toward a degree or certificate

  • see which universities guarantee junior-level transfer status with a completed Parkland credential

  • complete a Petition to Graduate form, if applicable

The event, which includes giveaways and refreshments, will be live-streamed from WPCD FM.
 
For more information on Degree Completion Day, please contact the Office of Admissions at 217/351-2482 or admissions@parkland.edu

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