Certificate-Seeking Students: On Campus
1. Set Up Your North Park Network Account
Before you do anything else, set up your North Park network and email account. Email is the primary mode of Seminary communication, and all official North Park email will go to your Vikings email account. (You can set your Vikings email account to redirect to a secondary address if you wish.) You are responsible to set it up and check it on a regular basis. Note: Your email account will not be activated until you have submitted your tuition deposit.
If you have any questions about the process, contact Information Technology by email or by phone at (773) 244-5540.
2. Pay Your Tuition Deposit
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 matriculate without a deferral will result in the cancellation of the offer of admission and of any financial aid or scholarship awards from North Park.
You will not be able to register for classes, apply for campus housing, or access your Vikings email account until you have paid your tuition deposit.
3. Register for Classes
New students are registered by the Office of Seminary Academic Services, based on your course preferences.
To create your preferred schedule, refer to the curriculum for your specific certificate program and to the spring course schedule. Send your preferences for the first term by email to Seminary Academic Services (SAS) with the following information:
- Student ID number
- Course titles and section numbers (e.g., MNST 0500-01)
- Course type: main campus, online, or regional
If you have advising questions, contact Seminary Academic Services by email or by phone at (773) 244-6217.
4. Apply for Financial Aid
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). North Park’s school code is 001735. Some scholarships require separate applications. Learn more about financial aid at North Park.
Please note that certificate students are not eligible for federal loans.
International students should submit the International Student Financial Resources Form either via email or post if they wish to be considered for these scholarships or grants. International students must also submit an affidavit of financial resources as a required part of the application for admission.
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). Please note that cohort certificate students are eligible to apply for church-matching grants and Mosaic Scholarships but not academic scholarships.
5. Submit Your Medical Info
Students registered for six or more credits on the Chicago campus are required to carry health insurance. The Seminary automatically enrolls you in North Park's Student Health Insurance Program and bills you accordingly (approximately $1280) unless you opt for another insurance plan.
If you carry your own health plan, you must provide proof of insurance to the University. When we receive verification of personal insurance, the automatic charge for institutional insurance will be removed from your bill. Submit either waiver information or plan enrollment materials online.
Questions? Contact Seminary Student Services by email or by phone at (773) 244-6219.
6. Get Ready for Orientation (optional)
Orientation for new on-campus students starting in Fall 2013 will take place August 21–23. Orientation will begin at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 21. On Saturday, August 24, join students and faculty at the All-Student Retreat from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
International student orientation will take place August 20–25. Please contact Sumie Song for more information.
We look forward to officially welcoming you as a new student soon. Blessings upon your journey!