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 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
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

Summer 2021 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Registration for continuing students: March 21-28
  • Open registration begins: March 29
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 17: May 16
  • Deadline to request auditing a class: first week of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 7: June 6
  • Deadline to request Credit/No Credit: no later than midterm of the class session
  • Last day to register for classes that being the week of July 6: July 5
  • Last day to petition for summer graduation: July 15
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • Memorial Day (college closed): May 31
    • Independence Day observed (college closed): July 5
    • All college offices closed on Fridays from June 11-July 30

**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 21-28
  • Open registration begins: March 29
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 17: May 16
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 7: June 6
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 6: July 5
Tuition and Financial Aid

Important financial deadlines:

  • May 10-First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • June 14-Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • June 24-First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • July 22-Midterm second refunds are mailed/deposited
  • July 23-Last day to request student loan for summer

    For classes that begin the week of May 17:

    • May 11-Tuition due
    • May 16-Last day to register
    • May 23-Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

    For classes that begin the week of June 7:

    • June 1-Tuition due
    • June 6-Last day to register
    • June 13-Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

    For classes that being the week of July 6:

    • June 29-Tuition due
    • July 5-Last day to register
    • July 11-Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund


    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

    • August 3-first tuition deadline for all classes

    For classes that begin the week of August 23:

    • August 17 - Second tuition deadline
    • 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:
    • September 7 - Second tuition deadline
    • 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:
    • October 12 - second tuition deadline
    • October 17 - Last day to register
    • October 24 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund