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Areas of Study

Spend some time on our campus.

It's the best way to find out if Parkland College is the right fit for you. We offer special event days where you can get general info about the college, take a tour, and ask questions. One-on-one visits can also be a great choice to explore your options.

Explore programs and majors.

From science and tech to arts and humanities, plus everything in between, you'll find professors who know your name and the learning support you need. Check out the academic possibilities.

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.

Steps to Apply

step 1

Apply to Parkland

To take classes at Parkland College, you must fill out an application. It's important to choose a major, but don't worry if you decide to change it later; you can do that with a counselor.

step 2

Send Transcripts

Please have your official high school transcript, GED, or other high school equivalency transcript mailed to Parkland College. If applicable, also have official transcripts mailed from any colleges you have attended. Institutions may also send transcripts electronically through any of the major exchange networks.

Send transcripts
step 3

Seek Financial Aid

Looking for help to pay for classes? Please visit our Financial Aid page for information on grants and scholarships.

Get Aid
step 4

Get Connected

Once you have applied, we will send you an email about how to set up your Parkland student accounts. E-tools is a great place to start if you need more help with that process. 

step 5

Get Assessment 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.

If accommodations are needed:
If you have been diagnosed with a disability and would like testing accommodations, please let us know so we may assist you through Accessibility Services.

step 6

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 to learn about policies and procedures and meet with an academic advisor.
Non-degree students are not required to attend orientation.

step 7

Register for Classes

First-time students meet with a counselor to select a class schedule. Contact an academic advisor to set up that appointment.  Registration information can be found here.  

step 8

Pay Tuition

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

Payment Options

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.

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Come visit!

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