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Student Success

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First-Year Student Resources

The First-Year Experience is designed to integrate new students into life at North Park. Through Threshold—the new student orientation program—and the Cornerstone seminar, students connect with each other and faculty to transition academically and socially to North Park.

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Transfer Student Resources

Transfer students have a lot of information to wade through as they transition to a new school. We have tools to help you understand your evaluation of transfer credits, answers to frequently asked questions, and more to help you adjust to life at North Park.

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Academic Advising

Students are invited to discuss their potential majors, as well as larger academic and life goals, with their assigned faculty advisors. North Park University professors are accessible and an invaluable source of academic assistance.

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Peer Academic Assistance

One-on-One Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) are academic assistance programs that offer peer-assisted study sessions throughout the week. Here, students can compare notes, discuss readings, and develop study skills. Sessions are free for students.

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First-Year Cohort Programs

A cohort is a group of students with shared passion, purpose, or place, who come together to begin their first-year of college. At North Park University, cohorts are a key way you connect with other students who venture with you into and through college life.

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Declaring Your Major

All students are admitted to North Park as “undeclared majors.” North Park University encourages all undergraduates to declare a major by the end of their first year as a student. When students have decided which major they would like to pursue, they must formally go through the major declaration process.

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Helpful Tools for Course Registration

No matter how you will be registering for your first semester, here are some helpful resources to get you thinking about your coursework at North Park University:

Disability Resources

North Park aims to create a community that is fully inclusive of students of all abilities. Our Student Success Learning Specialist coordinates support services and accommodations.

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Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free assistance to all undergraduate students through a drop-in center and a writing fellows program that pairs students in Core Curriculum courses with trained writing advisors.

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