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Seminary Admissions

Visiting Student Applicants

Individuals may choose to enroll as visiting (non-degree-seeking) students as part of their continuing education, personal interest, exploration of call, or as an introduction before completing a full application. Credits earned as a visiting student can later be applied to any North Park Theological Seminary master’s degree or certificate.


The prerequisite for entrance to any program at North Park Theological Seminary is a bachelor’s degree (or its academic equivalent) from an accredited college or university.

To Apply

  1. Complete the visiting student application. The priority deadline apply for fall semester or to take courses in the summer is March 31; the priority deadline to begin studies in the spring semester is October 15.  We do however have rolling admission and will take visiting student apps up to the start of each semester.
  2. Submit a non-refundable $25 application fee. This can be a check included with your application, or you may pay by credit card over the phone.
  3. Request official academic transcripts from each undergraduate, graduate, and professional institution you have attended. (Transcripts are not required for students auditing courses.) Schools should send sealed transcripts directly to North Park:
    North Park Theological Seminary Admissions
    3225 W Foster Ave, Box 14
    Chicago IL 60625
  4. Sign the application and submit it electronically or by mail to the Seminary Admissions Office, along with your application fee:
    Mail: North Park Theological Seminary Admissions
    3225 W Foster Ave, Box 14
    Chicago IL 60625


Important:  Visiting students are not part of any degree program and are ineligible for financial aid.