Admission Requirements for Undergraduate International Students
All prospective undergraduate students must have completed grade 12 or its equivalent with a satisfactory academic record to attend North Park University. In addition, special admission procedures apply for international students.
International students who have earned high school degrees in a country where English is the primary language (the United Kingdom, British West Indies, Ireland, English-speaking provinces of Canada, Australia, or New Zealand) or students who have 60 semester hours of transferable credit at an accredited U.S. or English-speaking Canadian college or university (including one course with a grade of B or better equivalent to North Park University's WRIT 1000 or above) are excluded from the following testing requirement.
All other international students must demonstrate proficiency in English through one of the following tests (taken within six months of the date of application) and must have the testing agency send test scores directly to North Park University.
||550 or higher
||213 or higher
||80 or higher
||6.5 or higher
Students who score between 475 and 550 on the TOEFL (or equivalents on one of the other tests) may apply for the North Park ESL program for up to two semesters of full-time study. Up to eight hours of ESL courses may transfer into the undergraduate program and count toward earning a degree. This meets the graduation requirement of proficiency in two languages. Students who complete all ESL requirements successfully are eligible to apply for admission as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.
All international students are tested for proficiency in English during orientation at the beginning of their first semester. Students who test below standards will be required to take appropriate ESL classes during their first semester, or until they demonstrate the required proficiency for university work.
- Completed online application with $40 fee paid by credit card online
- Writing sample (essay or personal statement)
- Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL results (or equivalent)
- Academic Reference (an additional Personal Reference is optional)
- Official school transcripts (evaluated by WES or ECE if from outside the United States)
- Copy of your passport
- Completed International Student Financial Resources Form (must download, print, and submit)
- Bank statement showing at least $33,700 in available funds, including scholarships or other support
- Receive letter of acceptance and I-20 form from North Park University
- Apply and pay the I-901 SEVIS fee online. Instructions will be included in your admission packet.
- Schedule visa interview at your local American Embassy (allow at least one week between payment of the I-901 SEVIS fee and your interview)
- Present proof of payment of the I-901 SEVIS fee during your interview
- If applying for fall semester: June 1
- If applying for spring semester: October 1
2012-2013 Academic Year
View or download the full Academic Calendar for 2012-2013.
|January 14, 2013
|First day of spring classes
|Final exams for spring semester