Distance Learning Students (Degree, Certificate, Visiting, Cohort Certificate)
1. Set Up Your North Park Network Account
Before you do anything else, set up your North Park network and email account. Email is the primary mode of Seminary communication, and all official North Park email will go to your Vikings email account. (You can set your Vikings email account to redirect to a secondary address if you wish.) You are responsible to set it up and check it on a regular basis. Note: Your email account will not be activated until you have submitted your tuition deposit.
If you have any questions about the process, contact Information Technology by email or by phone at (773) 244-5540.
2. Pay Your Tuition Deposit
Your tuition deposit confirms that you have accepted our offer of admission and plan to attend North Park Theological Seminary. Your offer of admission is for a specific start term (though you may petition to defer your start term to a later one). Failure to matriculate without a deferral will result in the cancellation of the offer of admission and of any financial aid or scholarship awards from North Park.
You will not be able to register for classes, apply for campus housing, or access your Vikings email account until you have paid your tuition deposit.
3. Register for Classes
New students are registered by the Office of Seminary Academic Services, based on your course preferences.
To create your preferred schedule, refer to the curriculum for your specific degree or certificate program, and to the spring course schedule. Send your preferences for the first term by email to Seminary Academic Services (SAS) with the following information:
- Student ID number
- Course titles and section numbers (e.g., MNST 0500-01)
- Course type: online or regional
4. Apply for Financial Aid
Domestic students who want to be considered for scholarships (separate application required) or need-based financial aid (grants) must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is also required to be eligible for federal Stafford Loans. North Park’s school code is 001735. Degree-seeking students are eligible for federal loans if enrolled in four credits per semester.
International students should submit the International Student Financial Resources Form either via email or post if they wish to be considered for these scholarships or grants. International students must also submit an affidavit of financial resources as a required part of the application for admission.
All qualified students are automatically awarded the merit-based Nyvall or Lund Scholarships (and a FAFSA or Financial Aid Form is not required for these awards). Please note that visiting students are not eligible for aid.
We strongly recommend you follow the suggested course sequence for your degree program. All of these can be found on the Academic Programs page, and are designed to help you complete your program in the most efficient and effective timeline. If you have advising questions, contact Seminary Academic Services by email or by phone at (773) 244-6217.
We look forward to officially welcoming you as a new student soon. Blessings upon your journey!