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North Park University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

With the acceptance rate of 47%, the total enrollment of North Park University is 3,040. In fall 2018, 4,528 students had applied for admission, only 2,128 were offered admission and 425 were enrolled in the university. North Park contains 4% of international students in its university.

  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • SAT/ACT Scores are required for freshmen admission.
  • North Park University offers admission in both fall and spring seasons.
  • The university provides scholarship to international students
  • TOEFL can be used in Scholarship.


Admission PortalOnline portal
Application FeeNo fee
Acceptance rate(2018)47%
SAT composite980
ACT composite19
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/American Express/Discover/visa
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/summer/winter
Financial AidAvailable(Scholarship)
Contact detail of admission(800) 888-6728

North Park University Admission Deadlines

North Park University accepts applications for spring and fall sessions. The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

FallJune 1
SpringOctober 1

North Park University International Admissions

North Park University admission process for international applicants is the same as that for the US applicants. However, Franklin University offers more than 60 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs in six departments along with a wide range of certificate and pre-professional programs to choose.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • Sent directly from the issuing institute a stamped and sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.

For evaluation, international applicants should send their transcripts to ‘World Education Service (WES)’ and ‘Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)’

Evaluation of Your Academic Credentials

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3 for graduation and 2.75 for under graduation
  • SAT/ACT exam scores as per the program requirement.
  • At least one Letter of recommendation is mandatory and 3 for graduation.
  • If your transcript is not in English, please submit both - the original document as well as a certified English translation.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. They can submit the TOEFL or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below.

TestMinimum Requirement for UndergraduateMinimum Requirement for Graduate
TOEFL80 or higher(Internet based)90 or higher(Internet based)
IELTS6 or higher6.5 or higher
Cambridge English ScaleB2-

North Park TOEFL code: 1556.

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of your passport
    • Declaration of Finances Form
    • Financial affidavit of support
    • Official finance bank statement
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee 200$
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and documentation

North Park University Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate courses offered by North Park University are more than 60. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Online Portal

Application Fee: no fees

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of applying:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • High school diploma/transcript
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements
  • Guidance counselors recommendation
  • Essay


  • SAT Code: 1556
  • ACT Code: 1098

North Park University Graduate Admissions

North Park University offers 19 graduate courses in 6 departments for all the students. The requirements for Franklin University admission remain the same.

Where to apply: Online Portal (International Graduate Application)

Application Fee: no fee

English proficiency test: TOEFL and IELTS (scores must be less than 2 years old)

Additional Documents:

  • Personal interview
  • Degree with an overall grade point average of 3.0 on the scale of 4.0
  • Résumé`
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Affidavit of support
  • Essay

As the university’s acceptance rate is low so, applicants should score high in SAT/ACT or GRE and along with more GPA. A high score in TOEFL will help in scholarship. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision within two weeks of completing your application by both U.S. Mail and by either phone or email.

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