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.

Summer 2020 Semester

Academic Calendar
  • Early registration for continuing students: March 23–29
  • Open registration begins: March 30
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 18: May 17
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 15: June 14
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 13: July 12
  • Deadline to petition for summer graduation: July 16
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    • Memorial Day (college closed): May 25
    • Independence Day (college closed): July 2
    • College offices closed on Fridays: June 19–August 7
Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
  • May 24 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of May 18
  • June 21 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of June 15
  • July 19 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of July 13
Final Exams Schedule
* Final exams will be held during the last class meeting
Graduation Schedule

July 16 - Deadline to petition for summer graduation

Registration Dates
  • Early registration for continuing students: March 23–29
  • Open registration begins: March 30
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 18: May 17
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 15: June 14
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 13: July 12
  • Deadline to petition for summer graduation: July 16
Tuition and Financial Aid

Important financial deadlines:

  • May 11 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
  • June 22 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
  • June 25 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
  • July 23 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
Summer Semester 2020 Deadlines
For classes that begin the week of May 18:
  • May 12 - Tuition deadline
  • May 17 - Last day to register
  • May 24 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of June 15:
  • June 9 - Tuition deadline
  • June 14 - Last day to register
  • June 21 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
For classes that begin the week of July 13:
  • July 7 -  Tuition deadline
  • July 12 - Last day to register
  • July 19 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund


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
    • 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 no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of August 24
  • September 20 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of September 14
  • October 9 - Deadline to withdraw from classes that end the week of October 12
  • October 25 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of October 19
  • December 4--Deadline to withdraw from classes 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