Apply to the Graduate School of Education
North Park University maintains a rolling admissions process for Adult and Graduate Education programs. We accept applications right up until classes begin. However, we encourage you to apply well in advance of the start of your first term. This will ensure you are prepared for the program and get the classes you prefer.
Step One: Select Three People for Recommendations
Choose three people, not related to you, who can speak to your professional experience, skills and temperament. You will need names and email addresses for all three before starting your application.
Step Two: Complete Required Tests
The Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), formerly known as the Illinois Basic Skills Test (required for teacher's certification/licensure applicants) and the GRE or MAT (sometimes required for MATC or MAE applicants) are offered on limited schedules so applicants are strongly encouraged to register for these exams well in advance of their desired program start.
Step Three: Apply
Complete and submit the Application for Graduate and Post-Bachelor Studies.
Step Four: Arrange for Transcripts
Contact all the colleges and universities that you have previously attended and request that they submit official transcripts directly to North Park University. A transcript is only considered official if it is an original copy, sealed by the institution and sent directly to North Park University at this address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
3225 W Foster Avenue Box 40
Chicago, IL 60625
Decisions on Admission
Your application will be reviewed by an admissions committee only when all materials have been received by the University. You will be informed of the committee's decision by both US Mail and by either phone or email within two weeks of completing your application. All documents submitted become the property of North Park University and cannot be returned to the applicant at any time.
Undergraduate Admissions Process
Candidates for undergraduate study in the School of Education follow a different process for admissions. Refer to the directions in the Undergraduate Admissions section of this website or contact the undergraduate admissions office by email or by phone at (773) 244-5500 for more information.