College Calendar

Parkland College has a number of programs and services on its campus that are designed to support your academic growth and intellectual engagement. Our goal is to make the challenge of college exciting, yet manageable, for you. 

Fall 2021 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Registration for continuing students: March 28-April 4
  • Open registration begins: April 5
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 23: August 22
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 23
  • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 13: September 12
  • 13-week classes begin: September 13
  • Deadline to request Credit/No Credit: No later than midterm of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 18: October 17
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: October 18
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation: November 5
  • Last day of classes: December 10
  • Final examinations: December 13-17
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10am): August 16
    • Labor Day (college closed): September 6
    • Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5pm on November 24; college closed): November 24–28
    • Winter break (college closed): December 23–January 2
Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
Final Exams Schedule

If your first class meeting during the week is:

The final exam will be held:

Monday at 7 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Tuesday, December 14

Monday at 8 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Monday, December 13

Monday at 9 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Wednesday, December 15

Monday at 10 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Thursday, December 16

Monday at 11 a.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, December 13

Monday at 12 noon

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, December 15

Monday at 1 p.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, December 14

Monday at 2 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Tuesday, December 14

Monday at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Monday,  December 13

Tuesday at 7 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Monday, December 13

Tuesday at 8 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Tuesday, December 14

Tuesday at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m

8-10 a.m., Friday, December 17

Tuesday at 11 a.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, December 16

Tuesday at 12 noon

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, December 17

Tuesday at 1 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, December 15

Tuesday at 2 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Thursday, December 16

Tuesday at 3 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, December 15

Tuesday at 4 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Thursday, December 16

Any day class after Tuesday

2-4 p.m., Friday, December 17


All evening finals (5 p.m. or later) will be at the regular class time.

If your evening class is held on
(first meeting of the week):

The final exam will be held:

Monday

Monday, December 13

Tuesday

Tuesday, December 14

Wednesday

Wednesday, December 15

Thursday

Thursday, December 16

Registration Dates
  • Registration for continuing students: March 28-April 4
  • Open registration begins: April 5
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 23: August 22
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 13: September 12
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 18: October 17
Tuition and Financial Aid

Important financial deadlines:

  • August 4 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • September 24 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • October 1 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • October 29 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
  • November 26-Last day to request student loan for fall
Fall Semester 2021 Deadlines

For classes that begin the week of August 23:

  • August - Tuition is due
  • August 22 - Last day to register
  • August 29 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of September 13:
  • August 23 - Tuition is due
  • September 12 - Last day to register
  • September 19 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of October 18:
  • September 27 - Tuition is due
  • October 17 - Last day to register
  • October 24 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund