Welcome to North Central College!

Become a Cardinal

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Join the Cardinal Family!

Ready to make it official and become a Cardinal? Submit your deposit now and find all of your next steps at the links below. From financial aid and placement exams to orientation dates and class registration, we’ve got you covered, and we’ll walk with you every step of the way.

Have additional questions about your next steps? Chat with us online, or contact us at admissions@noctrl.edu and 630-637-5800.

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Academic Program Finder

We want your North Central experience to work for you! That’s why we offer more than 90 majors, more than 60 minors, 19 graduate degree programs and six certificate programs—so you’ll have the best chance to find what fits. Our degree programs will help you open your mind, push yourself and get ready for what comes next. It’s all about you. Here, we will help you exceed your personal best!

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North Central College students smiling.

What Will Your Story Be?

Meet current students and recent graduates who’ve had transformational experiences at North Central. They found inspiring faculty mentorship, eye-opening courses, unique learning and leadership opportunities outside the classroom, and more. Join our diverse community of learners!

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North Central’s Commitment to Non-Discrimination

At North Central College, supporting our diverse, inclusive, and global community is central to our core values. Our campus has a history of faculty, staff and students working together to foster a campus environment where acts of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct are not tolerated and where we promote a safe, non-discriminatory environment reflective of our commitment to diversity, inclusion, academic freedom, and free speech. Any member of the North Central College community has the right to raise concerns or make a complaint about experiencing bias or discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct or retaliation.
For North Central’s complete Non-Discrimination Notice, please visit our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging page.