Prepare for College

Haven't yet completed your high school education? Need to improve your English-language skills? Parkland College is here to help you get on the career pathway. Whatever your starting point, Parkland offers free opportunities to you, from adult basic skills classes and English classes for non-native speakers to bridge programs that combine studying for your General Education Development test with training for an entry-level, hands-on career. You can accomplish your goals through education; Parkland is here for your success.


ADM_OrienWebGraphic-NextSteps

Adult Basic Skills Classes

 

Eligible adults can improve their reading, writing, math, and technology skills to transition to high school equivalency preparation, a bridge or career pathways program, or entry-level employment. No matter your age or education level, it’s never too late to improve your skills!

Learn More

ADM_OrienWebGraphic-StuServices

College Prep Classes

 

Sometimes called “bridge” or "College and Career Readiness" classes, our free College Prep classes prepare students to pass college assessments or High School Equivalency tests (e.g., GED, HiSet) or to improve skills for success in college-level classes. College prep classes use the same textbooks as the college-level classes, so you get a head start for free.

Learn More

ADM_OrienWebGraphic-FinAid

Free ESL Classes

 

The free multicultural English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for non-native English speakers living in the US help participants improve their basic English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Learn More

ADM_OrienWebGraphic-StuServices

Online Courses/Programs

 

Get tips, tools, and resources for online success. Learn about Parkland's Virtual Campus with online, hybrid, and in-person classes!

Learn More

ADM_OrienWebGraphic-StuServices

ProjectREAD

 

Get free one-on-one tutoring in reading, basic math or English. Project READ is made possible by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, using funds designated for literacy.

Learn More

 

Now's the time to get started on your career journey!


Take the next step: Submit your information below to our career advisors. Please fill out required * fields.
We will be in touch with you shortly, but in the meantime, apply to Parkland College and explore our career programs at the links below.

 

Loading...