Congratulations! If you’ve been admitted as an undergraduate student to North Park, you're in the right place. We want to help you make a smooth transition to university life, and answer all your questions, so check out the details below.
Up Next: Important Steps in Your Transition
Now that you’ve been accepted, there are a few things you need to do in order to confirm your intent to enroll and be ready to register for classes. Read through this handy checklist for all the details on activating your North Park network account, applying for financial aid, connecting with your future classmates, and more.
Paying Tuition and Housing Deposits
One of your first steps is paying these important deposits so we can prepare for your arrival as a student. Get all the information you need on deposit amounts, refund policies, and how and when you can complete these steps.
Know the Law: FERPA
As an adult in college, your student records will be protected by a federal law called FERPA, which limits the access of everyone else—even parents and other family members. Read more about FERPA and download the release form that allows North Park to share your information with specific individuals if you choose.
Registering for Your First Semester
North Park will guide you through the process and help you register for your first semester of classes, whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or international student. The registration process begins in April, but you can start preparing now.
Testing and Placement
You can fulfill some course prerequisites or program requirements through several placement testing options or coursework you completed while in high school. You may also be able to earn semester-hour credit toward graduation requirements. Learn more.
Disability Services for Students
Student Engagement provides accommodations and services, as well as academic support, to students with disabilities. We encourage you to start the conversation about your particular needs before you get to campus so you’ll be ready for the first day of classes.
Making the Transition: Threshold and First Year Experience
North Park University’s orientation program, Threshold, flows seamlessly into our First Year Experience, to make your transition to North Park as smooth as possible. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you get ready for a great first year, whether you’re a first-year or transfer, resident or commuter student.