Be among the first new North Parkers to sign up for Fall courses! Join us for an upcoming Registration Day. We are now offering in-person and virtual options. Students can access this webpage for information about University resources and information. Both in-person and virtual events will provide an opportunity for incoming students to learn more about registration and course selection process, receive their course schedule for Fall 2021, discover what it means to be a successful North Park student, and connect with faculty, staff, and their future peers. Registration Days will take place on the following dates.
Important note: If you plan to attend an in-person Registration Day, please note that students are allowed to bring 1 guest with them to campus. If you’re traveling from out-of-state, students (along with their guests) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago). For more information on the Emergency Travel Order issued by the City of Chicago, please click here.
Transfer Students Registration
Transfer students will register for classes by individual appointment. Once you pay your tuition deposit, Student Engagement will reach out and schedule an appointment with you.
If you have already RSVP’d for one of these dates, you will receive an email with a link to the online seminar. If you have not RSVP’d, please contact the Office of Admissions.
We are honored that you have chosen North Park University as your first step towards reaching your academic and professional goals. While reviewing the various sections of our online format, we encourage you to take notes on the wide range of topics that will be covered. Our primary objective is to ensure that our incoming students are provided with the information needed to transition and succeed at North Park University and beyond.
Pay your tuition deposit before Registration Day.
Before you attend the online seminar, you must pay your tuition deposit. This signifies your intention to attend North Park in the fall and enables you to register for classes, secure housing, and access other campus resources.
North Park’s Commitment
The mission of North Park University, as the University of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.
Building on our core institutional identity—Christian, city-centered, intercultural—our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.
The University’s academic programs and learning environment are informed by three institutional values. Our community is:
Christian – We nurture faith, balancing commitment and freedom.
City-centered – We engage Chicago as a dynamic place of learning and service.
Intercultural – We embrace and value all people, celebrate the global cultural tapestry, and support the reconciling mandate of the Christian gospel.
Resources for Students
Self Service is the system that will allow you to register, view your schedule, pay your bill, review your missing documents, and update your contact information ALL ONLINE, ALL IN REAL TIME, 24/7. Check out these short videos to see how easy it is to use Self Service.
Center for Student Engagement
The Center for Student Engagement is committed to helping prepare students to lead lives of significance and service by seeing the whole student. We strive to meet students where they are, facilitating opportunities for self-exploration and walking alongside students in their personal, professional, and spiritual growth. The offices housed within the Center for Student Engagement include:
North Park University Writing Center
The Writing Center provides free assistance to the university community through our drop-in center and one-on-one conferencing. Learn more about Writing Center services here.
Our trained undergraduate Writing Advisors (WA’s) provide one-on-one conferencing in our Writing Center Commons, located on the first floor of the Brandel Library. Stop in any time during our regular hours to receive drop-in assistance at any stage of your writing process—no appointments necessary.
Conferencing in the Core Curriculum
Matched to specific courses at each semester’s start, trained undergraduate WA’s also work alongside students enrolled in Core Curriculum Courses, functioning as sympathetic first readers of drafts and offering targeted feedback at any point of the writing process. Since WA’s are students themselves, they act more as peers than tutors, and their work is a form of collaborative learning that fosters advisees’ ability to develop their own writing strategies and confidence.
Brandel Library offers a variety of resources, people, and spaces designed to help you learn and grow during your time as a student at North Park University. To learn more about these and other services, please visit the Brandel Library website or send an email with any questions to email@example.com.
Books are the first thing most people think about when they think about libraries. And we do have lots of books! More than 250,000. We also have many other resources, including the following:
Resources for use in the library: textbooks, laptops, and phone Chargers
Resources you can check out and take home with you: books, DVDs, and board games
Resources you can access online: scholarly journals, e-books, streaming videos and music, and resources from other libraries
We’re part of a consortium called I-Share, which is a group of libraries in Illinois that share resources with each other. If there’s a book or article you need that we don’t have at Brandel, we can get you a copy from another library for free.
The library is full of people who are ready and willing to help you. Stop by the Information Desk on the first floor of the library with any questions you have. If you have a question but can’t make it to campus, try the chat window on the library website. For in-depth help with a research assignment, our research librarians are available for one-on-one consultations.
We have a variety of study spaces to meet your needs. Check out the collaborative space on the first floor of the library, the silent study room on the second floor, and the group study rooms on the third floor.
Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of registration day is to introduce students to North Park University and the resources available to support student success. Included are presentations on institutional resources, academic success, financial aid, student life and much more.
Prior to COVID-19 each incoming North Park student RSVP’d for a Registration Day on campus. Due to the switch to online instruction and remote work of staff the online seminar will replace the traditional Registration Day event. Our goal is to make certain that incoming students have the opportunity to connect to North Park through the online registration day site as well as the online seminar.
During the online seminar, you will receive your course schedule for the fall and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your schedule.
As an incoming student your course registration will be handled by a staff member of the Center for Student Engagement. Once the Fall 2021 semester has begun, we encourage students to reach out to the faculty advisor within their degree granting school. If you need assistance with identifying your faculty advisor, please contact the Center for Student Engagement.
If you have missed your scheduled online registration day seminar, please contact the Office of Admissions to reschedule. Please know that this will cause a delay in your course registration for the Fall 2021.
Most students experience some adjustment to college academic work. At the first sign of difficulty, encourage your son or daughter to speak with their instructor and then to contact Student Engagement. Our staff in this office can assist with study skills and time management as well as connect them with tutoring opportunities or other support resources.
The residence halls are open during the short breaks but are closed during the winter and spring break periods. Residence Life and Housing creates a yearly calendar of opening and closing dates for campus housing, and communicates important dates and announcements through RAs, RDs, and postings across campus.
There are several offices and people who are prepared to assist in this area, particularly the dean of students, Counseling Support Services staff, Residence Life staff, and the campus pastors, Laura Kraybill and Terence Gadsden. Encourage your student to reach out to their RA or RD to start a conversation about what areas would be a good fit for them to get involved.
Counseling Support Services offers both one-time consultations or assessments as well as ongoing support resources for students who need a little extra help in caring for their body, mind, and spirit. Learn more about these options.
Parents do not receive a copy of student’s grades. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 protects your student’s records, and they must grant permission for others to access their grades, bills, etc.
Students who qualify for work-study as part of their financial aid package will be placed in a job on campus. Paychecks from these jobs can be applied to tuition bills, or can be used to cover other expenses.
Students who do not receive work-study, or who need additional work, can pursue a variety of other job opportunities. On-campus student job openings are announced in the campus announcement emails and posted on the student employment website (student login required).