Parkland Pathway Admitted Students

Although you can preview your next steps to enrollment below, you should manage your checklist through myIllini.

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To participate in the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program, you must accept or decline your offer by May 1. If you were admitted after April 15, you'll have two weeks from the time you were notified to accept the offer.

Parkland Application

You should have already completed the application process at Parkland College. If you haven't, you need to do so by May 1. You may submit an application online. For more information, call email Parkland's Admissions Office or visit Parkland's admissions page.

Parkland will send you information about both your admission and next steps. Contact Parkland’s Admissions Office with any questions.

ID Claims

Parkland: You'll have a Parkland College Identification (PCID) number. The number is in your Parkland admittance letter.

Illinois: You must claim and set your NetID and NetID password. You'll use your NetID to register for classes and access resources on campus. To claim and set your NetID and NetID password, you need your Activation Code and University Identification Number (UIN), both of which are available when you log in to myIllini. For more information, consult the Technology Services Resource Guide.


As a Parkland Pathway student, you can choose to live in housing at Illinois, although this isn't a program requirement. If you're interested, you can choose from the following options after accepting your offer of admission.

  • University Housing: If you elect to live in University Housing, you must be registered at Illinois during the fall and spring semesters and will be automatically assessed the Health Service Fee. Complete your contract online with your housing advance payment.
  • Private Certified Housing: Apply online with the Private Certified Housing facility of your choice.
  • Off-campus housing: Arrange for housing off campus through Off-Campus Community Living.

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Parkland Pathway to Illinois Orientation

We are currently working to move our Parkland Pathway to Illinois orientation to an online format. You will receive an email with detailed instructions regarding how to complete the required orientation.

Parkland Pathway students are required to view the Parkland Pathway to Illinois orientation videos by May 3. During this virtual new student orientation, you will learn about official policies and procedures surrounding the program, tuition and billing information, and other relevant campus resources available both at Parkland College and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Once the orientation videos are complete, students will then connect with their Parkland and Illinois advisors. You’ll be notified by Parkland and Illinois representatives about registration directly.

Financial Aid

If you're interested in financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, listing Parkland as your institution (school code 007118). Throughout your first two years, you'll be working with Parkland's Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services. University merit-based scholarships offered to Illinois freshman applicants can't be used in the Parkland Pathway program.

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Parkland: Students must have placement completed before academic advising appointments are conducted. Parkland College's Office of Assessment will work with you on the necessary assessments.

Illinois: No placement exams are required to be completed at the University of Illinois.

Engineering students only: In response to COVID-19 protocols, completion of the proctored mathematics assessments (ALEKS) by April 15 at Parkland College is no longer a requirement for Fall 2020 Parkland Pathway Grainger College of Engineering applicants.

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Test Scores

Send official scores directly to Illinois from the testing agency for all scores you self-reported on your Parkland Pathway to Illinois application. Official test scores not yet received will be listed on your admitted checklist in myIllini. Illinois must receive official scores by July 1.

Final Transcripts

Final transcripts should be sent to both Parkland College and the Illinois Office of Undergraduate Admissions by July 1. Admission to the Parkland Pathway program is provisional pending receipt and review of all official academic records from years 9 to 12, including verification of high school graduation. If you fail to meet this requirement, your offer of admission may be rescinded.

Required Immunizations

Immunization forms must be completed and submitted to McKinley Health Center. For the safety of all members of the campus community, Illinois requires that everyone enrolled in a class has documented proof of immunizations. If you fail to provide the required proof or fail to get the shots, you won't be allowed to take Illinois classes and a hold will be placed on your account.

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Disability-Related Resources & Accommodations

Students with disabilities must contact both Parkland Accessibility Services and Illinois Disability Resources and Educational Services to request and obtain disability-related assistance. This should be done at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes in order to allow adequate time to make the necessary accommodation arrangements.

Academic Success

We strongly encouraged you to take advantage of the many resources Parkland offers. The Center for Academic Success is a great place to start.