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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

Get Full College Credit in Late-Start (13-Week) Classes

Sign up by Sept. 9 to earn full-semester credits in accelerated formats

Although the deadline to enroll in Parkland College's full-term fall classes has passed, it is not too late for those who missed registering on time to enroll in courses for full-semester credit. 
 
Sign up for Parkland's 13-week classes, which begin the week of Sept. 10. The college developed the 13-week option as part of its on-time registration process, to help fit classes to the community's needs. Plenty of on-campus and online options are available in topics such as accounting, English, history, communication, biology, computers, psychology, foreign languages, literature, math and music. Career-specialty classes in aviation, construction, welding, collision, and other fields are also available.

Complete all enrollment steps (including course registration) for the 13-week session by Sept. 9. The deadline includes making payment arrangements for reserved classes.
 
Important information on applying to Parkland and registering for classes is available here.

Enrollment Blitz 2018 to Help Students Register for Fall

One-stop help with applying, financial aid, placement tests, more

As Parkland College gears up for its fall semester, its Student Services units are once again offering over a week of one-stop help with registering for classes.

Fall Enrollment Blitz 2018 runs August 9–17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the second-floor "bridge" of the Student Union. Please note: Parkland College's campus is closed Aug. 10. Since Parkland College Fall Semester 2018 classes start Monday, Aug. 20, the event comes right on cue, especially for those who may have applied to Parkland but not taken a class. 

During Enrollment Blitz, new and returning students can receive one-stop service from Parkland's Admissions and Records, Counseling and Advising, Financial Aid, and Assessment units. Students can get help with anything from completing applications for admission or financial aid, to determining course placement for math and English, to attending a Parkland student orientation (SOAR) session and registering onsite for classes. 

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

Registration for Fall Semester 2018 Underway

Fall courses begin Aug. 20 and later; register early for best course selection

Go ahead, get ahead! Open registration for Parkland College Fall Semester 2018 starts today, April 9. Check out available courses now.

Taking classes for the first time? If so, you need to apply to Parkland first! You may do so in person at the Admissions Office, Room U164; online; by faxing a completed application form to 217/353-2640; or by mailing a completed application form to Admissions and Records, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821-1899. Other steps for registering are available here.

Parkland's continuing students may register starting this week, either online at my.parkland.edu, in person at the admissions office, or by mail.
 
Fall semester classes begin the week of August 20 (for full 16-week and first 8-week sessions) and later.
 
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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