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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.

Get all the support you've earned.

Hundreds of veterans take Parkland College classes each year, and we offer a wealth of services to support you. From tutoring to special academic advisors to disability services, we strive to answer your needs.

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.

Ready? Let's start the process.

step 1

Apply to Parkland

To take classes at Parkland College, you must fill out and submit an admissions application. To have access to most veterans benefits, it's important to choose a program of study.

Apply
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. 

If you would like to have your military experience evaluated for college credit, please request those transcripts at https://jst.doded.mil/Once the transcripts are received at Parkland, you can meet with a credentials analyst to see what credits can be evaluated.

Transcripts
step 3

Get Connected

Once you have applied, we will 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 4

Seek Financial Aid

Looking for help to pay for classes? Visit Financial Aid for information on grants and scholarships. Veterans are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to their military benefits.

Get Aid
step 5

Take a Veterans Benefit Orientation

Visit with our veterans coordinator for your individual veterans benefit orientation. Find more information about our veteran services here. The orientation can help you determine which benefits you are eligible to receive, how to apply for them, and what the rules and regulations of those benefits entail.

Veteran Services
step 6

Take Assessment Tests

A degree-seeking student must have recent assessment scores in math, English, and reading before he or she can register. Recent ACT/SAT scores or previous college work may waive the placement tests, if they have been submitted to Admissions and Records. Students should contact the Assessment Center to determine the tests they will need.


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 our Accessibility Services department.

Assessment
step 7

Schedule Orientation (SOAR)

All degree-seeking students who have not completed 15 hours of college work are required to attend our student orientation (SOAR) to learn about Parkland College policies and meet with an academic advisor. Once all your assessments are complete, you can schedule your orientation appointment.

Schedule SOAR
step 8

Register for Classes

We recommend that all returning or incoming students meet with an academic advisor to select a class schedule. Contact an academic advisor to set up that appointment. Find more registration information here

Register
step 9

Pay Tuition

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

Pay Tuition

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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