Start your degree at Parkland and finish at any 4-year school. Our credits are transferable, so you can save thousands on your first two years of college, no matter where you decide to go. When you’re ready to transfer, we’re here to help.
Cost Comparison Per Year
|4-year Public (Average)
|4-year Private (Average)
* Full-Time (2 Semesters @ 12 credit hours per semester in-district tuition
** Source: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Parkland students who complete the requirements for a baccalaureate-oriented associate degree can transfer all credits in courses selected with the assistance of a Parkland Academic Success Advisor to a specified, IAI participating, four-year college or university in Illinois as planned. If a course selected with the assistance of an advisor via student or academic planning does not transfer, Parkland will refund the tuition for that course.
*In some cases, a course may not fulfill the degree requirements of the IAI transfer program and would be considered an elective
Parkland participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a comprehensive statewide transfer agreement among colleges and universities in Illinois. IAI guarantees the transfer of accepted general education courses to and from participating colleges and universities within the state.
For a list of Parkland general education courses that are part of the IAI agreement, see the GECC webpage. All courses that are options in the GECC sequence are covered by this transfer agreement. For additional information about Parkland’s participation in IAI, click here.
We strongly encourage you to meet with a Parkland Academic Success Advisor early in your college planning to ensure that you are on track to transfer as quickly as possible. To schedule, please visit parkland.edu/AcademicAdvisingScheduling.
To pursue an associate’s degree at Parkland, you’ll enroll in general education courses and a few interest-specific courses. After completion, you’ll be ready to transfer to the four-year institution of your choice! Can’t come to campus? No problem, some degrees can be finished completely online.
Associate in Arts – A.A. (completely online option available)
Associate in Science – A.S. (completely online option available)
Associate in Fine Arts – A.F.A.
Associate in Engineering Science – A.E.S.
Parkland has transfer agreements with many four-year universities in the state of Illinois to ensure that you’ll be able to apply your Parkland credits toward a bachelor’s degree at their university. To see which schools we have these agreements with, and for more information about transferring to these schools, select the institution that you are interested in transferring to here: