Parkland Pathway Application Process

Parkland Pathway to Illinois is a dual admissions program. In order to participate, you must be admitted to the program itself as well as a degree-seeking program at Parkland College.


For the University of Illinois:

For Parkland College:

  • Submit your Parkland College application (available beginning September 1).
  • Send your official high school transcript.
  • Send your official ACT/SAT scores.
  • Send your AP/IB scores.
  • Complete your college assessments by May 1. Identify yourself as a Pathway applicant when you call Parkland to schedule them. Note that you must take the math assessment exam unless you've received graded college-level credit.

Important Dates

All materials must be submitted between February 15 and April 15, and by March 15 for priority consideration. We don't consider spring applications. Accept or decline your Parkland Pathway offer by May 1 (or, if you receive your decision after April 15, within 2 weeks).


Official high school transcripts or supporting documentation should be sent to Parkland College. If a student is admitted to Parkland Pathway and accepts his or her offer of admission, an official transcript must then be sent to Illinois so that the courses and grades reported on the application can be verified.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to Pathway participants through Parkland until after transfer, at which time Illinois will work with students.