Though walking across the graduation stage may be the last thing you do as a North Park University student, getting to that step takes much more planning. Here are the important dates and details you need to be aware of in order to graduate.

Please note that you will apply for graduation up to a year ahead of your graduation date. We’ll communicate with you often about your application deadline, so be sure to take note and respond accordingly. Contact Student Administrative Services with any questions about the graduation process.

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How to Apply for Graduation: Undergraduate Students

It takes some advance planning, up to a year ahead, to graduate in the semester you want. Here are your three required steps — including Senior Checkout Day — to help you get ready

President Parkyn handing graduate her diploma at graduation

How to Apply for Graduation: Graduate Students

For students in any of North Park's graduate programs, two steps are necessary well ahead of time as you anticipate graduating, including a graduation application and degree audit.

NPTS Graduation

How to Apply for Graduation: North Park Theological Seminary Students

Seminary students must apply for graduation and complete a degree audit in order to graduate, and also have a number of other events and details of which to take note.

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Diplomas and Graduated Status

Taking your last finals and walking in commencement feels great, but that official "graduated" status and getting your University diploma is the ultimate. Here's what it takes.

North Park University graduate at Commencement

Commencement Ceremonies

We love celebrating on commencement day with our graduates each winter and spring. Here is all the event information you need—tickets, caps and gowns, rehearsal details and a calendar of the ceremonies.