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Frequently Asked Questions

Use the information below to help you navigate some of the frequently asked questions that transfer students have at North Park.

North Park accepts up to 60 credits from a two-year college or 90 credits from a four-year college. Transfer of credit is evaluated chronologically; transfer of credit from a two-year college is limited to 60 semester hours. Credit for work completed beyond this total must be from a bachelor’s degree-granting institution. Transfer of credit from a bachelor’s degree-granting institution is limited to 90 semester hours. To read more about how credit is transferred see the Transfer of Credit Prior to Attending North Park section in the academic catalog.

How do I interpret my transfer course evaluation?

Refer to the online guide for both the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form and Cover Sheet. Contact Student Engagement with further questions.

How can I tell what classes transferred into North Park?

The classes that you transferred in will be reflected on the Transfer Credit Evaluation form. This will include all the classes that were eligible for transferring into North Park University. Classes that you would like to transfer must be sent to the school on an official transcript.

  • Some classes will be filled in under the General Education section. Once the general education requirement is entirely fulfilled, it will show an “X” in the box adjacent to the listed class.
  • Others that do not meet General education requirements will be listed in the elective section. Some of these classes may be able to count towards major classes. You must fill out a major course transfer form to receive credit towards your major. Please refer to “How can I get classes towards my major requirements?”
  • Refer to the helpful guide for understanding a transfer evaluation for more information.

Refer to the online guide for both the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form and Cover Sheet. Contact Student Engagement with further questions.

The classes that you transferred in will be reflected on the Transfer Credit Evaluation form. This will include all the classes that were eligible for transferring into North Park University. Classes that you would like to transfer must be sent to the school on an official transcript.

  • Some classes will be filled in under the General Education section. Once the general education requirement is entirely fulfilled, it will show an “X” in the box adjacent to the listed class.
  • Others that do not meet General education requirements will be listed in the elective section. Some of these classes may be able to count towards major classes. You must fill out a major course transfer form to receive credit towards your major. If this process is not complete, the class will not be counted as elective credit.
  • Refer to the helpful guide for understanding a transfer evaluation for more information.

You will be able to assess this by referring to the Evaluation of Transfer Credit form and comparing this to an academic planning guide that describes your major along with the academic catalog that coincides with the year that you enrolled in North Park University.

You must fill out a Transfer of Major Course form. You will be required to list each of the courses for consideration. The signature of the department chairperson is required for each corresponding course. A copy of a course description or syllabus may be requested by the department.

New Students

You are eligible to register for classes after you have paid your tuition deposit. Begin at the New Student Registration site online and familiarize yourself with the information there. When ready, you can move onto the registration form in this section on which you will select classes you would like to take for the upcoming semester. As you complete the registration form please select This requirement is met through transfer credit as necessary. Determine what requirements you have completed by looking at your Transfer Credit Evaluation and finding the categories that are marked as complete.

For all remaining general education categories on the registration form, please choose your top course preferences. Student Engagement will work with you to complete your first-semester registration based on your final Transfer Credit Evaluation and your preferences on this form.

Current Students

Current students register for courses through WebAdvisor. Learn more.

Quad classes are typically 2 credit classes and last for 7.5 weeks at a time. There are “A” quad classes which are offered the first 7.5 weeks of the fall and spring semesters and “B” quad classes which are offered the second half of the fall and spring semesters.

Once you have registered, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who can assist you in planning your educational experience. You can email your faculty advisor through WebAdvisor in the My North Park portal by choosing the student communication tools.

This is the process of telling North Park what major you are pursuing. Acceptance into North Park University does not guarantee acceptance into the program that you are choosing to pursue as some majors (such as nursing) have additional requirements that students must meet. You can declare your major at North Park as long as you are in good academic standing. If you declare a major different from the intended major you indicated at enrollment you will be reassigned to a faculty advisor in the correct department.

Student groups, including SGA, the student government organization on campus, use a service called Presence to announce and promote campus organizations and activities in which you can participate. You can log into Presence using your North Park username and password, after you have set up your account with IT.

CAB and First Year Experience are two programs designed to get you connected quickly during your transition to North Park, and University Ministries is a great way to connect with faith-based service and discipleship opportunities. Additionally, the Office of Diversity is home to many of our cultural clubs and social advocacy groups.

Yes! Students who live off campus are welcome and encouraged to join North Park University’s many clubs and events for student.

The Campus Life and Services section of the website is designed to give you an overview of the many facets of North Park’s campus, and a quick connection to everything you need. Student Engagement is another resource for you located on the first floor of the Johnson Center. Come visit!

You can purchase a parking pass online. After purchasing your pass online, you can pick-up the pass at Student Administrative Services. Learn more. This permit allows you to park in one of several University parking lots. Refer to the campus map to see your choices.

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