18:1
Student/faculty ratio
1/2
The tuition cost of a four-year school
130+
Degree and certificate programs

Experience life at Parkland.

College is more than classes. It's where you learn to become a leader, find new perspectives, and discover things about yourself. We offer 25+ clubs and organizations that help you do just that.

Now is your chance to explore.

Your college experience can be anything you would like it to be, so don't be afraid to dream big. One way to do that is to study in a foreign country and really learn what other cultures are like.

Tutoring and more.

Parkland's Center for Academic Success in Room D120 is the one-stop learning assistance center for students. We provide peer-tutoring, a writing lab staffed by English faculty, study skills training, and other services.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Parkland! Just a few more steps...

step 1

Get Connected

We will soon send you email about how to set up your Parkland College student accounts. E-tools is a great place to start if you need more help with that process.

E-tools
step 2

Seek Financial Aid

Looking for help to pay for classes? Visit Financial Aid for information on grants and scholarships.

Get Aid
step 3

Take Placement Tests

A degree-seeking student must have recent assessment scores in math, English, and reading before he or she can register. ACT/SAT scores or previous college work may waive the placement tests if they have been submitted to Admissions and Records. To determine what testing you will need, please contact the Assessment Center.
A non-degree seeking student may be asked to show unofficial college transcripts or test scores to meet prerequisites.

Assessment
step 4

Schedule Orientation (SOAR)

If you are a degree-seeking student and haven't completed 15 hours of college-level work, you will need to schedule a new-student orientation (SOAR) to learn about policies and procedures and meet with an academic advisor. 
Non-degree students are not required to attend orientation.

Schedule SOAR
step 5

Register for Classes

Degree-seeking students with less than 30 credit hours at Parkland College should meet with an academic advisor to set up their class schedule. Contact an academic advisor to set up that appointment. Find more registration information here.  

Acadmic Advising
step 6

Pay Tuition

View tuition deadlines here. If necessary, you may pay by installments through our tuition payment plan.

Pay tuition
step 7

Review Additional Resources

Here is some other information you may need before starting at Parkland:   
•    Find housing options in the Champaign area: Student Life.
•    Take a look at the books you will need: Bookstore.
•    Get your Student ID made: ID Station.
•    Check out resources at the Parkland Library.
•    Need tutoring services? Visit the Center for Academic Success.

Student Life

Come visit!

Get to know us. Tour the campus, get your questions answered, and meet one-on-one with an admissions advisor.

Apply now.

Ready to apply? Whether you’re a first-time student, took a few years off, or are transferring from another school, your future starts here.

Make contact.

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