Testing and Placement
North Park University provides students the opportunity to fulfill certain prerequisites or requirements through placement testing and, in some instances, students may earn college credit. Use the links below to learn more about these opportunities.
If you complete an Advanced Placement course and pass the accompanying College Entrance Examination Board test, you can receive credit towards University degree requirements before you even arrive on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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 this page for details and important instructions.
Foreign languages, music, mathematics, and writing are all areas in which we offer subject-placement tests for incoming students, giving you an opportunity to place into (or even out of) advanced courses.