High School Guidance Counselors
North Park University would like to say thank you. You are a crucial advisor for many students, and we appreciate the work you do in helping them make college and career choices. Students from all across the country—from urban, rural, and suburban backgrounds—find a unique and rewarding college experience at North Park. Please use the resources we’ve highlighted below—along with the rest of the website—to assist your students as they are looking for college options and considering our university.
Each year, North Park University welcomes our high school partners to a High School Counselor Visit Day. For more information on this year’s High School Counselor Visit Day, please see our events calendar.
Visit North Park
Students are welcome to visit our campus at any point in their college search process, whether on a personalized, individual visit, as part of a special visit event, or as part of a group from a high school or community organization. Discover the many options for visiting us in Chicago.
Majors and Programs
With more than 40 undergraduate majors, minors, certificates, and pre-professional programs, we are confident that we offer something for everyone who desires to be prepared for a life of significance and service. We also offer a wide range of study abroad options, service trips (both domestic and international), and internship partners for students who seek to expand their education beyond the classroom in other ways.
Applying for Admission
We use a convenient online application for all students. Learn more about important admission dates, requirements, and the process of applying to North Park University.
College Credit Earned in High School
North Park accepts credit toward University degree requirements from Advanced Placement tests, International Baccalaureate exams, CLEP tests, and college-level coursework completed as part of a high school program. We also offer options for subject placement testing in foreign languages, math, music, and writing. Learn more about how your students can take advantage of these options.
Lighthouse Cohort Program
North Park created the Lighthouse Cohort Program to offer academic and financial support for first-generation college students from urban areas of the United States. Many students in Lighthouse Cohorts have participated in college readiness programs during high school, though that is not a requirement. Each year, 15 first-year students are invited to join a new cohort.
Scholarships and Tuition
At North Park University, our long-standing commitment to keeping college affordable is part of who we are. If you and your student choose to make your college investment with us, you’ll get a quality academic and community experience at the best price we can offer.
Located in Chicago, we take our urban setting seriously, asking our faculty and students to find ways to engage the city in their learning. We also encourage students to explore their values and faith in the classroom and through a wide range of student activities, welcoming all voices to the conversation.
Request More Information
We’re happy to share more information with you and your students. Let us know what you need by completing this short form. You can also recommend a specific student or contact the Admissions Office to let us know how we can serve you.