About Parkland Pathway

What is Parkland Pathway?

If you're interested in beginning your college experience at Parkland and later transferring to Illinois, Parkland Pathway is an ideal option. You'll receive personalized academic counseling and access to Illinois instruction and opportunities exclusive to Illinois students as you work toward guaranteed admission to Illinois.

Learn more at the Parkland Pathway to Illinois Open House on February 10, 2019. Available to high school juniors and seniors, this information session includes presentations from Parkland counselors and Illinois staff as well as a student panel.

Who should apply?

Graduates of Illinois high schools and students who have received their GED from Illinois are eligible to apply. Current or former University of Illinois students are not considered for this program.

Who gets priority?

First-time college students applying to the program are given preference for admission. In addition, priority is granted to students who can bring diversity to campus, including those who are low income, are first generation, or have veteran status. Residents of the Parkland College district are also given priority.

What about those who don’t get in?

Admission to Parkland Pathway can be competitive because of the unique benefits the program gives students. Students who aren't admitted can still attend Parkland College and later apply to Illinois through our traditional transfer process.