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


Spring 2022 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Early registration for continuing students: October 24-31
  • Open registration begins: November 1
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 10: January 9
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: January 10
  • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 31: January 30
  • 13-week classes begin: January 31
  • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of February 28: February 24
  • Last day to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement: March 4
  • 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 March 7: March 6
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: March 7
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement: April 1
  • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of May 2: April 29
  • Last day of classes: May 5
  • Final examinations: May 6-12
  • Commencement: May 12
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed): January 17
    • Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes): February 24
    • Spring vacation: March 12-20
    • Spring holiday (college closed): March 18
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 am

8-10 am, Tuesday, May 10

Monday at 8 am

8-10 am, Monday, May 9

Monday at 9 am

8-10 am, Wednesday, May 11

Monday at 10 am

8-10 am, Thursday, May 12

Monday at 11 am

11 am-1 pm, Monday, May 9

Monday at 12 noon

11 am-1 pm, Wednesday, May 11

Monday at 1 pm

11 am-1 pm, Tuesday, May 10

Monday at 2 pm

2-4 pm, Tuesday, May 10

Monday at 3 pm or 4 pm

2-4 pm, Monday,  May 9

Tuesday at 7 am

8-10 am, Monday, May 9

Tuesday at 8 am

8-10 am, Tuesday, May 10

Tuesday at 9 am or 10 am

8-10 am, Friday, May 6

Tuesday at 11 am

11 am-1 pm, Thursday, May 12

Tuesday at 12 noon

11 am-1 pm, Friday, May 6

Tuesday at 1 pm

2-4 pm, Wednesday, May 11

Tuesday at 2 pm

2-4 pm, Thursday, May 12

Tuesday at 3 pm

2-4 pm, Wednesday, May 11

Tuesday at 4 pm

2-4 pm, Thursday, May 12

Any day class after Tuesday

2-4 pm, Friday, May 6

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, May 9

Tuesday

Tuesday, May 10

Wednesday

Wednesday, May 11

Thursday

Thursday, May 12

Graduation Information

Last day to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement: March 2

Last day to order cap and gown: April 2

Pick up pre-ordered cap and gown: May 10-11

Commencement: May 12

Registration Dates
  • Early registration for continuing students: October 24-October 31
  • Open registration begins: November 1
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 10: January 9
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 31: January 30
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 7: March 6
Tuition and Financial Aid
Important financial deadlines:
  • December 14 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • February 11 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • February 18 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • March 17 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
Spring Semester 2022 Deadlines
  • For class registration made ON or BEFORE December 14: Tuition is due December 14
  • For class registration made AFTER December 14 tuition due dates are as follows:
For classes that begin the week of January 10:
  • December 13 - Second tuition deadline
  • January 9 - Last day to register
  • January 16 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of January 31:
  • January 10 - Second tuition deadline
  • January 30 - Last day to register
  • February 6 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of March 7:
  • February 14 - second tuition deadline
  • March 6 - Last day to register
  • March 13 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund