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. 

Spring 2024 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Registration for continuing students: October 23 
  • Open registration begins: October 30
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 8 : January 7
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: January 8
  • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 29: January 28
  • 13-week classes begin: January 29
  • Withdrawal deadline for first 8-week classes: February 23
  • Last day to petition for spring graduation: March 8
  • Deadline to request Credit/No Credit: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 4: March 3
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: March 4
  • Last day to withdraw with a W: April 26
  • Final examinations: May 3 – 9
  • Commencement: May 9
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed)
    • February 22 - Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes)
    • March 9 – 17 - Spring vacation
    • March 15 - Spring holiday (college closed)
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 or 8 am

8 – 10 am, Monday, May 6

Monday at 9 am

8 – 10 am, Wednesday, May 8

Monday at 10 am

8 – 10 am, Thursday, May 9

Monday at 11 am

11 am – 1 pm, Monday, May 6

Monday at 12 noon

11 am – 1 pm, Wednesday, May 8

Monday at 1 pm

11 am – 1 pm,Tuesday, May 7

Monday at 2 pm

2 – 4 pm, Tuesday, May 7

Monday at 3 pm or 4 pm

2 – 4 pm, Monday, May 6

Tuesday at 7 am or 8 am

8 – 10 am, Tuesday, May 7

Tuesday at 9 am or 10 am

8 – 10 am, Friday, May 3

Tuesday at 11 am or 12 noon

11 am – 1 pm, Friday, May 3

Tuesday at 1 pm

2 – 4 pm, Wednesday, May 8 

Tuesday at 2 pm

2 – 4 pm, Monday, May 6

Tuesday at 3 pm

2 – 4pm, Wednesday, May 8

Tuesday at 4 pm

2 – 4 pm, Monday, May 6

Any day class after Tuesday

2 – 4 pm, Friday, May 3

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

The final exam will be held:

Monday

Monday, May 6

Tuesday

Tuesday, May 7

Wednesday

Wednesday, May 8

Thursday

Wednesday, May 8

Graduation Information

Last day to petition for spring graduation: March 8

Commencement: May 9

Registration Dates
  • Early registration for continuing students: October 23
  • Open registration begins: October 30
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 8: January 7
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 29: January 28
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 4: March 3
Tuition and Financial Aid
Important financial deadlines:
  • December 12 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • February 9 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • February 16 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • March 14 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
Spring Semester 2024 Deadlines
For classes that begin the week of January 8:
  • December 11 - Tuition deadline
  • January 7 - Last day to register
  • January 14 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of January 29:
  • January 8 - Tuition deadline
  • January 28 - Last day to register
  • February 4 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of March 4:
  • February 12 - Tuition deadline
  • March 3 - Last day to register
  • March 10 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

Summer 2024 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Registration for continuing students: March 18–24
  • Open registration begins: March 25
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 13: May 12
  • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 3: June 2
  • Deadline to request Credit/No Credit: the end of the first week of the class
  • Last day to register for classes that being the week of July 1: June 30
  • Last day to petition for summer graduation: July 12
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • Memorial Day (college closed): May 27
    • Independence Day observed (college closed): July 4
    • All college offices closed on Fridays from June 7–July 26

**Final exams will be held during the last class meeting

Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines

Early Sessions: 3–12 weeks in length

Middle Sessions: 6–8 weeks in length

Late sessions: 3–4 weeks in length

Registration Dates
  • Registration for continuing students: March 18
  • Open registration begins: March 18
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 13: May 12
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 3: June 2
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 1: June 30
Tuition and Financial Aid

Important financial deadlines:

  • May 8 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • June 13 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • June 20 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • July 18 - Midterm second refunds are mailed/deposited

    For classes that begin the week of May 13:

    • April 22 - Tuition due
    • May 12 - Last day to register
    • May 19 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

    For classes that begin the week of June 3:

    • May 13 - Tuition due
    • June 2 - Last day to register
    • June 9 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

    For classes that being the week of July 1:

    • June 10 - Tuition due
    • June 30 - Last day to register
    • July 7 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund


    Fall 2024 Semester

    Academic Calendar
    • Early registration for continuing students: March 25
    • Open registration begins: April 1
    • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 19: August 18
    • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 19
    • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
    • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 9: September 8
    • 13-week classes begin: September 9
    • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of October 11: October 4
    • Deadline to petition for fall graduation: November 1
    • Deadline to request Credit/No Credit: the end of the first week of the class
    • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: October 14
    • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of December 6: November 27
    • Last day of classes: December 6
    • Final examinations: December 9–13
      • Campus holidays and closures:
        • Labor Day (college closed): September 2
        • Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 pm November 27; college closed): November 27 – December 1
        • Winter break (college closed): December 23 – January 1
    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, December 10

    Monday at 8 am

    8 – 10 am, Monday, December 9

    Monday at 9 am

    8 – 10 am, Wednesday, December 11

    Monday at 10 am

    8 – 10 am, Thursday, December 12

    Monday at 11 am

    11 am – 1 pm, Monday, December 9

    Monday at 12 noon

    11 am – 1 pm, Wednesday, December 11

    Monday at 1 pm

    11 am – 1 pm, Tuesday, December 10

    Monday at 2 pm

    2 – 4 pm, Tuesday, December 10

    Monday at 3 pm or 4 pm

    2 – 4 pm, Monday,  December 9

    Tuesday at 7 am

    8 – 10 am, Monday, December 9

    Tuesday at 8 am

    8 – 10 am, Tuesday, December 10

    Tuesday at 9 am or 10 am

    8 – 10 am, Friday, December 13

    Tuesday at 11 am

    11 am – 1 pm, Thursday, December 12

    Tuesday at 12 noon

    11 am – 1 pm, Friday, December 13

    Tuesday at 1 pm

    2 – 4 pm, Wednesday, December 11

    Tuesday at 2 pm

    2 – 4 pm, Thursday, December 12

    Tuesday at 3 pm

    2 – 4 pm, Wednesday, December 11

    Tuesday at 4 pm

    2 – 4 pm, Thursday, December 12

    Any day class after Tuesday

    2 – 4 pm, Friday, December 13

    All evening finals (5 pm 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 9

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 10

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, December 11

    Thursday

    Thursday, December 13

    Graduation Information

    Last day to petition for fall graduation: November 1

    Registration Dates
    • Registration for continuing students: March 25
    • Open registration begins: April 1
    • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 19: August 18
    • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 9: September 8
    • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 14: October 13
    Tuition and Financial Aid

    Important financial deadlines:

    • July 30 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
    • September 20 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
    • September 27 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
    • October 25 - Midterm second refunds are mailed/deposited (Fall Only Loans)

      For classes that begin the week of August 19:

      • July 29 - Tuition due
      • August 18 - Last day to register
      • August 25 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

      For classes that begin the week of September 9:

      • August 19 - Tuition due
      • September 8 - Last day to register
      • September 15 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

      For classes that being the week of October 14:

      • September 23 - Tuition due
      • October 13 - Last day to register
      • October 20 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund