The Parkland College Blog

Degree Completion Day Set for Feb. 20

See what courses are needed to finish your degree

Parkland College students and area residents who have not completed their Parkland College degree and/or certificate are invited to a special event Wednesday, Feb. 20. They can meet with an academic advisor to see what courses are needed to finish their degree.
 
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

Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program Open House

Graduating seniors can gain guaranteed admission to certain University of Illinois programs

High school students can learn more about a Parkland College program guaranteeing them admission in selected colleges at the University of Illinois while saving money on tuition.
 
The Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program Information Open House will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Parkland College Student Union. Prospective students and their parents are welcome to attend.
 
Representatives from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Parkland will answer questions about the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Program, including eligibility, housing options, financial aid, admissions, and other topics. 

For qualifying Illinois high school graduates who begin college at Parkland and are interested in transferring to the University of Illinois, the program is an opportunity to gain guaranteed admission to certain University of Illinois programs. While preparing to transfer, participating students will be able to integrate their time as full-time Parkland students with resources and classes at Illinois. Pathway students typically complete the program in two years, but AP credit and college credit earned in high school may affect program length.

For questions about the program, please go to parkland.edu/UIUCpathway, call Mary Kay Smith at 217/351-2509 or email admissions@parkland.edu.

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.

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