If you are considering taking any courses at Parkland this summer, please review the following:
Admissions and Registration
Continuing University of Illinois students need to begin with the appropriate Parkland Concurrent Enrollment web form (Domestic or International) and complete it in its entirety (including providing the course rubric, number and section, i.e. ENG 220 – 201). As always, students need to attach a PDF of their Academic History (not DARS audit) to ensure that course pre-requisites are met. For students receiving financial aid, they should also complete the Financial Aid Concurrent Enrollment form.
Academically dropped students and those stepping away from the University are to apply as degree-seeking students and do not complete any concurrent enrollment forms.
The Parkland summer and fall schedules will be online soon. Students/advisors can easily search for available courses at Parkland right from the home page by clicking “Academics” and then “Find a Class”. Open registration dates are as follows:
- Summer –April 2, 2018
- Fall – April 9, 2018
If a student wishes to take a math course, or a course that has math as a prerequisite (e.g. CHEM, CS or Physics), they must show proof of the prerequisite completed through their Academic History (not DARS audit) or a screenshot of their ACT/SAT score (test taken within the last two years). If they do not have either, they will be required to take Parkland’s ALEKS assessment test in person. The break down for the ACT/SAT requirement cutoffs follow (scores are valid for two years):
|SAT MATH Score
||ACT MATH Score
||Parkland Course Placement
||MAT 108 (STAT 100 equiv)
||MAT 124 (MATH 112 equiv)
||MAT 125, 141, 143, 145, 160, 200 (MATH 115, 124, 143, 125, and ECON 202 equiv)
||MAT 128 (MATH 128 equiv)
If the course requires “successful completion of high school chemistry” and the student hasn’t taken chemistry at the University, then the high school transcript is required for Parkland’s review.
Tentative Summer Semester 2018 deadlines:
- Instruction begins May 21, June 18, and July 16 and ends no later than August 9.
- Final exams will be held during the last class meeting
- Early registration for continuing students: March 26–April 1
- Open registration begins: April 2
- Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 21: May 20
- Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 18: June 17
- Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 16: July 15
- Campus holidays and closures
Memorial Day (college closed): May 28
Independence Day (college closed): July 4
College offices closed: Fridays, June 22–August 10
Tentative Fall Semester 2018 deadlines:
- Registration for continuing students: April 2–8
- Open registration begins: April 9
- Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 20: August 19
- Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 20
- Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 10: September 9
- 13-week classes begin: September 10
- Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 15: October 14
- Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: October 15
- Deadline to petition for fall graduation: November 9
- Last day of classes: December 7
- Final examinations: December 10–14
- Campus holidays and closures
Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 a.m.): August 13
Labor Day (college closed): September 3
Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 p.m. on November 21; college closed): November 22–25
Winter break (college closed): December 22–January 1
In case you haven’t heard, the University has extended the deadlines to drop, elect CR/NC, or opt for Grade Replacement to Friday, March 16.
Don’t forget – tomorrow, Friday, March 9, is the last day to drop a full-semester (POT 1) course! You can drop courses in Enterprise up until 11:59 PM on Friday (but don’t wait until the last minute!).
Friday is also the last day to elect to take a course CR/NC and the last day to turn in Grade Replacement forms for full-semester courses you are taking now. You will need to get CR/NC forms signed by your advisor, and both CR/NC and Grade Replacement must be turned in to 2002 Lincoln Hall by the end of the workday.
If you have questions, need a form signed, or want to stop by to discuss, I’ll have drop-ins all day tomorrow (9-12 and 1-4).
Don’t drop the ball – drop that course by the deadline!
The Fall 2018 Class Schedule is now live in Course Explorer!
Spring 2018 EPSY 203: Social Issues Group Dialogues sections have been announced. If you are interested in issues of diversity and social justice and/or need to add 1 or 2 credit hours this semester, these second 8-week (POT B) courses are worth considering.
These 1 credit hour elective courses provide students with opportunities to converse on specific diversity and social justice topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a structured dialogue format to explore intergroup and intragroup differences and similarities within historical and contemporary contexts. Specific focus will be on participants sharing their experiences and perspectives related to the specific dialogue topic. The dialogue format uses active learning exercises in addition to weekly readings, journal assignments, and topic based dialogues. Current course topics available: Being White in a Multicultural Society, Exploring Disability, 2 Race/Ethnicity dialogues, Exploring Sexual Identity, Resisting Marginalization, Conservative/Liberal Dialogue, and Exploring Socioeconomic Class. Course descriptions available at http://go.illinois.edu/EPSY203.
May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 2 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Students can directly enroll in one section. If a student wants two sections they should email email@example.com to provide UIN for departmental duplicate override.
If you plan to graduate in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018, please be sure to add your name to the appropriate graduation list in Enterprise by applying to graduate. Just follow the instructions in Enterprise Self-Service. For Spring 2018 graduation, you will need to do this by the 10th day of classes (Monday, January 29). This will notify the College of LAS that you intend to complete your degree; your records officer will contact you if there are any shortages towards the completion of your degree.
Keep in mind that when you apply to graduate, your current major and concentration (if any) will be what you are applying under. If you are graduating between December 2017 and December 2018 and wish to declare a concentration, please do so as soon as possible. If you have already applied to graduate and still need to add a concentration, we can still do that, too! Just let me know.
To check your degree audit in uAchieve, log in at http://registrar.illinois.edu/dars-audit, select UKV as the College, use the drop-down menu to find the appropriate concentration, and choose Fall 2015 or later as the catalog year (for Social, Personality, Intradisciplinary, Diversity Science, and Cognitive Neuroscience, choose Fall 2017 or later).
If you have already applied to graduate for December 2017, May 2018, or August 2018 and you do not need to declare a concentration, ignore this post!
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I’ll have all-day drop-ins tomorrow, Friday, October 20: 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00. Tomorrow is the drop deadline, as well as the Credit/No-Credit and Grade Replacement deadline. If you need to drop a course, get a CR/NC form signed, or discuss Grade Replacement, please stop by the Advising Office – just sign in at the front desk in Room 12.
As a heads-up, during the three weeks of registration (Oct. 30 – Nov. 17), we’ll be trying something new in the Advising Office. We’re going to try “Express Advising Appointments” of 20-minutes in length to cut down on the lines that often happen during drop-ins. Our hope is that this will also allow more people to get in to see us during this busy period. We cannot change over to 20-minute appointments until after Friday, October 27, so don’t be alarmed that no appointment times are available in the On-Line Scheduler for the weeks of registration yet. They will appear at the end of the day next Friday!
Some information on registration restrictions:
Some advanced Psychology courses will have restrictions lifted today (April 17). Others will be restricted to Psychology majors who are seniors, juniors, and sophomores until April 24. (If you are a Psychology freshman, you shouldn’t be registering for an advanced-level Psychology course!)
Information on restricted courses in selected majors:
Many other departments have restrictions on their courses. Sometimes, this information is viewable in Class Schedule under “Section Info.” You can also contact the department offering the course to find out when restrictions might be lifted.
Looking for a second 8-week course?
Educational Psychology 203: Social Issues Group Dialogues
1 credit hour
Provides students with opportunities to converse on specific diversity and social justice topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a structured dialogue format to explore intergroup and intragroup differences and similarities within historical and contemporary contexts. Specific focus will be on participants sharing their experiences and perspectives related to the specific dialogue topic. The dialogue format uses active learning exercises in addition to weekly readings, journal assignments, and topic based dialogues.
May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 2 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.
Open sections include:
CRN 50841, Monday 3-4:50, Being White in a Multicultural Society A
CRN 58702, Tuesday 5-6:50, Being White in a Multicultural Society B
CRN 58703, Monday 5-6:50, Exploring Disability
CRN 50833, Tuesday 3-4:50, Exploring Gender: Cisgender & Transgender
CRN 50837, Tuesday 3-4:50, Exploring Social Class
CRN 51958, Wednesday 3-4:50, US/International: A Global Dialogue
Note: EPSY courses do not count as PSYC hours unless the course is cross-listed. EPSY 203 is not a cross-listed course.
Just a reminder that FRIDAY, MARCH 10 is the last day to
(a) drop a full-semester (POT 1) course,
(b) elect CR/NC or change CR/NC in a full-semester (POT 1) course to a letter-grade,
(c) opt to use Campus Grade Replacement for a full-semester (POT 1) course.
You can drop courses in Enterprise until 11:59 PM on that day. After that, you will not be able to drop a full-semester course without a “W.” To seek a late-drop (drop with a “W”), you will need to meet with a dean or advisor in the Student Academic Affairs Office, 2002 Lincoln Hall and complete a petition to late-drop the course.
Both CR/NC and Grade Replacement forms need to be filled out in hard copy and turned in at 2002 Lincoln Hall by 4:40 PM on Friday, March 10.
Please see me if you are planning to drop or use CR/NC or grade replacement in a course. I will have drop-ins that Friday afternoon for any last-minute deciders!
Grade Replacement form