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Undergraduate Programs

Tips

These monthly tips and suggestions can help you make the most of your first semester here at North Park University.

August

September

October

  • Prepare for Quad-A final exams.
  • Create a list of classes you would like to register for in the spring and meet with your faculty advisor in order to prepare for registration.
  • Seek advice from your faculty advisor and other professors on your major choice.
  • Register for classes (current students).
  • Check your North Park email; this is where the University will send important registration details and official email.
  • Explore job and internship options in the Career Development and Internships Office.
  • Volunteer in the neighborhood or wider community; find opportunities on your own or partner with University Ministries.
  • Make any necessary financial arrangements with Student Administrative Services for this and future semesters.

November

  • Join an academic or social club.
  • Take advantage of group tutoring opportunities to gear up for final exams.
  • Think about restructuring your schedule to allow for study time needed for finals.
  • Register for classes if you have not already done so. Contact Student Engagement if you need assistance via email or (773) 244-5737.
  • Attend the annual campus Thanksgiving dinner in our Dining Hall.

December

  • Attend Cram Jam to celebrate the end of the semester. At Cram Jam you can win awesome prizes!
  • Celebrate with your graduating friends at commencement.
  • Don’t leave campus without registering for classes. Contact Student Engagement if you need assistance via email or (773) 244-5737.

January

Incoming new students

All students

February

Incoming new students

  • Email your faculty advisor to introduce yourself and set up a meeting. Your faculty advisor can help you create your academic timeline, identify what classes you have left to take and when you plan on completing them.

All students

March

All students

  • Consider taking summer classes.
  • Create a list of classes you would like to register for the fall and meet with your faculty advisor in order to prepare for registration.
  • Register for classes on WebAdvisor (current students).
  • Contact Career Development to discuss summer internships at (773) 244-5737.

April

  • Join an academic or social club.
  • Take advantage of group tutoring opportunities to gear up for final exams.
  • Think about restructuring your schedule to allow for study time needed for finals.
  • Register for classes if you have not already done so. Contact Student Engagement if you need assistance via email or (773) 244-5737.
  • Look at scholarship options for the fall semester.

May

  • Attend Cram Jam to celebrate the end of the semester. At Cram Jam you can win awesome prizes!
  • Celebrate with your graduating friends at commencement.
  • Don’t leave campus without registering for classes. Contact Student Engagement if you need assistance via email or (773) 244-5737.

Have a great summer!