How to Apply

Choose the type of student you will be at North Park to learn more about your admission requirements and application procedures.

First-Year Student (Freshman)

If you have completed high school (equivalent to the American Grade 12) and are ready to begin university studies, you should apply as a first-year student. Learn more.

Note: Some first-year students may be eligible to receive academic credit for work completed in high school (IB, CLEP, AP, etc.) to earn advanced standing.

Scandinavian students: Please review country-specific instructions for applying to North Park.

Transfer Student

If you have completed high school (equivalent to the American Grade 12) and have completed 12 or more semester hours at one or more colleges or universities, you should apply as a transfer student. Learn more.

International Exchange or Study Abroad Student

North Park has exchange partnerships with colleges and universities around the world. If you have been selected by your university to attend North Park University you may apply as an exchange student. Special instructions will be provided to ISEP students. Learn more.

Graduate Student

If you have an earned bachelor's degree or its equivalent, you are eligible to apply for a master's or doctoral program. Graduate applications are submitted through the respective graduate admission office. Learn more.

Important Notes for All Applicants

Photocopied, faxed, or scanned records are not accepted as official documents for any North Park application.

If you mail original documents to North Park, they can be returned to you only if you specifically request so in a cover letter at the time of submission. If you bring original documents into the office, they can be photocopied at North Park and the originals returned to you on the spot. Unless specifically requested at the time of submission, all documents become property of North Park University and will not be returned at a later date.

Employment as a Student

If you desire to work in the United States while studying at North Park, please read our employment guidelines for both on- and off-campus work. This includes details about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) policies and procedures.

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Application Deadlines

June 1 for fall semester (start classes in August)

October 1 for spring semester (start classes in January)