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Transferring to North Park

Choosing a college is a big decision, and sometimes things change. The choice you made for your first year may not be a school that can see you through to graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Maybe it wasn’t the right fit, or maybe you chose to start at a community college or other transitional program. Whatever your story, North Park University can be your next (and best) college choice to find your community and earn your degree.

The good news is that you’ve already done a college search once. You know what questions to ask, what you’re looking for in the classroom and in co-curricular options, and what the transition from home and high school to college is like. And we know that you know. We appreciate the time you’ve already put in and will provide you the information you need to make a smooth transition.

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Transfer Credit

We accept transfer credits from both two- and four-year colleges and universities, and have specific transfer agreements with many community colleges in the Chicago area. You can transfer up to 90 semester hours of credit to North Park University. Get all the details.

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How to Apply

We use a convenient online application for all our students. You’ll need to create an account to log in and start an application; when you do so, make sure you select the “transfer student” student type so you get all the right application prompts and questions. To complete your application, you’ll also need to submit your official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended. Learn more about the application process.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

North Park University also offers specific academic scholarships for transfer students, and you can apply for any talent-based scholarships for which you qualify. Learn more about North Park’s commitment to making college an affordable—and valuable—choice for your and your family.

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Campus Life

Transfer students at North Park are both commuters and on-campus residents. Whether your family is local or not, living on campus is the best way to dive into the community here, make friends, and discover new interests. But no matter where you live, you can find ways to get involved in our campus life and extracurricular activities, from sports to French club and everything in between. Get to know our campus and student life.

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Meet Our Transfer Students

North Park's transfer students come from a variety of backgrounds and locations—and transfer to us for a wide range of reasons. Meet a few of them to hear about their transfer experiences and what advice they have to offer to students coming to North Park from another college or university. Meet our transfers.

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Majors and Programs

North Park offer more than 40 undergraduate majors and programs that cover a wide range of disciplines, from nursing to business to biblical and theological studies to education. You can study 12 languages, or even earn an undergraduate certificate in a specialized field. Or, if you’re unsure of what to major in, we can help you explore your interests and options.