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 2 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 right away. You may submit an application online or turn in a paper application to room U214 at Parkland. For more information, call Parkland at 217-351-2482 or visit Parkland's admissions page.

Parkland will send you a letter about your admission and a checklist walking you through your next steps. You must complete the steps accordingly, but do not register for or attend a Parkland SOAR. For more information, refer to our orientation section.

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.

Read more about the NetID and computing at Illinois


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 our Tenant Union.

Read more about housing

Parkland Pathway to Illinois Orientation

As a Parkland Pathway student, you won't attend Parkland's Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program. Instead, you'll be required to attend our Parkland Pathway to Illinois Orientation in late May. During this day, you'll meet your Parkland and Illinois advisors, obtain your identification card (i-card), and learn about resources available to you at Parkland and Illinois. Note that fall course registration may not take place on this day. 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 2 years, you'll be working with Parkland's Office of Financial Aid. University merit-based scholarships offered to Illinois freshman applicants can't be used in the Parkland Pathway program.

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Parkland: You're required to complete your Parkland assessment exams by May 1 in order to enroll in the Pathway program. Parkland College's Office of Assessment will work with you on the necessary assessments. You can schedule your exams online. If you don't live in the Parkland College district, you'll be given the option of taking them off campus.

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

Engineering students only: A proctored version of Parkland’s ALEKS math placement exam must be completed before your application to the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program will be reviewed for admission.

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Final Transcripts

Final transcripts should be sent to both Parkland College and the Illinois Office of Undergraduate Admissions by July 10. 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.

Read more about health

Disability-Related Resources & Accommodations

Students with disabilities must contact Parkland's Office of Disability Services at 217-353-2338 to request and obtain disability-related assistance.

Read more about disability-related resources and accommodations

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.