Student Application Checklist

Please complete steps 1-3 to reserve your seat in the cohort:



Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.


Registration Form

Complete and submit the registration form by clicking the button.


$50 Application Fee

Use our secure payment center to submit your tuition deposit online or complete page 6 in the Student Information Packet and return by fax to 800-504-7618.

Once you have reserved your seat, please continue with the following steps to complete your admission file.

Note: You will not be eligible for financial aid until your admission file is complete.


Financial Aid & Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or Pay-As-You-Go. If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using a Pay-As-You-Go plan, click the button for more information.


Official Transcripts

Arrange for official, sealed transcripts to be sent to Park University from only colleges and universities attended that led to teaching certification. Additional information can be found by clicking the button to the right.

Note: a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission. Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be admitted conditionally by submitting additional criteria. See Step 10 below.


Copy of Teaching License

Please upload a copy of you teaching license to our online system. You may also email (, fax (800-504-7618), or mail (Park University Graduate School, 8700 NW River Park Dr., CMB #104, Parkville, MO 64152) a copy of your license.


Background Check

A felony background check with FBI fingerprint check, as well as a child abuse/child neglect screening must be submitted for admission. Admission is dependent upon clearance. If these items have been completed for continuous employment or for the US military, a copy of the same may be submitted. Students can show proof of employment by getting a letter from HR or their school Administrator in lieu of a background check. If you have any questions, please click the button to email us.


Supplemental Application Materials

ONLY if GPA is below 3.0

Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission if they provide one of the following:

Option A: Submit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor showing four years of successful employment experience. The easiest and fastest way to request a reference is to use our online system. This will allow us to e-mail reference forms directly to your recommenders on your behalf.

Option B: Submit an acceptable GRE score for verbal and quantitative tests.