Finish Your Bachelor's Degree
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 your 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.
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.
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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 SAL 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
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.
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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.