Go ahead. Come on back.
If you have ever attended college and then taken a break, we'd love to have you back!
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.
Are you a nontraditional student? Have you earned some college credits, but not a degree? Interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree? Our Adult and Returning Student Services can help you put those credits to work through our partnerships.
The Parkland College Learning Commons is the one-stop learning assistance center for students. We provide peer-tutoring, a writing lab staffed by English faculty, study skills training, and more.
To take classes at Parkland College, you must have a current application. If you are a certificate or degree-seeking student and haven't taken a class in more than two years, or are a non-degree student and haven't reapplied in more than five years, you need to submit a new application.If you plan to earn a degree at Parkland and want to be eligible for financial aid, it's important to choose a program of study. If you just want to take a few classes for personal enrichment, view application procedures here. If you have faced academic probation or suspension at Parkland College, please contact Academic Advising for more information.
Please have your official high school transcript, State of Illinois High School Diploma, 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.
Looking for help to pay for classes? Please visit our Financial Aid page for information on grants and scholarships.
Once you have applied, we will send you email on 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.
If it has been more than two years since you Accessibility Services have been to Parkland, you may need to take placement tests. To determine what testing you will need, please contact the Assessment Center.
If accommodations are needed:
All degree-seeking students should review the orientation videos prior to attending classes.
We recommend that all returning or incoming students meet with an academic advisor to select a class schedule. Contact Academic Advising to set up that appointment. Find more registration information at Register for Classes.
View tuition deadlines here. If necessary, you may pay by installments through our payment plan.
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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Get to know us. Tour the campus, get your questions answered, and meet one-on-one with an admissions advisor.