We understand your concerns regarding the current financial aid delays, and we're sorry this is happening! We're committed to minimizing the impact on you and your family, and, if needed, we will change our FAFSA and college commitment deadlines. Our decision to change our deadlines will be announced no later than March 15. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Office of Student Financial Aid directly.

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're admitted less than two weeks prior to May 1, you'll have two weeks from the time you were notified to accept your offer.

Parkland Application

You should have already completed the application process at Parkland College. If you haven't, you need to do so by April 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 an email about your admission. 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 email.

UIUC: 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 UIUC, 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 UIUC 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.

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 event, you'll meet your advisors and learn about resources available to you at Parkland and UIUC. Note that fall course registration may not take place on this day. You'll be notified by Parkland and UIUC 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 UIUC first-year 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. You can schedule your exams online.

UIUC: No placement exams are required to be completed at UIUC.

Engineering students only: A proctored version of Parkland’s ALEKS math placement exam must be completed by April 5 before your application to the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program will be reviewed for admission.

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Test Scores

Send official scores directly to UIUC 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. UIUC must receive official scores by July 1.

Final Transcripts

Final transcripts should be sent to both Parkland College and the UIUC 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, UIUC 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 UIUC 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 UIUC's 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.