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.

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 13-21
    • 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

Last day to order cap and gown: April 2

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

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 15: Tuition is due December 15
  • For class registration made AFTER December 15 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