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. 

Parkland College has announced campus measures for the fall 2020 semester that will ensure safer instruction in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.  Read more about these measures here.

Fall 2020 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Early registration for continuing students: March 30–April 5
  • Open registration begins: April 6
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 24: August 23
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 24
  • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 14: September 13
  • 13-week classes begin: September 14
  • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of October 12: October 9
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 19: October 18
  • Deadline to request Credit/No Credit: No later than midterm of the class session
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: October 19
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation: November 6
  • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of December 7: December 4
  • Final examinations: December 14–18
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10am): August 10
    • Labor Day (college closed): September 7
    • Election Day (college closed): November 3
    • Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5pm on November 25; college closed): November 25–29
    • Winter break (begins at 5pm December 23; college closed): December 24–January 3
Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
  • August 30 - Last day to drop with 100% refund for classes that begin the week of August 24
  • September 6 - Last day to drop with 100% refund for classes that being the week of August 31
  • September 20 - Last day to drop with 100% refund for classes that begin the week of September 14
  • October 9 - Deadline to withdraw from classes (no refund) that end the week of October 12
  • October 25 - Last day to drop with 100% refund for classes that begin the week of October 19
  • December 4--Deadline to withdraw from classes (no refund) that end the week of December 7
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 15

Monday at 8 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Monday, December 14

Monday at 9 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Wednesday, December 16

Monday at 10 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Thursday, December 17

Monday at 11 a.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, December 14

Monday at 12 noon

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, December 16

Monday at 1 p.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, December 15

Monday at 2 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Tuesday, December 15

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

2-4 p.m., Monday,  December 14

Tuesday at 7 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Monday, December 14

Tuesday at 8 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Tuesday, December 15

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

8-10 a.m., Friday, December 18

Tuesday at 11 a.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, December 17

Tuesday at 12 noon

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, December 18

Tuesday at 1 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, December 16

Tuesday at 2 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Thursday, December 17

Tuesday at 3 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, December 16

Tuesday at 4 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Thursday, December 17

Any day class after Tuesday

2-4 p.m., Friday, December 18


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 14

Tuesday

Tuesday, December 15

Wednesday

Wednesday, December 16

Thursday

Thursday, December 17

Registration Dates
  • Early registration for continuing students: March 30–April 5
  • Open registration begins: April 6
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 24: August 23
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 14: September 13
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 19: October 18
Tuition and Financial Aid
Important financial deadlines:
  • August 10 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • September 25 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • October 2 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • October 30 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
Fall Semester 2020 Deadlines
  • For class registration made ON or BEFORE August 4: Tuition is due August 4
  • For class registration made AFTER August 4, tuition due dates are as follows:
For classes that begin the week of August 24:
  • August 18 - Second tuition deadline
  • August 23 - Last day to register
  • August 30 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of September 14:
  • September 8 - Second tuition deadline
  • September 13 - Last day to register
  • September 20 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of October 19:
  • October 13 - second tuition deadline
  • October 18 - Last day to register
  • October 25 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

Spring 2021 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Early registration for continuing students: October 25-November 1
  • Open registration begins: November 2
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 11: January 10
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: January 11
  • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 1: January 31
  • 13-week classes begin: February 1
  • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of March 1: February 26
  • Last day to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement: March 2
  • Deadline to request Credit/No Credit/ No later than midterm of the class session
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: March 8
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement: April 2
  • Withdrawal deadline for those classes ending the week of May 3: April 30
  • Last day of classes: May 6
  • Final examinations: May 7-13
  • Commencement: May 13
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed): January 18
    • Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes): February 25
    • Spring vacation: March 12-21
    • Spring holiday (college closed): March 19
Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
  • January 17- Last day to drop with 100% refund for classes that begin the week of January 11
  • February 7 - Last day to drop with 100% refund for classes that begin the week of February 1
  • February 26 - Deadline to withdraw from classes (no refund) that end the week of March 1
  • March 14- Last day to drop with 100% refund for classes that begin the week of March 8
  • April 30--Deadline to withdraw from classes (no refund) that end the week of May 3
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, May 11

Monday at 8 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Monday, May 10

Monday at 9 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Wednesday, May 12

Monday at 10 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Thursday, May 13

Monday at 11 a.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, May 10

Monday at 12 noon

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, May 12

Monday at 1 p.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, May 11

Monday at 2 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Tuesday, May 11

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

2-4 p.m., Monday,  May 10

Tuesday at 7 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Monday, May 10

Tuesday at 8 a.m.

8-10 a.m., Tuesday, May 11

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

8-10 a.m., Friday, May 7

Tuesday at 11 a.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, May 13

Tuesday at 12 noon

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, May 7

Tuesday at 1 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 12

Tuesday at 2 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Thursday, May 13

Tuesday at 3 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 12

Tuesday at 4 p.m.

2-4 p.m., Thursday, May 13

Any day class after Tuesday

2-4 p.m., Friday, May 7

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 10

Tuesday

Tuesday, May 11

Wednesday

Wednesday, May 12

Thursday

Thursday, May 13

Graduation Information

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

Commencement: May 13

Registration Dates
  • Early registration for continuing students: October 25-November 1
  • Open registration begins: November 2
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 11: January 10
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 1: January 31
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 8: March 7
Tuition and Financial Aid
Important financial deadlines:
  • December 7- First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • February 12 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • February 19 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • March 18 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
Spring Semester 2021 Deadlines
  • For class registration made ON or BEFORE December 8: Tuition is due December 8
  • For class registration made AFTER December 8 tuition due dates are as follows:
For classes that begin the week of January 11:
  • January 5 - Second tuition deadline
  • January 10 - Last day to register
  • January 17 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of February 1:
  • January 26 - Second tuition deadline
  • January 31 - Last day to register
  • February 7 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of March 8:
  • March 2 - second tuition deadline
  • March 7 - Last day to register
  • March 14 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund