Finish Your Bachelor's Degree

Apply At the School of Professional Studies, we’re dedicated to helping you finish your bachelor’s degree and succeed in a competitive job market. Whether you’re looking to advance in Visityour current field or change career paths, completing a degree from North Park will open doors and increase your earning potential.

As a nationally ranked, comprehensive university, North Park has prepared students for lives of significance and service for more than 120 years.

SAL student coming out from graduation

North Park is Convenient

SPS is designed for students who have to balance the demands of work, family, and school. The application process is easy and classes start every two months. We offer evening and weekend classes at two different campus locations—or online, with coursework you complete on your own schedule. Both campuses have parking and are convenient to public transportation.
How to Apply | Campus Locations | Online Options 


North Park is Fast

SPS courses are accelerated, meeting just four hours a week—evenings, weekends, or online—for only seven weeks. Taking between four and eight courses a year, most SPS students finish their bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years, depending on transfer credit. Transfer as many as 90 semester hours.
How to Transfer Credits | Credit for Prior Learning

SAL student in class

North Park is Affordable

SPS students pay a discounted $540 per credit and most courses are four credits. For a bachelor’s degree, you will need 120 credits, but you can transfer up to 90 credits from another institution. The good news is that many SPS students are eligible for financial aid and scholarships, including 20% discounts for graduates of many Chicago community and city colleges.
Tuition and Fees | Scholarships and Grants | Student Loans

North Park Gives Credit for Prior Learning

We recognize the value of life experience. By completing a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), you can earn credit for work experience, professional training, certification, licensure, or any other source. We also accept AP and military credit.
How PLA Works


North Park Walks With You

You won't be left on your own. Every SPS student is assigned a professional academic advisor to help formulate a graduation plan and see it through to completion. Your advisor will help you choose and register for courses, and connect you with important campus resources like financial aid and career services. Advisors are available on both campuses during the same convenient hours as classes.


The admissions staff at SPS welcomes your questions and invites you to visit us and even sit in on a class. Contact Leslie Bertholdt, assistant director of admission, online or by phone at (773) 244-4577.