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Testing and Placement

North Park University provides new students the opportunity to fulfill certain prerequisites or subject requirements through placement testing and, in some instances, students may earn college credit. Use the links below to learn more about these opportunities.
Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement

If you complete an Advanced Placement (AP) course and pass the accompanying College Entrance Examination Board test, you can receive credit towards University degree requirements before you even arrive on campus. Learn more.

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College Credit While in High School

Your high school might have a relationship with North Park that permits college credit to meet graduation requirements, which means you'll need to decide whether to enter as a first-year or a transfer student. Here's how to decide.

Scandinavian Transfer Students

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you a way to earn credit for university-level knowledge about a subject you have acquired through career experience or personal study. Learn more about our policy and procedures.

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Credit by Examination

In many cases, you can earn credit or have course prerequisites waived through exams given by a North Park academic department. This is a great way for exceptional students to get a head start toward graduation. Learn more.

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

We recognize the rigor of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and may grant academic credit for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on higher-level examinations. Please read more details and important instructions.

Foreign Language Requirement

Foreign Language Requirement

North Park's Core Curriculum requires undergraduate students to be proficient through the 1020 course level in a language other than English. Learn how you can meet this requirement through coursework or placement testing.

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Subject Placement Tests

Incoming students can opt to take placement tests for foreign languages, music, mathematics, and writing in order to place into (or even out of) advanced courses. Learn more.