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Seminary Admissions

Next Steps

Degree-Seeking, Certificate, and Visiting Students

On-Campus and Distance Learners

Please note: Not all programs require the same preparation. Please read your admissions letter and the information in each step carefully.

Your tuition deposit confirms that you have accepted our offer of admission and plan to attend North Park Theological Seminary. Your offer of admission is for a specific start term (though you may petition to defer your start term to a later one). Failure to enroll in the term for which you are accepted without a deferral will result in the cancellation of your admission offer and of any financial aid or scholarship awards from North Park.

To pay online, use your application email and password to log into your Self-Service account; or call our office at (773)244-6229 to pay by phone. You will not be able to register for classes or apply for campus housing until you have paid your tuition deposit.

Pay Deposit

Once your tuition deposit is paid and processed, you will receive an email from North Park’s Information Technology Department with instructions on how to set up your North Park network account. After your network account is activated, you will be able to use your North Park email address, pay housing deposits, register for classes, and access other campus resources.

After you have set up your network account and paid your tuition deposit, your North Park email account will be activated. Throughout your time as a Seminary student, email will be the primary mode of communication to you, and all official North Park email will go to your North Park email account. You are responsible for making sure it is set up and then checking it on a regular basis. (You can set your account to redirect to a secondary address if you wish.)

New students are registered by the Office of Seminary Academic Services, based on your course preferences. To create your preferred schedule, please refer to the curriculum for your specific program and to the upcoming semester’s schedule. Send your preferences for the first term by email to semacademicserv@northpark.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Student ID number
  • Course titles and section numbers (e.g., MNST 0500-01)

We strongly recommend you read the suggested course sequence for your chosen program and discuss it with an advisor in consideration; these are designed to help you complete your program in the most efficient and effective timeline. If you have advising questions, contact Seminary Academic Services by email at semacademicserv@northpark.edu or by phone at (773) 244-6217.

Certificate Students

Complete the Seminary Financial Aid Form to be considered for available financial aid.

Master’s Degree Students

Domestic students who want to be considered for scholarships or need-based financial aid (grants) must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is also required to be eligible for federal Stafford Loans. North Park’s school code is 001735.

Some Seminary scholarships require separate applications. Learn more.

International students should submit the International Student Financial Resources Form either via email or mail if they wish to be considered for North Park scholarships or grants. International students must also submit an affidavit of financial resources as a required part of the application for admission.

Please note that all qualified students are automatically awarded the merit-based Nyvall or Lund Scholarships (and a FAFSA or Financial Aid Form is not required for these awards).

Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry Leadership Students

You are eligible to participate in the Church Matching Grant program. Contact Seminary Admission for information on need-based grants that may be available.

Visiting Students

No financial aid is available for visiting students.

Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with consideration given for family size and the age of children. To apply for campus housing, you must submit both your housing application and a $50 nonrefundable application fee. This fee is required to process your application and reserve your housing assignment. It will automatically be applied toward the $250 housing deposit. You will need to pay the remaining $200 balance of this deposit prior to picking up your keys. While housing applications are accepted on an on-going basis, the priority deadline for fall semester is July 1 and December 1 for spring semester.

If you have questions, please contact Seminary Housing by email at semhousing@northpark.edu or by phone at (773) 244-4898.

New Student Orientation is online! All new degree seeking students will participate in their first semester of studies. In addition, a one-day campus orientation is held each fall for local students and mini orientation lunches are held during intensive weeks for distance students coming to campus.

We look forward to officially welcoming you as a new student. Blessings upon your journey!